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bottoms-up mud sample

1. n. []

A sample of mud from the deepest or current drilling depth of a well. The term refers particularly to a mud sample that has experienced stagnant conditions at the bottom of the hole, including the temperature, pressure, and other conditions at that depth. A bottoms-up sample is commonly collected after a trip out of the hole or if an influx of formation fluid is suspected.

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