gels | Energy Glossary

Explore the Energy Glossary

Look up terms beginning with:


1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

Jargon referring to the two gel-strength values for a mud. The 10-second and 10-minute "gels," often written as one number over the other. For example, 6/16 means 6 lb/100 ft2 and is 10-second gel, and 16 lb/100 ft2 is the 10-minute gel.

See: gel strengthshear-strength measurement test