oil mud | Energy Glossary

Explore the Energy Glossary

Look up terms beginning with:

oil mud

2. n. [Drilling Fluids]

More generally, a mud system that has any type of nonaqueous fluid as the external phase. This definition would include the newer variety of oil muds that are more exactly defined as synthetic-base muds. Synthetic mud is analogous to oil mud.

See: diesel-oil mudinvert-emulsion oil mudoil-base mudsynsynthetic-base mud