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synthetic/water ratio

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

Ratio of the volume percent synthetic fluid to the volume percent water in a synthetic-base mud, where each is a percent of the total liquid in the mud. The SWR is calculated in an analogous way to the oil/brine ratio using data from the retort test.

Alternate Form: SWR

See: oil mudsynsynthetic-base fluidwater, oil, and solids test