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oil/water ratio

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
Ratio of the volume percent oil to the volume percent water in an oil mud, where each is a percent of the total liquid in the mud. OWR is calculated directly from the retort analysis of an oil mud. For example, if a mud contains 60 vol.% oil and 18 vol.% water, the oil percentage is [60/(60 + 18)]100 = 77% and the water percent is [18/(60 +18)] = 23%. That OWR is written as 77/23.
Alternate Form: OWR