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dry gas

1. n. [Geology]

Natural gas that occurs in the absence of condensate or liquid hydrocarbons, or gas that has had condensable hydrocarbons removed. Dry gas typically has a gas-to-oil ratio exceeding 100,000 scf/STB.

Antonyms: wet gas

See: gas/oil ratio (GOR)hydrocarbonnatural gas

2. n. [Well Completions]

Gas produced from a well that produces little or no condensate or reservoir liquids. The production of liquids from gas wells complicates the design and operation of surface process facilities required to handle and export the produced gas.

Antonyms: wet gas

Alternate Form: lean gas

See: gas well

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