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lag gas

1. n. [Drilling]

Any gas deliberately introduced into the mud system to help a mudlogger or wellsite geologist track the amount of time or the number of mud pump strokes it takes to circulate mud from the kelly downhole through the drillstring to the bit, and back uphole to the gas trap at the shale shaker. This interval is used to calculate the lag period.

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