# Specific gravity of cuttings by using mud balance

## Input(s)

\(\mathrm{R}_{\mathrm{w}}\): Resulting Weight with Cuttings Plus Water (ppg)

## Output(s)

SG: Specific Gravity of Cuttings (unitless)

## Formula(s)

\[
\mathrm{SG}=\frac{1}{2-\left(0.12 * \mathrm{R}_{\mathrm{w}}\right)}
\]

## Reference(s)

Lapeyrouse, N. J., 2002, Formulas and Calculations for Drilling, Production and Workover, Second Edition, Gulf Professional Publishing, Page: 41.