Delivering industry standard tests for evaluating the properties of drilling and completion fluids. API recommended practice procedures are followed unless otherwise requested.
This type of test measures a fluid’s resistance to flow, typically using a Marsh funnel, a direct-indicating Rheometer, a low shear Viscometer, or a HTHP Viscometer.
This test evaluates a fluid’s loss of the liquid phase through a filter disc, simulating formation fluid loss. Variations of this test include API Fluid Loss, HTHP Static Fluid Loss, and HTHP Dynamic Fluid Loss.
This test is essentially an inverted HTHP FL cell, and it evaluates Lost Circulation Material additives and their ability to prevent fluid loss through a permeable aloxite disc or slotted stainless steel disc.
This test determines a drilling fluid or lubricant’s ability to reduce drag between two hardened steel surfaces – a block, and a ring rotating at 60 RPM.
This category of testing is useful to gather information about the solid and liquid components of a drilling fluid. Tests include Retort Analysis (% Solids, Oil, Water), Full Solids Analysis Low Gravity Solids, Total Salinity, Soluble NaCl, etc.), Sand Content, Total Suspended Solids, and other tests.
This test is used to measure the emulsion and oil-wetting qualities of oil based drilling fluids.
API Recommended Practice 13B-1 & 13B-2 contain procedures used to test some major chemical components of water-based and oil-based drilling fluids. A few examples are concentration levels of Alkalinity, Calcium, Chlorides, and Hydrogen Sulfide.
This test evaluates base oils from oil-based drilling fluids, and it indicates whether or not the oil is likely to damage rubber compounds that come into contact with the fluid. The actual “aniline point” is the lowest temperature at which equal volumes of aniline and the oil become miscible.
API Specification 13A: Specification of Drilling Fluids Materials is followed to evaluate common drilling fluid components such as barite, bentonite, CMC, PAC, starch, xanthan gum, and others.
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