Barite Testing

Drilling Grade Barite Testing In Accordance With API 13A – $950

Global Energy Laboratories conducts testing on drilling grade barite in accordance with American Petroleum Institute standard 13A.

Barite is used as a weighting agent in hydraulic fracturing due to barite’s high specific gravity.

The current API specifications for drilling grade barite are:

    • Density:  4.20 g/cubic cm, minimum
    • Water soluble alkaline earth metals as calcium:  250 mg/kg, maximum
    • Residue greater than 75 microns:  3.0 % by weight, maximum
    • Particles less than 6 microns in diameter:  30 % by weight, maximum

As with all the testing done at Global Energy Laboratories, the barite testing is done to exacting API specifications, with a high speed, and at an affordable cost.

If you have any questions about our barite testing services, additional barite testing services we can offer, or would like to develop a testing package for your product, feel free to contact us!

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