Accredited Test Laboratory of Drilling Fluids

  

We have our own testing laboratory in Aktobe, equipped with the latest measuring and test equipment with access to a wide range of modern methods of studying the structure and properties of matter.

National Centre of Accreditation (Astana) has accredited Research Laboratory of SMARTEX DF for quality control of drilling fluids and additives according to Kazakhstan Standards ST RK ISO 13500-2012 and ST RK ISO 10414-1-2012.

Kazakhstan Standards ST RK ISO 13500-2012 and ST RK ISO 10414-1-2012 are identical to International Standard (API 13) - ISO 13500:2008 «Petroleum and natural gas industries - Drilling fluids materials- Specifications and tests" и ISO 10414-1-2008» Petroleum and natural gas industries - Field testing of drilling fluids. Water based fluids.

Our laboratory provides the following services:

1) Qualitative check of the chemicals according to the national standards of RK and API standards.

Low viscosity polyanionic cellulose (PAC-LV) (determining the presence of starch, moisture, filtrate volume, apparent viscosity)

High viscosity polyanionic cellulose (PAC-HV) (determining the presence of starch, moisture, filtrate volume, apparent viscosity)

Xanthan Gum (determining the presence of starch, guar, moisture, filtrate volume, sieve analysis, apparent viscosity)

Starch (600 RPM viscometer dial reading, filtrate volume, sieve analysis)

Low viscosity СМС of technical grade (СМС-LVТ) (determining the presence of starch, filtrate volume, 600 RPM viscometer dial reading)

High viscosity СМС of technical grade (СМС-HVТ) (determining the presence of starch, filtrate volume, 600 RPM viscometer dial reading)

Barite (determining the density with Le-Chatelier flask, sieve analysis, determination of water-soluble alkali metal, based on the calcium,)

Bentonite (600 RPM viscometer dial reading, determination of water-soluble alkali metal, based on the calcium,filtrate volume, sieve analysis)

Raw bentonite (ratio of yield point to plastic viscosity, plastic viscosity, filtrate volume)

Bentonite OSMA (600 RPM viscometer dial reading, ratio of yield point to plastic viscosity, filtrate volume, sieve analysis)

Attapulgite (600 RPM viscometer dial reading, sieve analysis, moisture determination)

2) Full mud check, adjustment of the parameteres and selection of desired formulations for certain conditions and temperatures.

3) Creating conditions (thanks to the newest equipment) maximally close to the real ones, (that are within the borehole).

Roller oven

Provides a great way for the ageing of the mud samples for further analyzes. High aging cells are placed in roller oven where they are subjected to heat and rotation. It is possible to regulate the functions of heating and rotation. The period of ageing time may take from a few hours to several days.

HPHT Filter Press (high pressure, high temperature)

Used to determine the filtration properties of the mud at high pressures and high temperatures.