• Space Still Available for October Drilling Fluids Training

    Oil drilling is complex. It combines many different technologies and disciplines. Rig teams today must have extensive knowledge of drilling fluid chemistry as well as testing equipment to effectively drill a well. We are proud to host a drilling fluid training program, taught by industry experts, that covers all aspects of drilling fluids technology. This course emphasizes both theory and practical application, with both classroom lecture and hands-on laboratory exercises. Classes are held at the OFITE facility in Houston, TX. Lead instructor is David Breeden, a consultant with over 35 years of experience in all aspects of drilling fluids technology, marketing, R&D, and operations. He is joined by Larry Mitchell, who has over 20 years of experience with drilling fluids testing equipment and technology. The next class will be October 1st through 5th, 2018. Space is still available, ...

  • Lubricity Evaluation Monitor

    Excessive torque and drag is a common problem in the drill string. It can cause a variety of problems that negatively impact well efficiency. The primary cause of often mechanical friction between the wellbore and tubulars. The solution is usually to add lubricants to the drilling fluid. Prior to choosing any lubricant, it is important to evaluate all available options to see which one lubricates the best and has the best chemical compatibility with the drilling fluid. The most direct test method involves determining the coefficient of friction of the base fluid and comparing it to the coefficient of friction with the lubricant. The Lubricity Evaluation Monitor (LEM) is the most versatile instrument for testing the coefficient of friction of drilling fluids. During a test, a wellbore or casing sample is pressed against a rotating steel bob while immersed in a circulating bath of test f ...

  • Improvements to the Salunda MudChecker

    The MudChecker, from Salunda Ltd., is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about instruments in the drilling fluids industry. This handheld, solid-state device provides oil, water, total solids, and salinity measurements in a simple, two-step process. It also measures high-gravity and low-gravity solids with no chemicals and no heating elements. The results are accurate, repeatable, electronic, and traceable. The latest release of the MudChecker, version 1.5, now offers standalone operation. All calculations are now performed on onboard, with no software and no internet connection required. This exciting new feature makes it easier for remote technicians and rig personnel to take measurements in areas where the internet is not accessible. The MudChecker is currently being used in labs and in the field in parallel with standard API testing while providing high-frequency measurements, ...

  • A Bigger Retort in a Smaller Package

    Everyone in the drilling fluids industry is familiar with the oilfield retort. It measures the volume of oil, water, and solids in a sample of drilling mud. They come in three sizes – 10 mL, 20 mL, and 50 mL – and are often included in field portable kits. Typically, the retorts included in kits are the smallest size, 10 mL. But OFITE has changed that. We have developed a 20 mL retort chamber that fits into the same heating jacket as the 10 mL retort chamber. This gives you a choice of sample volumes in your field kits. And since it fits in the same heating jacket, you can easily switch sizes by changing the chambers and cups. While the 10 mL has traditionally been the most space-efficient Retort, the 20 mL provides a higher level of measurement precision. That is why many users opt for the larger sizes in the lab, but use the smaller, more portable sizes in the field. To order a comp ...

  • pH Testing of Drilling Fluids

    In chemistry, pH is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in an aqueous solution. pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14. A pH of less than 7 indicates an acidic solution, while solutions above 7 are considered alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral, as in the case of pure water. pH analysis is fundamental to drilling fluid control. The pH of the fluid affects clay dispersion and the solubility and effectiveness of chemical additives. A change in pH while drilling often indicates contamination by substances such as cement, gypsum, or carbon dioxide. Effective corrosion control and treatment depends upon the proper pH adjustment. There are two accepted methods of measuring pH: the colorimetric method using paper strips and the electronic method using a pH meter and electrode. Colorimetric Method This method is popular because it is quick, easy, and inexpensive. A strip of paper is p ...

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Drilling Mud Drilling Fluids

We offer a complete line of drilling fluids testing equipment, including Viscometers, Retorts, Aging Cells, Roller Ovens, Mud Balances, Filter Presses, and all other instruments included in API Recommended Practice 13B-1 and 13B-2.

Oilwell Cement Cement Testing Equipment

Our product line cement testing equipment includes innovative designs such as the Static Gel Strength Measurement Device (SGSM).  We also offer Ultrasonic Cement Analyzers (UCA), Constant Speed Blenders, Automated HTHP Consistometers, and all other instruments included in API Specification 10.

Oil Reservoir Core Samples Core Analysis

OFITE provides a variety of core analysis equipment. All of the equipment found in this section was especially designed by our engineering department at the request of our customers. We encourage you to come to us with any specific needs that you have.

OFI Testing Equipment, Inc.Your Complete Oilfield Testing Equipment Solution

For over 30 years OFI Testing Equipment (OFITE) has provided instruments and reagents for testing drilling fluids, well cements, completion fluids, and wastewater. In addition to these product lines we also offer a range of instruments for core analysis. From our manufacturing facility in Houston, TX we provide customers all over the world with quality products and exceptional service.

Our drilling fluids testing equipment product line includes innovative designs such as the Model 900 Viscometer, which showcases our ability to develop new technology to meet customer and industry demands. We also offer Retorts, Aging Cells, Roller Ovens, Mud Balances, Filter Presses, and all other instruments required to evaluate drilling fluid properties according to API Recommended Practice 13B-1 and 13B-2.

Our cement testing equipment product line includes innovative designs such as the Static Gel Strength Measurement Device (SGSM), a true OFITE innovation. We also offer Ultrasonic Cement Analyzers (UCA), Constant Speed Blenders, Automated HTHP Consistometers, and all other instruments required to evaluate cement properties according to API Specification 10.

Our extensive line of core analysis equipment includes equipment for preparing core samples, routine testing, and advanced analysis.