• Dynamic Filtration Testing

    Filtration testing is critical to understanding the effectiveness of a drilling mud system. Excess fluid loss can cause costly damage and drilling delays. Yet most filtration tests do not provide a complete picture of what it happening downhole. Static filtration represents only a part of drilling activity. For most of a drilling operation, drilling fluid is circulating inside the wellbore. To understand how the movement of the fluid through the annulus affects filtration, you need a dynamic filter press. The OFITE Dynamic HTHP Filter Press tests the filtration characteristics of drilling fluids under dynamic conditions. A shaft and paddle are extended down into the fluid and driven by a magnetic motor. The motor speed is variable and can be controlled by the operator during a test to simulate real-world drilling conditions. Lower speeds impart laminar flow, while higher speeds create ...

  • Free Lunch and Learn Seminar: Mechanical Properties

    ***UPDATE: The September 21 lunch and learn is full. We will be scheduling more in the near future. If you are interested, let us know and we will keep you updated about upcoming events. *** If your company or organization has an interest in measuring the mechanical properties of cement and other materials, then we have an opportunity for you. On Thursday, September 21st, OFITE is offering a free seminar at our main headquarters in Houston, TX. Come have lunch with us as we talk about our new TLF-112 Triaxial Mechanical Properties Testing System designed specifically for the testing of well cement and other materials. The TLF-112 measures the Young’s Modulus, Poisson’s Ratio, Compressive Strength, and Tensile Strength (Indirect or Brazilian) of cement and other materials. Enhanced safety features give the machine the capability to measure these properties at temperatures up to 400°F (2 ...

  • Cement Mechanical Properties

    The mechanical properties of a material describe how that material behaves when subjected to an applied force. When placed in an oil well, cement is subjected to numerous stresses which impact its ability to both protect the casing and maintain zonal isolation. Lateral stresses within the formation threaten to warp and crush the casing. Expansion and shrinkage caused by temperature and pressure cycles cause brittle cement to develop cracks, which place well integrity at risk as the cement debonds from the casing or formation. There are four primary mechanical properties of cement that oilfield service companies need to understand to predict the behavior of the set cement under downhole stresses: Compressive Strength describes how the material can resist forces applied in compression Young’s Modulus (Elastic Modulus) describes the ability of the cement to resist permanent deformation ...

  • How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

    We are all shocked and saddened by the damaged caused by Hurricane Harvey. OFITE has been a part of the Houston community for over 30 years. We have seen how the people of the Gulf Coast region can come together in times of tragedy. We have compiled a list of charities offering relief to those affected by the flooding. Please help. Donations are desperately needed right now. Thank you! #HoustonStrong Local Houston Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Houston Food Bank United Way of Greater Houston JJ Watt Foundation Houston SPCA Houston Humane Society National American Red Cross Salvation Army GlobalGiving ...

  • Open for Business

    We are open for business! We appreciate your patience during the storm and its aftermath. We are back and ready to work for you! Our regular business hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT, Monday - Friday. ...

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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.