OFITE will be exhibiting at the 2018 Global Petroleum Show June 12th – 14th in Calgary, Canada. Stop by booth 1408 and learn about our latest products and services. We will be showing:
Model 4005 Automated UCA/SGSM with automated temperature and pressure control, touch-screen display, and integrated Static Gel Strength Measurement Device.
Model 900 Viscometer, featuring standalone or computer-controlled mode, keypad with digital display, and heat cup and carrying case included.
The MudChecker ES, a solid-state probe that measures the oil, water, and solids content as well as salinity of oil based drilling fluids in just a few minutes.
We will also be discussing our new TLF-112 Triaxial Mechanical Properties Testing System, which measures the compressive strength, Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio, and tensile strength (using the indirect Brazilian method) of well cement and the new Multi-Unit Retort, which incorporates five 50 mL retorts into a single instrument for space-saving efficiency.
***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 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:
Advanced oil well cement testing goes beyond compressive strength. The elastic properties (Young’s Modulus, Poisson’s Ratio, and Tensile Strength) also play a major role in well integrity. But measuring these properties has always been a challenge. The equipment is often large, complex, and expensive. What is the solution?
The OFITE TLF-112 Triaxial Mechanical Properties Testing System is the first instrument specifically designed to physically measure the four major mechanical properties of oil well cement: