MUD ENGINEERING AND CEMENTING LABORATORY

This fully equipped laboratory in operational both for teaching and research provides the following studies:

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  • Rheological properties of drilling fluids such as viscosity, gel strength, and yield fluids. 
  • Measurement of density, pH, filtration, and wall building characteristics of drilling fluids. 
  • Evaluation of mud additives to enhance the efficiency of drilling fluids. 
  • Study of contaminants on drilling fluid properties and treatment to eliminate their effects.
  • Study of drilling fluid properties at high pressure and temperature. 
  • Testing for lubricity, emulsification, resistivity, and hydrocarbon content.  
  • Measurement of zeta potential. 
  • Corrosivity of drilling fluids. 
  • Examination of interaction between water based fluids and clay sample under simulated condition while fluid in motion.

Major Equipment:

  • Dynamic Linear Swellmeter with compactor 
  • Mud Balance 
  • Marsh Funnel Viscometer 
  • PH Paper Hydrion Dispenser 
  • API Filter Press With CO2 Assembly 
  • Emulsion Stability Tester 
  • Sand Content Kit 
  • Resistivity Meter (Analog) 
  • Retort Kit (10ml) 
  • True Water Mud Balance 
  • HPHT Filter Press 500 ML.2000 psi 
  • Thermo Cup w/ss Cup 230V 
  • Atmospheric Consistometer Model 
  • Single Spindle Bench Mixer (Hamilton Beach) 
  • E. P & Lubricity Tester (Digital) 
  • HPHT Pressurized Consistometer Model 130 
  • Filter Press with Regulator and Air hose assembly 
  • Standard Filter Paper 
  • Measuring Cup (1 Liter) 
  • Electronic Rheometer 
  • Resistivity Meter (Digital) 
  • PH Meter 
  • Compact Balance 
  • HTHP Viscometer Model 75 
  • Viscometer Model 35 
  • Retort Kit (50ml) 
  • Cement Permeameter 
  • Analytical Balance 
  • Hot Plate 
  • Stirring Rod 
  • Stereo Microsocpe 
  • Methylene Blue Test Kit