Lab & Support Services

AES Drillings Fluids’ Houston based support services department provides 24-hour lab service to all of its oil and gas customers. Our in-house staff of experienced lab personnel uses state of the art instrumentation to troubleshoot and engineer drilling fluid systems/additives to reduce nonproductive loss time. Support services personnel routinely surveys product development to ensure AES continues to meet or exceed industry standards. In addition to mud checks, system performance and product QA/QC, support services utilizes the following industry standard tools.

Listed is each method and its corresponding function.

Gas Chromatography w/ 2 detectors – Organic sample matrix assay
– Mass Spectroscopy
– Flame Ionization
X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) – Inorganic sample matrix assay
X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) – Elemental sample matrix assay
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) – Controlled sample deconstruction with heat
Gas Pycnometer – Specific Gravity of solids
Air Sieve – Particle Size Distribution
Laser Diffraction – Particle Size Distribution
Hi Mag Microscope – Particle Size Distribution
Down Hole Viscometer – Coaxial geometry 30,00 psig: 600°F
Viscosity (atmospheric) – Vane, Coaxial geometries from -20°F to 180°F
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) – Organic, Inorganic sample assay
Filtration – 5000psi, 400°F, Paper, Rock
Conductivity – Filtrate analysis
Relative Humidity – Invert mud analysis
Resistivity – Filtrate analysis
Ball Mill – Barite sizing
Hydraulic Press – 40,000 psi
Flash Point – Base oil properties
Lubricity – Metal to Metal, Metal to Rock, variable load

Testing Equipment