AES Drilling Fluids positions support services labs near operating areas to test field samples and pilot test solutions, limiting the time necessary to provide results and quickly identify treatment recommendations. Liquid mud plants feature dedicated labs with 24-hour onsite or on-call fluid specialists to perform quality checks as blends are prepared for the field.
11767 Katy Freeway, Suite 230Houston, Texas 77079B: (281) 556-5628T: (888) 556-4533Email: AESHoustonLAB@aesfluids.com
From a basic mud check to a complex investigation, AES is fully resourced with the people and tools necessary for answers. The table below lists select equipment and typical applications. Most equipment works as part of a comprehensive set of tests to solve customer problems, identify solutions, design new products, or perform quality control.
Through the CES Energy Solutions family of companies, we can access additional equipment when conditions require. In-house solutions accelerate response times and preserve confidentiality.
These systems aid in not only quality control, but also function as key investigative tools for downhole equipment issues or other complex challenges which may or may not be fluids related. For example, debris may be characterized between formation, fluid components or other solids. Quick answers prevent repeat issues and identify the root cause of problems.
The Houston Support Service Center features a full suite of laboratory equipment ranging from basic drilling fluid tests to complex analysis. Adjoining the AES Drilling Fluids Corporate Headquarters, it is the primary research and development center, supporting all SELECT EQUIPMENT regions of operation.
The Houston Support Service Center provides comprehensive services for customer projects, operations support, and new product development. It features a broad range of testing equipment, including sophisticated analytical tools to quickly respond to time-sensitive challenges.
This full-service laboratory is operated by specialists with a diverse background in drilling fluids and related chemistry functions. The Houston Support Service Center performs a wide range of activities from basic drilling fluid tests and product quality control to research and new product development.
AES Drilling Fluids is constantly upgrading facilities to meet the needs of its customers. Confirm the latest capabilities and locations with an AES account manager.
Our Quality Management System is certified to ISO 9001.
Full suite of equipment for API water-, oil-, and synthetic-based drilling fluid checks
Chandler 7500 HPHTviscometer (30,000 psi / 600°F)ui.
Shimadzu QP-2010s gas chromatography-mass spectrometry + flame ionization detection + electron capture detection(GC-MS + FID + ECD)
Shimadzu IRAffinity-1Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR)
Shimadzu TGA-51 thermobalance (TGA)
Chandler 7500 HPHTRigaku MiniFlex 600 x-ray diffractometer (XRD)
Olympus X-5000 Benchtop x-Ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF)
Malvern Mastersizer 3000 laser particle analyzer
The Midland Training Center is located within our Midland Support Services Lab with its own dedicated space for lecture and hands-on laboratory exercises. Seven training stations feature the same mud kit equipment used by field specialists.
A separate conference area provides space for lecture and discussion to review drilling fluid concepts before putting them into practice. A video board allows experts from throughout the company to dial-in, present, and share their knowledge with students in the center.
AES Drilling Fluids uses the training space to educate our personnel on new products and also to educate our customers on basic drilling fluid concepts. We are able to adjust our course agendas for specific topics or offer general training to introduce or freshen up on basic drilling fluid concepts.
Full suite of equipment for API 13B-1 and 13B-2 water-, oil-, and synthetic-based drilling fluid checks
Extensive mixing and dynamicageing equipment for pilot testing and troubleshooting
Bruker Alpha II Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR)
Horiba LA-350 Partica Mini laser particle analyzer
Micromeritics AccuPyc II 1340 gas displacement pycnometer
The Canonsburg Field Support Service Lab provides a full suite of equipment for drilling fluid evaluation and troubleshooting.
Rolling ovens provide broad pilot testing capability to optimize treatments and a laser particle analyzer identifies the accumulation of fine solids. More complex challenges are supported as needed with equipment and experts from the Houston and Midland Support Service Centers.