Cement Testing and Qualification

State-of-the-art cement testing

Baker Hughes provides state-of-the-art cement testing designed to exceed industry standards, delivering superior zonal isolation for the life of your well. Our advanced testing equipment includes:

The Baker Hughes HPHT Spacer Surfactant Screening Apparatus

Optimize spacer fluid systems for deepwater

The Baker Hughes HPHT Spacer Surfactant Screening Test (SSST) apparatus is uniquely designed to evaluate the spacer ability to promote the water–external phase emulsion when mixed with non-aqueous fluids (NAF) under downhole conditions. This test monitors the effectiveness of surfactant/spacer systems, measures the compatibility of NAF and aqueous spacer mixtures, and ratifies the compatibility of NAF/Spacer/cement slurry mixes in-situ. 

In-situ Expansion/Shrinkage Apparatus

See real-time measurements and performance data

Baker Hughes has developed and patented the In-Situ Expansion/Shrinkage Apparatus device that features real-time measurements for linear cement expansion or shrinkage under simulated downhole conditions. The current model is capable of curing and measuring up to 600°F (315°C) with pressures up to 3,000 psi, providing more accurate data. 

HPHT Self-Sealing Testing Apparatus

Monitor interaction as cracks are healed

Pressure, temperature, geochemistry, and geological changes downhole put cement sheath under dynamic stress throughout the life of the well. These factors cause the cement sheath to fail, contributing to annular pressure buildup and gas migration. The Baker Hughes High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Self-Sealing Testing Apparatus evaluates the sealing capabilities of the cement system, which offers healing of cracks under in-situ conditions in the presence of liquid hydrocarbon. 

The Baker Hughes HPHT Tensiometer

Understand in-depth cement slurry performance

The Baker Hughes proprietary HPHT Tensiometer, rated to 450°F
(232°C) and 4,000 psi, offers analysis and charts of test data under the simulated bottomhole conditions. This depicts a more in-depth picture of the cement slurry performance, providing a more realistic simulation of the conditions experienced under downhole conditions when using and feeds the Baker Hughes IsoVision™ simulation software. This allows for long-term wellbore integrity and zonal isolation. 

Tri-axil Rock Testing System

Measure mechanical properties

The Baker Hughes rock mechanics lab is equipped with the tri-axial rock testing system, which measures the mechanical properties of set cement up to 300°F (148°C) and 25,000 psi. It is also capable of performing static and dynamic closed-loop strain or stress control as well as post failure behavior tests. 

CemFACTS Cementing Software

The CemFACTS™ advanced cement placement software incorporates all the planned cement data to simulate cement slurry placement.

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