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Laboratory Services

Backed by years of industry experience, our mud labs provide expert testing for a diverse range of materials quality, innovative mud design as per client entails, and R&D studies.

Iraq Lab Services

At Matrix Drilling Fluids Company, we own API standard lab equipment for testing and analyzing WBM and OBM. New technology, operation support, calibration and having qualified lab personnel facilitate the best result in a timely manner. We are committed to utilize the best laboratory equipment to assist our client attaining their end with optimum cost and time.
As QA/QC for mud materials is saliant we have profound concentration in performing QA/QC survey on our product before purchasing, and while consuming them on the location on regular basis.

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Shale Testing

Shale characterization

1- Cation exchange capacity (CEC)
2- X-ray diffraction (XRD) on cutting mineralogy.
3- EDS Test
4- Capillary Suction Test (CST)

Shale Inhibition

1- Dispersion test
2- Swell Meter Test
3- Accretion Test

CEC Test
The Cation Exchange Capacity is a measure of the potential reactivity of the clay components. Unit of measurement is milli-equivalent per 100 gram of dry clay

EDS Test
Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy is a chemical microanalysis technique used in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The EDS technique detects elemental composition of the analyzed volume.

XRD Test
X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) is a technique used in materials science to determine the crystallographic structure of a material. XRD works by irradiating a material with incident X-rays and then measuring the intensities and scattering angles of the X-rays that leave the material.

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Shale Inhibition

In Matrix we are performing all the tests for shale inhibition.

Swell Meter Test

LSM helps determine shale hydration or dehydration by measuring the increase or decrease in length over time of reconstituted or intact shale core. Final test results will be reported below test result. 

Dispersion Test


This test will show the inhibition level in each kind of WBM or OBM. Higher recovery% from this test, higher inhibition characteristics in place.