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API RP 13K

Recommended Practice for Chemical Analysis of Barite

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 February 1996
Status: inactive
Page Count: 33
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1.1 INTRODUCTION

Barite is used to increase the density of oil well drilling fluids. It is a mined product that can contain significant quantities of minerals other than barium sulfate, which is its main component.

1.2 MINERALOGICAL COMPOSITION

A list of some of the minerals commonly associated with barite ores is given in Table 1 with the chemical formulas, mineralogical names, and the densities of the mineral grains.

1.3 DRILLING FLUID PERFORMANCE

The performance of barite in a drilling fluid is related in part to the percentage and type of non-barite minerals distributed in the barite ore. Some of these minerals have little or no effect on drilling fluid properties, but others can degrade these properties and even be harmful to rig personnel.

1.4 OBJECTIVE

It is the objective of this publication to provide a comprehensive, detailed description of the chemical analytical procedures for quantitatively determining the mineral and chemical constituents of barite. These procedures are quite elaborate and will normally be carried out in a well-equipped laboratory.

Document History

May 1, 2011
Recommended Practice for Chemical Analysis of Barite
Barite is used to increase the density of oil well drilling fluids. It is a mined product that can contain significant quantities of minerals other than barium sulfate, which is its main component....
May 1, 2011
Recommended Practice for Chemical Analysis of Barite
Barite is used to increase the density of oil well drilling fluids. It is a mined product that can contain significant quantities of minerals other than barium sulfate, which is its main component....
API RP 13K
February 1, 1996
Recommended Practice for Chemical Analysis of Barite
1 Scope 1.1 INTRODUCTION Barite is used to increase the density of oil well drilling fluids. It is a mined product that can contain significant quantities of minerals other than barium sulfate, which...
September 1, 1990
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF BARITE FIRST EDITION
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