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5th Edition, October 2014

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Testing of Heavy Brines

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  • Revision: 5th Edition, October 2014
  • Published Date: October 2014
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • Page Count: 86
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

API 13J covers the physical properties, potential contaminants, and test procedures for heavy brine fluids manufactured for use in oil and gas well drilling, completion, fracturing, and workover fluids.

API 13J provides methods for assessing the performance and physical characteristics of heavy brines for use in field operations. It includes procedures for evaluating the density or specific gravity, the clarity or amount of particulate matter carried in the brines, the crystallization point or the temperature (both ambient and under pressure) at which the brines make the transition between liquid and solid, the pH, and iron contamination.

It also contains a discussion of gas hydrate formation and mitigation, brine viscosity, corrosion testing, buffering capacity, and a standardized reporting form (see Figure A.1).

API 13J is intended for the use of manufacturers, service companies, and end users of heavy brines.