Baryte is a commercial name of Barium Sulphate. Baryte is generally white or colorless, and is the main source of the element Barium. 69–77% of Baryte is used as a weighting agent for drilling fluids in oil and gas exploration to suppress high formation pressures and prevent blowouts. As a well is drilled, the bit passes through various formations, each with different characteristics. The deeper the hole, the more Baryte is needed as a percentage of the total mud mix. An additional benefit of Baryte is that it is non-magnetic and thus does not interfere with magnetic measurements taken in the borehole, either during logging-while-drilling or in separate drill hole logging. Baryte is also used for drilling petroleum wells which can be black, blue, brown or gray depending on the ore body.
We are offering three grades of Baryte. Baryte 4.0, Baryte 4.1 and Baryte 4.2
|Residue Greater than 75 um.||1.75%|
|Particles less than 6um equivalent special diameter||14.63%|
|Water soluble alkaline earth metal as CA (mg ca/kg)||56 mg/kg|