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This part of ISO 10414 provides standard procedures for determining the following characteristics of water based drilling fluids:
  • drilling fluid density (mud weight);
  • viscosity and gel strength;
  • filtration;
  • water, oil and solids contents;
  • sand content;
  • methylene blue capacity;
  • pH;
  • alkalinity and lime content;
  • chloride content;
  • total hardness as calcium.

Annexes A through K provide additional test methods.

This edition of API 13B-1 is the identical national adoption of ISO 10414-1:2008, Petroleum and natural gas industries-Field testing of drilling fluids-Part 1: Water based fluids.
 

Document History

  1. API RP 13B-1 (R2016)

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    Recommended Practice for Field Testing Water-based Drilling Fluids, Fourth Edition (Identical to ISO 10414-1:2008), Includes Errata

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  2. API RP 13B-1


    Recommended Practice for Field Testing Water-Based Drilling Fluids, Third Edition

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  3. API RP 13B1


    Recommended Practice Standard Procedure for Field Testing Water-Based Drilling Fluids

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Amendments & Errata

  1. API RP 13B-1 Errata

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    Errata to Recommended Practice for Field Testing Water-based Drilling Fluids, Fourth Edition (Identical to ISO 10414-1:2008)