Muscat, 7 Nov (ONA) — Oman Cement Company (OCC) launched today an oil-well cement strength testing equipment, which is considered the most advanced instrument in the Sultanate of Oman used for measuring the quality of cement.
The testing equipment simulates the high pressure and heat conditions prevalent in oil wells to test quality.
Through this move, OCC aims to develop the quality measurement of oilfield cement produced by the company to fulfil the demand in Oman and abroad.
Dr. Hilal Saif Al Dhamri, General Manager of Manufacturing at OCC said, “this equipment is one of the most advanced devices used for measuring the efficiency of oil-well cement in the Sultanate of Oman. It measures the suitability of using cement in the oil-well environment by measuring the samples in conditions similar to those prevalent in oil wells.”
Al Dhamri added that the device, manufactured by the American Schneider Company, takes around 90 – 120 minutes to complete the test of measuring the reaction and strength of cement in oil wells. He emphasized that the oil companies rely on the oil well cement efficiency tests to measure the well’s suitability for usage in the oil extraction operations.