Laboratories

Slide CES Corporate Lab Calgary, Alberta CES’ new Corporate Laboratory opened in the fall of 2015. The 17,000 sq. ft. facility is located in the North East of Calgary. Within the facility there are three labs: a dedicated sour service and corrosion lab, a drilling fluids lab, and a general purpose lab for analytical chemistry and work with non-noxious chemicals. A workshop for repair and calibration of lab and field equipment is also located on site, as well as a large boardroom for meetings and training sessions. There are currently 9 full-time staff members. Of the lab personnel, 4 members are dedicated to the drilling fluid laboratory (3 BSc, 1 BEng). Those staff members dedicated to drilling fluids maintain valid first aid and H2S Alive certificates and are therefore able to travel on field trips should the need arise to aid in experimentation, troubleshooting rig issues, and further have hands on experience running mud in the field.

24/7 Support

Calgary, AB
Over 2,000 ft² of customized drilling and completions support. Complete with one of the largest corrosion laboratories in Canada, flowloop and over $2MM of benchtop analytic tools, our clients can rely on our support with confidence.
Additional Full-Service Laboratories:

Carlyle, SK, Grande Prairie, AB, Drayton Valley, AB and Nisku, AB.

Major Instrumentation Includes (Not Limited To):
  • Bruker UMT Tribolab Lubricity Tester
  • Gamry Corrosion Potentiostat / Multiplexor
  • LPR Autoclave Corrosion Cells
  • X-Ray Fluorimeter
  • FTIR spectrometer
  • Laser Particle Size Analyzer
  • Nano Particle Size / Zeta Potential Analyzer
  • Brookfield PVS HTHP Viscometer
  • Dynamic Scale Loop
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • Cold Finger Apparatus
  • PMCC Flashpoint tester
  • Dynamic Scanning Calorimeter
  • NMR Spectrometer (hydrogen, carbon, phosphorus)
  • RCE corrosion cells
  • Combination gel permeation / ion / high performance liquid chromatograph
  • Complete array of standard mud testing equipment including:
    • HTHP/API Filter Press
    • Hot Roll Over/Aging Cells
    • Particle Plugging Apparatus
    • Fann/OFITE Viscometers
    • Capillary Suction Time Apparatus
    • Bulk Hardness Tester
    • Lubricity Meters
Bruker UMT Tribolab:
Lubricity Tester
The UMT TriboLab system is built on the Universal Mechanical Test (UMT) platform from Bruker. The Canadian Energy Services Bruker unit is the only Industry exclusive advanced tribology tester in North American drilling fluids laboratories.
The Bruker UMT:
  • Is a modular design allowing different test configurations.
  • Substantially improved performed differentiation between lubricants in a given fluid.
  • Excellent reproducibility.
  • Measures frictional force directly instead of calculating from the electrical current used.
  • Can establish the trends of lubricants in different fluids.
  • Can test consolidated rock on metal in addition to metal on metal.
  • Has a temperature controlled environment.
  • Fine tunes the selection of the optimal lubricant and dosage for each fluid system.