Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology - Winter 2018

The industry standard testing equipment currently used for screening lost circulation material is limited to simulate fractures only up to 5 mm, whereas there are fractures and vugs more than 50 mm in diameter causing severe lost circulation. The new in-house designed test fixture will be able to simulate fractures/vugs of up to 40 mm. This will enable better screening and evaluation of lost circulation products and timely recommendations for field applications.

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