Turkey Hematite for oil well drilling mud

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Hematite weighting agent for drilling fluid

Hematite, known for its Hi-Dense properties, is an iron oxide mineral characterized by the chemical formula Fe2O3. It is a prevalent constituent of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks, showcasing colors ranging from black to steel or silver-gray, and brown to reddish-brown.

Hematite serves as a valuable weighting agent in drilling fluids within the oil and gas industry. Here’s a breakdown of its role:

  1. Density Control: Hematite, with its high density, is utilized to increase the density of drilling fluids. By incorporating hematite into the drilling mud, engineers can adjust the fluid’s density to match the specific requirements of the drilling environment. This is crucial for maintaining well control and preventing fluid influx from the formations being drilled.

  2. Pressure Balance: During drilling operations, it’s essential to maintain sufficient hydrostatic pressure in the wellbore to counterbalance the pressure exerted by the formations being drilled. Hematite helps achieve and sustain this pressure balance, preventing blowouts and other well control issues.

  3. Cuttings Transport: Hematite-laden drilling mud efficiently suspends and transports rock cuttings generated during drilling operations to the surface. The high density of the mud ensures that the cuttings remain suspended, preventing them from settling and obstructing the wellbore.

  4. Wellbore Stability: Hematite contributes to maintaining wellbore stability by forming a filter cake on the walls of the borehole. This cake acts as a barrier, preventing fluid invasion into permeable formations and minimizing wellbore instability issues such as caving or collapse.

  5. Rheological Properties: Hematite influences the rheological properties of drilling mud, including viscosity, yield point, and gel strength. These properties affect the flow behavior and carrying capacity of the mud, ensuring optimal performance during drilling operations.

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Physically, hematite exhibits a blood-red hue with an irregular, shell-shaped fracture pattern. When polished, its surface takes on a shiny, metallic sheen. In its pure state, hematite comprises 69.94% iron and 30.06% oxygen, possessing weak magnetic properties. Hematite ores typically boast high purity, with minimal traces of phosphorus and occasional presence of manganese, aluminum, titanium, or Fe2+.

Hematite Supplier in Turkey

Turkey hosts numerous hematite mines primarily concentrated in the southern regions, catering to both domestic and international markets. The Hakkari is a significant portion of Turkey hematite reserves, exceeding one billion and 300 million tons. In Turkey steel industry, hematite has gained prominence over magnetite due to technological advancements, with its domestic consumption and export witnessing a surge.

Procuring Hematite from Turkey

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We are actively supplies Turkey-origin hematite to various industries in powder and iron ore forms, offering competitive pricing. Our Turkey-origin hematite has been distributed to numerous countries, with references available upon request. We uphold stringent quality control standards and facilitate international inspections through reputable firms like SGS. Customized shipping, payment methods, and packaging options are available to meet diverse customer needs.

Hematite (Hi-Dense)

Hematite (Hi-Dense) represents a natural asphaltic material widely utilized across industries, particularly in drilling and cementing fluids. With a density ranging from 4.9 to 5.15 (S.G), Hematite (Hi-Dense) undergoes processing to eliminate impurities and achieve the desired particle size distribution, ensuring optimal performance in various applications.

Specification of Turkey hematite

AppearanceFree flowing powder
Water Soluble Alkaline Earth Metals, as Calcium100 mg/kg Max
Residue greater than 75µmMax 1.5%
Residue greater than 45µmMax 15%
Particles less than 6µm in equivalent spherical diameterMax 15%


Hematite is typically packaged in sacks weighing 25kg or 50kg, or in 1.5 Mt Jumbo bags. Upon request, private labeling and customized packaging options are available.

Safety and Handling:

When handling hematite, it is treated as an industrial chemical. It is essential to wear appropriate protective equipment and adhere to the precautions outlined in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).


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