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Weatherford opens new integrated laboratory in Bogota, Colombia

13th June 2014

Colombia’s oil and gas sector has been boosted this week with technology giant Weatherford officially opening a new research and development laboratory

Weatherford opens new integrated laboratory in Bogota, Colombia
This new facility provides traditional core and fluid analysis combined with specialty services such as shale rock properties (SRP), geochemistry, wellsite geosciences, frac fluids, drilling fluids, and elastomer testing for progressive cavity pumps

Javier Betancourt, the president of Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos – Colombia (ANH) marked the official opening of the new Weatherford lab in Bogota, Colombia in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 4.

This new facility provides traditional core and fluid analysis combined with specialty services such as shale rock properties (SRP), geochemistry, wellsite geosciences, frac fluids, drilling fluids, and elastomer testing for progressive cavity pumps.

The lab also hosted more than 30 operators for an open house that included a full tour of the facility and technical presentations from international and local Weatherford subject matter experts.

This is the first dedicated integrated laboratory in Colombia for Weatherford and brings a multidisciplinary service approach to the entire life cycle of the region’s hydrocarbon assets.

Weatherford currently operates eight laboratories in six countries in Latin America and more than 40 globally. Weatherford is among the largest global oil and gas service providers, delivering innovative technologies and services for formation evaluation, well construction, completion, stimulation, and production.

The Weatherford laboratory is 1400 metres square and can accommodate 40 to 50 staff members.

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