Published at 04:25PM - 10/08/14

Baryte or Barite (BaSO4), is a mineral substance containing  barium sulfate.  It is used in drilling operations as a weighting agent in drilling fluids / drilling mud.

Baryte can either be brought onto the drilling rig in premix powder or ready mixed slurry form.  When mixed the Baryte is capable of producing a weight of 20lb gallon or 9kg 3.8 litres.