Price of drilling and paint barytes rise as activity continues

By IM prices reporter, Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2011

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Global supply of drilling grade barytes, a key weighting agent used in drilling muds, is becoming increasingly strained on the back of high drilling activity.

“Supply of drilling grade barytes is becoming extremely tight given the price of oil and increased drilling activity worldwide. Demand has sharply increased in recent...

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