Barite is the key ingredient in drilling mud and used in powder form (45 -75 microns). Baso owns and operates barite mines exporting barite ore from China and Morocco. Additionally, we have capacity in India to export barite produced by the government owned mines.
The grinding plants in China and India have capacity to produce 300,000 MT of barite powder per annum. A new jigging and grinding plant is under construction in Morocco aiming to cater to the requirement of the finished product in West Africa, Latin America and North Africa.
A high-density weighting material (Specific Gravity of 5.05 min) finds application in muds with weighs more than 20.00 ppg in water based muds and 19.00 ppg in oil based muds. Hematite helps in lowering the solids concentration of the muds and hence improving the rheological properties.
Our production facility is based in India, capable of producing Hematite ore on customized sizing and packaging.