Innovation

In less than a decade, Magnum became one of the leading solutions for primary and remedial cementing in the oil and gas industry.  This was possible thanks to a dedicated team with over 50 years of industry experience.

Through the years Magnum has been praised for its ability to quickly respond to market growth and to offer cutting-edge technologies within its service.  Magnum's Research and Development team is constantly improving the product line.  It is through the efforts of these individuals that we can provide the best available services that can stand the test of time.

Approach and Philosophy

Our Goal

Magnum's goal is to provide a service that goes beyond our customer's expectations through constant innovation and reliable, honest communication.  To accomplish this goal, INNOVATION and CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT must be driven in every corner of Magnum's organization.  Research and Development is the responsibility of all Magnum employees, at all levels. 

We Strive To

  • Be innovative, creative, and resourceful

  • Think outside the box

  • Communicate ideas with customers, researchers, and users

  • Apply technologies where needed

  • Stay committed to innovations

  • Question the old way of doing things

  • Reduce environmental impact.

Kelly Soucy,
VP Business and Research Development  

What We Believe >

Research and Development 

At Magnum we have been praised for our ability to offer efficient and innovative solutions for our customers.  Our company quickly adapts to market demands and fluctuations by creating cutting-edge technologies.  Magnum's Research and Development team continuously improves and expands our product line to offer clients a wide range of customizable solutions.  Our blends, technology, and equipment are developed exclusively for the Western Canadian and North American markets.

We provide our customers with the highest quality cement products by using the newest materials and technology available on the market.  Magnum works closely with chemical suppliers and manufactures to develop and/or modify fit-for-purpose technologies that meet the demands of today’s oil and gas fields.  Magnum’s innovation and development has brought new technologies into the market that demonstrate improvements to well-life integrity and longevity.  Our blend design goes beyond the standard, with innovative lightweight technologies such as 900KG/m3 (lighter than water) slurry systems and lightweight thermal designs for depleted or weak formations.

Environmental Initiatives

Technologies focused on protecting the environment have been implemented and continue to be a focus of today’s initiatives.  At Magnum, we have taken blend development to another level by making it our inherent practice to ensure our cementing additives and cement systems are compatible with each other.  This allows greater flexibility with job designs and the ability to reuse and recycle unused product that has already been blended, therefore minimizing or eliminating waste of additional raw products.

 

Magnum also works with other companies to re-purpose cement blends if they are not able to be re-purposed for oil and gas services.  In addition, we have proudly seen a reduction in water usage from higher yielding slurries and a 27% to 60% reduction in CO2 emissions with smarter, high-performing blends.

Laboratory

Our laboratory facilities help us advance our cement technologies by providing our Research and Development team with the proper tools and equipment;

  • State-of-the-art lab equipment for developing every type of blend and additive requirement

  • Primary and remedial for all well types

  • Experienced group of innovators, researchers, and chemical manufacturing partners

  • The latest in software and engineering simulation solutions.

 

Magnum's Research and Development team, as well as our 24/7 operational support services testing lab, are located just outside of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  With the testing capabilities in-house and alliances in different parts of the world, Magnum can provide the following testing capabilities:

 

  • Rheology

  • Free Fluid

  • Expansion

  • Fluid Loss

  • Atmospheric Consistometer

  • Ultrasonic Cement Analyzers (UCA) - Non-Destructive

  • Compressive Strength - Destructive

  • Pressurized Consistometers

  • Gel Strength

  • Gas Migration

  • Particle Size Distribution (PSD)

  • Water Analysis

  • Compatibility (Mud/Spacer/Pre-flush/Cements)

  • Mechanical Properties Testing

  • Tensile Strength (STS)

  • Young's Modulus

  • Poisson's Ratio

  • Friction Angle

  • Cohesive Strength

  • Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion

  • Specific Heat Capacity

  • Thermal Conductivity.