Howard & Associates Intl., Inc.
1416 S. Hugh Wallis Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

Phone: 337-264-1199
Fax: 337-237-8124



Metallurgical Services

  • Metallurgical analysis of components including:
        • Drill strings
        • Drill collars, heavy weight drill pipe, roller reamers, and under reamers
        • Drilling motors, LWD tools, and MWD tools
        • Casing and tubing components
        • Electric logging line
  • Development of material specifications and testing procedures
  • Evaluation of weld-related fractures and defects
  • Review of welding procedures
  • Evaluation and qualification of hardbanding materials applied to drill pipe and bottom hole assembly (BHA) components
  • Density measurement
  • Inclusion counting
  • Debris analysis
  • Oil, thread compound, corrosion inhibitor, and mud analysis
  • Coordinate and analyze data from chemical composition analysis and mechanical testing
  • Corrosion testing
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