About us

We are here to provide all of your analytical needs pertaining to drinking, irrigation, livestock, oilfield waters, oil, scale, solids, and oilfield-related water analysis.

Martin Water Laboratories, Inc. is an independent analytical laboratory and has been in business since 1953 providing accurate and comprehensive analyses of all types of water for West Texas and surrounding areas.

Our Mission & Values

Since being founded in 1953, Martin Water Labs has been a staple of honesty and integrity within the oil industry for providing accurate results. Our mission to this day has not changed. Accuracy is important. Results are important. Time is important. Martin Water Labs strives to meet and exceed each of these aspects because we know how vital these are to your success and the success of your business. Martin Water Labs has been trusted for nearly 70 years with your data and testing needs. Our success is your success, and we are here to help in whatever way you need.

Purpose and History

Since its inception in 1953, Martin Water Laboratory has served the Permian Basin and surrounding areas with all its water analytical needs with precision, dedication and honest results. Though specializing in water, we provide a variety of other analytical needs ranging from oil, scaling/solids, bacterial studies as well as having one of the largest original formation water records in the Permian Basin dating back to 1950. Beyond the oil patch we offer several types of analysis for residential water wells, home inspections, mortgage requirements, irrigation purposes and livestock use. No matter what your need, we are here to help!

Experience & Team

Martin Water Labs has currently over 60 years of experience combined within the oil industry. Martin is led by chemist Bryan Ogden who succeeded his Father, Greg Ogden. If there is something to be seen in the industry, odds are we have seen it! We have professional knowledgeable staff that is happy to assist you and your company’s need for a laboratory service.

Promoting Honest, Unbiased Results

Our top priority and purpose for our business is assuring results to the highest standard of honesty and integrity. We do not produce or sell any product. Our only service is an unbiased and accurate analysis.


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(432) 683-4521

709 W. Indiana Ave
Midland, TX 79701

We work with oilfield water companies and also provide residential services.

Martin Water Labs has been serving the Permian Basin and surrounding communities since 1953. Our main area of expertise has been and still is the testing, evaluation and subsequent consultation regarding oilfield waters including fresh, produced, injection, or artificial waters; such as drilling, load, or spent acid. We are very experienced and knowledgeable in the service of testing water wells for drinking consumption, irrigation, ponds, and common bacteria’s related to drinking.