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Evaluation of Kaolin Clay Polymeric Nanoparticles for Improved Water-Based Mud Properties

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The work aimed to comprehensively analyze the evaluation of kaolin clay polymeric nanoparticles for the improvement of water-based mud properties. Conventional water-based muds have limitations, including poor rheological properties, low lubricity, and high filtration loss. Recently, nanotechnology has been applied to improve the properties of water-based muds. Kaolin clay nanoparticles have shown great potential as an additive to enhance the performance of water-based muds. This research aimed to analyze how kaolin clay nanoparticles affect drilling fluid rheology and fluid loss control in water-based muds. Five mud samples were formulated, the first mud which was the base mud had no kaolin (LCM), 10g of kaolin was added to the second sample, 20g of kaolin was added to the third sample, 30g of kaolin was added to the fourth sample and the fifth sample contained 40g of kaolin, results showed that increase in the particle size and concentration of LCMs increased the plastic viscosity, apparent viscosity, yield point as well as gel strength, also the ability of the LCMs to seal off fractures in time and reduce fluid loss was affected by particle size of the LCMs. This research showed that the mud sample with the highest concentration of kaolin had a good effect on the rheological properties of the mud had adequate mud cake thickness and was suitable to be used as LCMs.

DOI 10.11648/ogce.20241201.15
Published in International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering ( Volume 12, Issue 1, February 2024 )
Page(s) 36-45
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Keywords

Kaolin Clay, Water-Based Muds, Polymeric Nanoparticles, Rheological Properties, Filtration Loss, Particle Size Distribution, Silicon-Dioxide, Aluminum-Oxide

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