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Study of the Rheology of Oil – Based Drilling Mud (OBM) Subjected to Green Weighting Agent Substitution

Nasarudin, Fakhrul Razi (2015) Study of the Rheology of Oil – Based Drilling Mud (OBM) Subjected to Green Weighting Agent Substitution. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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The aim of this study is to investigate the rheology properties of oil-based mud system using calcium carbonate from cockle shell as the weighting agent. This study will conduct experiments focused on the rheology characteristics and electrical stability to compare the properties commercial mud system using commercial calcium carbonate and cockle shell’s calcium carbonate. The scope of this study will cover range of 9 lb/gal mud to 13 lb/gal mud. The results of the studied properties will be compared with the acceptable range provided by the Standard Petroleum & Gas Hand book. Weighting agent is one of the main components that are needed to be included in the basic mud formulation. It used to weight up the mud to counter the wellbore formation pressure.Barite and calcium carbonate is the common weighting agent in mud system. In this study is focussing on comparing the efficiency of rheology calcium carbonate from cockle shell to commercial calcium carbonate from limestone. This study will answer the possibility of replacing weighting agent in the current mud system with green weighting agent as mention above to save the cost and to reduce the pollution to the environment caused by the quarrying to harvest the commercial weighting agent.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2015 15:55
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:36
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/15791

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