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STUDY ON CASTOR OIL AS OIL BASED FLUID IN DRILLING OPERATION

Preveen Kumar A/L Rajan, Preveen (2012) STUDY ON CASTOR OIL AS OIL BASED FLUID IN DRILLING OPERATION. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Drilling fluid is a critical component in the drilling process, where it provides the gel to efficiently lift cuttings, maintain stable wellbore and produce sufficient hydrostatic pressure that could prevent the influx of formation fluids into the wellbore. The usage of diesel oil as the continuous phase of drilling fluid is harmful to the environment especially marine environment in offshore drilling operation. Therefore, various bio-diesel oils had been introduced to replace the diesel oil. Types of drilling fluid used in this project are oil based mud and synthetic based mud. The biodiesel oils (Castor oil and Palm Oil) are used as oil phase in oil based mud and mineral oil (Saraline) is used as synthetic fluid in synthetic based mud. This project is mainly to identify whether Castor oil can be used as an alternative for biodiesel oil to replace diesel oil in oil based mud by examining the rheological properties and elastomeric effect of the muds.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subject: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 13:05
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:41
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/3350

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