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Investigation on Lost Circulation Materials (LCM) Derived From Dorian Peel Waste For Drilling Fluid Formulation

Rahiman, Raieza Hanim (2008) Investigation on Lost Circulation Materials (LCM) Derived From Dorian Peel Waste For Drilling Fluid Formulation. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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This report concerns on investigation on lost circulation materials (LCM) derived from durian peel waste for drilling fluid formulation. The project mainly aims to study the effectiveness of using durian peel as LCM additives to prevent the lost circulation problem. The paper discusses the literature reviews of the lost circulation problems, the lost circulation materials and the characterization of the parameters of drilling fluid. It also confers the methodologies for LCM to resolve severe lost circulation problems and designing the mud samples, the mud densities, the rheological tests, and the filtration performance volume tests. Tests have been conducted in accordance with the API 13 B and the related equipments were rrrixer, mud balance and viscometer. Properties measured through this experiment such as density, plastic viscosity, yield point, 10 seconds and I 0 minutes gel strength and filtration rate. Particle size of !50 microns to 300 rrricrons and its amounts were the variables used in the experiments. Considering the fact that lost circulation is one of the most serious and expensive problems facing the drilling industry, lost circulation materials should be low-cost waste products, and in this case it is the durian peel fibers. Overall, the results show that as the amount of additives is increased, the density, plastic viscosity, and yield point increased as well. Meanwhile, the gel strength and the filtration rate show a reverse relationship with the added amount and went decreased as the amounts of additives were added progressively. The 150 rrricrons of particle size was fuund to be more favorable to be used in drilling fluid compared to 300 rrricrons. The suitable concentration obtained for durian peel is 71.43 kg/m3 •

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Mechanical Engineering - Materials - Engineering materials - Polymers - Processing
Subject: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Engineering > Mechanical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 16:45
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/7296

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