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The Effectiveness of Different Water-Based Mud Systems in Controlling Swelling and Dispersion of Shale in Malaysia Water.

MOHD ARIFFIN, MUHAMMAD SYAFIQ (2011) The Effectiveness of Different Water-Based Mud Systems in Controlling Swelling and Dispersion of Shale in Malaysia Water. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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The main objective of this research is to propose the most suitable type of water-based mud (WBM) to be use in Malaysia Water for controlling the swelling and dispersion of shale. There are several types of drilling muds used in drilling oil and gas well for these purposes such as oil-based mud (OBM), water-based mud (WBM) and synthetic-based mud (SBM). Out of these choices, WBM are used in drilling operation due to its environmental friendly nature and has low cost. The justification of conducting the project is due to the importance of selecting the right WBM, if proper investigation is not made, this will lead to drilling problems such as washout, stuck pipe and hole enlargement. The purpose of this study is to determine the most excellent performance of WBM in order to minimize the shale problem while drilling offshore in Malaysia Water. Shale from Field A, which located at Malaysia Water is selected to go through a series of x-ray diffraction, cation exchange capacity, capillary suction time test and linear-swell meter test to achieve the objective. X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Cation Exchange Capacity ( CEC) Tests were carried out to determine the mineralogy and reactivity of that particular shale formation Meanwhile Capillary Suction Time (CST) and Linear-swell Meter (LSM) Tests were conducted to observed shale behavior upon being tested with different mud systems. This investigation will solely based on the comparison of the outcome of tests results where KCL PHPA and Salt Polymer Amine systems are investigated. At the eqd of the project, Salt Polymer Amine system is proposed to be used in drilling ca~paign for Field A and fulfill the objectives of the project.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Petroleum Geosciences - Petroleum Engineering - Reservoir Engineering - Applied reservoir engineering
Subject: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 11:07
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:42
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/8736

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