Preparation of a nontraditional ultralight fluid for increasing oil production using natural, ground, and acid-activated clay

Munawar Khalil, Mohamed Jan Badrul, Abdul Raman Abdul Aziz

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Abstract

The effect of previously treated and natural clay on the rheological properties of an ultralight drill-in fluid was investigated. The clay was used as a disperser to create a stable, low-density drilling mud. The clay was treated by grinding and acid activation. The effect of incorporating different types of clay in the fluid was determined by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (IR), x-ray diffraction analysis, x-ray spectral fluorescence analysis, electron scanning microscopy, and granulometric particle analysis. It was shown that in contrast to treated clay, on addition of untreated clay, the stability of the fluid increased significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-400
Number of pages9
JournalChemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • clay
  • disturbance of formation performance properties caused by perforation
  • drill-in fluid
  • oil production

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