Rheology and temperature dependency study of saraline-based super lightweight completion fluid

Zulhelmi Amir, Badrul Mohamed Jan, Ahmad Khairi Abdul Wahab, Munawar Khalil, Chong Wen Tong

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Abstract

One of the effective alternatives to minimize this perforation-induced formation damage is by application of underbalanced perforation. Fluid systems with very low density could be used to perforate reservoirs in underbalanced pressure conditions that virtually eliminate or minimize fluid invasion and damage along perforation tunnels. To respond in the needs of such fluid, Saraline-based super lightweight completion fluid (SLWCF) was formulated from glass bubble, stabilizing and homogeneity agent. This paper focuses on a rheological and statistical evaluation of Saraline-based SLWCF and its effect on operating temperature. Eight rheological models, namely the Bingham plastic, Ostwald-de Waele, Herschel-Bulkley, Casson, Sisko, Robertson-Stiff, Heinz-Casson, and Mizrahi-Berk, were used to describe the rheological behavior of the fluid. Based on the results, rheology of the fluid was best represented by both the Sisko and the Mizrahi-Berk models. Furthermore, it is also found that the viscosity of Saraline-based SLWCF was more dependent to temperature changes at low shear rate. The Arrhenius activation energy for the fluid to flow was also found to be decreasing with shear rate and their relationship can be expressed with a power law equation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOffshore Technology Conference Asia 2016, OTCA 2016
PublisherOffshore Technology Conference
Pages3738-3750
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781510830721
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventOffshore Technology Conference Asia 2016, OTCA 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 22 Mar 201625 Mar 2016

Publication series

NameOffshore Technology Conference Asia 2016, OTCA 2016

Conference

ConferenceOffshore Technology Conference Asia 2016, OTCA 2016
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period22/03/1625/03/16

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