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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Bentonite/polymer compound development to application in drilling fluids - Part 2
Author: Amorim, LV
Barbosa, MIR
Ferreira, HC
Abstract: The most important bentonite clays sources are placed at Paraiba state, Brazil. These clays are largely used as viscosity agent in drilling fluids. Unfortunately for some kinds of available clay their parameters are far from PETROBRAS standard. Treatments based on polymeric addition consist on method to improve such parameters. In order to improve these parameters, this work proposes a methodology to develop bentonite/ polymers compound for use in water based drilling fluids. Besides the raw clay others samples have been evaluated: i) one sample of a commercial bentonite; ii) two samples of carboximethyl cellullose (CMC) and iii) one sample of partially-hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PAM). Based on experimental planning, ten compositions of polymeric compound (mix of two and three polymers) have been evaluated. For each composition of polymeric compound three different concentrations was added to clay. All experimental fluids have been evaluated accordingly with PETROBRAS standard to determine apparent and plastic viscosity, yield stress, and water loss. The results of the analysis show that by polymeric treatment of bentonite clay with compound polymeric allow to obtain a mixture with improved rheologic properties. Finally, this procedure allows to use low quality bentonite clays for drilling fluids application.
Subject: Water based drilling fluids
polymeric compounds
Country: Brasil
Editor: Univ Fed Rio De Janeiro, Lab Hidrogenio
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1517-70762008000100026
Date Issue: 2008
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