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Data on shale-water based drilling fluid interaction for drilling operation

Okoro, Emeka Emmanuel and Igwilo, K. C. and Mamudu, Angela Onose and Ekeinde, Evelyn Bose and Dosunmu, Adewale (2018) Data on shale-water based drilling fluid interaction for drilling operation. Data in Brief, 19. pp. 1620-1626. ISSN 2352-3409

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The shale dispersion test (rolling test) is a common procedure that is used to measure the interactions between drilling fluids and shales. The shale rolling test depends on the moisture content of the shale, the shale composition, the viscosity of the test fluid, the rotation speed of the rollers, and the test temperature. The rheological behavior of the test fluid has the strongest influence on test results. The data was generated experimentally, shale samples from Agbada formation Niger-Delta was used. These shale samples were cored at a depth of 2000ft and 3400ft. Water based mud that will minimize shaledispersionandswellingofshalewasformulated.Thedispersion test was conducted, and it involves exposing a weighted quantity of sized shale to the formulated mud in roller-oven. This test is used to design fluids and screen the effectiveness of inhibitor additives to maintain the integrityof the cuttings and minimize the interaction of fluids with the shale sections during the drilling and completion operations.Theswellingtest wasconductedandthe linearexpansion adopted because it is the most representative of the increase seen by the wellbore but was measured in the direction perpendicular to the bedding plane as this is the direction of swelling into the wellbore.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Emeka Okoro
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 12:16
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2018 12:16

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