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Investigation of Reservoir Permeability Impairment When Drilling with Nano Treated Drill‐in Mud System

Okoro, Emeka Emmanuel and Okafor, Ikechukwu and Sanni, Samuel Eshorame and Obomanu, Tamunotonjo and Oguntade, Tomiwa and Orodu, O. D. (2020) Investigation of Reservoir Permeability Impairment When Drilling with Nano Treated Drill‐in Mud System. In: SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, August 11–13, 2020, Online.

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A reservoir non‐damaging Nano treated aqueous‐based drilling fluid was proposed. The study was carried out to obtain a drilling fluid with rheological properties able to keep cuttings in suspension for transport to the surface, minimize filtration and fluid loss. These rheological properties were also predicted using Artificial Neural Network (ANN) due to limitations of existing flow models in predicting Nano‐based mud systems. Different concentrations of the Nanoparticles were added to these suspensions of water to act as filtration loss materials. A total number of 160 data were used to train the ANN which consists of both the input data and output data acquired from the experiment. The study shows good agreement between experimental data and the artificial neural network prediction of plastic viscosity (PV) and yield point (YP), for multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) formulated muds. The addition of different concentrations of MWCNT (0.5 – 3 g) as rheology modifier‐additive was put to test in a field applicable aqueous mud system. The developed neural network has a Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) of 0.61529, MSE of 0.57174, Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) of 0.75614 and Mean Absolute Percentage Error (MAPE) of 1.92331 for the predicted plastic viscosity and yield point which are all indicative of good levels of accuracy. It is important to explore the reservoir impairment mechanisms so as to improve and optimize the reservoir performance during the production of hydrocarbons. Having satisfied all the conditions, permeability was determined using Darcy's equation. A reduction in permeability within the range of 12 – 16 mD was recorded for the Nano treated waterbased mud system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2022 14:04
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2022 14:04

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