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Modelling the Effects of Temperature and Aging Time on the Rheological Properties of Drilling Fluids

Makinde, F. A. and Adejum, A. D. and Ako , C. T. and Efeovbokhan, Vincent Enon (2011) Modelling the Effects of Temperature and Aging Time on the Rheological Properties of Drilling Fluids. Petroleum & Coal, 53 (3). pp. 167-182. ISSN 1337-7027

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Abstract

The rheological properties of drilling fluid change owing to elevated temperature and aging time and these in effect, cause problems in drilling deep wells. A laboratory investigation of the effects of temperature and aging time on the properties of water-base drilling fluid is made with Fann Model 800 HighTemperature, High Pressure (HTHP) Viscometer. It is evident from the findings that effective viscosity, plastic viscosity and yield point decrease steadily with increase in temperature for all values of aging time. It is observed as well that viscosity at a given temperature decreases with increase in aging time and the aging effect are diminishing as the aging time increases especially for the effective viscosity and yield point. It is also observed from this study that viscosity, yield point, gel strength and shear stress at a given shear rate decrease with increase in temperature and aging time. Finally, this paper presents a predictive model equation good enough to analyse trends and predict future values for effective and plastic viscosities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aging; Rheology; Model; Temperature; Drilling Fluids.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 15:48
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 15:48
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3402

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