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A Study on the Effects of Date Pit-Based Additive on the Performance of Water-based Drilling Fluid

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Jimoh K Adewole

Center for Integrative Petroleum Research, College of Petroleum & Geosciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
adekayojih@kfupm.edu.sa

Musa Najimu

Center for Integrative Petroleum Research, College of Petroleum & Geosciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
g201409100@kfupm.edu.sa

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4038382 History: Received May 04, 2017; Revised October 15, 2017

Abstract

This study investigates the effect of using date seed based additive on the performance water-based drilling fluids (WBDFs). Specifically, the effects of date pit fat content, particle size and date pit loading on the drilling fluids density, rheological properties, filtration properties and thermal stability were investigated. The results showed that dispersion of particles less than 75 µm date pits into the WBDFs enhanced the rheological as well as fluid loss control properties. Optimum fluid loss and filter cake thickness can be achieved by addition of 15 to 20 wt% date pit loading to drilling fluid formulation.

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