Rheological behavior and temperature dependency study of Sara line-based super lightweight completion fluid

Amir, Z. and Jan, B.M. and Khalil, M. and Wahab, A.K.A. and Hassan, Z. (2015) Rheological behavior and temperature dependency study of Sara line-based super lightweight completion fluid. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 130. pp. 106-113. ISSN 0920-4105, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2015.03.022.

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This article presents a rheological and statistical evaluation of Saraline-based super lightweight completion fluid (SLWCF) and its effect on operating temperature. In this work, eight rheological models, namely the Bingham plastic, Ostwald-de Waele, Herschel-Bulkley, Casson, Sisko, Robertson-Stiff, Heinz-Casson, and Mizrahi-Berk, were used to describe the rheological behavior of the fluid, and the results were compared with Sarapar-based SLWCF. The results showed that the fluid was best described by both the Sisko and the Mizrahi-Berk models. These two models seem to be able not only to describe the relationship between shear rate and shear stress accurately but also able to accommodate the physical characteristics of the fluids. In the study of fluid viscosity dependency on temperature, the experimental data showed that the viscosity of Sarapar-based SLWCF almost doubled the viscosity of Saraline-based SLWCF. Furthermore, the activation energy seemed to decrease dramatically for both fluids at low shear and tended to remain constant at a higher shear rate. However, Saraline-based SLWCF seemed to be less dependent on temperature, and its behavior could be described by the power equation. Results also showed that the viscosity of the Saraline-based SLWCF was more sensitive to temperature changes at low shear rates. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Funders: UMRG RP016-2012F , University of Malaya IPPP PG099-2014A
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Super lightweight completion fluid, saraline oil, underbalanced perforation, rheological behavior, temperature dependency, drilling-fluids, flow regime, model, pressure, equation, wells,
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 00:53
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 00:53
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/15720

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