Utilization of eco-friendly waste generated nanomaterials in water-based drilling fluids: State of the art review

Ikram, Rabia and Jan, Badrul Mohamed and Sidek, Akhmal and Kenanakis, George (2021) Utilization of eco-friendly waste generated nanomaterials in water-based drilling fluids: State of the art review. Materials, 14 (15). ISSN 1996-1944, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14154171.

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An important aspect of hydrocarbon drilling is the usage of drilling fluids, which remove drill cuttings and stabilize the wellbore to provide better filtration. To stabilize these properties, several additives are used in drilling fluids that provide satisfactory rheological and filtration properties. However, commonly used additives are environmentally hazardous; when drilling fluids are disposed after drilling operations, they are discarded with the drill cuttings and additives into water sources and causes unwanted pollution. Therefore, these additives should be substituted with additives that are environmental friendly and provide superior performance. In this regard, biodegradable additives are required for future research. This review investigates the role of various bio-wastes as potential additives to be used in water-based drilling fluids. Furthermore, utilization of these waste-derived nanomaterials is summarized for rheology and lubricity tests. Finally, sufficient rheological and filtration examinations were carried out on water-based drilling fluids to evaluate the effect of wastes as additives on the performance of drilling fluids.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Malaysia-Thailand Joint Authority (MTJA) (IF062-2019), Fundamental Research Grant Scheme from the University of Malaya (FP050-2019A), National Priorities Research Program from the Qatar National Research Fund (member of The Qatar Foundation) (NPRP11S-1128-170042)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Waste derivatives; Rheological properties; Nanomaterials; graphene; Drilling fluids
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2022 04:01
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2022 04:01
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/26722

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