The effects of ultra-high pressure and temperature on the rheological properties of water-based drilling fluids

Mahmood Amani, A. Shadravan, M. Al-Jubouri, M. Al-Waily, Y. El Wardany

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Abstract

The future of oil and gas exploration and production lies greatly in reaching to hydrocarbon resources that are located in deeper formations. As we drill into deeper formations we will experience higher pressures and temperatures. Understanding the rheological characteristics of the drilling fluids under elevated pressures and temperatures is essential for the drilling engineers. There is relatively little systematic understanding of how the flow behavior changes with downhole conditions. The rheology of the fluid is influenced by many factors. This research is focused on developing a methodology for testing and investigating the rheological behavior of water-based drilling fluids with different properties at HPHT conditions using a state-of-the-art viscometer capable of accurately measuring drilling fluids properties up to 600°F and 40,000 psig. There is almost no published data to for changes in Drilling Fluids behavior under such Ultra-high pressures and temperatures. The results of this study show how the Viscosity, Yield Point and Gel Strength of a Water-based Drilling Fluid change under such conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
Pages3101-3105
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781629937908
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 4 Jun 20127 Jun 2012

Other

Other74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period4/6/127/6/12

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drilling fluid
Water
water
Temperature
hydrocarbon resource
Viscometers
Hydrocarbons
rheology
Rheology
Drilling
Oils
viscosity
Gels
gel
Gases
drilling
effect
Viscosity
Engineers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Amani, M., Shadravan, A., Al-Jubouri, M., Al-Waily, M., & El Wardany, Y. (2012). The effects of ultra-high pressure and temperature on the rheological properties of water-based drilling fluids. In 74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources (pp. 3101-3105). European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE.

The effects of ultra-high pressure and temperature on the rheological properties of water-based drilling fluids. / Amani, Mahmood; Shadravan, A.; Al-Jubouri, M.; Al-Waily, M.; El Wardany, Y.

74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE, 2012. p. 3101-3105.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Amani, M, Shadravan, A, Al-Jubouri, M, Al-Waily, M & El Wardany, Y 2012, The effects of ultra-high pressure and temperature on the rheological properties of water-based drilling fluids. in 74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE, pp. 3101-3105, 74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4/6/12.
Amani M, Shadravan A, Al-Jubouri M, Al-Waily M, El Wardany Y. The effects of ultra-high pressure and temperature on the rheological properties of water-based drilling fluids. In 74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE. 2012. p. 3101-3105
Amani, Mahmood ; Shadravan, A. ; Al-Jubouri, M. ; Al-Waily, M. ; El Wardany, Y. / The effects of ultra-high pressure and temperature on the rheological properties of water-based drilling fluids. 74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources. European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE, 2012. pp. 3101-3105
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