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Volume & Issue no: Volume 5, Issue 5, May 2016

Title:
EVALUATION OF THE FLUID LOSS PROPERTIES OF PLEUROTUS AND ITS COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY
Author Name:
Igwilo Kevin Chinwuba, Ohia Nnaemeka Princewill, Onwugbuchulem Chibunma Vivian
Abstract:
ABSTRACT This technical paper evaluates the drilling fluids formulated with the proposed biomaterial fluid loss additive, Pleurotus and the existing Poly-pac lo-vis . The laboratory measurements were carried out as per the API specifications. The drilling properties such as fluid loss and cake thickness were measured at room temperature, 120oF, 150 oF and 180 oF. The field polymer muds that are currently in use namely; Poly-pac lo-vis was used as control to the new proposed product. The filtrates of both the proposed biomaterial product and the existing Poly-pac lo-vis were then measured using the filter press. The cake thickness was also examined and measured. The results of proposed fluid loss additive when compared with the existing one shows that the filtrates obtained from low solids mud were 8.9ml, 9.9ml, 10.4ml, 11ml compared with 7ml, 8.2ml, 8.8ml, 9.5ml results measured from the Poly-pac lo-vis. That of the weighted muds are 8ml, 9ml, 9.8ml, 10.8ml and 5ml, 6ml, 6.9ml, 7.5ml for both the proposed additive and the existing one respectively. Both the proposed and the existing muds gave good results in both filtrate and filter cake measurements. Although the existing Poly-pac lo-vis is slightly better than the proposed Pleurotus in terms of filtrate but both gave good filtered cake thickness. The proposed material is not commercially available to be used in preparing drilling fluids but is environmentally friendly. Key words:-Biomaterial, Fluid loss control, Laboratory Measurements, Filter cake, Poly-pac lo-vis, Pleurotus.
Cite this article:
Igwilo Kevin Chinwuba, Ohia Nnaemeka Princewill, Onwugbuchulem Chibunma Vivian , " EVALUATION OF THE FLUID LOSS PROPERTIES OF PLEUROTUS AND ITS COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY " , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM), Volume 5, Issue 5, May 2016 , pp. 259-264 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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