Rheological Analysis of TiO2 Based Nano Drilling Fluid

Authors Rishi Dewan , Ashish Mathur, Uday Bhan Pandey, Rahul Singh, Ranjeet K. Brajpuriya

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Energy Acres, Bidholi, 248001 Dehradun, India

Е-mail rishidewan@rediffmail.com, ashish.mathur@ddn.upes.ac.in, ubhan@ddn.upes.ac.in, ranjeetbjp1@gmail.com
Issue Volume 14, Year 2022, Number 6
Dates Received 03 October 2022; revised manuscript received 14 December 2022; published online 27 December 2022
Citation Rishi Dewan, Ashish Mathur, Uday Bhan Pandey, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 14 No 6, 06003 (2022)
DOI https://doi.org/10.21272/jnep.14(6).06003
PACS Number(s) 83.60.La
Keywords Nanoparticles (70) , Drilling(D-) fluids, Nanofluid loss, Rheology, Drilling mud.

Advance extraction methodology with effective drilling fluid is the compulsory requirement for the production of oil and gas from unconventional reservoirs. Wellbore instability, corrosion, lubrication, and cutting reduction are a few of the problems existing in traditional drilling fluid systems. Nano-based drilling fluid (n-drilling fluid) is expected to be one of the effective solutions to resolve these issues in the oil and gas sector. In this work, the rheological properties like plastic viscosity (PV), apparent viscosity (AV), yield point (YP), etc. of drilling fluid were measured, analyzed, and compared with TiO2 nanoparticles based nano drilling fluid. The technical and economic benefits of n-drilling fluid over normal fluid were inspected and studied. Relative analysis of shear stress with respect to shear rate was also performed. The optimum concentration of TiO2 nanoparticles is found to be 0.1 w. %/v. % (0.35 g) which improves PV by 10 %, while significant changes are depicted in AV and YP.

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