Influence of Common Weighing Agents on Rheological Behaviour of Drilling Mud
Venkata Swamy Nalajala1, K.Rajesh Kumar2, Venkata Ramana Avula3
1Venkata Ramana Avula*, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram-522502, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Venkata Swamy Nalajala, Department of Chemical Engineering, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research, Vadlamudi, Guntur (Dist.), Andhra Pradesh, India.
3K. Rajesh Kumar, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram-522502, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Manuscript received on November 19, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 29 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 9720-9722 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D9190118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D9190.118419
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Abstract: Drilling fluid or mud is essential fluid in drilling operation which has many important properties and one of the important properties is the viscosity of the drilling fluid and the viscosity is further classified as yield viscosity and plastic viscosity which means different in terms of its function. This paper is attempting to show the rheological characteristics of the different samples of the drilling fluid using Xanthan Gum and Physillum husk and different weighting agents Barite and Calcium Carbonate at ambient conditions. The results showed that xanthan gum acts as good viscosifying agent as compared with physillum husk. In addition that, the water based drilling mud with barite which act as weighing agent proved better as compared with calcium carbonate. The following paper will be valuable to the graduates, future graduates and also to the Industry personnel have a basic idea about the rheology and how the parameters related to the rheology are valuable in mud design.
Keywords: Additive, Drilling fluid, Rheology, Weighing Agent.
Scope of the Article: Multi-Agent Systems.