Oil Well Cement Additives: A Review of the Common Types
- *Corresponding Author:
- Eric B
Department of Petroleum Engineering
University of Mines and Technology, Ghana
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Received date: January 23, 2016; Accepted date: February 10, 2016; Published date: February 28, 2016
Citation: Eric B, Joel F, Grace O (2016) Oil Well Cement Additives: A Review of the Common Types. Oil Gas Res 2:112. doi:10.4172/2472-0518.1000112
Copyright: © 2016 Eric B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Additives play significant role in oil and gas well cementing operations. There are varieties of cement additives that have been developed to allow the use of Portland cement in many different oil and gas well operations. In an attempt to formulate the appropriate cement slurry for any cementing job, the right additive must selected and the right quantity must be added. Additives have different functions and are broadly classified as accelerator, retarders, extenders, fluid loss agents, dispersants and many more. Each of the broad classification has different categories of additives that have been developed to perform almost the same function during cement slurry design. However, there some additives under each major type that are commonly used in cement slurry design for oil and gas well cementing operations. This paper reviews the broad classification of oil well additives giving emphasis to the commonly used additives during oil and gas well cementing operations.