Recommendations for Compatibility of Different Types of Polymers with Potassium/Sodium Formate-Based Fluids for Drilling Operations: An Experimental Comparative Analysis
Kakoli M, Davarpanah A*, Ahmadi A and Jahangiri MM
Department of Petroleum Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Davarpanah A
Department of Petroleum Engineering
Islamic Azad University
Science and Research Branch
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 14, 2016 Accepted Date: December 27, 2016 Published Date:January 06, 2017
Citation: Kakoli M, Davarpanah A, Ahmadi A, Jahangiri MM (2017) Recommendations for Compatibility of Different Types of Polymers with Potassium/Sodium Formate-Based Fluids for Drilling Operations: An Experimental Comparative Analysis. J Material Sci Eng 6: 311. doi: 10.4172/2169-0022.1000311
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A formate-based fluid has been successfully used in many high pressure High temperature (HPHT) well operations since they were introduced in field practice. The laboratory research was carried out to determine composition of formate-base drilling fluid. It was formulated using sodium and potassium formate salts, Carboxymethyl Cellulose (CMC), Polyanionic Cellulose (PAC) and other types of polymers. In this research, the compatibility of different polymers with fluids, including potassium/sodium formate salts is being studied. Having said this, however, polymers, when taken to high temperatures, lose their properties. Therefore, this experimental procedure has been done at a temperature of 250°F over a period of 16 h. For doing these tests, six types of potassium/sodium formate fluids were made by different polymers. All samples formulation regarding their type and amount of water used in preparing fluids and the volume of salts used are simultaneously kept constant. On the contrary, the only differences were the types of polymers used in the different formulations. Formulation of formate-base fluids gives the best rheological properties in terms of AV/PV, YP and shale recovery than other fluids.