Petroleum Engineering – Drilling
Effectiveness of Alumina Nanoparticles in Improving the Rheological Properties of Water-Based Drilling Mud

Afshar Alihosseini; Ali Hassan Zadeh; Majid Monajjemi; Mahdi Nazary Sarem

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 12-27

  Wellbore stability is one of the challenges in the drilling industry. Shale formation is one of the most problematic rocks during drilling because the rock has very low permeability and tiny pores (nanometers). This study assesses the viability of the alumina nanoparticles (Al2O3) in water-based mud. ...  Read More

An Improvement in Thermal and Rheological Properties of Water-based Drilling Fluids Using Multiwall Carbon Nanotube (MWCNT)

Mostafa Sedaghatzadeh; Abbasali Khodadadi; Mohammad reza Tahmasebi birgani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , November 2012, , Pages 55-65

  Designing drilling fluids for drilling in deep gas reservoirs and geothermal wells is a major challenge. Cooling drilling fluids and preparing stable mud with high thermal conductivity are of great concern. Drilling nanofluids, i.e. a low fraction of carbon nanotube (CNT) well dispersed in mud, may enhance ...  Read More