Synergy Between Poly Vinyl Alcohol and Bentonite in Drilling Fluid Formulation: An Experimental Study

Danielle Poungui, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Ronald Nguele

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Abstract

The formulation of a drilling fluid is mostly defined by the type of formation to drill. Ensuring drilling mud's effectiveness before throughout a drilling process implies monitoring its physico–chemical properties, including cake filtration. Cake filtration of a drilling mud can be either good or poor (loss filtration or fluid drag effect) depending on the mud swelling efficiency. A drilling mud made of bentonite (or Barite) still needs the assistance of appropriate additives to carry it to its optimum performance. The present study aims at monitoring the cake filtration of a water-based drilling mud using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), which is known and used for its swelling abilities. The mud samples were formulated by blending two different types of PVAs (standard & synthetic PVAs) with deionized water at various concentrations (0.0%–0.3%) and 7% of bentonite. pH and density of muds were measured before filtration tests. The cake filtration was evaluated by injecting 10 mL of mud samples at constant pressure into a stainless steel Millipore sigma filter holder 90 mm at a constant pressure of 1.2 MPa. Results show that the addition of PVA increases the mud's acidity with the concentration of polyvinyl alcohol. The observed higher reliable content of the samples with standard PVA was confirmed by their higher density values, leading to lower filtrate productions than the muds samples with synthetic PVA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Sustainable Construction and Resource Management
EditorsHemanta Hazarika, Gopal Santana Madabhushi, Kazuya Yasuhara, Dennes T. Bergado
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages521-529
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789811600760
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event1st International Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies, CREST 2020 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Mar 9 2021Mar 11 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume144 LNCE
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

Conference1st International Symposium on Construction Resources for Environmentally Sustainable Technologies, CREST 2020
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period3/9/213/11/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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