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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(8), 1386; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8081386

Influence of Graphene Nanoplatelet and Silver Nanoparticle on the Rheological Properties of Water-Based Mud

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Petroleum Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610 Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia
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Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
This paper is an extended version of paper published in the 3rd International Conference on Global Sustainability and Chemical Engineering (ICGSCE), 15–16 February 2017, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
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Received: 20 July 2018 / Revised: 10 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 16 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotech for Oil and Gas)
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Water-based mud is known as an environmental-friendly drilling fluid system. The formulation of water-based mud is designed to have specific rheological properties under specific oil field conditions. In this study, graphene nanoplatelet and silver nanoparticle (nanosilver) were added to a water-based mud formulation in which they act as drilling mud additives. Rheological properties measurements and filtration tests were conducted for evaluating the influence of the added nanoparticles. The results showed that the graphene nanoplatelet and the nanosilver increased the plastic viscosity (PV) by up to 89.2% and 64.2%, respectively. Meanwhile, both the yield point (YP) and the fluid loss values were reduced. In addition, we believe this is the first result ever report where nanosilver is utilized for enhancing-enhanced water-based mud’s performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene nanoplatelet; nanosilver; drilling mud; rheological properties; filtration test graphene nanoplatelet; nanosilver; drilling mud; rheological properties; filtration test
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Husin, H.; Elraies, K.A.; Choi, H.J.; Aman, Z. Influence of Graphene Nanoplatelet and Silver Nanoparticle on the Rheological Properties of Water-Based Mud . Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1386.

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