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International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research

DOI: 10.1615/InterJFluidMechRes.2018018948
pages 37-49

ROLE OF ADDITIVES AND ELEVATED TEMPERATURE ON RHEOLOGY OF WATER-BASED DRILLING FLUID: A REVIEW PAPER

Yogita Weikey
PhD scholar, National Institute of Technology, Raipur
Shobha Lata Sinha
Mechanical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology–Raipur (CG), India 492010
Satish Kumar Dewangan
NIT Raipur (CG) - INDIA

ABSTRACT

Water-based drilling fluids are very popular due to their hole-cleaning property, less cost, abundance, environment friendliness, etc. Bentonite clay is used as a chief raw material to be added for the preparation of water-based drilling fluids. Rheology of the water-based drilling fluid can be easily altered using the favorable additives to contribute to better performance during drilling operation, although bentonite is a major ingredient of water-based drilling fluids for this purpose. Still, additional contribution of other additives in efficient functioning of the drilling fluid becomes very important for various situations. The present review paper discusses the effect of various additives in the water–bentonite suspensions, which is base suspension of the majority of water-based drilling fluid. Effects of natural polymer, synthetic polymer, nanocomposite, etc. on rheology of water–bentonite suspensions have been reviewed based on the past researches and recent advances made in this field. Considerations have also been given to study the behavior of these additives at elevated temperatures.