Reduction of fluid migration in well cement slurry using nanoparticles
Department of Chemical Engineering, Mahshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahshahr, Iran
2 Department of Engineering, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran
3 Department of Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum University of Technology, 63146-61118 Ahvaz, Iran
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Accepted: 3 June 2020
One of the main problems during oil well completion and cementing operation is fluid migration through cement bulk or behind the cemented casing. Slurry composition and characteristic have been focused and improved in last decades to mitigate gas migration and, recently, aspects such as using nanotechnology have been investigated to amend the conditions. In this research, two moderate base slurries with 95 and 120 Pound per Cubic Feet (PCF) densities containing different percentages of nanosilica have been examined using a perfect test package. The results of Fluid Migration Analyzer (FMA) demonstrated that using correct percentage of nanosilica particles modified rheological behavior of the slurries and decreased fluid migration volume. Moreover, adding nanoparticles did not have any negative effects on any conventional parameters. However, static gel strength analyzer showed significant transient time reduction which is an important key in cement setting profile. Triaxial test results together with Mohr circles analyzing presented considerable progress in cement stability and compressive strength.
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