A Critical Analysis on Role of Nanoparticles in Oil-Well Cementation

Ashish Aggarwal*
Department of Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
Periodicity:August - October'2022

Abstract

The main objectives of oil-well cementing are to restrict the movement of fluids from one zone to another and to provide a stable position for the casing string. Achieving greater compressive strength, tensile strength, and lower permeability are the main features for increasing the effectiveness of cement jobs. The conventional cementing job lacks the ability to attain these properties even with the usage of advanced materials like self-healing agents, fibers, and polymeric materials in cement slurry. However, a scope of improvement is required in providing better zonal isolation. According to studies, the inclusion of nanoparticles would improve cement efficiency by achieving sufficient compressive strength and durability, reducing potential maintenance costs and environmental effects. With the addition of nanoparticles to cement, slurry increases compressive strength, decreases settling time, and increases density by reducing the porosity and permeability of the cement sheath. This study provides an explanation of the alterations in oil-well cement properties with the addition of nanaparticles at different temperatures and incubation periods.

Keywords

Oil-Well Cementation, Nano Silica, Nano Titanium Dioxide, Nano Aluminium Oxide, Compressive Strength, Settling Time.

How to Cite this Article?

Aggarwal, A. (2022). A Critical Analysis on Role of Nanoparticles in Oil-Well Cementation. i-manager’s Journal on Future Engineering Technology, 18(1), 17-25.

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