Experimental Investigation of Water Based Drilling Mud by using Graphene

Vamsi Krishna Kudapa*
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
Periodicity:July - September'2022


In the oil and gas industry, the need for a particular composition-based drilling mud is characterized by its rheological and fluid loss properties. Enhancing these properties will increase the efficiency of drilling fluid and, hence, the wellbore damage will be controlled. Recent advancements show that the application of nanoparticles in drilling fluids will enhance their efficiency. This research investigates the influence of adding graphene nanoparticles on the performance of water-based drilling fluids. The main objective of this experiment was to investigate the effect of nanoparticles on water-based drilling mud with different concentrations of nanoparticles added to the mud.


Water Based Mud, Nanoparticles, Plastic Viscosity, Yield Point, Apparent Viscosity, Lubricity Tester, Coefficient of Friction.

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Kudapa, V. K. (2022). Experimental Investigation of Water Based Drilling Mud by using Graphene. i-manager’s Journal on Material Science, 10(2), 9-16.


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