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The performance of locally produced xanthan gum in drilling mud

Ismail, I. and P., S. Lim (2008) The performance of locally produced xanthan gum in drilling mud. Journal of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, 2 . pp. 49-57. ISSN 1823-5255

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Abstract

Xanthan gum is one of the important mud additives nowadays which acts as viscosifier. Currently, Malaysia oilfields mainly are using imported xanthan gum from China, which is very expensive due to towering demand. Therefore, this research project focused on the performance of locally produced xanthan gum in drilling fluid. Laboratory works conducted were mainly on the rheological properties, API fluid-loss, and the pyruvate content test. The experimental results revealed that the locally produced xanthan gum could not match the performance of Flowzan.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Productivity Improvement Through Optimization
Uncontrolled Keywords:drilling mud, flowzan, oilwell drilling, viscosifier, xanthan gum
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:8522
Deposited By: Norshiela Buyamin
Deposited On:30 Apr 2009 05:33
Last Modified:30 Mar 2011 08:46

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