Polymer-FLR for Mud Fluid Loss Reduction

Robert Dery Nagre1, Lin Zhao2, Isaac Kwesi Frimpong1
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Kumasi Technical University, P. O. Box 854, Kumasi, Ghana 2 College of Petroleum Engineering, Yangtze University, 430100, Caidian, Wuhan, China nagrerobert@yahoo.com
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A fluid loss reducer polymer (polymer-FLR) was synthesized using acrylamide, hydroxyethyl methacrylate, N-vinyl pyrrolidone, and N,N-dimethyl acrylamide by free radical polymerization, followed by partial hydrolysis. Its composition was confirmed using FTIR and 1H NMR spectroscopy. API mud fluid loss reduction of polymer-FLR was about 10-fold lower than the blank. High temperature, high pressure fluid loss reduction of about 9-fold were achieved compared with the blank.

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