Effect of Titanium Nitride (TiN) Nanoparticles on the Lubricity and Viscosity of Water-Based Drilling Fluid





The effectiveness of the fluid's performance depends on the combined effect on its rheological, thermos-physical, chemical, and lubricity properties. In this paper, the effect of TiN nanoparticles on different properties of KCL-based water-based drilling fluid was evaluated. Results showed that the TiN nanoparticles among others increased the lubricity of the drilling fluid by 40% and reduced the filtrate loss by 9.8%. Moreover, the additive has shown an impact on the thermal, electrical conductivity, and rheological properties of the considered drilling fluid.

Author Biographies

Mesfin Belayneh Agonafir

Associate Professor
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering
University of Stavanger

Bernt Aadnøy

Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering
University of Stavanger

Arild Saasen

Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering
University of Stavanger


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