Oct. 23, 2019


Description

Since starch was first introduced for use in Drilling fluids decades ago, the development and application of various polymers has become an accepted norm in Drilling fluids engineering.  Starch enhances many functions of drilling fluids including filtration control, viscosity, and lubricity.  In modern times, advances in chemistry have yielded starch derivatives that allow for an expanded application throughout the industry.  Come find out these new advancements and how they can be applied to different fluid systems including Water-based and Reservoir drilling fluids. 

Topics covered will include:

Polymer classification and chemical differences for specific applications

Starch advancements and applications

Polymer stability in terms of wellbore temperatures, differing chemical environments, electrolyte effects, biological stability, and shear stability


Featured Speakers

Speaker: David Northrup
Speaker David Northrup
David Northrup is currently the Oil and Gas Business Manager for Chemstar.  He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University, and has worked previously in a variety of roles including product development chemist, global tech service manager, and business development manager at Ingevity Specialty Chemicals.  Since entering the ...

David Northrup is currently the Oil and Gas Business Manager for Chemstar.  He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University, and has worked previously in a variety of roles including product development chemist, global tech service manager, and business development manager at Ingevity Specialty Chemicals.  Since entering the industry in 2010, he has specialized in surfactants, surfactant application in the asphalt industry, metal working fluids, and most recently, starch technology as it applies to the drilling fluids industry.   

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Organizer

Josh Harton


Date and Time

Wed, Oct. 23, 2019

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Newpark Technology Center

21920 Merchants Way
Katy, TX 77449
United States of America