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