Mechanical Properties of Eichhornia Crassipes Fiber as Lost Circulation Material for Oil and Gas Drilling Application
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- Eicchornia Crassipes, Tensile Test, Lost Circulation, Fibre, Drilling Mud
In Indonesia, people have long been produced Eichhornia Crassipes Plant (ECP) stalks as raw materials for handicraft products. Other research has demonstrated that the tensile testing of individual fibers provides relevant data to assess their integrity in drilling mud. Whilst data on the mechanical properties of other natural fibers used as lost circulation material in drilling mud have been collected, the behavior of ECP is unknown. This study proposes an alternative solution to combat the vast growth of this invasive species through utilizing it as lost circulation material for oil and gas drilling operations. The plant fragments studied originated from plant stalks and were extracted as individual fibers. The study describes tensile tests to characterize stiffness and strength. Mechanical tests were conducted on ECP fibers to determine their stiffness under dried and water-wet conditions. Initial tensile tests on nylon fiber determined potential experimental artifacts with the experimental approach. The dried fibers had a water content of 8.163 wt. % (SE 0.636), whereas the wet fibers were 93.43 wt.% (SE 0.294). Water wet fibers had a lower modulus of elasticity than dried fibers and therefore, dried fibers have less tensile strength than wet fibers (Mean = 45.16 M Pa- SE = 5.023- N = 41).
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TY - CONF AU - Purnomosidi AU - Waheed Afzal AU - Paul D. Hallett AU - Erdila Indriani PY - 2021 DA - 2021/08/11 TI - Mechanical Properties of Eichhornia Crassipes Fiber as Lost Circulation Material for Oil and Gas Drilling Application BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Borobudur International Symposium on Science and Technology (BIS-STE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 276 EP - 281 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aer.k.210810.047 DO - 10.2991/aer.k.210810.047 ID - 2021 ER -