The research of sapropels as the drilling fluids in dispersed phase (Lake Kirek)

R. R. Sagitov, K. M. Minaev

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This research describes the application of Kirek Lake sapropel as a drilling fluid in dispersed phase which could replace traditionally used clay powders in drilling fluids. Sapropel is century-old bed silt of freshwater lakes of more than 12 000 years, i.e. Holocene. It consists of natural organic and inorganic substances and chemically is a complex multicomponent biogenic genesis system. Humic complexes and wulfonic acids, polysaccharides, carbonic and protein polymers comprise sapropel suspension texture. This article introduces formulations and laboratory research of sapropel suspensions and thermal activation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012053
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2015
Event19th International Scientific Symposium on Problems of Geology and Subsurface Development, PGON 2014 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 Apr 201510 Apr 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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