An Elastomer Additive Improving Elastic Properties of Heavy Weight Oil Well Cement: A Laboratory Study

Document Type : Research Paper


1 I am working in ripi

2 shahrood university

3 ripi


The use of elastomer additives to solve the problems in oil well cementing has been investigated in recent years by several research groups in the petroleum industry. This study includes the laboratory examination of the effect of elastomer additives on the physical properties of heavy-weight oil well cement. In the research process, a candidate well is selected and the properties of the cement slurry used in a problematic section of the well are tested in the laboratory. Then, elastomer additives are added as an elastic agent and the improvements in the cement slurry and stone properties are studied. This article discusses the problems associated with the conventional heavy-weight oil well cement used in the candidate well and reports the detail of the improvements in cement properties obtained by adding an elastomer additive to the cement slurry formulation as an elastic agent. These properties include cement slurry rheological properties, free water, fluid loss, thickening time, cement stone elasticity properties, and compressive strength. The elastomer additive increases the yield point and plastic viscosity, but it decreases the free water and fluid loss of cement slurry. In addition, the cement stone compressive strength decreases; however, there is an optimum concentration of the elastomer additive at which the maximum compressive strength is reached. Moreover, the elasticity properties of the cement stone are improved and a lower value for the Young’s modulus and a higher value for the Poisson’s ratio are achieved. The theories supporting the results are discussed in the discussion section. The results of this study can be used to optimize the cement slurry design in any given set of conditions.


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