Additives to enhance cement sheath durability

Maryam Tabatabaei, Arash Dahi Taleghani, Nasim Alem

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The primary goal of the oil and gas well cementing is zonal isolation. During the production life of a well, the cement experiences various severe conditions affecting its permeability. These conditions include cracking, debonding, and shear failure which can be worsened by pressure fluctuations during hydraulic fracturing operations. Any of these conditions by forming micro-cracks within the cement or micro-annuli at the casing/cement or cement/rock interfaces create cement permeabilities far beyond the intrinsic permeability of the intact cement sheath. Recently, some studies have been devoted to improving the overall mechanical behavior of the cement by adding carbon nanotubes and carbon nano-fibers. Although these nano-additives offer considerably high strength and modulus, the high costs of these materials persuade us to find alternatives at relatively low costs, such as, graphite nanoplatelets (GNPs). Our preliminary laboratory studies show the effectiveness of GNPs in the enhancement of durability characteristics of the prepared nanocomposite cement paste by improving its compressive strength, ductility and toughness resistance. Considering the importance of dispersion of nanoadditives within the cementitious matrix, we physically or chemically manipulate the surface properties of GNPs to prevent the agglomeration of nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858875
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 9 2019Jun 14 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE


ConferenceASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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