A novel film-forming silicone polymer as shale inhibitor for water-based drilling fluids

Jinsheng Sun, Fan Zhang, Kaihe Lv, Xiaofeng Chang
2019 E-Polymers  
A novel shale inhibitor was synthesized by free radical copolymerization in aqueous solution, using acrylic acid (AA), acrylamide (AM), maleic anhydride (MA) KH-570 as reaction monomers and potassium persulfate as initiator. The structure of the copolymer was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) showed that the thermal decomposition temperature of the copolymer was higher than 226°C, which indicated that the copolymer had good high
more » ... mer had good high temperature resistance. At the same time, the inhibition performance of the copolymer was further evaluated by linear expansion, immersion test and rolling recovery. The experimental results show that the inhibition performance of organosilicon polymer is obviously better than that of potassium chloride (KCl) and potassium polyacrylate (KPAM), and it can be used as an inhibitor in shale gas drilling.
doi:10.1515/epoly-2019-0061 fatcat:mpcre5ulwza7jdkuaxmjdovrlu