Esteramide As an
Esteramide As an Enviromentally Friendly Synthetic Based Driling Fluids
Dardir M.M.* and Hafiz A.A
Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute (EPRI), Nasr City 1727, Cairo Egypt.
Abstract: Novel oleate esters of lauricamide were prepared by the reaction of oleic acid and lauricamide (derived from the reaction of lauric acid and diethanol amine) .The chemical structure for the new prepared lauricamide-mono and di-oleate esters were elucidated using elementary analysis, (FTIR), H1NMR and chemical ionization mass spectra(CI/Ms) spectroscopic techniques. The new prepared esters have high biodegradability and a lower toxicity (environmentally friendly) so they were evaluated as a synthetic –based mud (ester–based mud) for oil–well drilling fluids .The evaluation includes study of the rheological properties, filtration and thermal properties of the ester based–muds formulated with the new prepared esters compared to the reference commercial synthetic–based mud.
[Dardir M.M. and Hafiz A.A. Esteramide As an Enviromentally Friendly Synthetic Based Driling Fluids. J Am Sci 2013; 9(6):133-142]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 15
Key words: - Drilling Fluids –Rheological Properties, Biodegradation.