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Dr. Onaiwu, David Oduwa

Discipline: Engineering
Development of Viscosifiers and Fluid Loss Agents from Local Materials for Oil Field Operations
Contribution to knowledge:
The study identified Cocoyam and gum Arabic-cocoyam formulation as viscosifying and fluid-loss material. The research found that these materials are thermally stable and tolerant to most salts found in reservoir formation. The study also identified Ginger-bentonite formulation as both a viscosifier and fluid loss agent. This formulation is thermally stable and can be used in Nacl, Kcl as well as CaCl dominated reservoirs.
Supervisors:
Dr. Onaiwu, David Oduwa, was jointly supervised by Prof. Olalekan A. Olafuyi (Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Benin, Nigeria) & Prof. Joel Ogbonna (Department of Gas Engineering, University of Port Harcourt).
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