Synthesis of graphene oxide as a high-temperature fluid-loss-control additive in water-based drilling fluids from Vietnamese graphite

  • Nguyen Thi Thu Hien Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Luong Van Thuong Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Hoang Mai Chi Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Ta Quang Minh Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Nguyen Tran Hung Institute of Material Chemistry, Vietnam Academy of Military Science and Technology
  • Vu Van Hung Research and Engineering Institute - Vietsovpetro
Keywords: Graphene oxide, graphite, nano structure, fluid-loss-control additive, drilling fluid, HTHP


Nanomaterials such as nano-silica and nano-graphene have been studied and used as additives for drilling fluids or petro-chemicals in the oil and gas industry. In particular, nano-graphene oxide as a single layer of graphite has a honeycomb lattice structure of carbon atoms consisting of oxygen-containing functional groups outside the ring such as hydroxyl, epoxyl, and carboxyl. This structure helps nano-graphene oxide in the polar media, especially water, and also allows expanding the applications of this material in water-based drilling fluid. This study presents a method of nano - graphene oxide synthesis from natural graphite material, and researches application capabilities of this material as a fluid-loss-control additive for reducing filtrate and stabilising the thermal properties of water-based drilling fluids when used at high temperatures up to 150oC.


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How to Cite
Nguyen, T. T. H., Luong, V. T., Hoang, M. C., Ta, Q. M., Nguyen, T. H., & VuV. H. (2015). Synthesis of graphene oxide as a high-temperature fluid-loss-control additive in water-based drilling fluids from Vietnamese graphite. Petrovietnam Journal, 8, 41 - 50. Retrieved from

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