Science Innovation

Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2015

  • Evaluating the Suitability of Clays from Abakaliki Area, Southeastern Nigeria for Oil Industrial Application Using Geotechnical and Rheological Properties

    Nweke Obisi Mathias

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2015
    Pages: 22-31
    Received: 7 July 2015
    Accepted: 18 July 2015
    Published: 28 July 2015
    Abstract: The characteristics of clays from Abakaliki area, southeastern Nigeria were characterized to establish its suitability in oil industry as drilling mud when compared with naturally active bentonitic clays from Wyoming and Texas which are used in the industry as drilling mud. The chemical, mineralogical and geotechnical properties were employed in as... Show More