Pectina de Citrus sinensis como viscosificante en fluidos de perforación poliméricos




orange, pectin, viscosifier, drilling fluid, polymeric.


The present investigation was based on the experimental evaluation of the orange-based pectin (Citrus sinensis) as a viscosifier agent in polymeric drilling fluids. To develop the additive, the orange fruit peels were subjected to hydrolysis with citric acid, and then this solution was precipitated with ethanol and the resulting hydrogel was chemically and physically characterized. In the subsequent stage, fluid samples were formulated with xanthan gum and pectin to compare their performance through experimental laboratory procedures governed by API 13-B1. Finally, an Analysis of Variance was applied to determine the means that are significantly different from each other between the commercial product and the one proposed, through the Statgraphics program. In conclusion, it was obtained that pectin showed a statistically similar behavior, although inferior to xanthan gum as a viscosifier additive in polymeric drilling fluids, considering as a variant the expansion of its concentration for fluid rheology optimal development.


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Biografia do Autor

Steevenson Barreto, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA)

Ingeniero de Petróleo de la Universidad de Oriente (UDO), Maturín, estado Monagas, Venezuela y maestrante del Programa de Maestría en Ingeniería de Gas de la misma universidad.  Ingeniero de Optimización de Yacimientos en la Gerencia de Yacimientos, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), División Punta de Mata, Venezuela.  Con dos (2) años de experiencia en la industria petrolera venezolana en las áreas de fluidos de perforación y well testing.  Diagramador de la revista científica PetroCiencias.

Luis Castillo Campos, Universidad de Oriente (UDO)

Ingeniero de Petróleo y Magíster Scientiarum en Ciencias Administrativas, Mención Finanzas, ambos títulos de la Universidad de Oriente (UDO), Maturín, estado Monagas, Venezuela.  Docente investigador a dedicación exclusiva  de la Universidad de Oriente, Núcleo de Monagas, con diecisiete (17) años de experiencia.  Con línea de investigación relacionada con el desarrollo de bioinhibidores de incrustación y editor adjunto de la revista científica PetroCiencias de la referida universidad.


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Barreto, S. ., & Castillo Campos, L. (2021). Pectina de Citrus sinensis como viscosificante en fluidos de perforación poliméricos. Latin American Journal of Energy Research, 7(1), 11–22.