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1. (WO2018044612) DATE TREE TRUNK-BASED FIBROUS LOSS CIRCULATION MATERIALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044612    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/047877
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: C09K 8/506
C09K 8/516
C09K 8/035
Applicants: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
ARAMCO SERVICES COMPANY
Inventors: AMANULLAH, Md
RAMASAMY, Jothibasu
Title: DATE TREE TRUNK-BASED FIBROUS LOSS CIRCULATION MATERIALS
Abstract:
A date tree trunk-based lost circulation material (LCM) is provided. The date tree trunk LCM includes date tree trunk fibers produced from date tree trunks. The date tree trunks may be obtained from the date tree waste produced by the processing of date trees in the production of date fruits. The date tree trunk LCM may include fibers having lengths less than 8 millimeters (5 mm) and having an aspect ratio range of 10 to 15. Methods of lost circulation control using a date tree trunk LCM and manufacture of a date tree trunk LCM are also provided.