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1. (WO2018222478) DATE TREE TRUNK AND RACHIS-BASED SUPERFINE FIBROUS MATERIALS FOR SEEPAGE LOSS CONTROL

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222478    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/034291
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri May 25 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: C09K 8/035
C09K 8/506
C09K 8/516
C09K 8/514
Applicants: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
ARAMCO SERVICES COMPANY
Inventors: AMANULLAH, Md
RAMASAMY, Jothibasu
Title: DATE TREE TRUNK AND RACHIS-BASED SUPERFINE FIBROUS MATERIALS FOR SEEPAGE LOSS CONTROL
Abstract:
A date tree trunk- and rachis-based lost circulation material (LCM) is provided. The date tree trunk and rachis LCM includes superfine date tree trunk fibers produced from date tree trunks and superfine date tree rachis fibers produced from date tree rachises. The date tree trunks and rachises 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 and rachis LCM may include fibers having lengths in the range of about 20 microns to about 300 microns. Methods of lost circulation control using a date tree trunk and rachis LCM and manufacture of a date tree trunk and rachis LCM are also provided.