In enhanced oil and gas recovery, the production of hydrocarbons is influenced by the ability of injected surfactants to adsorb and to modify interfacial tension at different interfaces. It has been demonstrated that surfactant and [...]
Due to reservoir heterogeneities, oil recovery from fluid injection during secondary and/or tertiary recovery does not occur in an ideal piston-like displacement. Rather sweep efficiency can be much lower than 100% due to heterogeneities such [...]
The interaction of silica nanoparticles with montmorillonite clay was investigated by visual swelling tests, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), and x-ray diffraction (XRD). The adsorption of silica nanoparticles onto montmorillonite was also studied with a UV-Vis [...]
Successful application of nanoparticles is dependent on understanding the mobility, retention, and transport fate of nanoparticles in natural formations. These aspects are greatly influenced by subsurface environmental conditions such as electrolyte type and concentration, temperature, [...]
This work focuses on the design of a nanoparticle containing polymer and surfactant containing that would be used in solution as a nanofluid for enhanced oil recovery. The nanoparticle is formed by crosslinking chemical reactions [...]
The use organic surfactant nanocarriers as interfacial tension reducing agents is proposed in this work. These particles are able to permeate into the pores of the reservoir and release the surfactant by solubilization of the [...]
While traditional tubular steel tubular goods manufacturing and finishing technologies are getting closer to their limits, nanotechnology offers unique opportunities to achieve these new demands. It is in the field of coatings and nanostructured surfaces [...]
The availability of reliable and affordable electric power is one of the most important characteristics of a modern society. Each citizen of the modern world has the expectation of light at the touch of a [...]
, Chatziioannou A.
, Chen Q.
, Cherepy N.
, Dooraghi A.
, Hajagos T.
, Kishpaugh D.
, Liu C.
, Payne S.
, Pei Q.
, University of California, Los Angeles, US
Heavy element loaded polymer composites have long been proposed to detect high energy X- and -rays upon scintillation. The previously reported bulk composite scintillators have achieved limited success because of the diminished light output resulting [...]
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2014 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show
Published: June 15, 2014
Industry sector: Energy & Sustainability
Topics: Materials for Oil & Gas