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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-154466-MS
... characteristics of this system as reported in the literatures. This study also shows that further enhancement is achieved if small amount of nanoparticles are introduced to the fluid. These nanoparticles (metallic-based nanoparticles) when introduced to the fluid enhances its heat transfer characteristics...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-154827-MS
... Disjoining Pressure Gradient" , Journal of Colloid and Interface Sciences , 280 : 192 – 201 P. McElfresh , Carla Olguin and D. Ector , SPE 151848 , "The Application of Nanoparticle Dispersions to Remove Paraffin and Polymer Filter Cake Damage" , SPE International Symposium...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-154972-MS
... Abstract In the current paper, a mathematical model to describe the nanoparticles transport carried by a two-phase flow in a porous medium is presented. Both capillary forces as well as Brownian diffusion are considered in the model. A numerical example of countercurrent water-oil imbibition...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-155533-MS
... isomer, and as shown in Figure 8 , this time the crosslinked fluid shows a clear pressure dependency. These tests were performed under identical conditions. Further studies are underway in order to understand, at a molecular level, the effect of the chemistry at the surface of the nanoparticle...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-155550-MS
..., but SiO 2 and Al 2 O 3 nanoparticle containing silicate solutions. Results of laboratory study of gelation mechanism, rheological properties, flow behavior, and nanoparticle sizing served to draw fundamental conclusions. It has been shown that these nanomaterials can replace completely the polymers...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-156642-MS
... potential for oil and gas recovery. In this study, a special type of polysilicon nanoparticle (HLP, Hydrophobic and Lipophilic Polysilicon) is investigated as an EOR agent during different water injection scenarios. The water-wet sandstone core samples are employed. Injection of HLP nanoparticle dispersed...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157043-MS
... in the reservoir, needing more advanced recovery techniques. Nanoparticles and their unique size dependent properties can be engineered in a number of high end technologies for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications. Naturally, as the average reservoir depth can go anywhere from 35 meters up to 12 km...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157032-MS
... nanotechnology cnt oilfield application drilling fluid selection and formulation friedheim upstream oil & gas shale nanoparticle rheology Introduction Nanotechnology has been utilized in numerous areas, which employ material-science-applied products such as the electronics industry, paints...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157056-MS
... Abstract The potential application of nanoparticle dispersions as formation stimulation agents, contrast agents or simply as tracers in upstream oil and gas industry requires knowledge of the flow properties of these nanoparticles. The modeling of nanoparticle transport in hydrocarbon...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-156992-MS
... into the formation. Typical micro or macro sized loss circulation materials (LCM) show limited success, especially in formations dominated by micropores, due to their relatively large sizes. In the current work, a new class of nanoparticle (NP) loss circulation materials has been developed. Two different approaches...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157033-MS
... Abstract For any possible application of hard nanoparticles as an improved oil recovery agent, it is necessary to have a stable wettability modifier with improved mobility properties under broader oil reservoir conditions. Typical oil reservoir conditions with high temperature, pH...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157094-MS
... of this emerging technology is understood and utilized. For example there seems to be an essential need for a comprehensive theory to describe the interaction between nanoparticles, fluids and rock surfaces in order to understand the expected behaviors in each application. Considering the reservoir rock...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157119-MS
... of Co-Ni nanoparticles along with an exclusive polymer to be pumped inside the annulus between production tubing and casing at the time of well commissioning. The nanoparticles remain suspended in the polymer filled inside the annulus throughout the life of the well. The application of magnetic field...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157019-MS
... on the elaboration of a new family of tracers based on fluorescent silica colloids for in situ real-time optical detection. Indeed, these architectures of nanometric size (nanoparticle diameter controllable between 30-100 nm) permit (i) the encapsulation of fluorescent dyes (the intrinsic signal of tracers) and (ii...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-156995-MS
...Structure and simulation details reservoir simulation oil-water binary mixture application equation of state clay wall molecular dynamic simulation reservoir characterization clay-oil-water-np multiphase system kaolinite silica np molecule nanochannel nanoparticle interaction...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157120-MS
... process stability sensor reservoir conditions waterflooding luminescence application nanoparticle society of petroleum engineers Introduction Improved oil recovery is a current demand as result of the depletion of easy accessible oil reserves and the expanding require for fossil fuels...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157106-MS
... during various operations. Nanoparticles seem to be good candidates to strengthen the attractive forces between fines and pore wall due to very small size, high specific surface area and electrical surface charge. In this experimental study, several tests were performed using Berea sandstone (8 wt...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157123-MS
..., such as exploration, drilling, production, enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR), and refining. For example, superparamagnetic nanoparticles that could act as contrast agents could be used to accurately determine the oil saturation distribution in a reservoir and help determine bypassed oils. Moreover, by correctly...

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