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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
... Abstract The use of aqueous stabilized nanoparticle dispersions (NPDs) with 4-20 nm silicon dioxide particles has been demonstrated in both experimental laboratory evaluations and field trials to provide production improvements in wellbore remediation and increased injectivity over conventional...
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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-155627-MS
... Abstract Sulphonated polymers are used in oilfield for scale inhibition. In this study, Al-sulphonated polycarboxylic acid (SPCA) hybrid nanoparticles were prepared by an environmentally friendly approach. Particle size of these materials was controlled at about 80 nm by applying hydrothermal...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-155533-MS
... properties. This paper describes the synthesis of a series of boronic acid functionalised nanoparticles and their application to guar crosslinking. In particular, the synthesis of 15 nm boronic acid functionalized polymeric nanomaterials (also called nanolatexes), using microemulsion polymerization were...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-155550-MS
... free, 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...
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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-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-156976-MS
... Abstract New technologies are emerging oil industry to afford the need for increasing oil recovery from oilfields, one of which is Nanotechnology. This paper experimentally investigates a special type of Nanoparticles named Polysilicon ones which are very promising materials to be used in near...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157043-MS
... Abstract Crude oil production has distinct phases of recovery: primary, secondary, and tertiary. After primary and secondary recovery, up to 60% of the hydrocarbon can still remain in the reservoir, needing more advanced recovery techniques. Nanoparticles and their unique size dependent...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-156995-MS
... industry; such as exploration, drilling, production and distribution. In particular, adding nanoparticles to fluids may drastically benefit enhanced oil recovery and improve well drilling, such as changing the properties of the fluid, wettability alternation of rocks, advanced drag reduction, strengthening...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157031-MS
... Abstract The potential to confidently apply water-based drilling fluids in unconventional shale formations has been studied using engineered nanoparticles to minimize shale permeability through physically plugging the nanometer-sized pores. This paper discusses the development of nanoparticle...
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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-157120-MS
... zn qd enhanced recovery calcium carbonate spe 157120 sensor cocktail intensity reservoir characterization water flooding process stability sensor reservoir conditions waterflooding luminescence application nanoparticle society of petroleum engineers Improved oil recovery...
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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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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157046-MS
... Abstract A novel method of delivering thermal energy efficiently for flow assurance and for improved heavy oil production/transport is described. The method, an improved form of magnetic induction heating, uses superparamagnetic nanoparticles that generate heat locally when exposed to a high...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, June 12–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157055-MS
... as a low-damage alternative. However, surfactant-based systems have had major limitations for hydraulic fracturing. This paper will introduce improved fluid technology that uses nanoparticles, internal breakers and low molecular weight surfactants to achieve the performance of crosslinked polymer fluids...
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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-157094-MS
... and interfacial properties which are directly useful to release the trapped oil from the pore spaces in the order of 5 to 50 microns of tight oil formations. Laboratory tests using nanoparticles as the EOR agent, developing nano computational models to explore the surface properties and utilizing nano-scale...

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