Special Issue "Nanotechnology Applied to the Oil Productivity Improvement and Enhancement of Oil Recovery"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2020.
Interests: Enhanced Oil Recovery; Formation Damage; Adsorption Equilibrium; Fluid-Fluid Interaction; Fluid-Rock Interaction; Nanotechnology; Nanofluids; Nanoparticles; Crude Oil; Heavy and Extra-Heavy Crude Oil
Interests: Nanotechnology; Thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (TEOR); Improved Oil Recovery (IOR); Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR)
The exponential growth of the world's population has led to a higher demand for fossil fuels to meet energy needs. In this regard, nanotechnology is becoming a key player in incorporating advances that lead to an increase in productivity and reserves of crude oil and gas. Recent applications under field conditions have proven that nanoparticles and nanofluids can inhibit/remediate different formation damage mechanisms, increase well productivity, and enhance the oil and gas recovery. Therefore, the main objective of this Special Issue is to provide the last advances and applications under an industrially relevant environment of nanotechnology-based solutions focused on productivity improvement and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) to face the current challenges of the oil and gas industry.
The main objective of this Special Issue is to provide novel, original, and high-quality articles as powerful tools for readers of Nanomaterials, the scientific community, and members of the oil and gas industry. Original research and review articles are welcome for this issue.
Topics that will be considered for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:
- EGR (enhanced gas recovery)
- Formation damage
- IOR (improved oil recovery) and well productivity
- Unconventional resources
- Surface and/or Interface phenomena
Prof. Dr. Farid B. Cortés
Dr. Camilo A. Franco
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