Special Issue "Application of Nano-Technology for Oil Recovery"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019.
Prof. Aly Anis Hamouda
Department of Energy and Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, 4036, Norway
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Interests: CO2 sequestration and EOR; physicochemical properties alteration by carbonated water and nano-fluid/ carbonated water for hydrocarbon properties alteration; utilization of supercritical CO2 for fracturing shale rocks; oil transportation; synergy between CO2 and low salinity water for EOR; polymer and silicate for reservoir profile modification; nanoparticles' interaction with porous materials; low salinity water for EOR
Emerging nanotechnology with EOR techniques has shows demonstrated potential that has not yet been fully understood or fully explored. This is evident from the vast body of research over the past decade focusing on oil recovery aided by nanotechnology. Breakthroughs in this field have the potential to be a game changer, as nanoparticles (NPs) have the distinct advantages of small size, good mobility and a high specific surface area, which enables their effectiveness at significantly low weight concentrations. The use of NPs for oil recovery can be broadly classified into three categories: (1) nanofluids, or colloidal suspensions of NPs dispersed in a base fluid; (2) nano-emulsions, or the use of NPs to stabilize emulsion; and (3) nano-based foams, or gas foams stabilized by NPs. Taken together, these methods have the potential to develop novel, low-impact, enhanced oil recovery methods for the future.
This Special Issue seeks high quality submissions geared towards advances in the application of nanotechnology for oil recovery. The scope of the submissions covers (but is not limited to) nanofluids, nano-emulsion, nano-foams, subsurface adsorption and transport of NPs, stabilization and surface functionalization, wettability alteration, interfacial tension reduction, modelling of nano–EOR processes for heavy oil degradation, and synergies between NPs and other EOR techniques such as CO2, low salinity, etc. The Special Issue particularly seeks submissions that focus on shedding light on the underlying mechanisms that govern the added benefits of NPs in oil recovery processes.
Prof. Aly Anis Hamouda
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- subsurface adsorption and transport of nanoparticles
- stabilization and surface functionalization
- wettability alteration
- interfacial tension reduction
- modelling of Nano–EOR processes for heavy oil degradation
- application of nanotechnology for EOR with techniques, such as CO2 and low salinity