CNC for enhanced oil recovery

CNC for enhanced oil recovery 

Oil recovery from fractured oil reservoirs is challenging. Water flooding...

May 18, 2021

CNC for enhanced oil recovery

Oil recovery from fractured oil reservoirs is challenging. Water flooding in its many forms is less than ideal.  Salim Raza (U of E&T Peshawar) and Ian Gates (University of Calgary) have now shown that making a nanofluid with 2% CNC and water increases oil recovery up to 98%. The enormous increase is achieved by microemulsion formation upstream of the main interface. The best result is obtained with 2% CNC but 1% CNC provides a respectable 85% recovery with appropriate fluid flow.

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For more information, please consult the full article (Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 196 (2021) 108068).

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