2022-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS2022 Volume 8 Mauntz Intl. Symp. Energy Production

Editors:F. Kongoli, H. Dodds, S. Atnaw, T. Turna.
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2022
Pages:266 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Applications of Nanotechnology in Oil and Gas Industry

    Abdollah Esmaeili1;
    Type of Paper: Invited
    Id Paper: 15
    Topic: 17


    Nanotechnology could be used to enhance the possibilities of developing conventional and stranded gas resources and to improve the drilling process and oil and gas production by making it easier to separate oil and gas in the reservoir. Nanotechnology can make the oil and gas industry considerably greener. There are numerous areas in which nanotechnology can contribute to more-efficient, less-expensive, and more-environmentally sound technologies than those that are readily available. We identified the following possibilities of nanotechnology in the petroleum industry: 1-Nanotechnology-enhanced materials that provide strength to increase performance in drilling, tubular goods, and rotating parts. 2- Designer properties to enhance hydro-phobic to enhance materials for water flooding applications. 3- Nanoparticulate wetting carried out using molecular dynamics 4- Lightweight materials that reduce weight requirements on offshore platforms 5- Nanosensors for improved temperature and pressure ratings 6- New imaging and computational techniques to allow better discovery, sizing, and characterization of reservoirs.
    Nanoparticles have been successfully used in drilling mud’s for the past 50 years. Only recently all the other key areas of the oil industry, such as exploration, primary and assisted production, monitoring, refining and distribution, are approaching nanotechnologies as the potential Philosopher's stone for facing critical issues related to remote locations, harsh conditions (high-temperature and high-pressure formations), nonconventional reservoirs (heavy oils, tight gas, tar sands). The general aim is to bridge the gap between the oil industry and nanotechnology community using various initiatives such as consortia between oil and service companies and nanotechnology excellence centre’s, networking communities, workshops and conferences and even dedicated research units inside some oil companies. This paper provides an overview of the most interesting nanotechnology applications and highlights the potential benefits that could come from this technology to the oil and gas industry.


    Energy; Engineering; Gas; Industry; Oil; Petroleum; Technology;

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    Esmaeili A. (2022). Applications of Nanotechnology in Oil and Gas Industry. In F. Kongoli, H. Dodds, S. Atnaw, T. Turna. (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS2022 Volume 8 Mauntz Intl. Symp. Energy Production (pp. 215-226). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach