Application of Aluminum oxide Nanoparticles in Heavy Oil recovery processes using Hele-shaw cell

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Recoverable oil is trapped after secondary recovery processes due to capillary forces, inapt mobility ratio & heterogeneity in the reservoir. To optimize the recovery of oil, improved oil recovery (IOR) techniques must be applied, which are not always so economical. Use of Aluminum oxide Nanoparticle (Al2O3 NP) technology for IOR is a recent innovation that is in short supply in literature as Al2O3 NP reduces interfacial tension between oil & water and aid oil mobilization.

Laboratory experiments were carried out using a Hele-shaw cell, 2-D glass cell with glass beads as the porous media to investigate the flow and heavy oil recovery by Nanoparticles injection. The experimental work was in six folds with six slugs labeled A, B, C, D, E and F respectively.
Results obtained indicated that flooding with the nanoparticles in a water-ethanol mixture (that is Slugs A and D) produced high recovery compared to that of Nanoparticles (NP) in brine (that is Slugs B and E only) and NP in ethanol (that is Slugs C and F only) because aluminum oxide is an hydrophilic nanoparticles and would merge with water and allow the ethanol to reduce the interfacial tension, compared to using brine. Therefore, the dispersing fluid plays an important role in the recovery of oil by NP slugs.

20 reviews for Application of Aluminum oxide Nanoparticles in Heavy Oil recovery processes using Hele-shaw cell

  1. ndukwe chinaza

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  4. Ego Frankie

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  7. Anita Wenge

    This was really good and informative. Looking forward to more.

  8. SOLOMON AWANLE

    The book is insightful

  9. Tope Salahudeen

    If you ever have any interests in oil recovery whether for academic research or to fulfil your curiosity, this will make for a very good place to start.

  10. Joseph Nosa

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  11. Enrique Roberto

    Just splendid!!!

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    A big kudos to the author.

  13. Christian Ajulor

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  15. Feather Pen

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  16. Igbokwe Obiora

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  17. iheanacho precious

    A very great book, straight to detail, highly recommended to everyone. Kudos to the writer for this masterpiece.

  18. Asemota Joel

    This is an excellent piece. So much covered on EOR in less than 15 pages. Good Job Steph!

  19. Aigbefoh Deji

    Yet another great piece of knowledge that reveals the impact of principle application. The relevance of this great work is one for the ages, and it is safe to say the writer is spectacular. To the petroleum engineers out there; bon appetit.

  20. Nnamdi Nwajiuba

    The author’s detailed, insightful approach to nanoparticle EOR made this an easy to comprehend piece. The author further highlights the importance of nanoparticles in improved oil recovery crucial for academia and practice in the industry.

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