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Title: Nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam for CO₂ EOR application

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam for CO₂ -EOR application, in which nanoparticles instead of surfactants are used for stabilizing CO₂ foam to improve the CO₂ sweep efficiency and increase oil recovery. The studies included: (1) investigation of CO₂ foam generation nanoparticles, such as silica nanoparticles, and the effects of particle concentration and surface properties, CO₂/brine ratio, brine salinity, pressure, and temperature on foam generation and foam stability; (2) coreflooding tests to understand the nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam for waterflooded residual oil recovery, which include: oil-free coreflooding experiments with nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam to understand the transportation of nanoparticles through the core; measurements of foam stability and CO₂ sweep efficiency under reservoir conditions to investigate temperature and pressure effects on the foam performance and oil recovery as well as the sweep efficiency in different core samples with different rock properties; and (3) long-term coreflooding experiments with the nanoparticle- stabilized CO₂ foam for residual oil recovery. Finally, the technical and economical feasibility of this technology was evaluated.

Authors:
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  1. New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center, Socorro, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
New Mexico Institute Of Mining And Technology, Socorro, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1214269
DOE Contract Number:
FE0005979
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Liu, Ning, Lee, Robert, Yu, Jianjia, Li, Liangxiong, Bustamante, Elizabeth, Khalil, Munawar, Mo, Di, Jia, Bao, Wang, Sai, San, Jingshan, and An, Cheng. Nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam for CO₂ EOR application. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1214269.
Liu, Ning, Lee, Robert, Yu, Jianjia, Li, Liangxiong, Bustamante, Elizabeth, Khalil, Munawar, Mo, Di, Jia, Bao, Wang, Sai, San, Jingshan, & An, Cheng. Nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam for CO₂ EOR application. United States. doi:10.2172/1214269.
Liu, Ning, Lee, Robert, Yu, Jianjia, Li, Liangxiong, Bustamante, Elizabeth, Khalil, Munawar, Mo, Di, Jia, Bao, Wang, Sai, San, Jingshan, and An, Cheng. Sat . "Nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam for CO₂ EOR application". United States. doi:10.2172/1214269. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1214269.
@article{osti_1214269,
title = {Nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam for CO₂ EOR application},
author = {Liu, Ning and Lee, Robert and Yu, Jianjia and Li, Liangxiong and Bustamante, Elizabeth and Khalil, Munawar and Mo, Di and Jia, Bao and Wang, Sai and San, Jingshan and An, Cheng},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this project was to develop nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam for CO₂ -EOR application, in which nanoparticles instead of surfactants are used for stabilizing CO₂ foam to improve the CO₂ sweep efficiency and increase oil recovery. The studies included: (1) investigation of CO₂ foam generation nanoparticles, such as silica nanoparticles, and the effects of particle concentration and surface properties, CO₂/brine ratio, brine salinity, pressure, and temperature on foam generation and foam stability; (2) coreflooding tests to understand the nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam for waterflooded residual oil recovery, which include: oil-free coreflooding experiments with nanoparticle-stabilized CO₂ foam to understand the transportation of nanoparticles through the core; measurements of foam stability and CO₂ sweep efficiency under reservoir conditions to investigate temperature and pressure effects on the foam performance and oil recovery as well as the sweep efficiency in different core samples with different rock properties; and (3) long-term coreflooding experiments with the nanoparticle- stabilized CO₂ foam for residual oil recovery. Finally, the technical and economical feasibility of this technology was evaluated.},
doi = {10.2172/1214269},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Sat Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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