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Title: Temperature nanotracers for fractured reservoirs characterization

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Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
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Journal Volume: 127; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-09-04 15:28:19; Journal ID: ISSN 0920-4105
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Alaskar, Mohammed, Ames, Morgan, Liu, Chong, Li, Kewen, and Horne, Roland. Temperature nanotracers for fractured reservoirs characterization. Netherlands: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2015.01.021.
Alaskar, Mohammed, Ames, Morgan, Liu, Chong, Li, Kewen, & Horne, Roland. Temperature nanotracers for fractured reservoirs characterization. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2015.01.021.
Alaskar, Mohammed, Ames, Morgan, Liu, Chong, Li, Kewen, and Horne, Roland. 2015. "Temperature nanotracers for fractured reservoirs characterization". Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2015.01.021.
title = {Temperature nanotracers for fractured reservoirs characterization},
author = {Alaskar, Mohammed and Ames, Morgan and Liu, Chong and Li, Kewen and Horne, Roland},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1016/j.petrol.2015.01.021},
journal = {Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering},
number = C,
volume = 127,
place = {Netherlands},
year = 2015,
month = 3

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