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Title: Thermo- and pH-responsive Supramolecular Gelling Agents for Enhanced Oil and Natural Gas Recovery from Tight Formations

Abstract

Fossil fuels (oil/natural gas) is the biggest type of energy source on earth and will remain its leading place in the next several decades. Recent advances in shale oil/gas technology and other oil recovery methods, and in turn increased hydrocarbon production, made the United Stated of America less dependent on energy imports, a big progress toward a self-sufficient nation. Characteristics of injection fluids play a major role in determining the amount of recovery. For this purpose, the U.S. oil and gas industry urgently needs new injection fluid technologies to increase oil and gas recovery from tight shale formations to meet our national energy demands. Incendium Technologies, LLC has been developing high-efficiency, cost-effective and environmentally friendly supramolecular assembly solutions for enhanced oil and gas production. These solutions can be used as additives to replace polymeric gelling agents in injection fluids for enhanced recovery. They possess outstanding features including adjustable and reversible viscosity, high salt and temperature tolerance, and self-repairment. With increased efficiency in hydrocarbon recovery and eco-friendly nature, these novel solutions have huge commercial and societal benefits.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Incendium Technologies LLC
  2. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Incendium Technologies LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1527099
Report Number(s):
Final Report: DOE-Incendium
8328588717
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0018574
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase I)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Stimuli-responsive supramolecular assemblies, viscosity modifiers in hydraulic fracturing, adjustable viscosity, self-healing gelling agents

Citation Formats

Yegin, Cengiz, Nagabandi, Nirup, and Akbulut, Mustafa. Thermo- and pH-responsive Supramolecular Gelling Agents for Enhanced Oil and Natural Gas Recovery from Tight Formations. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1527099.
Yegin, Cengiz, Nagabandi, Nirup, & Akbulut, Mustafa. Thermo- and pH-responsive Supramolecular Gelling Agents for Enhanced Oil and Natural Gas Recovery from Tight Formations. United States. doi:10.2172/1527099.
Yegin, Cengiz, Nagabandi, Nirup, and Akbulut, Mustafa. Thu . "Thermo- and pH-responsive Supramolecular Gelling Agents for Enhanced Oil and Natural Gas Recovery from Tight Formations". United States. doi:10.2172/1527099. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1527099.
@article{osti_1527099,
title = {Thermo- and pH-responsive Supramolecular Gelling Agents for Enhanced Oil and Natural Gas Recovery from Tight Formations},
author = {Yegin, Cengiz and Nagabandi, Nirup and Akbulut, Mustafa},
abstractNote = {Fossil fuels (oil/natural gas) is the biggest type of energy source on earth and will remain its leading place in the next several decades. Recent advances in shale oil/gas technology and other oil recovery methods, and in turn increased hydrocarbon production, made the United Stated of America less dependent on energy imports, a big progress toward a self-sufficient nation. Characteristics of injection fluids play a major role in determining the amount of recovery. For this purpose, the U.S. oil and gas industry urgently needs new injection fluid technologies to increase oil and gas recovery from tight shale formations to meet our national energy demands. Incendium Technologies, LLC has been developing high-efficiency, cost-effective and environmentally friendly supramolecular assembly solutions for enhanced oil and gas production. These solutions can be used as additives to replace polymeric gelling agents in injection fluids for enhanced recovery. They possess outstanding features including adjustable and reversible viscosity, high salt and temperature tolerance, and self-repairment. With increased efficiency in hydrocarbon recovery and eco-friendly nature, these novel solutions have huge commercial and societal benefits.},
doi = {10.2172/1527099},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
}