Effects of Nanoparticles in Polymer-Based Enhanced Oil Recovery Technique

Authors Tapas Kumar Dora1, Gopal Kumar2, Vishesh Chaudhary3, Suresh Kumar Govindarajan4, Srinivasa Reddy Devarapu5

1Department of Chemical Engineering, GMRIT, 522001 Rajam, Andhra, Pradesh, India

2Department of Petroleum and Energy Studies, DIT University, 248009 Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

3ETRMC at Wipro Limited, 122016 Gaurgaon, India

4Petroleum Engineering Program, Ocean Eng. Department, IIT Madras, 600036 Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

5Energy Cluster, School of Engineering, UPES, 248007 Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Е-mail devarapusrinu@gmail.com
Issue Volume 14, Year 2022, Number 6
Dates Received 15 October 2022; revised manuscript received 22 December 2022; published online 27 December 2022
Citation Tapas Kumar Dora, Gopal Kumar, Vishesh Chaudhary, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 14 No 6, 06009 (2022)
DOI https://doi.org/10.21272/jnep.14(6).06009
PACS Number(s) 78.40.Me 83.50.Jf
Keywords Enhanced oil recovery, Chemical (37) , Polymer (20) , Rheology, Nanotechnology (6) .

Polymer-based chemical enhanced oil recovery methods, while overcoming the disadvantages of conventional waterflooding such as viscous fingering, have performance issues in saline and high temperature conditions that can be addressed through the application of nanotechnology. In the present work, a nanofluid prepared from copper oxide (PHPA) is explored in order to improve the oil recovery efficiency. The prepared nanofluid is analyzed for its rheological performance at various additive concentrations, salinities and for temperatures ranging from 25 to 100 C. The analysis predicts the nanofluid to exhibit a significant improvement in its rheological properties with resistance to saline and temperature conditions.

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