Applications of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Oil and Gas Industry

2020 International Journal of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering  
Nanotechnology has the potential to change the technology landscape of the oil and gas industry. Current research has already explored the applications of nanotechnology in vital sectors in the oil and gas industry from upstream exploration to downstream refining. This review had examined and evaluated the research progress in drilling and completion, enhanced/improved oil recovery using nanotechnology. Such information may help other researchers to understand the current research developments
more » ... nd challenges. Breakthroughs in fundamental research, including discovery of new synthesis method of nanomaterials, expansion of applications of existing nanomaterials, and explanations for the unique nanomaterials properties will continue facilitate the application of nanomaterials in the oil and gas industry.
doi:10.20431/2454-7980.0601004 fatcat:frp7pigr6vg77aqroqwuwdu7iy