Nanotechnology for CO2 Utilization in Oilfield Applications

Nanotechnology for CO2 Utilization in Oilfield Applications

1st Edition - June 15, 2022

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  • Authors: Tushar Sharma, Krishna Chaturvedi, Japan Trivedi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323906517
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905404

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Nanotechnology for CO2 Utilization in Oilfield Applications delivers a critical reference for petroleum and reservoir engineers to learn the latest advancements of combining the use of CO2 and nanofluids to lower carbon footprint. Starting with the existing chemical and physical methods employed for synthesizing nanofluids, the reference moves into the scalability and fabrication techniques given for all the various nanofluids currently used in oilfield applications. This is followed by various, relevant characterization techniques. Advancing on, the reference covers nanofluids used in drilling, cementing, and EOR fluids, including their challenges and implementation problems associated with the use of nanofluids. Finally, the authors discuss the combined application of CO2 and nanofluids, listing challenges and benefits of CO2, such as carbonation capacity of nanofluids via rheological analysis for better CO2 utilization. Supported by visual world maps on CCS sites and case studies across the industry, this book gives today’s engineers a much-needed tool to lower emissions.

Key Features

  • Covers applications for the scalability and reproducibility of fabrication techniques for various nanofluids used in the oilfield, including visual world maps that showcase current stages and future CCS sites
  • Helps readers understand CO2 case studies for subsurface applications, including CO2 injection into depleted reservoirs
  • Provides knowledge on the existing challenges and hazards involved in CO2 for safer utilization


Petroleum engineers; reservoir engineers; drilling engineers; researchers, and students working on nanomaterials with a focus on oilfield applications

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Background
  • 1.2: Challenges with CO2 injection and utilization in oilfield applications
  • 1.3: Why current alternatives do not work?
  • 1.4: What the book aims to achieve?
  • 1.5: Scope of the book
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 2: Synthesis and characterization of nanofluids for oilfield applications
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Introduction
  • 2.2: Synthesis of nanofluids
  • 2.3: Various types of nanofluids
  • 2.4: Nanofluid imaging methods
  • 2.5: Characterization of nanofluids
  • 2.6: Improving stability of nanofluids
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Rheological characterization of nanofluids
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Rheological behavior of nanofluids
  • 3.3: Factors affecting the rheology of nanofluids
  • 3.4: Experimental determination of rheological characteristics of nanofluids
  • 3.5: Mathematical models to predict the rheology of nanofluid
  • 3.6: Importance of nanofluid rheology in oilfield applications
  • 3.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Why CO2 for oilfield applications?
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: CO2 and industrial development
  • 4.2: CO2 as a greenhouse gas
  • 4.3: Sources of CO2
  • 4.4: CO2 capture and storage
  • 4.5: Future climate goals
  • 4.6: Role of oil and gas industry in meeting climate targets
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Carbonated nanofluids for EOR and improved carbon storage
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Carbonation: Principles and introduction
  • 5.2: CO2 solubility: Molality and Henry’s law
  • 5.3: Absorption kinetics in nanofluids
  • 5.4: Physisorption and chemisorption
  • 5.5: Oilfield applications of carbonated nanofluids: EOR
  • 5.6: Carbon storage potential and future research in carbonated nanofluids
  • References
  • Chapter 6: CO2 EOR and injection process: Role of nanomaterials
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: Sources of CO2
  • 6.3: Types and methods of CO2-EOR
  • 6.4: Nanomaterials in CO2 EOR
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 7: Mass transfer by molecular diffusion
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Diffusion in bulk fluids and porous media
  • 7.2: Fick’s law of diffusion for binary mixtures
  • 7.3: Molecular diffusion of gases into liquid phases
  • 7.4: The role of CO2 molecular diffusion in oil reservoirs
  • 7.5: Determination of gas diffusion coefficient
  • 7.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Corrosion mitigation in oil reservoirs during CO2 injection using nanomaterials
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: Methods of preparation
  • 8.3: Corrosion inhibition and mechanisms
  • 8.4: The role of CO2 in promoting corrosion in multiphase flow environment
  • 8.5: Prospects
  • 8.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 9: Formation damage in oil reservoirs during CO2 injection
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: Challenges during CO2 flooding
  • 9.3: CO2 rock water interaction: How do nanomaterials alter the equation?
  • 9.4: Reservoir screening for CO2-EOR to avoid formation damage
  • 9.5: Special considerations for nanofluid injection
  • 9.6: Composite nanomaterial in EOR
  • 9.7: Challenges and opportunities for future research
  • 9.8: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Current advances, challenges, and prospects of CO2 capture, storage, and utilization
  • Abstract
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Carbon storage and trapping mechanisms
  • 10.3: CO2 transport mechanisms and models representing geosequestration process
  • 10.4: Biological CO2 Ultilization: Status, prospects and challenges
  • 10.5: Photosynthetic CO2 conversion
  • 10.6: Nano technology for carbon geosequestration and related applications
  • 10.7: CO2 geosequestration challenges and future prospects
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Governing mechanism of nanofluids for CO2 EOR
  • Abstract
  • 11.1: Fundamentals of EOR
  • 11.2: CO2 flooding and the associated recovery mechanism
  • 11.3: Limitation associated with CO2
  • 11.4: CO2 EOR for sequestration
  • 11.5: Special features of Nano particle
  • 11.6: Nano-particle applications
  • 11.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 12: Retention of nanoparticles in porous media: Implications for fluid flow
  • Abstract
  • 12.1: Introduction to nanoparticle retention
  • 12.2: Mechanisms and principles of NP retention
  • 12.3: Implications for fluid flow
  • 12.4: Role of SEM/AFM/EDX imaging
  • 12.5: Challenges in understanding NP fluid flow and retention
  • 12.6: Recent and suggested advances in NP fluid flow
  • References
  • Chapter 13: CO2 foams for enhanced oil recovery
  • Abstract
  • 13.1: Introduction to CO2 foam
  • 13.2: Foam stability
  • 13.3: CO2 foam for EOR
  • 13.4: Mechanisms of improving oil recovery by CO2 foam
  • 13.5: Key parameters influencing CO2 foam flooding
  • 13.6: Nanoparticle stabilized CO2 foams
  • 13.7: Colloid gas aphrons
  • 13.8: Hybrid foam flooding
  • 13.9: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Solid CO2 storage by hydrate-based geo sequestration
  • Abstract
  • 14.1: Introduction
  • 14.2: Hydrate-based CO2 capture, storage, and geo-sequestration technologies
  • 14.3: Application of nanoparticles for CO2 hydrate promotion
  • 14.4: Conclusions and future directions
  • References
  • Chapter 15: Case studies of CO2-EOR
  • Abstract
  • 15.1: CO2 Injection in laboratory and on field scale
  • 15.2: Carbonated water injection in laboratory and on field scale
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 16: Conclusion and future research direction
  • Abstract
  • 16.1: Closing remarks
  • 16.2: Viability of nanotechnology in improving carbon utilization
  • 16.3: How does this book help?
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 330
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2022
  • Published: June 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323906517
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905404

About the Authors

Tushar Sharma

Dr. Tushar Sharma is currently working as an Associate Professor at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Jais, India. He is also the Head & Lead Instructor at Enhanced Oil Recovery Laboratory at RGIPT. His main areas of research include Enhanced Oil Recovery, Nanofluids, Emulsions, and Rheology and has expertise in the handling of Rheometers, Core-flooding equipment, and surface tensiometers. Dr. Sharma received his doctoral degree from IIT Madras for his work on Pickering emulsions and their application in EOR. He has authored over 55 papers in leading international journals. Dr. Sharma has also conducted training seminars for engineers from multiple oil and gas corporations. Beyond his immediate area of expertise, Dr. Sharma is also the faculty coordinator of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) student chapter of RGIPT.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Jais, India

Krishna Chaturvedi

Krishna Raghav Chaturvedi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Enhanced Oil Recovery, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Jais. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun and RGIPT, respectively. His research focuses on the synthesis of novel single-step silica nanofluids for improved CO2 flow behavior and reduced formation damage. Primarily, this work focuses on the development of new nanomaterials for improving the efficacy of CO2-based EOR in depleted oil fields and involves the use of core-flooding equipment, HR-TEM, SEM/EDX and high-pressure reactors for CO2-absorption studies. Mr. Chaturvedi has currently published 8 papers in internationally recognized journals. Previously, he worked as a real-time drill log analyst for oil rigs in the US shale patches in Midland and Oklahoma.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Enhanced Oil Recovery Laboratory, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Jais, India

Japan Trivedi

Dr. Japan J. Trivedi is Professor with the Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Alberta, Canada. He conducts research in various areas of oilfield technology. His primary areas of research are chemical and CO2-EOR for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, coal gasification, reservoir simulation etc. He heads a multi-cultural diverse research group at UofA and teaches EOR/Research simulation to Undergraduate and Graduate students. He also serves on the Editorial board of several prestigious journals like the Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Alberta, Canada

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