Enhanced Oil Recovery By Using Nanoparticles

There are three types of oil production energy operations, primary recovery, secondary recovery and enhanced oil recovery (EOR). EOR consider as the last stage for production operations. Where the EOR classify into many types such as gas injection, thermal injection, microbial EOR and chemical flooding. There are many types of chemical flooding such as polymer, surfactant, alkaline and nanoparticles EOR such as Iron Oxide (Fe2O3), Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) and Magnesium Oxide (MgO) etc. In this study used Nanoparticles EOR Aluminum oxide (Al2O3). Nanoparticles EOR Aluminum oxide (Al2O3) used a spontaneous imbibition test for sandstone core samples after saturated of crude oil. A spontaneous imbibition test consisting of two scenarios of nanoparticle solution (Al2O3) with change temperature and compared with one scenario of distilled water. The spontaneous imbibition test was performed in this study at room temperature to oven temperature (30Co, 40Co, 50Co, 60Co, 70Co). The results shown that the process of improving the oil increases with the increase of the concentration of nanoparticle (Al2O3) and increase the temperature where the rate of oil recovery mixture with nanoparticles (Al2O3) at the concentration of 1% of nanotechnology is 76.04%.
Distilled Water; Aluminum Oxide; Reservoir Sandstone; Recovery Factor; Temperature; Spontaneous imbibition test.