Session Chairs: John-Richard Ordonez-Varela, Total E&P; Rushan Sakhibgareev, Chevron
Nanotechnology has been applied in medicine, biology, electronics, materials, coatings, and water treatment among others.
The application of nanotechnology in E&P remains controversial because of its promising yet hyped potentials as an alternative to conventional solutions and the value it would bring to operators. The stability of nanoagents in the subsurface environment remains a main hurdle for its widespread use in reservoir applications. This session will focus on the following topics:
Session Chairs: Howard Schmidt, Saudi Aramco; Matteo Pasquali, Rice University
This session will place emphasis on issues such as:
Session Chairs: Gaurav Agrawal, Baker Hughes; Joyce Wong, Schlumberger
This session invites experts from colloids science and interface, organic and inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry andmolecular modelling, fluid flow and transport in porous media, and rock imaging and microfluidics, among others, to detail, discuss, and address issues of reservoir nanoagents design, synthesis, analytics, detection, employment, and deployment in E&P. Solutions to the following questions will be discussed:
This session sets the stage for the breakout session that follows. In particular, this session addresses the importance of nanoagents’ long term immunity to adsorption, and colloidal instability in the reservoir environment to nanoagents’ use and deployment in E&P.
Session Chairs: Gaurav Agrawal, Baker Hughes; Mazen Kanj, Saudi Aramco
This session will constitute a think-tank with breakout groups working in parallel sub-sessions to explore employment and deployment of reservoir nanoagents in E&P. The session addresses challenge questions from the perspective of:
Each sub-session will address relevant problem statements that were identified in the course of the workshop and work to simplify it and devise a strategy with timeline (roadmap) for fundamental analysis, understanding, and resolve of these challenges. A rapporteur presentation will follow to present an overview and the converging outcome from these sessions.
Session Chairs: Martin Poitzsch, Schlumberger; Sergio Kapusta, Shell
This session looks beyond the fundamental hurdle of reservoir nanoagents’ stability to address issues like nanoagents’ mobility, detectability, scalability, and HSE and field operations. Chemical manufacturers and companies will give their views on scalability for deployment with examples from relevant fields and industries. Key points for discussions include: