With New Advance, Natural Gas Filtering Technology Moves Closer to Commercial Reality
A new material under development is highly effective at sieving carbon dioxide from natural gas streams and is also cheap and easy to make, according to researchers.
After Years of Development, Nanoparticle Drilling Fluid Ready
For nanotechnology-based drilling fluids, acceptance means proving they can outperform other drilling fluids. Initial results have been encouraging enough to move toward commercialization.
Optimal Nanosilica Concentration in Synthetic-Based Mud for HP/HT Wells
At certain conditions, the good performance of synthetic-based mud (SBM) will degrade, particularly because of the effect of chemical instability under high temperature. Silicon dioxide (SiO2) nanopowder (nanosilica) holds the potential for performance improvement.
Small Bubbles, Big Rewards for Separation Technology
Tiny bubbles, called nanobubbles, are the focal point of a new innovation aimed at transforming produced water from a costly byproduct into a valuable asset.
A Study of Wettability-Alteration Methods With Nanomaterials Application
In this paper, after a review of the fundamentals of wettability alteration, a discussion of nanomaterials used for wettability alteration is provided.
Pushing the Frontier Through Wellbore Strengthening
Making hole has become a more difficult and complex operation as operators move into untapped horizons, especially deepwater and unconventional fields.
Revolutionary, Evolutionary Ideas for Lowering the Cost of Gas Separation
Demand for a better way to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas led to the creation of a new material at Rice University in Houston that does something unprecedented on the molecular scale, and might even change gas processing.
Seeking Ways to Make Better Diamonds by Tending to the Tiniest Details
Diamond-tipped cutters are the leading edge for technology development as companies seek an advantage that will allow customers to drill faster and longer before changing bits.
Developing Long-Distance Power-Distribution Systems
Over the next decade, the number of electrically powered subsea systems in operation around the world will increase as companies adopt new technologies to produce oil and gas offshore more efficiently.
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