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Chengara, A., Nikolov, A.D., Wasan, D.T., Trokhymchuk, A. and Henderson, D. (2004) Spreading of Nanofluids Driven by the Structural Disjoining Pressure Gradient. Journal of Colloid and Interface Sciences, 280, 192-201.

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  • TITLE: Investigating the Effect of Various Nanomaterials on the Wettability of Sandstone Reservoir

    AUTHORS: El-Abbas Moustafa, Ahmed Noah, Karam Beshay, Lamees Sultan, Mina Essam, Omar Nouh

    KEYWORDS: Nanomaterials, Wettability Alteration, Oil Recovery Mechanism

    JOURNAL NAME: World Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol.3 No.3, August 4, 2015

    ABSTRACT: Wettability is the ability of a fluid to stick to a solid surface in the presence of other immiscible fluids. Wettability alteration is crucial as it affects the amount of oil recovered from a given reservoir. The majority of enhanced oil recovery mechanisms purposefully alter the wettability of the reservoir rock from oil-wet to water-wet; to increase the amount of oil recovered from it. This study investigates the effect of various nanomaterials on the wettability, and particularly the brine phase contact angle, of a sand stone reservoir. The nanomaterials used are Magnesium/Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxide, Silica/Zirconia, and a combination of 80.0% Magnesium/Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxide (Mg/Al-LDH) and 20.0% Silica/Zirconia (Zi/Zr). The results suggest that a concentration of 4.0 g/L of Magnesium/Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxide (Mg/Al-LDH) decreases the brine phase contact angle, in the presence of oil, from 66° to 60° in 0.033 minute as opposed to Silica/Zirconia which increases the brine phase contact angle to 68° in the same time interval. The combination of both nanoparticles results in a decrease of 1.0° in the brine phase contact angle indicating that Silica/Zirconia (Zi/Zr) lowers the efficiency of Magnesium/Aluminum Layered Double Hydroxide’s adsorption to the sandstone surface.