Application of Polymer and Nano-material Solutions for Enhanced Heavy Oil Recovery

Ehsan Aliabadian


This presentation shows that adding treated and untreated silica nanoparticles to polymer solution can have significant effects on both linear and nonlinear rheological properties. Slightly hydrophobic silica nanoparticles can form hydrogen bonding with HPAM molecules and create strong network structure. Oil recovery of hybrid solutions is larger than polymer solution.