Oilfield chemistry

The obsession with better hydraulic fracturing has steadily pushed on shale production in year one, but the decline remains steep. Chemistry could help explain, and perhaps extend, the short productive life of these wells.
This paper discusses the field implementation of a downhole chemical methodology that has positively affected overall productivity for a mature Kuwait field.
The outcome of the authors’ experiments revealed that the tertiary injection of nanoparticles results in additional oil recovery beyond the limit of low-salinity water.

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