nanoActiv® HRT

Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology

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nanoActiv® EFT

Enhanced Flowback Technology

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reCharge HnP

nanoActiv® HRT in an Energized Huff ‘n Puff

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Enhancing Hydrocarbon Recovery

nanoActiv® solutions are high-efficiency intervention additives and methods — maximizing hydrocarbon production rates. nanoActiv® solutions go further, work faster, and are effective longer, enabling higher volume hydrocarbon recovery.


The Mechanics of Nanotechnology

nanoActiv® solutions employ inorganic nano-sized particles in a colloidal particle dispersion, harnessing their power to penetrate porous media on a nanoscopic scale. nanoActiv® particles form a Brownian-motion, diffusion- driven mechanism known as disjoining pressure1—greatly facilitating and accelerating the mobility of gas, oil and water, or mixtures thereof.

The dispersion of brine-resistant colloidal particles when mixed into treating fluids, form orderly hexagonal arrays which act mechanically to exert a large spreading force. This pressure lifts and enables the removal of hydrocarbons, water, polymers, biofilm, scale, paraffin and asphaltenes from rock surfaces in oil and gas reservoirs, natural and induced fracture networks, tubular goods, production equipment, and storage facility surfaces.

1Wasan and Nikolov Nature, Vol. 423, 2003

Spreading Force
Diffusion-Driven Disjoining Pressure
David L. Holcomb, Ph.D.

In more than 45 years in the oil and gas industry, I've never come across a product as effective as nanoActiv® in improving and maximizing production over a longer period.

David L. Holcomb, PH.D., President—Pentagon Technical Services, Inc.

Enhancing Hydrocarbon Recovery

nanoActiv® solutions are effective in a variety of production enhancement applications including:

  •   enhanced and improved oil recovery
  •   pre-pads or pills ahead of, or within, hydraulic fracturing stages
  •   as follow-up pills after acidizing
  •   as a stand-alone well remediation pill
  •   for production rejuvenation
  •   production enhancement
  •   formation damage removal and/or prevention
  •   paraffin, asphaltene, biofilm and scale mitigation and control
  •   drilling mud clean-up and removal
  •   disposal well injection improvement
  •   waterflood sweep efficiency improvement
  •   water block removal
  •   pipeline cleaning
nanoActiv® particles

nanoActiv® particles under transmission electron microscope (TEM) at 200,000 × Magnification

nanoActiv® can also be formulated to enhance and enable the action of other oilfield chemistries such as surfactants, foamers, inhibitors, biocides, dispersants, friction reducers and polymers.