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.
nanoActiv® solutions are effective in a variety of production enhancement applications including:
- enhanced and improved oil recovery
- pills ahead of, or within, hydraulic fracturing stages
- as follow-up pills after acidizing
- as a stand-alone well remediation pill
- production enhancement
- formation damage removal and/or prevention
- water block removal
- pipeline cleaning
nanoActiv® particles under transmission electron microscope (TEM) at 200,000 × magnification.
nanoActiv® is made in the USA · Patent Pending