Go Back   Nicaragua.com Discussion Forum > Society/Sociedad > Current Events/Eventos de Actualidad


Can nanotechnology make revolutionary changes in oil exploration?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 22nd April 2010, 07:56
LOPEZ21 LOPEZ21 is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Thumbs up Can nanotechnology make revolutionary changes in oil exploration?

Nanotechnology is a very familiar word now as it has been constantly hitting the headlines of news these days. This is the process that helps to control matter at a sub atomic level. Nanotechnology has got wide prospects and the uses of nanotechnology are in plenty. This branch of science has been widely used for a large variety of industries. One of the prominent among these is oil and natural gas. Oil and gas industry gets a lot of benefit from nanotechnology.

The first nanotechnology project to extract more petrol from oil fields was presented in University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) in 2006. According to the project report many oil drilling companies are forced to leave at least two barrels of oil for every barrel of oil that they produce. It is said that the use of certain nanotechnology methods can help them to save this. Nanotechnology can thus help in revolutionizing the oil and gas industry, saving the oil thatís lost during drilling, to a considerable extent.

This technology, known as Pepfactants, was developed in Australia in 2006. Using of nanotechnology makes the oil industry more efficient as it can help in controlling the emulsions and foams which are used in a lot of industry processes, and could help in producing a range of products from oil and natural gas, as most of form major components of chemicals and therapeutic drugs.

Reading more about nanotechnology will help you to understand more about its application in oil extraction. Refer the latest Oil News Today and know more about the easiest oil extraction methods using nanotechnology.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:08.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC4 © 2006, Crawlability, Inc.