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1. (WO2018165496) NANOSURFACTANTS FOR IMPROVED AND ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY APPLICATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165496    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/021647
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: C09K 8/584
C09K 8/60
Applicants: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
ARAMCO SERVICES COMPANY
Inventors: ABDEL-FATTAH, Amr I.
KOSYNKIN, Dmitry
ALASKAR, Mohammad
GIZZATOV, Ayrat
EICHMANN, Shannon Lee
Title: NANOSURFACTANTS FOR IMPROVED AND ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY APPLICATIONS
Abstract:
Disclosed here compositions and methods suitable for injection of a nanosurfactant-containing fluid into a hydrocarbon-bearing formation for enhanced recovery operations. Embodiments of the composition contain a petroleum sulfonate surfactant, mineral oil, and a zwitterionic co-surfactant.