HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde North America, Inc., and Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA) have joined efforts to explore synergistic combinations to enhance downhole performance with nanoActiv® HRT (Hydrocarbon Recovery Technology) combined with carbon dioxide (CO2) or nitrogen (N2).
"We are excited at this opportunity to collaborate with NCA," said Robin Watts, Chemistry & Energy Program Manager, Linde North America, Inc. "Initial results from field applications show nanoActiv® HRT particles with CO2 or N2 produces significantly improved hydrocarbon recovery. We look forward to further this collaboration to optimize this approach."
nanoActiv® HRT enables the recovery of hydrocarbons primarily through the processes of Brownian motion, diffusion-driven disjoining pressure, and fragmentation—all combined in one mechanical sweeping effort.
"This technology enables the recovery technology to be completed faster, more completely, and with longer efficacy than any fluid technology in the market today, "said David L Holcomb, PhD., President, Pentagon Technical Services Inc. & consultant with NCA and a 40-year oil and gas industry veteran. "With the additional use of CO2 or N2 with nanoActiv® HRT as a treatment, we can see the sustained improvement in recovery."
The use of CO2 or N2 in hydraulic fracturing allows for maximum surface area to increase the flow of hydrocarbons and delivers flexibility in solution viscosity for more uniform proppant placement, avoiding blockages and keeping fractures open. Linde is the largest supplier of CO2 in the U.S and supplies N2 through an extensive network of air separation plants.
"The combination of Nissan Chemical's technological strength in nanoparticles and Linde's expertise in Oil and Gas and global reach is a game changer for the marketplace," said Will Smith, Senior Vice President, NCA. "We look forward to continued work with Linde on nanoActiv® HRT and future projects."
Linde's Oil and Gas experts will be on hand with the Nissan Chemical team at the SPE Technical Conference in San Antonio, October 9–11, 2017 to discuss the new IOR/EOR applications of nanoActiv® HRT with carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
For more information on Linde's Oil and Gas services, visit www.lindeoilandgas.com
For more information on nanoActiv® HRT, visit www.nanoactiv.com
About Linde North America, Inc.,
Linde North America, Inc., is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. In the 2016 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 17.9 bn (EUR 16.948 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 60,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business, with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com
About Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA)
Nissan Chemical America Corporation is a division of Nissan Chemical Industries (NCI)—founded in 1887 as the first chemical fertilizer manufacturer in Japan. A forerunner in chemical innovations for nearly 130 years, Nissan Chemical currently manufactures products for the chemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries and is a market leader in the production of nanomaterials for the automotive, coatings, electronics, and oil and gas recovery industries.
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