Determination of oil saturation in reservoir rock using paramagnetic nanoparticles and magnetic field

Citation:

C. Huh, Bryant, S. L., Milner, T. E., and Johnston, K. P., “Determination of oil saturation in reservoir rock using paramagnetic nanoparticles and magnetic field”. US Patent 9,133,709, 2015.

Abstract:

Methods for detection of the presence and distribution of oil in subsurface formation are described herein. The present invention involves injection of an aqueous dispersion of the nanoparticles into the potentially oil containing subsurface formation, followed by a remote detection of the oscillation responses of the nanoparticles in the oil/water interfaces in the reservoir rock by applying magnetic field.

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