Reducing fines migration by use of Nanofluids injection-an experimental study

A. Habibi*, M. Ahmadi, P. Pourafshary, Sh Ayatollahi

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Formation damage because of fines migration is a major reason for productivity decline. Many studies have characterized fines and their migration effect on permeability reduction. Nanofluids that contain nanoparticles (NPs) show specific properties including a high tendency for adsorption and being a good candidate for injection into the near-wellbore region because of the very small NP sizes. The study indicates that fines could adhere to the matrix grains, hindering their migration, when the porous materials are soaked with nanofluids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-110
Number of pages5
JournalJPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial relations
  • Fuel Technology
  • Strategy and Management


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