NSTI Nanotech 2009

Nanotech for Oil & Gas

Nanotech for Oil & Gas

Symposium Sponsors

Advanced Energy Consortium NanoSPRINT

Symposium Organizer

Sean Murphy Sean Murphy
Manager, Advanced Energy Consortium. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin.

Symposium Co-Chairs

Lewis Norman Lewis Norman
Research Manager
Halliburton
Howard Schmidt Howard Schmidt
Executive Director, Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory
Rice University
Jay Kipper Jay Kipper
Associate Director at the Bureau of Economic Geology
University of Texas at Austin
Luminita Ionescu Vasii Luminita Ionescu Vasii
R&D Manager
Newpark Drilling Fluids Canada

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Scott W. Tinker Scott W. Tinker
Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, and Professor, Edwin Allday Endowed Chair in Subsurface Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
Lewis Norman Lewis Norman
Research Manager
Halliburton
John Ullo
Schlumberger

Symposium Sessions

 

Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
 

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Nanotech for Oil & Gas
1:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
3:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
4:00 POSTERS
 

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
1:30 POSTERS
 

Thursday May 7

 

Symposium Program

 

Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
 

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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10:30 Nanotech for Oil & GasRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Sean Murphy, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US
10:30 Global Energy – Build Bridges, Not Walls
S.W. Tinker, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, President, US
11:00 Introduction to the Advanced Energy Consortium
J. Kipper, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US (bio)
11:15 Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Technology Today
R. Hornbrook, BP, US (bio)
11:30 Oil & Gas Industry Problems for Nano-Technologies
J. Ullo, Schlumberger-Doll, US
11:45 Nanotechnology solutions and issues, Assessment
H. Schmidt, AEC & Research Fellow, Rice University, US
12:00 Current Research Portfolio, Additional Funding Opportunities 2009
S. Murphy, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US
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1:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & GasRoom 370 CF
 Session chair: Sean Murphy, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US
1:30 Near Borehole Condition Sensing
D.P. Neikirk, University of Texas, US
1:50 Chemotactic Micro/Nanobots: Applications in Advanced Oil Recovery
A. Sen, Pennsylvania State University, US
2:10 Mathematical Modeling of Nanoparticles in Porous Media
F. Javadpour, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, US
2:30 Stabilization, Mobility & Propulsion of SWNTs in Oil Reservoir Environments
M. Pasquali, Rice University, US
2:50 Graphene Membranes as Micro- and Nano-Pressure Sensors
R.S. Ruoff, University of Texas, US
3:10 Nanobots - Stage One Sensors for Oilfield Exploration
J.M. Tour, Rice University, US
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3:30 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & GasRoom 370 CF
 Session chair: David Chapman, Advanced Energy Consortium, University of Texas, US
3:30 Applications of nanoparticles for HTHP drilling fluids
T.X. Phuoca, Y. Soonga, M.K. Chyuab, J-K. Leeab, National Energy Technology Lab, DOE, US
4:00 Feasibility Experiments for In-situ Reservoir Nano-Agents
M. Kanj, Saudi Aramco, SA
4:20 InGrain Rocks
H. Tono, InGrain, US
4:40 Environmentally Friendly Production of Unconventional Natural Gas Resources
R.C. Haut, D. Burnett, T. Williams, Houston Advanced Research Center, US
5:00 Emerging Solutions for Water Management Challenges Associated with Shale Gas Development in the Barnett and Appalachian Regions
T. Hayes, Gas Technology Institute, US
5:20 Measurement of Thermal Properties of Suspensions of Nanoparticles in Engine Oil
S. Khan Mohammadi, S.Gh. Etemad, J. Thibault, Isfahan University of Technology, CA
5:40 Generation of Highly Active Nanocrystals on Tungstated Zirconia
N. Soultanidis, A.C. Psarras, C.A. Roberts, I.E. Wachs, Rice University, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
 

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
 

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

Coatings
  • Thermal insulation for deep-sea installations and pipelines
  • Anti-corrosion protection
  • Wear resistance solutions for drilling equipment
  • Anti-fouling protection for marine installations and ships
Separation, Filtration and Absorption
  • Gas separation
  • Oil-water separation
  • Heavy-metal decontamination of wastewater
  • Metal recovery from oil sands
Catalysis
  • Oil sands in situ catalysis and heavy oil viscosity reduction
  • Hydrocarbon reforming
  • Industrial catalytic converters for oil & gas exploitation
  • Petrochemical product additives
Sensors
  • Autonomous sensor networks for reservoir illumination
  • Pipeline monitoring
  • Flow and fluid type sensors for production optimization
Fluids, Lubricants and Additives
  • Drilling fluids
  • Additives to prevent hydrate formation
  • Drag-reducers for oil and water-flow applications
  • Nanofluids
  • Lubricant Additives
   

Journal Submissions

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Molecular Simulation

Molecular Simulation

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Molecular Simulation. The journal covers all aspects of research related to, or of importance to, molecular modelling and simulation (including informatics, theoretical and experimental work).

For consideration into this Special Issue of Molecular Simulations, please select the “Submit to Molecular Simulation” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.


Symposium Coordinator

Matthew Laudon
Nano Science and Technology Institute

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