Netherlands University Receives Research Contract From BP to Develop Nanotech for Oil Extraction
Universityâ€™s research will contribute to BPâ€™s Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Exploratory Research Program
The University of Twenteâ€™s Physics of Complex Fluids group, led by Professor Frieder Mugele, will conduct research on the interaction between oil, water and rocks on micro- and nanoscales. The research contract is for five years, with a total investment of â‚¬4 million from BP. BPs EOR program focuses on increasing the efficiency of oil production by a minimum of ten percent. The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in GÃ¶ttingen (Germany) and the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) are also participating in the BP program.