Nanotech 2010

Nanotech for Oil & Gas

Nanotech for Oil & Gas

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
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

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 22

10:30 Decarbonizing Traditional Energy
12:30 Clean Alternative Fuels
1:30 TechConnect Innovation Session
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)

Wednesday June 23

10:00 Networking Coffee Break
10:30 Bio Energy Novel Technologies
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo Hall
 Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & Gas
6:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd Floor

Thursday June 24

10:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd Floor
10:30 Nanotech and Cleantech for Oil & Gas
4:00 TechConnect Ventures: Cleantech Remediation, Purification & Alternative Fuels
5:00 TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second Floor

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 22

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10:30Decarbonizing Traditional EnergyRoom 204 A
Session chair: Reed Rubenstein, Greenberg Traurig LLP, US
-P. Genoa, Nuclear Energy Institute, US
-I. Ershaghi, USC, US
-F. Bevc, Siemens Energy Inc., US
-G. Robinson, Exelon Power, US
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12:30Clean Alternative FuelsExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Wayne Gears, CAMG, US
12:30FlexEnergy: Using Waste Fuels to Eliminate 25 Times the GHG Effect of CO2
E. Prabhu, P. Fukumoto, B. Luedde, FlexEnergy, LLC., US
12:45Clean Fuels from Domestic Natural Resources: Accelergy’s Carbon Biomass-to-Liquids Process
T. Vail, Accelergy, US
1:00PRV Induction for Fuel Efficiency and Improvement
J. Meyer, PRV Performance, US
1:15Next Generation Nanospring-Enhanced Catalytic Converters
G. Corti, T. Cantrell, M. Beaux, D.N. McIlroy, M.G. Norton, GoNano Technologies, Inc., US
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1:30TechConnect Innovation SessionExpo Theater 2
1:00Emerging National Innovation Funding Priorities—and the Benefits to Innovators and Investors
J. Croce, Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization, US
1:30OC’s Growing Support for Clean Tech and Green Jobs
G. Trimarche, CleanTech OC, US
2:00Obtaining Representative Raman Spectra of Carbon Nanotubes
J. Hodkiewicz, Thermo Fisher Scientific, US
2:30Maintaining a Stable Engineered Nanomaterials Process through Material Characterization
A.W. Salamon, PerkinElmer Instruments, US
3:00SCE Smart Grid: Creatuing a cleaner, smarter, energy future
P. Haralson, Southenr California Edison, US
3:30Oil-Free Modular System Designs for Industrial Compressors and Renewable Energy Turbine Generator Systems
H. Heshmat, James F. Walton II, Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc., US
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall

Wednesday June 23

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10:00Networking Coffee BreakFoyer 2nd Floor
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10:30Bio Energy Novel TechnologiesRoom 203 A
Session chair: Halil Berberoglu, The University of Texas at Austin, US
10:30High-Yield Chemical Conversion of Biomass into Biofuels and Value-Added Products
M. Mascal, E.B. Nikitin, University of California, Davis, US
10:50Process Modeling Results of Bio-Syntrolysis: Converting Biomass to Liquid Fuel with High Temperature Steam Electrolysis
G.L. Hawkes, M.G. McKellar, R. Wood, M. Plum, Idaho National Laboratory, US
11:10Biobutanol to BioJet Fuels and More
M.E. Wright, B. Harvey, R. Quintana, US NAVY NAVAIR-NAWCWD, US
11:30Geospatial Analysis and Optimization of Fleet Logistics to Exploit Alternative Fuels and Advanced Transportation Technologies
W. Sparks, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
11:50New Generation Biofuels - A Renewable, Cost Effective, Cleaner Burning Replacement for Diesel Fuel
C. Claiborne, New Generation Biofuels, US
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo HallExpo Hall
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Nanotech & Cleantech for Oil & GasExpo Hall
-Nanoparticles: Promising Solution to Overcome Stern Drilling Problems
J. Abdo, M. Danish, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, OM
-High-temperature Desulfurization with Nanosize ZnO
T.C. Wang, H.Y. Kang, H.P. Wang, J.G. Jou, J.L. Wei, National Cheng Kung University, TW
-The influence of surface termination on growth of cupper clusters
L. Xiao, J. Srinivasan, L. Subramanian, Accelrys, Inc, US
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6:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC

Thursday June 24

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10:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC
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10:30Nanotech and Cleantech for Oil & GasRoom 207 C
Session chair: Matt Laudon, NSTI, US
10:30Novel Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery
P.H. Shepard, Novomer, Inc., US
10:50Synthesis and characterization of cation-exchanged laponite nanohybrids for use as drilling fluid viscosifier
T.X. Phuoc, Y. Soong, M.K. Chyu, National Energy Technology Lab, US
11:10Microkinetic Study of Oxygenate and Hydrocarbon Formation from Syngas on Rhodium and Cobalt Surfaces: Effect of Site Structure on Catalytic Cycles
N. Kapur, C. Sampara, X. Hao, J. Hyun, B. Shan, J.B. Nicholas, B. Davis, K. Cho, Nanostellar Inc., US
11:30Stability of Aqueous Silica Nanoparticle Dispersions under Subsurface Conditions
C.O. Metin, Q.P. Nguyen, L.W. Lake, The University of Texas at Austin, US
11:50Influence of Nanoparticles Dispersion on Viscosity of POE Oil Based Nanofluids
S. Bobbo, L. Fedele, A. Benetti, L. Colla, S. Barison, M. Fabrizio, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IT
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4:00TechConnect Ventures: Cleantech Remediation, Purification & Alternative FuelsRoom 207 A
Session chair: Armin Volkel, PARC, US
4:00Solegria Solutions, LLC
J. Black, Solegria Solutions, LLC, US
S.P. Sims, EnerGreenCo, US
4:20FlexEnergy LLC
P. Fukumoto, FlexEnergy LLC, US
4:30Natural State Research, Inc
M. Sarker, Natural State Research, Inc., US
4:40Power Ecalene Fuels, Inc
G. Jackson, Power Ecalene Fuels, Inc., US
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5:00TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second FloorFoyer 2nd Floor

Topics & Application Areas

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

  • 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
  • Oil sands in situ catalysis and heavy oil viscosity reduction
  • Hydrocarbon reforming
  • Industrial catalytic converters for oil & gas exploitation
  • Petrochemical product additives
  • 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

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.

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.

Symposium Coordinator

Matthew Laudon
Nano Science and Technology Institute

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