Can nanotechnology provide innovative, affordable elastomer solutions to oil and gas service industry challenges?

D. Banta
Weatherford International, US

Keywords: Oil, Gas, nanotechnology, technology, needs

Summary:

Many elastomers used in the oilfield currently exhibit compromised properties at high temperatures and extreme chemical environments. This paper discusses possible solutions to improve those properties by the addition of clay nano-particles and the cost associated with that improvement. It also discusses the possibility and practicality of using single-walled and multi-walled carbon nano-tubes.