APPLICATIONS

Oil and Gas Industry

Today, the Company is fully sustainable, which it credits to a persistent management team, board of directors, technical staff, and the incubation services of Innovate Calgary. The team’s focus forms the basis of 9 patent applications and grants that define nFluids’ technology platform.

Cementing

Nanoparticles can be used in well cementing to accelerate the cement hydration process because of their high reactivity and ultra-fine nature.

Cementing

Incorporation of nanoparticles into cement slurry gives enhanced mechanical properties, lower porosity and permeability, which are crucial factors for increased durability.

Foam stability

Foamed systems are used in a variety of oil and gas applications from stimulation to enhanced oil recovery.

Foam stability

Nanoparticles can be utilized to enhance foam bubble stability by reducing coalescence and minimizing drainage.

Sour Gas Scavenging

H2S is a lethal, colorless, and odorless gas that can be found in many oil and gas wells around the world.

Sour Gas Scavenging

With an increase in oil and gas drilling, safety continues to be a primary concern. When functionalized, nanoparticles can react with the sour gas molecules and convert them to a precipitate that can then be removed from the system.

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Reducing friction in deep wells is always a goal in order to achieve faster drilling and longer reach in the production zone.

Coil Tubing Lubrication

Nanoparticle coatings can produce smoother finished surfaces that would reduce the sliding friction in coiled tubing or other similar applications.

Catalysts

Nanoparticles have a higher surface area so there is increased catalytic activity because more catalytic reactions can occur at the same time.

Catalysts

Nanoparticle catalysts can also be easily separated and recycled with more retention of catalytic activity than their bulk counterparts.

Corrosion control

Nanoparticles are capable of producing non-wetting surfaces that prevent adsorption of aqueous media whilst minimizing contact with coatings and their under layers.

Corrosion control

Nanotechnology can also bring new tools for corrosion protection related to superior corrosion resistant coatings, corrosion inhibitors and as nano-reservoirs for delivering inhibitors.

Coil Tubing Lubrication

Reducing friction in deep wells is always a goal in order to achieve faster drilling and longer reach in the production zone.

Coil Tubing Lubrication

Nanoparticle coatings can produce smoother finished surfaces that would reduce the sliding friction in coiled tubing or other similar applications.

Polymer extraction

The use of polymer in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) does not come without the associated problems of produced oil and water management and water discharge restrictions.

Polymer extraction

Nanoparticles can be used in EOR not only to aid recovery but also to aid the separation of various water soluble polymers.

Re-Fracturing

Re-fracturing the pay zone of oil and gas wells has the potential to reduce well decline and extend the productive life.

Re-Fracturing

Nanoparticles can be used to seal off existing fracture networks and flow paths, whilst allowing fracturing of new oil bearing channels and the production of previously trapped hydrocarbons.

Oil & Water Separation

Nanoparticles with optimized surface chemistry can be used as coatings that are selective for either oil or water.

Oil & Water Separation

Additionally, magnetic nanoparticles added to emulsions will adsorb to the oil-water interface, allowing for quick phase separation with the application of a magnetic field.

Tracers

Reducing friction in deep wells is always a goal in order to achieve faster drilling and longer reach in the production zone.

Coil Tubing Lubrication

Nanoparticle coatings can produce smoother finished surfaces that would reduce the sliding friction in coiled tubing or other similar applications.

CONTACT US

nFluids Inc.

253147 Bearspaw Rd Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3L 2P5
Mon – Fri | 9:00 – 17:00 MT Weekend | Holidays – May vary

Business Development | Investor Relations :

Jeffrey Forsyth
Phone Number: 403.617.4357
E-mail: jforsyth@nfluids.com

Business Operations | Research & Development :

Alex Borisov
Phone Number: 403.671.8571 E-mail: aborisov@nfluids.com

APPLICATIONS

Other Industries

Today, the Company is fully sustainable, which it credits to a persistent management team, board of directors, technical staff, and the incubation services of Innovate Calgary. The team’s focus forms the basis of 9 patent applications and grants that define nFluids’ technology platform.

Ferromagenetic Fluids

Stable dispersions of nano-sized iron oxide nanoparticles (e.g. magnetite) suspended in a carrier fluid exhibit strongly magnetized properties in the presence of an external magnetic field (superparamagnetic).

Ferromagenetic Fluids

This unique property is utilized, for example, in magnetic seals where ferrofluid is held in place by magnets and forms a barrier that keeps out moisture, dust and debris. This property is also utilized in vehicle suspension systems.

Composites

Nanoparticles can be dispersed in ceramics, metals, and polymers during processing to create composite materials.

Composites

These materials can exhibit enhanced mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical properties at low nanoparticle concentrations due to their large particle-matrix interfacial area

Medical Services

Due to extreme size difference between nanoparticles and living cells, nanotechnology has shown great promise in medical applications.

Medical Devices

For example, nanoparticles can act as carriers for therapeutic drug molecules carrying them to the desired location within a patient’s body.

Surface Coatings

Surface coatings containing nanoparticles offer a number of unique advantages that have found commercial applications.

Surface Coatings

Nano-sized particles can be used to produce water-repellant, self-cleaning surfaces that mimic the “Lotus effect” found in nature.

Agriculture

Surface coatings containing nanoparticles offer a number of unique advantages that have found commercial applications.

Surface Coatings

Nano-sized particles can be used to produce water-repellant, self-cleaning surfaces that mimic the “Lotus effect” found in nature.

Heat Transfer Fluids

‘Smart’ heat transfer fluids containing stabilized nanoparticles exhibit enhanced thermal conductivity and heat transfer coefficients compared to conventional coolants.

Heat Transfer Fluids

‘Smart’ heat transfer fluids containing stabilized nanoparticles exhibit enhanced thermal conductivity and heat transfer coefficients compared to conventional coolants.

Lubricants

Adding nanoparticles to lubricants enhances their ability to conduct heat, lubricate and protect from wear-and-tear.

Lubricants

These are important properties in automotive industry as better lubricants result in reduced engine wear, lower noise, and better and longer engine performance.

CONTACT US

nFluids Inc.

253147 Bearspaw Rd Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3L 2P5
Mon – Fri | 9:00 – 17:00 MT Weekend | Holidays – May vary

Business Development | Investor Relations :

Jeffrey Forsyth
Phone Number: 403.617.4357
E-mail: jforsyth@nfluids.com

Business Operations | Research & Development :

Alex Borisov
Phone Number: 403.671.8571 E-mail: aborisov@nfluids.com