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Comparative analysis of the performance of hydrophobically associating polymer, xanthan and guar gum as mobility control agent, in enhanced oil recovery application. (2022)
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OGUNKUNLE, T.F., ONI, B.A., AFOLABI, R.O., FADAIRO, A.S., OJO, T. and ADESINA, O. 2022. Comparative analysis of the performance of hydrophobically associating polymer, xanthan and guar gum as mobility control agent, in enhanced oil recovery application. Journal of King Saud University (Engineering science)[online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jksues.2022.01.003

This study aimed at evaluating the performance of hydrophobically associating polymer (HAPAM), xanthan gum, and guar gum in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. Their performances in terms of oil recovery applications were investigated through rheo... Read More about Comparative analysis of the performance of hydrophobically associating polymer, xanthan and guar gum as mobility control agent, in enhanced oil recovery application..

A new approach for quantitative mapping of retention mechanisms of associative polymers in porous media. (2021)
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AFOLABI, R.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., OFFICER, S. and UGWU, J.O. 2021. A new approach for quantitative mapping of retention mechanisms of associative polymers in porous media. Journal of molecular liquids [online], 343, article 117685. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2021.117685

The retention of associative polymer molecules poses a significant challenge for its transport in porous media, and this arises due to the hydrophobic interactions that exists between the retained molecules. The known experimental approach in literat... Read More about A new approach for quantitative mapping of retention mechanisms of associative polymers in porous media..

Determination of a critical separation concentration for associative polymers in porous media based on quantification of dilute and semi-dilute concentration regimes. (2020)
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AFOLABI, R.O., OLUYEMI, G.F., OFFICER, S. and UGWU, J.O. 2020. Determination of a critical separation concentration for associative polymers in porous media based on quantification of dilute and semi-dilute concentration regimes. Journal of molecular liquids [online], 317, article ID 114142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2020.114142

Hydrophobic interactions are an inherent property of associative polymers which results in the formation of molecular aggregates. The loss of hydrophobic interactions under reservoir conditions have been reported, and this results in increased fluid... Read More about Determination of a critical separation concentration for associative polymers in porous media based on quantification of dilute and semi-dilute concentration regimes..

Effect of aluminum oxide nanoparticles on the rheology and stability of a biopolymer for enhanced oil recovery. (2019)
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ORODU, K.B., AFOLABI, R.O., OLUWASIJUWOMI, T.D. and ORODU, O.D. 2019. Effect of aluminum oxide nanoparticles on the rheology and stability of a biopolymer for enhanced oil recovery. Journal of molecular liquids [online], 288, article ID 110864. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.04.141

Uncommon and untested biopolymers in field pilot studies, but applied in laboratory studies are combined with Al2O3 nanoparticles to form nanocomposites for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) performance evaluation. Core plug samples of the Niger Delta regi... Read More about Effect of aluminum oxide nanoparticles on the rheology and stability of a biopolymer for enhanced oil recovery..

Enhanced oil recovery for emergent energy demand: challenges and prospects for a nanotechnology paradigm shift. (2018)
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AFOLABI, R.O. 2019. Enhanced oil recovery for emergent energy demand: challenges and prospects for a nanotechnology paradigm shift. International nano letters [online], 9(1), pages 1-15. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40089-018-0248-0

Renewable and non-renewable energy sources remain the two fronts for meeting global emergent energy demand. Renewable energy sources such as crude oil, in meeting energy needs, is a function of new hydrocarbon discoveries and improving the recovery o... Read More about Enhanced oil recovery for emergent energy demand: challenges and prospects for a nanotechnology paradigm shift..

Model prediction of the impact of zinc oxide nanoparticles on the fluid loss of water-based drilling mud (2018)
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AFOLABI, R.O., PASEDA, P., HUNJENUKON, S. and OYENIYI, E.A. 2018. Model prediction of the impact of zinc oxide nanoparticles on the fluid loss of water-based drilling mud. Cogent engineering [online], 5 (1), article 1514575. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2018.1514575

The use of nanoparticles in the formulation of drilling mud has gained unparalleled research effort. Despite the advancement of nanotechnology, key challenges still remain which relates to attaining predictable properties for nano-drilling muds. In t... Read More about Model prediction of the impact of zinc oxide nanoparticles on the fluid loss of water-based drilling mud.

Nanotechnology and global energy demand: challenges and prospects for a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. (2018)
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AFOLABI, R.O. and YUSUF, E.O. 2018. Nanotechnology and global energy demand: challenges and prospects for a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry. Journal of petroleum exploration and production technology [online], 9(2), pages 1423-1441. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13202-018-0538-0

The exploitation of new hydrocarbon discoveries in meeting the present global energy demand is a function of the availability and application of new technologies. The relevance of new technologies is borne out of the complex subsurface architecture a... Read More about Nanotechnology and global energy demand: challenges and prospects for a paradigm shift in the oil and gas industry..

Optimizing the rheological properties of silica nano-modified bentonite mud using overlaid contour plot and estimation of maximum or upper shear stress limit. (2017)
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AFOLABI, R.O., ORODU, O.D., EFEOVBOKHAN, V.E., ROTIMI, O.J. and ZHANG, Z. 2017. Optimizing the rheological properties of silica nano-modified bentonite mud using overlaid contour plot and estimation of maximum or upper shear stress limit. Cogent engineering [online], 4(1), article 1287248. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2017.1287248

An optimization based statistical (response surface) approach was used to evaluate the rheological properties of bentonite mud treated with silica nanoparticles. The overlaid contour plot established the feasible region for the various factor setting... Read More about Optimizing the rheological properties of silica nano-modified bentonite mud using overlaid contour plot and estimation of maximum or upper shear stress limit..