Researchers discover a new method to boost oil recovery

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160627160125.htm

As oil producers struggle to adapt to lower prices, getting as much oil as possible out of every well has become even more important, despite concerns from nearby residents that some chemicals used to boost production may pollute underground water resources. Researchers have reported the discovery of a nanotechnology-based solution that could address both issues — achieving 15 percent tertiary oil recovery at low cost, without the large volume of chemicals used in most commercial fluids.

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