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Invitation to Submit Manuscripts to the Special Issue on Application of Nanoparticles for Oil Recovery

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2020

Prof. Ole Torsaeter
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Guest Editor
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
Interests: fundamentals of flow in porous media; experimental reservoir engineering; routine and special core analysis; use of microfluidics in reservoir engineering research; enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods; nanofluids for EOR; wettability of reservoir rocks; measurements of wettability; alteration of wettability; interaction of nanoparticles with porous materials; pore scale studies of EOR processes by micro-CT.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to their large surface-area-to-volume ratio and enhanced chemical reactivity, nanoparticles have attracted interest among researchers in the upstream petroleum industry for oil recovery applications. Nanoparticles have been studied as additives to waterflooding from day one of production as well as additives at later-stage waterflooding (secondary and tertiary recoveries). Many types of nanoparticles have been tested, and the aims of the nanoparticles have been either to reduce the mobility of the injected fluid relative to that of oil or to increase the ratio of viscous to interfacial forces (i.e., capillary number).

The research on nanotechnology for oil recovery has shown potential, but the mechanisms for oil recovery are not fully understood. Studies on the use of surface-functionalized particles for special reservoir rock and fluid properties and reservoir conditions might be the way forward for understanding the mechanisms involved. Our improved ability to study multiphase flow in porous media on pore scale by using microfluidics and micro-CT equipment will also be important for the development of  nanotechnology for oil recovery.

This Special Issue welcomes the submission of original research papers and comprehensive reviews that demonstrate or summarize significant advances in the understanding of recovery mechanisms by using nanoparticles in oil recovery. Example topics include: pore scale analysis, mechanisms of recovery due to nanoparticles, adsorption and transport of nanoparticles, wettability alteration, interfacial tension reduction, modelling of nano-EOR processes, and nanoparticles together with other EOR agents.

Prof. Ole Torsaeter
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nanomaterials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • nanoparticles
  • enhanced oil recovery
  • mobility control
  • interfacial tension
  • wettability alteration
  • adsorption and transport of nanoparticles
  • modelling of nano-EOR processes
  • nanoparticles combined with other EOR methods

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.


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