A little nano, a lot of oil

October 27th, 2009

Rice cuts deal to research graphene-infused drilling fluids
Rice News staff

A wall of graphene a single nanometer wide could be the difference between an oil well that merely pays for itself and one that returns great profit.

Rice University and Houston-based M-I SWACO, the world’s largest producer of drilling fluids for the petrochemical industry, have signed an agreement for research funds to develop a graphene additive that will improve the productivity of wells. For more see http://www.media.rice.edu/media/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=13272&SnID=1331289734

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