[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP150100626]
Researchers Prof Pavel Bedrikovetski; Dr Zhenjiang You; Dr Abbas Zeinijahromi; A/Prof Phillip Pendleton
Brief description This project aims to develop new nanoparticle technologies to change rock wettability and significantly increase gas production from shale and coal seam gas fields. The project plans to use a unique combination of new theoretical models for suspension transport in fractures and innovative mathematical modelling supported by laboratory studies and validated against field results, to test and develop the new strategies for Australian gas fields. The project is expected to improve understanding of complex physical phenomena associated with natural gas production and to deliver economic benefit to the Australian gas industry.
Funding Amount $323,779
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects