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Steamflood heat management

While always an implicit goal in steamflood processes, overall process heat management became a topic in the literature in the mid-1980s. The growth of the discipline has closely followed the development of the personal computer and computer applications. Heat management consists of data gathering, data monitoring and adjustments to the process as discussed in this page. Read more....

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Nanotechnology in hydrogen sulfide detection


Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) leaks can cause problems that affect both workers and equipment in the drilling industry. The explosive gas naturally occurs in oil and natural gas deposits. The lesser risk from H2S, corrosion of metal, paint, and epoxy, can be prevented with the use of special coating. The greater risk, the risk to the health of industry workers, can be prevented with detection equipment. More recently, nanotechnology has been tested to detect H2S in the air.

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