Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and their Potential Applications in Oil-Gas Industry

Peng Fei Cao, Joey Dacula Mangadlao, Rigoberto C. Advincula

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Abstract

Polymers with properties well-controlled by minor environmental variations have been widely utilized in nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanomedicine. Herein, the classification of stimuli-responsive polymers will be discussed and related to some possible applications in the oil-gas industry. Current studies of stimuli-responsive polymers in the oil-gas production are mainly focused on enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. Still, their potential applications in various aspects of the oil-gas industry from upstream, midstream, and downstream processes are found to be promising.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)706-733
Number of pages28
JournalPolymer Reviews
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 2
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • controllable properties
  • enhanced oil recovery
  • oil-gas industry
  • Stimuli-responsive polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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