Microfluidics as a NextGen Technology for Experimental Studies in Oil and Gas Industry, PI Alexey Cheremisin

Microfluidic devices are the replication of reservoir rock in the form of little silicon and glass chips. They allow to visually capture all the possible interactions between chemicals and hydrocarbons in artificially made pore network and channels. Microfluidic technology can effectively supplement conventional laboratory techniques for experimental studies in petroleum engineering by providing rapid analysis, excellent control conditions and reducing reagent volumes.