4th Edition of World Nanotechnology Conference

April 19-21, 2021 | Virtual Event

April 25 -27, 2022 | Las Vegas, United States
2021 Speakers

Khavkin Aleksander

Speaker at World Nanotechnology Conference 2021 - Khavkin Aleksander
UdSU and Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russian Federation
Title : The role of nanotechnologies in hydrocarbon energy


Nanotechnologies the approach means purposeful regulation of properties of objects on molecular and above molecular a level (0,1-100 nanometers), determining fundamental parameters of physical objects. It takes place in sciences about the Earth in sphere oil&gas recovery. Prospects for the development of hydrocarbon energy depend on the cost of oil and gas production, the cost of oil and gas chemistry, cost of  hydrocarbon transportation. The applications of nanotechnology in the extraction, processing and transport of hydrocarbons are considered. Nanotechnology operations for enhanced oil recovery (NTOEOR) include operations (methods, techniques) governed by nanoscale phenomena, or which employ nanoscale particles. Examples of the use of nanotechnology in the oil and gas industry are given. Foam systems stabilized by nanoparticles have proven highly effective in reducing the water cut in oil and gas production wells: has achieving 15-20 percent reductions in water cuts and 1,5-1,7 times oil production growth, as well as providing 500-10,000 tons of extra crude per treated well. At the gas field technological effect was additional 16 million m3 per single mining well. Adding nano-dispersive modifiers to cement can enhance the strength of concrete and foam concrete 2.5-3 times. Economic calculations have shown that the use of nanotechnology in the production of gas will reduce the cost of their production by more than 20%, which will significantly affect the development of hydrocarbon energy. Indeed, the advantages of green energy point to the cost of energy and its eco-friendliness. Recent events in the world under cold weather conditions have shown both the need to conserve hydrocarbon energy and the need to improve green energy technologies. Therefore, the development of hydrocarbon energy and its share in the global energy system will depend on the economic efficiency of hydrocarbon energy.


Dr. A.Khavkin studied in Gubkin University of oil and gas (1970-1975). General Technologist in All-Russian Scientific and Research Institute of Oil & Gas (1991-2001), Head of the laboratory in the Institute for Problems of Oil&Gas RAS (2001-2012), Deputy Director General of the Institute of Geology and Fossil Development (2012-2014). He has participated of conferences in Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Egypt, England, Hungary, Japan, France, Norway, Spain, Russia, UAE, published more than 600 research articles. Honorary Oilman of Russia. Laureate of the UNESCO Medal «Contribution to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology» (2010). Member of the Central Board of the Nanotechnology Society of Russia.