Research breakthrough from Khalifa University may help Abu Dhabi achieve 70% oil recovery goal.

A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have proposed a quantum mechanical simulation technique to predict how liquids move across the surface of solid crystalline structures, which could enhance energy production from the region's geological petroleum reservoirs.a

"The new technique for accurately predicting the wetting properties of carbonate minerals will play a key role in the reservoir characterisation and modeling needed for Abu Dhabi to advance towards its ambitious enhanced oil recovery targets," said Dr. Steve Griffiths, Interim Executive Vice President for Research, Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

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