Hole new approach

Excell, Jon
November 2005
Engineer (00137758);11/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7688, p10
The article reports that a team from Birmingham's Aston University and Nottingham Trent University is investigating the use of magnetic resonance image (MRI) scanners and special microbubbles to find a way of increasing the quantity of oil extracted. The idea behind the project is to develop a method of finding other pockets in the porous rock based on the fact that water is sensitive to MRI scanning.


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