Nanotechnology underpins our research in scale formation, enhanced oil recovery and particle science. Ongoing industry funded research includes development of green chemicals for scale inhibition, investigation of the use of nanostructured polymer surfaces to reduce mineral scale deposition and development of carbon nanotubes to enhance the life time of squeeze treatments.

In addition a combined experimental and nanoscale modelling approach is being used to engineer nanoparticles as tracers and within enhanced drilling fluids and to study their transport, collection and analysis.