Patents by Inventor Neeraj Rohilla

Neeraj Rohilla has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220145163
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a sandstone-containing oil reservoir additive composition that includes (a) a nonionic wettability alteration agent having Formula (I): and (b) an injection fluid. For Formula (I), R is an alkyl residue from a branched secondary alcohol initiator, where R can have a carbon number of C4 to C10, x is from 3 to 10 and y is from 1 to 20. The injection fluid can be selected from the group consisting of sea water, engineered water, injection brine, produced brine or combinations thereof. The nonionic wettability agent in the sandstone reservoir additive composition can be from 0.01 weight percent (wt %) to 20 wt % based on the total weight of the sandstone reservoir additive composition. The sandstone-containing oil reservoir additive composition can be used in enhance oil recovery operations, such as a waterflooding operation or a carbon dioxide flooding operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Amit Katiyar, Troy E. Knight, Pramod D. Patil, Neeraj Rohilla
  • Patent number: 10494908
    Abstract: Methods for enhanced oil recovery. In one method, an oil-bearing sandstone formation having a clay content of at least 5 wt. % is injected with a surfactant mixture, a solution comprising 0.5 to 3 wt. % aqueous alkali, and an aqueous solution comprising a polyether. In another method, a sandstone formation having a salinity within the range of 20,000 to 100,000 ppm total dissolved solids and a divalent ion content within the range of 1,000 to 10,000 ppm is injected with a surfactant mixture and an aqueous solution comprising a polyether. In both methods, the polyether solution is injected as a sacrificial agent prior to injection of the surfactant mixture or is injected as a mitigation agent concurrently with the surfactant mixture. Surprisingly, adsorption of the surfactant mixture onto the formation can be reduced by 20-70% or more compared with similar methods performed without the aqueous alkali solution, the polyether solution, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventor: Neeraj Rohilla
  • Publication number: 20190112904
    Abstract: Methods for enhanced oil recovery are disclosed. In one method, an oil-bearing sandstone formation having a clay content of at least 5 wt. % is injected with a surfactant mixture, a solution comprising 0.5 to 3 wt. % aqueous alkali, and an aqueous solution comprising a polyether. In another method, a sandstone formation having a salinity within the range of 20,000 to 100,000 ppm total dissolved solids and a divalent ion content within the range of 1,000 to 10,000 ppm is injected with a surfactant mixture and an aqueous solution comprising a polyether. In both methods, the polyether solution is injected as a sacrificial agent prior to injection of the surfactant mixture or is injected as a mitigation agent concurrently with the surfactant mixture. Surprisingly, adsorption of the surfactant mixture onto the formation can be reduced by 20-70% or more compared with a similar methods performed without the aqueous alkali solution, the polyether solution, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Neeraj Rohilla