A History of Success

Based in Houston, Texas, Nissan Chemical America Corporation is a division of Nissan Chemical Corporation founded in Japan in 1887. A forerunner in chemical innovations for more than 130 years, Nissan Chemical has been perfecting nanoparticle technology since 1951, making it one of the first companies in the world to produce highly surface-modified colloidal particles for industrial applications.


Enhancing Hydrocarbon Recovery

nanoActiv® solutions are high-efficiency intervention additives and methods—maximizing hydrocarbon production rates. nanoActiv® solutions go further, work faster, and are effective longer, enabling higher volume hydrocarbon recovery.

The Mechanics of Nanotechnology

nanoActiv® solutions employ inorganic nano-sized particles in a colloidal particle dispersion, harnessing their power to penetrate porous media on a nanoscopic scale. nanoActiv® particles form a Brownian-motion, diffusion-driven mechanism known as disjoining pressure1—greatly facilitating and accelerating the mobility of gas, oil, and water, or mixtures thereof.

The dispersion of brine-resistant colloidal particles, when mixed into treating fluids, form orderly hexagonal arrays which act mechanically to exert a large spreading force. This pressure lifts and enables the removal of hydrocarbons, water, polymers, biofilm, scale, and asphaltenes from rock surfaces in oil and gas reservoirs, natural and induced fracture networks, tubular goods, production equipment, and storage facility surfaces.

1Wasan and Nikolov Nature, Vol. 423, 2003

Nissan Chemical has been at the forefront of industrial nanoparticle science for more than 65 years. We are innovating new solutions for enhancing hydrocarbon recovery, and the consistent production improvements we are seeing are extraordinary.

Enhancing Hydrocarbon Recovery

nanoActiv® solutions are effective in a variety of production enhancement applications including:

  • enhanced and improved oil recovery
  • pills ahead of, or within, hydraulic fracturing stages
  • as follow-up pills after acidizing
  • as a stand-alone well remediation pill
  • production enhancement
  • formation damage removal and/or prevention
  • water block removal
  • pipeline cleaning

nanoActiv® can also be formulated to enhance and enable the action of other oilfield chemistries such as surfactants, foamers, inhibitors, biocides, dispersants, friction reducers and polymers.

nanoActiv® particles under transmission electron microscope (TEM) at 200,000 × magnification.

nanoActiv® is made in the USA · Patented in the US and other countries