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US20110253363 PROCESS FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTION OF HEAVY OIL USING MICROWAVES  
A process for utilizing microwaves to heat H2O within a subterranean region wherein the heated H2contacts heavy oil in the subterranean region to lower the viscosity of the heavy oil and improve...
US20110253362 PROCESS FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTION OF HEAVY OIL USING MICROWAVES  
A process for utilizing microwaves to heat H2O within a subterranean region wherein the heated H2O contacts heavy oil in the subterranean region to lower the viscosity of the heavy oil and improve...
US20100294489 IN-SITU UPGRADING OF HEAVY CRUDE OIL IN A PRODUCTION WELL USING RADIO FREQUENCY OR MICROWAVE RADIATION AND A CATALYST  
A method for heating heavy oil inside a production well. The method raises the subsurface temperature of heavy oil by utilizing an activator that has been injected below the surface. The activator...
US20150060052 SHEET BEAM KLYSTRON (SBK) AMPLIFIERS WITH WRAP-ON SOLENOID FOR STABLE OPERATION  
A microwave energy tool including a sheet beam klystron that includes a tube body for carrying an electron sheet beam that has a plurality of cavities and a magnetic solenoid wound directly on the...
US20130112403 Multiple Electrical Connections To Optimize Heating For In Situ Pyrolysis  
A method for heating a subsurface formation using electrical resistance heating is provided. The method includes placing a first electrically conductive proppant into a fracture within an interval...
US20140027109 UTILIZATION OF MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY IN ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY PROCESS FOR DEEP AND SHALLOW APPLICATIONS  
A method and system for treating a portion of a hydrocarbon-bearing formation of a crude oil reservoir containing heavy hydrocarbons using a microwave enhanced heavy hydrocarbon recovery system...
US20120298354 TRIGGERING POLYMERIZATION ON-DEMAND FOR WATER CONTROL DOWNHOLE  
Methods of sealing a subterranean formation including introducing a trigger-able fluid, the trigger-able fluid containing an ethylenically unsaturated monomer, into a subterranean formation, and...
US20140262222 RF ANTENNA ASSEMBLY WITH SERIES DIPOLE ANTENNAS AND COUPLING STRUCTURE AND RELATED METHODS  
An RF antenna assembly is to be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon resource recovery. The RF antenna assembly includes a series of tubular dipole antennas to...
US20150021013 Electromagnetic Assisted Ceramic Materials for Heavy Oil Recovery and In-Situ Steam Generation  
The disclosure provides a downhole tool, and method of using the downhole tool, for enhancing recovery of heavy oil from a formation. A method for enhancing recovery of heavy oil from a formation...
US20100294488 ACCELERATING THE START-UP PHASE FOR A STEAM ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE OPERATION USING RADIO FREQUENCY OR MICROWAVE RADIATION  
A method for preheating a formation prior to beginning steam assisted gravity drainage production. The method proceeds by forming a steam assisted gravity drainage production well pair within a...
US20140262223 RF ANTENNA ASSEMBLY WITH DIELECTRIC ISOLATOR AND RELATED METHODS  
An RF antenna assembly is positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon resource recovery. The RF antenna assembly includes first and second tubular conductors and a...
US20120325458 Electrically Conductive Methods For In Situ Pyrolysis of Organic-Rich Rock Formations  
A method and system for heating a subsurface formation using electrical resistance heating includes providing a wellbore which has a production portion that penetrates an interval of organic-rich...
US20130206396 PISTON TRACTOR SYSTEM FOR USE IN SUBTERRANEAN WELLS  
A piston tractor system can include at least two piston assemblies which sealingly engage a wellbore, and a pump which transfers fluid between an annulus isolated between the piston assemblies,...
US20120085533 CYCLIC STEAM STIMULATION USING RF  
A method of producing hydrocarbons from a well. The method begins by injecting steam into a well. The bitumen in the formation is then heated with the injected steam, followed by ceasing the...
US20140054028 BITUMEN RECOVERY PROCESS  
1. A bitumen recovery process where the process includes the following steps: a) Drilling a single well into a bitumen deposit;b) Equipping the well with a heating element, a solvent injecting...
US20130192820 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING THE DEVICE FOR "IN SITU" EXTRACTION OF BITUMEN OR ULTRAHEAVY OIL FROM OIL SAND DEPOSITS  
The device has at least one electrical conductor loop formed of a feed conductor, a return conductor and an inductor connected therebetween. At least the inductor is at least partially or...
US20140262225 OIL EXTRACTION USING RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING  
Oil extraction from an oil-bearing formation includes: heating a first portion of the formation containing oil with radio frequency energy; extracting the oil from the first portion of the...
US20140096954 METHOD OF DEVELOPING SUBSURFACE BARRIERS  
A method and apparatus for construction of a subsurface barrier for the recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by steam and/or solvent injection. Multiple propped vertical inclusions at...
US20140231070 Inhibiting effects of sloughing in wellbores  
Certain embodiments provide a heater. A heater device includes a skin effect component having at least one insulated electrical core conductor in electrical communication with an adjacent and...
US20120305239 CYCLIC RADIO FREQUENCY STIMULATION  
Production of heavy oil and bitumen from a reservoir is enhanced by cyclic radio frequency (RF) radiation of the well. The invention utilizes RF radiation to introduce energy to the hydrocarbon...
US20090314488 Electrically and/or Magnetically Active Coated Fibres for Wellbore Operations  
A composition for wellbore consolidation, comprising fibres having a core formed from a material that is electrically and/or magnetically susceptible, and a polymeric coating, characterised in...
US20140090834 EM AND COMBUSTION STIMULATION OF HEAVY OIL  
A method of producing heavy oil from a heavy oil formation by combining electromagnetic heating to achieve fluid communication between wells, following by in situ combustion to mobilize and...
US20130292177 Systems and Methods Of Detecting an Intersection Between A Wellbore and A Subterranean Structure That Includes A Marker Material  
Systems and methods of detecting an intersection between a wellbore and a subterranean structure that includes a marker material. The systems and methods include drilling the wellbore and...
US20060180304 Down hole physical upgrading of heavy crude oils by selective energy absorption  
The present invention utilizes the ability of electromagnetic energy at the appropriate frequency to selectively deposit thermal energy in the heavy oil for precise control of cracking temperature...
US20130133880 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PASSIVE ELECTROSEISMIC SURVEYING  
A method of passive surveying comprises generating one or more detected signals by passively detecting a signal generated within a subsurface earth formation due to a seismoelectric response or an...
US20130119993 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PASSIVE ELECTROSEISMIC SURVEYING  
A method of passive surveying comprises generating one or more detected signals by passively detecting a signal generated within a subsurface earth formation due to a seismoelectric response or an...
US20100078163 PROCESS FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTION OF HEAVY OIL USING MICROWAVES  
A process for utilizing microwaves to heat H2O within a subterranean region wherein the heated H2O contacts heavy oil in the subterranean region to lower the viscosity of the heavy oil and improve...
US20120325459 RADIO FREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY HEATER FOR UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES  
A system for heating at least a part of a subsurface hydro carbonaceous earth formation forms a borehole into or adjacent to the formation, places elongated coaxial inner and outer conductors into...
US20140262227 Ring Electrode Device and Method For Generating High-Pressure Pulses  
A method, system, and electrode assembly are disclosed that maximizes the lifetime of electrodes for high energy electrical discharges in water by arranging the electrodes in concentric rings or a...
US20150167438 ELECTRIC FRACTURING OF A RESERVOIR  
A device is proposed for fracturing a geological hydrocarbon reservoir, including two packers defining a confined space therebetween in a well drilled in the reservoir, an apparatus for regulating...
US20140262221 ELECTRICAL HEATING OF OIL SHALE AND HEAVY OIL FORMATIONS  
A method (and system) is provided that enhances production of hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation by identifying at least one target interval of the subterranean formation that is in...
US20140251598 RADIO-FREQUENCY ENHANCEMENT AND FACILITATION OF IN-SITU COMBUSTION  
Radio frequency radiation is introduced downhole to heat one or more components of an in-situ hydrocarbon mixture. The mixture is heated to a temperature conducive to auto-ignition. Upon heating,...
US20140116683 METHOD FOR INCREASING THE PERMEABILITY OF THE BOTTOM WELL-BORE REGION OF A SEAM (IS11.0138-US-PCT)  
To increase permeability of a near-wellbore zone of a formation an operation on stimulation of a fluid flow into a wellbore is performed, the operation comprising injecting chemical substances...
US20140014327 METHODOLOGY AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING FLUIDS FROM A CONDENSATE GAS RESERVOIR  
A method of producing reservoir fluids from a condensate gas reservoir traversed by a production well includes the formation of a protrusion into natural gas bearing rock along a producing...
US20090242196 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTION OF HYDROCARBONS BY IN-SITU RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING OF CARBON BEARING GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS  
A method of producing liquid hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon-bearing rock in situ in a geological formation begins with exploring the formation by drilling a plurality of boreholes into the...
US20090283257 RADIO AND MICROWAVE TREATMENT OF OIL WELLS  
A method including exposing a substance to a first type of electromagnetic waves generated by a first device. The frequency of the first type of electromagnetic waves is in the radio frequency...
US20070098375 Method and system for direct electric heating of a pipeline  
Method and system for direct electric heating of a pipeline to contribute to removal or hindrance of plugs of ice and optionally hydrates, distinguished in that heating takes place to a...
US20150159079 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR CONFORMANCE CONTROL USING TEMPERATURE-TRIGGERED POLYMER GEL WITH MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES  
The present disclosure provides a polymer gel and method of making and using the same for use in high-permeability layers. This precision conformance control is accomplished by using paramagnetic...
US20130153210 SITU RF HEATING OF STACKED PAY ZONES  
A method of heating stacked pay zones in a hydrocarbon formation by radio frequency electromagnetic waves is provided. In particular, radio frequency antenna array having multiple antenna elements...
US20130277046 METHOD FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY FROM CARBONATE RESERVOIRS  
Method of using direct current (DC) electrokinetics to enhance oil production from carbonate reservoirs The method comprising the steps of selecting an underground formation comprising an...
US20120318499 METHODS FOR INCREASING OIL PRODUCTION  
A method of recovering petroleum from dormant oil wells or increasing the production of oil wells is disclosed. An alkali or alkaline earth carbonate is introduced into a water layer associated...
US20140290934 RADIO FREQUENCY HEAT APPLICATOR FOR INCREASED HEAVY OIL RECOVERY  
A radio frequency applicator and method for heating a geological formation is disclosed. A radio frequency source configured to apply a differential mode signal is connected to a coaxial conductor...
US20140102692 METHOD FOR HYDROCARBON RECOVERY USING A WATER CHANGING OR DRIVING AGENT WITH RF HEATING  
A method of processing a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation including a laterally extending injector well, a laterally extending producer well below the laterally extending injector...
US20140096951 ENHANCED HYDROCARBON RECOVERY FROM A SINGLE WELL BY ELECTRICAL RESISTIVE HEATING OF MULTIPLE INCLUSIONS IN AN OIL SAND FORMATION  
The present invention is a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by electrical resistive heating of the oil sand formation and the heavy oil and...
US20100071894 ELECTROMAGNETIC BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING SUBSURFACE RECOVERY OF FLUID WITHIN A PERMEABLE FORMATION  
The invention provides for systems and methods of enhancing crude oil flow by radiating electromagnetic energy in the form of focused far field electromagnetic energy into a permeable formation...
US20140096952 ENHANCED HYDROCARBON RECOVERY FROM A SINGLE WELL BY ELECTRICAL RESISTIVE HEATING OF A SINGLE INCLUSION IN AN OIL SAND FORMATION  
The present invention is a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by electrical resistive heating of the oil sand formation and the heavy oil and...
US20090211751 FIELD-RESPONSIVE FLUIDS  
A field-responsive fluid which enters a semi-solid state in the presence of an energy field is improved by use of a plurality of energy field responsive particles which form chains in response to...
US20130284430 SYSTEM FOR HEATING A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION INCLUDING A MAGNETIC AMPLIFIER AND RELATED METHODS  
A system for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein is provided. The system includes a radio frequency (RF) source, an RF antenna to be...
US20140262226 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING HIGH-PRESSURE PULSES IN A SUBTERRANEAN DIELECTRIC MEDIUM  
An apparatus and method for generating high-pressure pulses in a subterranean dielectric medium are provided. The method includes providing an electrode assembly in the medium, the electrode...
US20070133961 Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process  
A system that includes a plurality of heat sources configured to heat a portion of a formation is described. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production...

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