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US20110259588 METHODS OF STABILIZING SHALE SURFACE TO MINIMIZE PROPPANT EMBEDMENT AND INCREASE PROPPANT-PACK CONDUCTIVITY  
Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of treating a subterranean formation comprising shale comprising forming a fluid comprising potassium acetate, and introducing the fluid to a...
US20120048557 DELIVERY OF PARTICULATE MATERIAL BELOW GROUND  
A wellbore fluid is an aqueous carrier liquid with first and second hydrophobic particulate materials suspended therein. The first hydrophobic particles have a higher specific gravity than the...
US20110114321 Open/Close Outlet Internal Hydraulic Device  
A fluid-driven adapter for a mineral extraction system is provided. The adapter includes a sleeve (e.g., annular piston) that engages a mandrel disposed in a wellhead component and moves in an...
US20150075779 Designing an Injection Treatment for a Subterranean Region Based on Stride Test Data  
In some aspects, response data from an injection test of a subterranean region are accessed. An injection treatment is designed based on the response data. The response data are acquired during a...
US20140262239 Preparing a Wellbore for Improved Recovery  
The present disclosure provides a system for and method of preparing a wellbore for improved recovery from a formation and a method of producing hydrocarbons from a formation. The system includes...
US20130206398 PROCESS FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WITH pH CONTROL  
A process for hydraulic fracturing including the steps of (a) providing a fracturing fluid by combining water, proppant, an oxidizing biocide, and a friction reducer; (b) introducing the...
US20120152550 Method for Inducing Fracture Complexity in Hydraulically Fractured Horizontal Well Completions  
A formation servicing system comprising a casing string, a first sleeve system and a second sleeve system, each of the first and second sleeve system being incorporated within the casing string...
US20140262291 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPLEX FRACTURE GENERATION  
A system includes a first fluid comprising a viscosified fluid composed to generate an initial fracture geometry, a first spacer fluid, a second fluid being a high solids content fluid (HSCF)...
US20110284229 SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRACTURE OF WELLS HAVING A LINER  
A process for fracturing a lined well uses a packer assembly in a liner string that provides a cement-free segment and interface with the formation. The device has multiple packers with inflatable...
US20120160498 Concentrated Polymer Systems Having Increased Polymer Loadings and Enhanced Methods of Use  
One method described includes the steps of: providing an HPG concentrate having a polymer load of about 2 to about 25% w/v and being present in a worse-than-theta aqueous solvent, the HPG...
US20120111560 Fracture Monitoring  
This application relates to methods and apparatus for monitoring hydraulic fracturing during oil/gas well formation. A fibre optic cable (102) deployed down a well bore (106), which may be the...
US20100031653 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE UTILIZATION OF SUPERCRITICAL SUBSURFACE STEAM IN COMBINATION WITH SUPERCRITICAL THERMAL AND HYDRAULIC POWER STATIONS  
Disclosed are a method and a device for utilizing supercritical subsurface steam as combined supercritical thermal and hydraulic power stations at an efficiency of 50 percent, using molten bath...
US20070289741 Method of Fracturing an Earth Formation, Earth Formation Borehole System, Method of Producing a Mineral Hydrocarbon Substance  
Method of fracturing an earth formation by pumping a pressurized fracturing fluid into a borehole in an earth formation thereby fracturing the earth formation. At least during the pumping, a...
US20120241158 RADICAL TRAP IN OIL AND GAS STIMULATION OPERATIONS  
A method for using a fracture fluid in forming subterranean fractures includes delaying degradation of a polymer in a fracture fluid when the fracture fluid comprises a breaker by combining at...
US20120012325 HIGH TEMPERATURE STABILIZER FOR WELL TREATMENT FLUIDS AND METHODS OF USING SAME  
A method of fracturing a subterranean formation by introducing into the formation a high temperature well treatment fluid containing a polymeric gel and an electron donating compound comprising...
US20120097397 Fracturing System and Method  
A system and method for fracturing a stage of a multiple stage hydrocarbon production well. One embodiment of the system comprises at least one ported sleeve assembly and a flapper assembly...
US20140151052 KOBE SUB WITH INFLOW CONTROL, WELLBORE TUBING STRING AND METHOD  
A kobe sub includes a kobe installed in a port of the sub, the kobe includes a cap portion accessible in the inner bore, a base mounted in the port and connected to the cap portion, a channel...
US20110192606 Degradable Polymers for Hydrocarbon Extraction  
The present disclosure is directed degradable polymers. The polymers are solid when maintained under substantially dry conditions at a temperature of up to about 90 degrees C. When contacted with...
US20110192605 Degradable Polymers for Hydrocarbon Extraction  
The present disclosure is directed degradable polymers. The polymers are solid when maintained under substantially dry conditions at a temperature of up to about 90 degrees C. When contacted with...
US20130327530 Composition and Method to Replace Polysacharides in Hydraulic Fracturing  
A method to reduce the amount of gelling agent utilized in hydraulic fracturing fluids in the presence of a relatively high concentration of brine.
US20100096125 ACTIVE SEISMIC MONITORING OF FRACTURING OPERATIONS  
A method for managing a fracturing operation. In one implementation, the method may include positioning a seismic source and at least one seismic receiver near a hydrocarbon reservoir; pumping a...
US20100314118 Liquid Crystals for Drilling, Completion and Production Fluids  
Fluids containing liquid crystal-forming surfactants or polymeric surfactants, or polymers, or complex polymers or copolymers, or graphite nanotubes or Janus particles in a polar and/or non polar...
US20140367109 On-Site Generation of a Fracturing Fluid Stream and Systems and Methods Utilizing the Same  
On-site generation of a fracturing fluid stream system includes a fracturing fluid generation assembly and a fracturing fluid supply assembly. The fracturing fluid generation assembly is...
US20110088905 METHOD FOR IMPULSE STIMULATION OF OIL AND GAS WELL PRODUCTION  
A method for improving liquid injection into a rock formation. The method includes the steps of introducing a gas impulse device into a wellbore in the formation and pumping a pressurized liquid...
US20140117739 Mining Method for Gassy and Low Permeability Coal Seams  
A method of degassing a coal seam by directionally drilling a borehole in a rock formation that is adjacent the coal seam, or between two different coal seams. The borehole is then pressurised to...
US20100206571 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING AN INFLATABLE PACKER IN A SUBHYDROSTATIC WELLBORE  
An embodiment of an assembly for setting an inflatable packer within a wellbore comprises a coiled tubing, an inflatable packer to be set in a wellbore, a back pressure valve, and a drain valve...
US20070000666 Method and system for fracturing subterranean formations with a proppant and dry gas  
A method and system for stimulating underground formations is disclosed. The method includes injecting pressurized gas and low concentrations of proppant material at a rate and pressure sufficient...
US20100288500 FIBER AGGREGATE  
Fiber aggregate comprising organic polymeric fibers, wherein the organic polymeric fibers have an average length in a range from 2 to 20 millimeters, an average diameter up to 100 micrometer, and...
US20120160485 Treatment of Subterranean Formations  
A method of preparing and using a subterranean formation stabilization agent. The stabilization agent includes a guanidyl copolymer and may be admixed with a fracturing fluid and optionally brine....
US20120067585 TREATMENT OF SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS  
A method of preparing and using a subterranean formation stabilization agent. The stabilization agent includes a guanidyl copolymer and may be admixed with a fracturing fluid and optionally brine....
US20150075775 METHOD FOR DETERMINING REGIONS FOR STIMULATION ALONG TWO PARALLEL ADJACENT WELLBORES IN A HYDROCARBON FORMATION  
A method for determining along relatively uniformly spaced apart parallel first and second wellbores situated in an underground hydrocarbon-containing formation, regions within the formation,...
US20070215345 Method And Apparatus For Hydraulic Fracturing And Monitoring  
A technique that is usable with a well includes deploying an assembly into a wellbore. The assembly includes at least one sensor. A fracturing fluid is injected under pressure into the wellbore to...
US20130299167 HYBRID LPG FRAC  
A fracturing method comprises: pumping a first stream of liquefied petroleum gas and gelling agent with a first frac pressure pump; pumping a second stream of lubricated proppant with a second...
US20110220361 Method and Materials for Proppant Fracturing With Telescoping Flow Conduit Technology  
Acid-soluble plugs may be employed within telescoping devices to connect a reservoir face to a production liner without perforating. Such technology eliminates formation damage and debris removal...
US20100243242 METHOD FOR COMPLETING TIGHT OIL AND GAS RESERVOIRS  
A method and apparatus for processing a subterranean formation comprising stimulating and fracturing a subterranean formation, and drilling the subterranean formation wherein the drilling and...
US20130025867 METHOD OF SLICKWATER FRACTURING  
The present invention relates to a method of slickwater hydraulic fracturing of a subterranean formation comprising introducing into a wellbore an aqueous fracturing fluid comprising a nonionic...
US20080271894 Method and apparatus for subterranean fracturing  
A subterranean formation stimulation system, comprising a gas generator, a high pressure seal, and means to activate the generator. The high pressure may be a packer and or plug having an outer...
US20120273206 DRY POLYMER MIXING PROCESS FOR FORMING GELLED FLUIDS  
Apparatus, methods and systems for preparing a polymer concentrate for treating a formation with slick water systems viscous fluid or a gelled viscous fluid are disclosed. The method includes...
US20130292123 Degradable Balls for Use in Subterranean Applications  
Degradable balls for downhole use may include an incompliant degradable polymer and a compliant filler material, the incompliant degradable polymer having an elastic modulus of about 2 GPa or...
US20120160500 METHODS FOR USING NON-VOLATILE PHOSPHORUS HYDROCARBON GELLING AGENTS  
New fluids are disclosed for use in servicing subterranean formations containing oil and gas. In particular, an improved chemical gelling additive for hydrocarbon based fracturing fluids is...
US20100084134 FRACTURING METHOD AND APPARATUS UTILIZING GELLED ISOLATION FLUID  
A method and apparatus for fracturing a formation containing a wellbore comprising the steps of (a) injecting a gel into the wellbore; (b) permitting the gel to increase in viscosity and (c)...
US20110036582 Solid incorporated reversible emulsion for a fracturing fluid  
Embodiments of this invention relate to an apparatus and a method for treating a subterranean formation permeated by a wellbore including forming a fluid comprising a reverse emulsion and a...
US20140262290 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TREATING A BOREHOLE  
A method for treating an open borehole including running a tool having axially spaced isolation band assemblies disposed thereon. The isolation band assemblies are deployed by pressuring on the...
US20110036583 SLIP-LAYER FLUID PLACEMENT  
A method of fluid placement in a hydraulic fracture created in a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore that comprises the use of one or more reactants that form a low friction layer...
US20150007996 Method for Producing Oil From Induced Fractures Using a Single Wellbore and Multiple-Channel Tubing  
A method for sweeping a subterranean petroleum reservoir and recovering hydrocarbons therefrom. Such method utilizes a plurality of spaced hydraulic fractures extending radially outwardly from,...
US20110127039 SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR ACID FRACTURING WITH SCALE INHIBITOR PROTECTION  
A method for treating a subterranean formation includes forming a treatment fluid including a carrier fluid, a solid acid-precursor, and a solid scale inhibitor. The solid acid-precursor includes...
US20130306321 LIQUEFIED INDUSTRIAL GAS BASED SOLUTION IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  
The present invention is a cryogenic subterranean fracturing fluid, comprising a liquefied industrial gas and a first additive. The liquefied industrial gas may be liquefied carbon dioxide,...
US20120103616 Methods of Fracturing Subterranean Formations Using Sulfonated Synthetic Gelling Agent Polymers  
Methods of forming one or more fractures in a subterranean formation penetrated by a well bore. The methods generally include providing a treating fluid that comprises water and one or more...
US20110284228 Increasing the Viscosity of Viscoelastic Fluids  
In hydrocarbon recovery applications, viscoelastic surfactant (VES) gelled fluids may be preheated to a temperature that will increase viscosity of the VES gelled fluid. The preheated VES gelled...
US20130248192 MULTIZONE AND ZONE-BY-ZONE ABRASIVE JETTING TOOLS AND METHODS FOR FRACTURING SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS  
One or more fluid-jetting subs having jet ports and a packer element are incorporated into a completion string for deployment into a wellbore for perforation and treatment operations. The packer...