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US20120018226 Method and biodegradable water based thinner composition for drilling subterranean boreholes with aqueous based drilling fluid  
An inhibitive water-based polymer mud system and method for using the system in drilling and in stabilizing wellbores is disclosed for use in water sensitive formations as an alternative to...
US20130196885 USE OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SOLVENTS TO REPLACE GLYCOL-BASED SOLVENTS  
A method for replacing glycol-based mutual solvents in an oil field application comprising: obtaining an alternative solvent and solvent blends and replacing all or a portion a glycol-based mutual...
US20140060832 SELF-SUSPENDING PROPPANTS FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  
The invention provides for modified proppants, comprising a proppant particle and a hydrogel coating, wherein the hydrogel coating localizes on the surface of the proppant particle to produce the...
US20140014348 SELF-SUSPENDING PROPPANTS FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  
The invention provides for modified proppants, comprising a proppant particle and a hydrogel coating, wherein the hydrogel coating localizes on the surface of the proppant particle to produce the...
US20140000891 SELF-SUSPENDING PROPPANTS FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  
The invention provides for modified proppants, comprising a proppant particle and a hydrogel coating, wherein the hydrogel coating localizes on the surface of the proppant particle to produce the...
US20130233545 SELF-SUSPENDING PROPPANTS FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  
The present invention provides modified proppants, and methods for their manufacture. In embodiments, the modified proppant comprises a proppant particle and a hydrogel coating, wherein the...
US20130172217 Method for Dispersing Aqueous Based Drilling Fluid for Drilling Subterranean Boreholes  
An inhibitive water-based polymer mud system and method for using the system in drilling and in stabilizing wellbores is disclosed for use in water sensitive formations as an alternative to...
US20120055673 Method for dispersing aqueous based drilling fluid for drilling subterranean boreholes  
An inhibitive water-based polymer mud system and method for using the system in drilling and in stabilizing wellbores is disclosed for use in water sensitive formations as an alternative to...
US20120247763 BIOMASS-BASED OIL FIELD CHEMICALS  
Microbial biomass from oleaginous microbes provides a cost-efficient, biodegradable additive for use in well-related fluids. The biomass is useful as a fluid loss control agent, viscosity modifier,...
US20130143776 USE OF WAX-COATED SAND GRAINS FOR ELIMINATION OF OIL CONTAMINATION OR FOR SEALING OF WELLS  
The present invention provides for the use of discrete or agglomerated sand grains provided completely or partially with a coating consisting of wax as an oil binder for elimination of oil...
US20130092376 CEMENT OIL-BASED MUD SPACER FORMULATION  
A spacer fluid made of a viscosity thinner, a weighting agent, an antifoaming agent, and a non-ionic surfactant in a base aqueous fluid. In some instances, the viscosity thinner is a...
US20100311621 Methods and compositions for viscosifying heavy aqueous brines  
A method for viscosifying brine systems utilized in oilfield applications comprising: a) preparing a heavy brine system comprising obtaining an aqueous brine system comprising a hydrated...
US20120245062 USE OF HIGH RATIO AQUEOUS ALKALI SILICATES FOR PROFILE MODIFICATION, WATER CONTROL AND STABILIZATION  
Soluble silicates are commonly used to block and strengthen permeable zones in subterranean formations. These applications include conformance for oil field, grouting for the construction industry...
US20120222863 ALKANESULFONIC ACID MICROCAPSULES AND USE THEREOF IN DEEP WELLS  
Alkanesulfonic acid microcapsules and the use thereof as an additive for acidizing applications in carbonatic rock formations, especially for increasing the permeability of underground carbonatic...
US20130196884 Downhole Chemical Delivery For Oil And Gas Wells  
A method of reducing the cost and environmental impact of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing is to use a proppant that is coated with at least two chemicals, where each of those chemicals are...
US20110024113 VISCO-ELASTIC SURFACTANT SPACERS  
A spacer for use in an oil well cementing operation comprises an aqueous solution of a visco-elastic surfactant. A method of treating a well in a cementing operation, comprises pumping the spacer...
US20090054272 EMULSIFIER CONTAINING THERMALLY EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE OXIDE  
An emulsifier containing a modified graphite oxide material, which is a thermally exfoliated graphite oxide with a surface area of from about 300 m2/g to 2600 m2/g.
US20130228333 Wellbore Servicing Compositions and Methods of Making and Using Same  
A method of servicing a wellbore comprising identifying lost circulation zone within a wellbore; and placing in the wellbore a composition comprising a wax and a water-based mud wherein placement...
US20130178399 GAS HYDRATE INHIBITORS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME  
Methods relate to using phosphate and/or nitrate brines to reduce hydrate formation in flowlines under conditions conducive for hydrate formation in the absence of the phosphate and/or nitrate...
US20120142561 EQUIVALENT CIRCULATING DENSITY CONTROL IN DEEP WATER DRILLING  
A method of providing a substantially constant rheological profile of a drilling fluid over a temperature range of about 120° F. to about 40° F. includes adding a drilling fluid additive to the d...
US20110237466 EQUIVALENT CIRCULATING DENSITY CONTROL IN DEEP WATER DRILLING  
A method of providing a substantially constant rheological profile of a drilling fluid over a temperature range of about 120° F. to about 40° F. includes adding a drilling fluid additive to the d...
US20100323927 EQUIVALENT CIRCULATING DENSITY CONTROL IN DEEP WATER DRILLING  
A method of providing a substantially constant rheological profile of a drilling fluid over a temperature range of about 120° F. to about 40° F. includes adding a drilling fluid additive to the d...
US20140190693 HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  
An improvement over known hydraulic fracturing fluids. Boundary layer kinetic mixing material is added to components of fracturing fluid wherein kinetic mixing material is a plurality of particles...
US20130029885 METHOD FOR PRODUCING EXPANDED GLASS GRANULES AND EXPANDED GLASS GRANULES AND THE USE THEREOF  
The invention relates to a method for producing expanded glass granules. To this end, starting materials are provided, comprising 80% to 95% glass and 5% to 20% sodium silicate hydrate having a...
US20140142005 POTASH PROCESSING WITH A VAPOR-COMPRESSION CYCLE  
A potash-extraction system and method for extracting potash from a brine containing potash without the use of water-consuming evaporation ponds or additional chemicals is disclosed. The potash...
US20120149607 Method for Preventing Calcium Citrate Precipitation During Citric Acid Acidizing Treatments  
Methods of preventing precipitation of calcium citrate and iron-based scale during acidizing treatments and related compositions are provided as embodiments of the present invention. The acidizing...
US20100307753 Methods of Treating Flowback Water  
Methods of treating flowback water from a subterranean formation penetrated by a well bore are provided, comprising: (a) providing remediated flowback water having a ferrous iron (Fe+2) ion...
US20120115758 METHODS USING FORMATE GELS TO CONDITION A PIPELINE OR PORTION THEREOF  
A gelled composition for pipeline, flowline, pipeline jumper or flowline jumper dewatering or preventing ingress of seawater into open pipeline systems or components during tie-in operations of...
US20120245061 ENHANCING DRAG REDUCTION PROPERTIES OF SLICK WATER SYSTEMS  
Novel slick water fracturing fluid compositions are disclosed, where the compositions including with slick water fracturing compositions including a partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide polymer...
US20120184468 Composition and Method for Dissipating Heat Underground  
A substantially sand-free, aqueous-based, bentonitic fluid comprising flaked graphite can help dissipate heat from operation of electrical lines buried underground. The fluid is used in drilling a...
US20130035262 Integrated Computational Element Analytical Methods for Microorganisms Treated with a Pulsed Light Source  
Determining the microorganism load of a substance may be conducted readily using one or more integrated computational elements. By determining a substance's microorganism load, the substance's...
US20120172263 Additives to Suppress Silica Scale Build-Up  
Composition comprising a plurality of particulates wherein at least some particulates are at least partially covered with a coating that impedes the intrusion of water into the particulates; and, a...
US20130292121 SURFACTANT FORMULATIONS FOR FOAM FLOODING  
A foam generating surfactant formulation includes a betaine, an alpha-olefin sulfonate and a nanofluid. The betaine is preferably a cocamidopropyl betaine or laurel betaine. The alpha-olefin...
US20120220502 COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING ALKYLALKOXYSULFONATES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE STABLE FOAMS  
The present invention is directed to the use of alkylalkoxysulfonates for the production of foams, which are stable at high temperatures, e.g. up to about 250° C. Furthermore, the invention ...
US20120040439 Use of Prokaryote Viruses to Remediate Bio-Fouling  
This invention provides a process for control in oil and gas wells and related facilities of prokaryote caused souring, fouling and corrosion by reduction of problematic prokaryotes with naturally...
US20120142562 ORGANIC SALTS FOR REDUCING STONE PERMEABLITIES  
The use of free, aromatic acids which contain at least two aromatic ring systems or at least two acid functions, and/or salts thereof, for influencing rock formations in the exploitation of...
US20120289437 NON-AQUEOUS DRILLING ADDITIVE USEFUL TO PRODUCE A FLAT TEMPERATURE-RHEOLOGY PROFILE  
The present application, at least in part, is directed to a method of providing a substantially constant rheological profile of an oil-based drilling fluid over a temperature range of about 120° ...
US20100270221 PORTABLE POLYMER HYDRATION - CONDITIONING SYSTEM  
A portable polymer hydration-conditioning or make-down system for conditioning a neat polymer with water is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system includes a moveable housing supported by a...
US20080032901 Subsurface reactive sealant product  
A sealant product to form a reactive seal in a subsurface or intermittently subaqueous environment includes a reactive medium and a hydratable material that when hydrated forms the seal. For...
US20140162910 Wellbore Servicing Compositions and Methods of Making and Using Same  
A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation having one or more lost circulation zones comprising placing a wellbore servicing fluid comprising a sealing composition into the...
US20110275736 Compositions for modifying rheological properties of cement systems  
A method of servicing a wellbore comprising contacting a wellbore servicing composition with a rheology modifying additive wherein the rheology modifying additive comprises a gum and a polymeric...
US20120071366 COMPLEMENTARY SURFACTANT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME  
Complementary surfactant systems and downhole fluids made using the systems are disclosed along with methods for making and using same, where the surfactant systems include from 0 wt. % to 100 wt....
US20120157353 Water-Based Drilling Fluids Containing Crosslinked Polyacrylic Acid  
A method of drilling a gas or oil well consists of use of a water-based drilling fluids containing high molecular weight crosslinked polyacrylic acid as viscosifying agent. The drilling fluid may...
US20120177708 EASILY DISPERSIBLE LIPIDIC PHASE  
The present invention relates to the use of a lipidic phase comprising an oil and a lipophilic additive (LPA), which is suitable to make an oil-in-water emulsion by application of low energy or a...
US20130079256 Filtration Control Agent And A Drilling Fluid Containing The Same  
The present invention provides a filtration control agent and a drilling fluid containing the same. The filtration control agent comprises the product obtained from the reaction of water, lignite,...
US20130221263 USE OF A BETAINE AS A FOAM DRAINAGE REDUCING AGENT  
The invention relates to the use of a betaine as a foam drainage reducing agent. The invention also relates to the use of betaine in processes involving foam.
US20100305010 HIGH DENSITY PHOSPHATE BRINES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME  
New heavy phosphate brines are disclosed, where the water soluble phosphate brines include two or more metal phosphate. Methods for making and using the heavy phosphate brines in drilling,...
US20130288932 METHODS OF CRYODESICCATING A BROTH COMPRISING A BIOPOLYMER OF AN EXOPOLYSACCHARIDE  
According to an embodiment, a method of providing a biopolymer comprises: cryodesiccating a broth, wherein the broth comprises: (A) a biopolymer, wherein the biopolymer is an exopolysaccharide; and...
US20120295820 MANAGEMENT OF CORROSION IN PHOSPHATE BRINES  
Phosphate brines are disclosed having reduced corrosive ratings. The phosphate brines include an additive system that reduces the corrosiveness of the phosphate brines compared to the phosphate...
US20140083700 Compositions and Methods for Plug Cementing  
Compositions comprise water, an acrylate monomer or a methacrylate monomer or a combination thereof, a free-radical polymerization initiator and a water-soluble bromide salt. Such compositions have...