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9004174 System, apparatus, and method for monitoring a subsea flow device  
A system, apparatus, and method are provided for monitoring a subsea flow device such as a subsea flowline. The apparatus generally includes a thermoelectric device that is adapted to generate...
8978755 Gravity drainage startup using RF and solvent  
The method begins by forming a gravity drainage production well pair within a formation comprising an injection well and a production well. The pre-soaking stage begins by soaking at least one of...
8789584 Processing hydrocarbons  
Systems and methods that include providing, e.g., obtaining or preparing, a material that includes a hydrocarbon carried by an inorganic substrate, and exposing the material to a plurality of...
8789583 Electromagnetic treatment of contaminated materials  
A method for separating hydrocarbon content from a hydrocarbon contaminated matrix. The method includes controlling water content of a feed material having the hydrocarbon contaminated matrix;...
8783346 System and method for improving operational characteristics  
In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an antenna having a conductive winding, with the antenna disposed about a channel. A characteristic improvement material is disposed between the antenna...
8684082 Radiation-induced thickening for set-on-command sealant compositions and methods of use  
The present invention includes methods relating to the setting of fluids or slurries in a wellbore. In one embodiment, a method of isolating a portion a wellbore by preparing a sealant composition...
8662174 Radiation-induced thickening and radiation-induced triggering for set-on-command sealant compositions and methods of use  
The present invention includes methods and compositions relating to the setting of fluids or slurries in a wellbore. In one embodiment, a method of isolating a portion a wellbore includes...
8651186 Radiation-induced triggering for set-on-command sealant compositions and methods of use  
The present invention relates to methods useful for isolating a portion of a wellbore. In one embodiment, a method includes preparing a sealant composition containing a set modifier component. The...
8550158 Unified technology of full oil well and drainage zone rehabilitation  
The method for oil well rehabilitation by which the gaps inside the microfracture systems are widened by the influence of strong physics fields and the micro-breccia present in the microfractures...
8534350 RF fracturing to improve SAGD performance  
A method of producing heavy oil from a heavy oil formation with steam assisted gravity drainage. The method begins by drilling a borehole into a heavy oil formation comprising a steam barrier...
8534351 Processing hydrocarbons  
Systems and methods that include providing, e.g., obtaining or preparing, a material that includes a hydrocarbon carried by an inorganic substrate, and exposing the material to a plurality of...
8459355 Radiation-induced triggering for set-on-command compositions and methods of use  
Methods of isolating a portion of a wellbore comprising placing a sealant composition into a subterranean formation after drilling of the wellbore therein and subjecting the sealant composition to...
8397807 Processing hydrocarbon materials  
Systems and methods that include providing, e.g., obtaining or preparing, a material that includes a hydrocarbon carried by an inorganic substrate, and exposing the material to a plurality of...
8245783 Radiation-induced triggering for set-on-command compositions and methods of use  
The present invention relates to methods useful for isolating a portion of a wellbore. In one embodiment, a method includes preparing a sealant composition containing a set modifier component. The...
8220539 Controlling hydrogen pressure in self-regulating nuclear reactors used to treat a subsurface formation  
An in situ heat treatment system for producing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation includes a plurality of wellbores in the formation. At least one heater is positioned in at least two of the...
8186430 Method and system for extraction of hydrocarbons from oil sands  
A system and method for extracting hydrocarbon products from oil sands using nuclear energy sources for power to decrease the viscosity of bitumen in oil sands deposits and provide sufficient heat...
8162057 Radiation-induced thickening for set-on-command sealant compositions and methods of use  
The present invention includes methods relating to the setting of fluids or slurries in a wellbore. In one embodiment, a method of isolating a portion a wellbore by preparing a sealant composition...
8127840 Conductive heating by encapsulated strontium source (CHESS)  
The present invention deals with a method to liquefy the viscous oil of oil wells and also to clean the paraffin off the walls of tubing and other production equipment. The method consists in...
8122950 Microwave-based downhole activation method for wellbore consolidation applications  
Wellbore strengthening during drilling may be achieved by including chemicals in the drilling fluid that can be polymerised when exposed to microwave energy. Selected chemicals are mixed with the...
8069919 Systems, methods and apparatuses for monitoring and recovery of petroleum from earth formations  
A system for monitoring a location of a borehole for production of petroleum from an earth formation is provided. The system includes: an assembly including at least one of an injection conduit...
8025098 Processing hydrocarbons  
Systems and methods that include providing, e.g., obtaining or preparing, a material that includes a hydrocarbon carried by an inorganic substrate, and exposing the material to a plurality of...
7980304 Method and system for extraction of hydrocarbons from oil shale  
A system and method for extracting hydrocarbon products from oil shale using nuclear energy sources for energy to fracture the oil shale formations and provide sufficient heat and pressure to...
7931081 Systems, methods and apparatuses for monitoring and recovery of petroleum from earth formations  
A system for monitoring a location of a borehole for production of petroleum from an earth formation is provided. The system includes: an assembly including at least one of an injection conduit...
7931080 Method and system for extraction of hydrocarbons from oil sands  
A system and method for extracting hydrocarbon products from oil sands using nuclear energy sources for power to decrease the viscosity of bitumen in oil sands deposits and provide sufficient heat...
7891421 Method and apparatus for in-situ radiofrequency heating  
A radiofrequency reactor for use in thermally recovering oil and related materials includes a radiofrequency antenna configured to be positioned within a well, where the well is provided within an...
7743835 Compositions containing shape-conforming materials and nanoparticles that absorb energy to heat the compositions  
A composition, apparatus and method for use in a wellbore is described. In one aspect, a composition may include a shape-conforming material and nanoparticles sufficient to absorb a selected form...
7726397 Methods and compositions for determination of fracture geometry in subterranean formations  
Disclosed herein is a method comprising disposing in a formation fracture, a proppant and/or a fracturing fluid that comprises a radiation susceptible material that comprises indium and/or...
7445041 Method and system for extraction of hydrocarbons from oil shale  
A system and method for extracting hydrocarbon products from oil shale using nuclear energy sources for energy to fracture the oil shale formations and provide sufficient heat and pressure to...
7441597 Method and apparatus for in-situ radiofrequency assisted gravity drainage of oil (RAGD)  
The present invention relates generally to the use of radiofrequency energy to heat heavy crude oil or both heavy crude oil and subsurface water in situ, thereby enhancing the recovery and...
5969209 Process and composition for soil remediation  
Compositions and methods are provided for the decontamination of waste matter, in particular for soil remediation. The methods include making and applying a polymer composition to waste matter and...
5884701 Dual downhole injection system utilizing coiled tubing  
A dual injection system for selectively injecting a treating fluid in a predetermined treating zone (16) of a well bore hole (10) adjacent a productive zone (14) with a marker fluid injected from...
5824214 Method for hydrotreating and upgrading heavy crude oil during production  
Heavy crude oil containing at least 1% by weight water is hydrotreated and upgraded while being produced downhole in a production well. During production the heavy crude oil containing water is...
5678239 Treatment of radioactive material  
A process for treating naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) comprises use of NORM as a mud constituent in a drilling mud manufacturing process and particle size reduction of the NORM...
5044436 Steam injection profiling with unstable radioactive isotopes  
A method of determining relative liquid and vapor phase steam profiles in a steam injection well utilizes an unstable radioactive isotope. A dual detector gamma ray logging tool is inserted into...
5038033 Method and apparatus for detecting and quantifying radioactive material on tubing in a borehole  
In order to properly treat the tubing of an oil producing borehole, and prevent hazard to personnel at the oil production site, the contamination of tubing by the formation of scale or radioactive...
4958683 Method and apparatus for treating wells  
A method for reducing organic contaminants in a well initially breaks down complex organic compounds by radiation with gamma radiation. The remaining materials are subjected to oxygen radicals in...
4926940 Method for monitoring the hydraulic fracturing of a subsurface formation  
A method for monitoring the hydraulic fracturing of a subsurface formation. The formation is fractured with a fracturing fluid or a proppant containing a characteristic element of the formation...
4765406 Method of and apparatus for increasing the mobility of crude oil in an oil deposit  
Test recovery of crude oil by injection of a heat carrier into the oil stum is effected by generating thermal energy in the crude oil deposit or at a location at which a well enters this deposit...
4638861 Method for treating the bottom-hole formation zone  
A method relates to the oil recovery and comprises feeding a bactericidal agent to the bottom-hole zone of a formation being worked, the bactericidal agent comprising gamma-radiation with a dose...
4570718 Oil level sensor system and method for oil wells  
A system for controlling production in an oil well comprises a controller for activating the means for causing reciprocation of the sucker-rods; a sensing means secured to the outer surface of the...
4487837 Radiation method for determining brine tolerant surfactants in complex mixtures  
This invention provides a method for determining the concentration of a brine tolerant sulfonate surfactant in a complex mixture containing, in addition to said brine tolerant sulfonate...
4273615 Oil stimulation process  
A method of converting organic waste into useful petroleum products and for recovering previously unrecoverable residual oil in oil bearing geologic layers. An organic slurry containing obligatory...
4146095 Method and apparatus for nuclear heating of oil-bearing formations  
A method and apparatus are provided for using heat generated by absorption of radiation from nuclear waste materials to reduce the viscosity of petroleum products contained within a subsurface...
4105251 Dispersion of catalysts with explosives for in situ mining of carbonaceous minerals  
Disclosed is a process for generating synthetic fuels from carbonaceous minerals such as oil shale and coal by dispersing a catalytic agent by suitable explosive means into carbonaceous deposits....
3987850 Well completion method for controlling sand production  
This specification discloses a method of completing a well that penetrates a subterranean formation. The formation is vertically fractured and a lower portion of the fracture is propped by...
3973629 Injection profiles with radiation induced copolymers  
The injectivity profile of a heterogeneous formation and/or vertical conformance is improved by injecting an aqueous solution into the formation, the solution containing a polymer obtained as a...
3932300 System for disposing of radioactive water  
A system for reducing radioactivity released to the biosphere in the course of producing natural gas from a reservoir stimulated by the detonation of nuclear explosives therein. Tritiated water...
3872923 Use of radiation-induced polymers as temporary or permanent diverting agent  
Temporary or permanent permeability reduction or plugging of porous medium to the flow of fluids is effected by treating, preferably by injecting under pressure into the pores, the porous medium...
3864208 Geothermal-nuclear waste disposal and conversion system  
A fractured, porous, rubble cone cavity is produced within a deep geothermally-heated host zone. Organic waste such as sewage and/or garbage is injected into the cavity. The heat and pressure...
3841401 PROCESS FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBON USING POLYMER OBTAINED BY RADIATION POLYMERIZATION  
Improved waterflooding of an oil-bearing subterranean reservoir is obtained by flooding with a water-soluble polymer obtained as a product of radiation-induced polymerization of acrylamide and/or...

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