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8783364 Method for production, substitution, or mining of gas hydrate  
A gas hydrate is produced by injecting guest molecules into voids in a layer of which temperature and pressure condition allows the guest molecules to cause to form hydrate, in a form of emulsion...
8746333 System and method for increasing production capacity of oil, gas and water wells  
A method and system for stimulating production of a natural resource (e.g., Oil, gas or water) producing well using vibrational energy delivered to the geological formation through a downhole type...
8684076 Method and apparatus for enhancement of fracture fluid clean-up with periodic shock waves  
The method and apparatus for enhancing fluid removal from a fracture in a geologic formation by applying periodic/cyclic shock waves to the fracture in a formation surrounding a wellbore which has...
8613312 Method and apparatus for stimulating wells  
The invention provides an apparatus and method for stimulating a borehole of a well. The invention provides an apparatus that generates low-frequency seismic type elastic waves that propagate to...
8584747 Enhancing well fluid recovery  
A technique that is usable with a well includes communicating fluid downhole in the well. The technique includes enhancing fluid recovery from a reservoir by, downhole in the well, controlling the...
8567496 System and method for managing a subterranean formation  
A system and method for managing a well site having a subterranean formation. The method comprises determining a first spectral attenuation of a first seismic wave measured from a first location,...
8534353 Hydraulic actuated pump system  
The invention is directed to a hydraulic actuated pump system which lifts production fluids and re-circulating hydraulic fluid from a petroleum well. Additives may be added to the hydraulic fluid...
8534352 Methods and apparatus for enhanced oil recovery  
Methods, apparatus and systems for controllably mobilizing, flowing and maneuvering the flow of hydrocarbon-containing materials within and about a subterranean reservoir. The system comprises...
8517093 System and method for drilling hammer communication, formation evaluation and drilling optimization  
A system and method are provided for producing controlled vibrations within a borehole. In one example, the system includes an encoder plate, an anvil plate, and a movement mechanism configured to...
8459351 Method and apparatus for producing shock waves in the borehole of wells filled by liquid  
The method and apparatus for producing shock waves in a well wherein a device connected to the bottom of the tubing string in the borehole of the well filled by liquid and containing the upper and...
8453730 System and method for improving operational characteristics  
A technique improves the operational characteristics of a well device while the device is used in a wellbore environment. The well device benefits from a unique material, in the form of a negative...
8167037 Method and device for feeding liquefied carbon-dioxide gas into an aquifer deep underground  
A method and system for feeding liquefied carbon-dioxide gas into the ground, by which liquefied carbon-dioxide gas can be efficiently permeated and diffused in a deep aquifer. The disclosed method...
8157011 System and method for performing a fracture operation on a subterranean formation  
A system and method for performing a fracture operation on a well site having a subterranean formation with a reservoir therein. The method involves measuring at least one seismic wave before and...
8151876 Well stimulation  
Disclosed are processes for improving recovery of product from a subterranean carbonaceous deposit wherein there has been a reduction in product recovery from a production well, the processes...
8113278 System and method for enhanced oil recovery using an in-situ seismic energy generator  
Disclosed is a system and method for enhanced oil recovery using at least one in-situ seismic energy generator for generating seismic acoustic waves. More particularly the system and method employ...
8082989 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...
8051924 Methods of braking core barrel assemblies  
A braking device for drilling operations in a borehole includes a brake retainer having a plurality of brake connector openings defined therein, a body member having a tapered surface having a...
8047282 Methods of sonically activating cement compositions  
The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for sonically activating cement slurries. In some implementations, a method of treating a subterranean formation includes positioning a...
7909094 Oscillating fluid flow in a wellbore  
A system for oscillating compressible working fluid in a wellbore defined in a subterranean formation includes a fluid supply and a fluid oscillator device. The fluid supply communicates...
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...
7886820 Method and system for monitoring the incursion of particulate material into a well casing within hydrocarbon bearing formations including gas hydrates  
A method and system for monitoring any incursion of particulate matter from a gas hydrate formation into a well casing used for the production of the gas hydrate and determining the degree of...
7882895 Method for impulse stimulation of oil and gas well production  
A method for fracturing an oil or gas formation. The method includes introducing a gas impulse device into a wellbore followed by pumping a pressurized liquid into a wellbore at a pressure equal to...
7836948 Flow hydraulic amplification for a pulsing, fracturing, and drilling (PFD) device  
A device and method and/or system for generating pulses to improve drilling rates, the ability to drill straighter and farther by increasing fracturing or injection efficiencies in a geological...
7823638 Sound source for stimulation of oil reservoirs  
The present invention relates to a sound source for the stimulation of an oil reservoir or an oil well for enhanced oil recovery or for seismic logging of the reservoir. The sound source is...
7810562 In-situ formation of solids for well completions and zonal isolation  
A sol of metallic alkoxide is pumped into a desired location in a wellbore and allowed to gel, creating solids in-situ. The sol is either unstabilized, requiring rapid placement before gelling, or...
7789141 Oil recovery enhancement method  
The current invention provides an improved method of increasing well yield and enhancing oil production. The method comprises the steps of lowering a vibroacoustic downhole emitter into a well down...
7770638 Method for completion, maintenance and stimulation of oil and gas wells  
A method for inducing motion in solid particulates in a solid/liquid mixture located in proximity to the periphery of a wellbore or in the formation zone adjacent to a wellbore in an oil or gas...
7762326 System and method for reducing resistance to flow in liquid reservoir extraction  
A system and method for reducing resistance to flow in liquid reservoir extraction is provided. A working seal is used to seal an annulus between a well casing and a tubing to create a forcible...
7748446 Seismic source and method of generating a seismic wave in a formation  
A Seismic source comprising an actuator having a rotary part (104) and a reciprocative part (105), conversion means (109) in the form of corrugated surfaces to convert a rotation of the rotary part...
7743827 Remote operation wire line core sampling device  
Remote operation wire line core sampling device capable of increasing efficiency of working and maintaining a wall of a hole using a stabilized sea-bottom core drill at a sea-bottom, and adopting a...
7677673 Stimulation and recovery of heavy hydrocarbon fluids  
The present invention is directed to the use of electromagnetic radiation, acoustic energy, and surfactant injection to recover hydrocarbon-containing materials from a hydrocarbon-bearing formation.
7665517 Methods of cleaning sand control screens and gravel packs  
Methods for remediating a subterranean environment. Methods comprising introducing a cleanup fluid through a well bore and into a portion of a subterranean formation penetrated by the well bore,...
7644759 Enhancement of flow rates through porous media  
For extracting a liquid (such as oil) from a porous medium, the liquid is subjected to pulses that propagate through the liquid flowing through the pores of the medium. The pulses cause momentary...
7628202 Enhanced oil recovery using multiple sonic sources  
A method and apparatus control a plurality of sonic sources to generate sound waves within at least one opening of an item. The “item” can comprise almost anything that has a percolation path (a ...
7617908 Downhole seismic source  
Elastodynamic waves are generated by a tool having a hammer rotatably connected with a housing by a first hinge and an actuator arm rotatably connected with the hammer by a second hinge. An axial...
7597148 Formation and control of gas hydrates  
Gas hydrates, particularly natural gas hydrates e.g. methane hydrates, may be formed and controlled within conduits and vessels by imparting energy to gas and water, for instance using agitation or...
7584783 Surface activated downhole spark-gap tool  
A spark-gap tool includes a plurality of electrodes, a mandrel, transductive element(s), and a force transmission configuration. Upon relative movement between components a physical distortion of...
7484566 Pulse width modulated downhole flow control  
A pulse width modulated downhole flow control. A downhole flow control system includes a flow control device with a flow restrictor which variably restricts flow through the flow control device. An...
7413010 Remediation of subterranean formations using vibrational waves and consolidating agents  
Methods of remediating a subterranean formation comprising directing vibrational waves at a portion of the subterranean formation containing fines; allowing the vibrational waves to displace at...
7405998 Method and apparatus for generating fluid pressure pulses  
Apparatuses and methods for generating fluid pressure pulses are disclosed. An example apparatus may include a chamber that can collect fluid and an upstream ported disc coupled to a downstream end...
7367392 Wellbore apparatus with sliding shields  
Wellbore apparatus including an elongated tubular adapted for disposal within the wellbore. The tubular having an elongated recess formed on its exterior surface along the longitudinal axis. The...
7360596 Method and device for intensifying the permeability of ground layers close to bore holes and filter bodies and filter layers in wells and other production wells  
The invention relates to a method for intensifying the permeability of ground layers close to bore holes and filter bodies and filter layers (W) in the underground extraction areas (F) of wells and...
7350567 Increasing media permeability with acoustic vibrations  
A coalbed methane production method comprises acoustic radiators strategically placed within exhaust boreholes that sonically vibrate the immediate wall areas. The gas volume output that can be...
7219726 Method and apparatus to vibrate a downhole component  
An apparatus for use in a wellbore comprises a housing having a longitudinal axis and a mechanism having one or more impact elements adapted to move along the longitudinal axis in an oscillating...
7201224 Dynamic reduction of the moisture layer during the displacement of a viscoelastic fluid using a fluid with lower viscosity  
The invention relates to a method of optimizing the displacement of a viscoelastic fluid in a pore, tube, duct, channel, fracture, porous medium or interconnected latticework or in an...
7182170 Gerotor and bearing system for whirling mass orbital vibrator  
A gerotor and bearing apparatus for a whirling mass orbital vibrator which generates vibration in a borehole. The apparatus includes a gerotor with an inner gear rotated by a shaft having one less...
7114560 Methods for enhancing treatment fluid placement in a subterranean formation  
The present invention relates to methods for controlling the migration of unconsolidated particulates in a portion of a subterranean formation, and more particularly, to the using a pressure pulse...
7063144 Acoustic well recovery method and device  
An electro acoustic device and related method for increasing the production capacity of wells that contains oil, gas and/or water is disclosed. The electro acoustic device is submerged in the well...
7059403 Electroacoustic method and device for stimulation of mass transfer processes for enhanced well recovery  
An electro acoustic device and related method increase production capacity of wells that contain oil, gas and/or water. The electro acoustic device produces vibrations stimulating occurrences of...
6994167 Method and system for cement lining a wellbore  
The invention describes a method of cement lining a wellbore to enable a fixed sensor internal of the lining to sense characteristics of the external formations surrounding the wellbore using, at...
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