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9027642 Dual-purpose steam injection and production tool  
A dual-purpose tool can be used for steam injection and production in a wellbore. A mandrel deploys in the wellbore to communicate steam in a steam injection operation and to communicate...
8991488 System and method for extracting energy  
A method and apparatus for extracting geothermal energy from a subterranean thermal reservoir through a wellbore where the heat exchange fluid is introduced at a slower velocity than the velocity...
8939203 Enhancing well fluid recovery  
A system usable with a well includes a waveform generator for enhancing fluid recovery from a reservoir by controlling a production pump or an injection pump downhole in the well with waveform...
8905127 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...
8893787 Operation of casing valves system for selective well stimulation and control  
Casing valves for selective well stimulation and control. A well system includes at least one valve interconnected in a casing string operable via at least one line external to the casing string...
8863833 Multi-point injection system for oilfield operations  
A system monitors and controls the injection of additives into formation fluids recovered through a well may include a plurality of nozzles that receive the injection fluid from an umbilical...
8857512 Situ extraction process for the recovery of hydrocarbons  
An in situ extraction process for the recovery of hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon bearing formation, including the steps of injecting a solvent consisting substantially of one of the group of H2S,...
8839875 Method and apparatus for sequestering CO2 gas and releasing natural gas from coal and gas shale formations  
A system for sequestering CO2 gas and releasing natural gas from underground coal and/or gas shale formations using CO2 gas captured from the flue gas of a coal burning power plant, and processing...
8813854 System and method for waterflooding offshore reservoirs  
A mobile water injection system and method for performing waterflooding in offshore reservoirs, and more particularly to enhance oil recovery in marginal offshore reservoirs is disclosed. The...
8757255 Hydrocarbons production installation and method  
Some embodiments include a heavy-oil-based hydrocarbons effluent production installation for the production of hydrocarbons from at least one well. The installation includes an effluent-lightening...
8720546 Prevention of biomass aggregation at injection wells  
Disclosed herein is introduction of different nutrient solution formulations to a subterranean target site to prevent biofilm formation and biomass aggregation at the sand face of an injection...
8701763 Methods for treating hydrocarbon-bearing formations having brine  
Method of treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation having brine and treated hydrocarbon-bearing formations. The method includes contacting a hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a composition...
8695707 Asphaltene removal composition and methods  
This invention relates to compositions and methods of removing an organic deposit including introducing a fluid, wherein the fluid comprises at least two non-polar organic solvents and at least...
8684079 Use of a solvent and emulsion for in situ oil recovery  
Described is a way to reduce solvent usage in solvent-dominated oil recovery processes through the use of an emulsion. Injection of an emulsion into an oil reservoir is performed as an alternative...
8672033 Method of improving performance and efficiency of wellbore pump for hydrocarbon production  
Method of improving performance or efficiency of a wellbore pump associated with a wellbore and/or for increasing the rate of production of reservoir fluid from a reservoir, in which a wellbore...
8602098 Hydrate control in a cyclic solvent-dominated hydrocarbon recovery process  
The present invention relates generally to in situ hydrate control during hydrocarbon production when applying a recovery method utilizing cyclic injection of light hydrocarbon solvents. Hydrate...
8555958 Pipeless steam assisted gravity drainage system and method  
A SAGD system including a string defining an axial flow channel and an annular flow pathway, a fluid access structure between the axial flow channel and the annular flow pathway, and a valve...
8550166 Self-adjusting in-flow control device  
Devices, systems and related methods control a flow of a fluid between a wellbore tubular and a formation using a flow control device having a flow space formed therein; and a flow control element...
8528648 Flow control system for removing liquid from a well  
A flow control system includes a pump positioned in a well to remove liquid from the well. A check valve is positioned in the well and includes an open position and a closed position. The check...
8528645 Systems and methods for producing oil and/or gas  
A system including a mechanism for releasing at least a portion of a sulfur containing compound into a formation; and a mechanism for converting at least a portion of the sulfur containing...
8528638 Single well dual/multiple horizontal fracture stimulation for oil production  
A method of producing oil which begins by drilling, casing and inserting a tubing string in a wellbore. The method then perforates both an upper portion and a lower portion of the casing to...
8517099 Tubular member having self-adjusting valves controlling the flow of fluid into or out of the tubular member  
A tubular member having at least one drainage section (1) including a first plurality of self-adjustable valves or flow control devices (2) to control the flow of fluid into the drainage section...
8517098 Wellbore method and apparatus for completion, production and injection  
A method, system and apparatus associated with the production of hydrocarbons are described. The method includes disposing a plurality of sand control devices having a primary flow path and a...
8505626 α-Amino acid phosphonic acid compounds, method of preparation of use thereof  
Novel aminoacid alkylphosphonic acid compounds are disclosed. These compounds can be used in multiple applications, in particular in a scale inhibitor functionality in aqueous systems, including...
8496059 Controlling flow of steam into and/or out of a wellbore  
A method of producing from a subterranean formation can include injecting steam into the formation, and then automatically opening at least one valve in response to the steam condensing. A well...
8418759 Fluorinated polymer compositions and methods for treating hydrocarbon-bearing formations using the same  
Fluorinated polymers having first divalent units represented by formula, and a plurality of groups of formula —CH2—CH2—O—. Compositions containing the fluorinated polymer and solvent, and methods...
8403050 Method for treating a hydrocarbon-bearing formation with a fluid followed by a nonionic fluorinated polymeric surfactant  
The present invention includes a method for treating a hydrocarbon-bearing clastic formation having brine. The method includes contacting the hydrocarbon-bearing clastic formation with a fluid,...
8381811 Method of enhancing adsorption of an inhibitor onto a wellbore region  
The instant disclosure is directed to a method of enhancing adsorption of a salt inhibitor onto a wellbore region, wherein the method comprises preconditioning the wellbore region, emplacing the...
8376039 Method and system for accessing subterranean deposits from the surface and tools therefor  
According to one embodiment, a system for accessing a subterranean zone from the surface includes a well bore extending from the surface to the subterranean zone, and a well bore pattern connected...
8335650 Methods and apparatus to determine phase-change pressures  
Example methods and apparatus to determine phase-change pressures are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes capturing a fluid in a chamber, pressurizing the fluid at a plurality of...
8286698 Method for producing viscous hydrocarbon using steam and carbon dioxide  
A downhole burner is used for producing heavy-oil formations. Hydrogen, oxygen, and steam are pumped by separate conduits to the burner, which burns at least part of the hydrogen and forces the...
8286704 Coiled tubing conveyed combined inflow and outflow control devices  
Methods and systems of hydrocarbon production where wellbore stimulation and production is achieved in a single wellbore run-in, and inflow control devices are installed in an existing wellbore...
8240388 Submergible oil well sealing device and method for sealing underwater oil wells  
An oil well sealing device that is submergible for sealing under water oil wells and a method for sealing underwater oil wells are described. The device comprises a housing having at least one...
8235110 Preconditioning an oilfield reservoir  
Techniques for preconditioning an oilfield reservoir including heavy oil and/or bitumen prior to production of a petroleum product are described. A preconditioning agent can be injected into a...
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...
8146654 Composition and method for using waxy oil-external emulsions to modify reservoir permeability profiles  
A waxy oil-external emulsion is provided for injection into a selected zone of a subsurface formation. The selected zone is typically a high permeability zone. The emulsion generally comprises...
8122953 Drainage of heavy oil reservoir via horizontal wellbore  
Systems and methods for drainage of a heavy oil reservoir via a horizontal wellbore. A method of improving production of fluid from a subterranean formation includes the step of propagating a...
8104536 Kerogen extraction from subterranean oil shale resources  
The present invention is directed to methods for extracting a kerogen-based product from subsurface (oil) shale formations, wherein such methods rely on fracturing and/or rubblizing portions of...
8091625 Method for producing viscous hydrocarbon using steam and carbon dioxide  
A downhole burner is used for producing heavy-oil formations. Hydrogen, oxygen, and steam are pumped by separate conduits to the burner, which burns at least part of the hydrogen and forces the...
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...
8056624 In Situ heavy oil and bitumen recovery process  
The present invention is directed to an in situ reservoir recovery process that uses a horizontal well located near the top of a reservoir and an inclined production well to extract bitumen or...
8025101 Cyclic steam stimulation method with multiple fractures  
A cyclic steam soak (CSS) stimulation method for producing heated hydrocarbons from a viscous hydrocarbon-containing formation comprises the steps of: a) drilling a well (1) having a substantially...
8025099 Water transfer system  
A method of treating a hydrocarbon reservoir that is penetrated by a well is disclosed, the method comprising injecting into the well a water transfer system comprising liquefied petroleum gas...
8011431 Process and system for creating enhanced cavitation  
A system and method for cavitating a producible formation is disclosed to improve hydrocarbon production and to increase a production rate without an concurrent co-production of formation...
8006756 Gas assisted downhole pump  
An artificial lift system is disclosed for removing reservoir fluids from a wellbore. A downhole pump and a gas lift system are disposed in the wellbore. The gas lift system includes a first...
7992641 Method and apparatus for on-site nitrate production for a water processing system  
An electric plasma arc apparatus and method produces nitrogen compounds, solely using ambient air extracted in proximity to the apparatus. The nitrogen compounds are brought into contact with a...
7987908 Well treatment using a progressive cavity pump  
Embodiments of the present invention include methods and apparatus for treating a formation with fluid using a downhole progressive cavity pump (“PCP”). In one aspect, the direction of the PCP is...
7977284 Non-estrogenic alkylphenol derivatives  
A method of making phenol and alkylphenol ethoxylates non-estrogenic by inserting 1 mole of propylene oxide onto the phenolic group before proceeding with the addition of ethylene oxide or...
7950452 Anti-fouling system for offshore drilling structures  
An anti-fouling system for offshore drilling structures which injects metallic ions into seawater pumping systems. An ion generator may be positioned at various positions including the strainer...
7946342 In situ generation of steam and alkaline surfactant for enhanced oil recovery using an exothermic water reactant (EWR)  
A method for oil recovery whereby an exothermic water reactant (EWR) encapsulated in a water soluble coating is placed in water and pumped into one or more oil wells in contact with an oil bearing...

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