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9004163 Equipment and method for reinforcing a borehole of a well while drilling  
The equipment for drilling and reinforcing a borehole of a well comprises a drill pipe string carrying a drill tool at its lowermost end and a downhole treatment device held on the drill pipe...
8975217 Methods for treating a well with a cross-linked water-soluble polymer-complexed metal cation network and an aromatic compound capable of forming a chelating agent to uncross-link the polymer  
Methods are provided for treating a portion of a well. The method according to this aspect comprises the steps of: (A) forming a treatment fluid, the treatment fluid comprising: (i) water; (ii) a...
8936084 Degradable perforation balls and associated methods of use in subterranean applications  
Methods of making a degradable ball composition comprising a carboxylic acid, a fatty alcohol, a fatty acid salt, a fatty ester, or a combination thereof comprising the steps of: forming a...
8936087 Methods and compositions for sand control in injection wells  
Methods including the steps of providing an injection well having unconsolidated particulates in one or more formation intervals along the wellbore that accept injection fluid; providing a...
8910712 System and method for converting class II hydrate reservoirs  
Clathrate reservoirs of Class II are modified in order to improve the ability to produce hydrocarbons from them. Specifically a method for improving producibility of subsurface clathrate formation...
8899328 Resin sealant for zonal isolation and methods for making and using same  
Epoxy-based zonal isolation compositions are capable of being adjusted by varying the epoxy-based compositions for isolating zones in borehole of oil and gas wells under high-temperature,...
8893790 Biomimetic adhesive compositions comprising a phenolic polymer and methods for use thereof  
Biomimetic adhesive compositions can be used in various aspects of subterranean treatment operations. Methods for treating a subterranean formation can comprise: providing an adhesive composition...
8851174 Foam resin sealant for zonal isolation and methods for making and using same  
Foamable epoxy-based zonal isolation sealing compositions include epoxy resin and a blowing agent and methods for isolating zones in borehole of oil and gas wells using the compositions, where the...
8844628 Self-adaptive cements  
A self-adaptive cement formulation includes cement, water and asphaltite-mineral particles. The set cement demonstrates self-healing properties when exposed to methane, and is particularly suited...
8839862 Method of stabilising a blasthole  
A method of stabilizing a blasthole prior to detonation which comprises the step of coating the inner wall of the blasthole with a stabilizing composition. In one embodiment, the invention...
8839859 Water absorbing polymers for treatment of brines and water-based drilling fluids  
A method for removing water from a wellbore fluid may include the steps of contacting a wellbore fluid with a water absorbing polymer, where the wellbore fluid includes an aqueous fluid, allowing...
8815785 Utilization of surfactant as conformance materials  
Methods for creating a fluid diverting barrier in a zone of a subterranean formation are provided. Certain methods comprise providing a treatment fluid that comprises an aqueous base fluid, a...
8813842 Particles comprising blocked isocyanate resin and method of modifying a wellbore using the same  
A plurality of solid particles including a thermoplastic composition having a softening temperature in a range from 50° C. to 180° C. and a blocked isocyanate resin; optionally at least some of...
8800656 Self-adaptive cements  
A self-adaptive cement formulation includes cement, water, block copolymer and asphaltite-mineral particles. The set cement demonstrates self-healing properties when exposed to methane, and is...
8776882 Engineered fibers for well treatments  
Mixtures of fibers and solid particles are effective for curing fluid losses and lost circulation in a subterranean well. Stiff fibers are more effective than flexible ones; however, mixtures of...
8757261 Methods and compositions for clay control  
Stabilizing a subterranean formation containing water-sensitive clays with methods including introducing a leading-edge fluid comprising a first base fluid and a first clay stabilizer solution...
8757260 Degradable perforation balls and associated methods of use in subterranean applications  
Methods and compositions that include a method of treating a subterranean formation comprising the steps of providing a carrier fluid comprising degradable balls that comprise a carboxylic acid, a...
8741818 Lost circulation compositions and associated methods  
An embodiment includes a method of servicing a well bore. The method may comprise introducing a lost circulation composition into a lost circulation zone, the lost circulation composition...
8720556 Methods for initiating new fractures in a completed wellbore having existing fractures present  
Fracturing operations can be problematic in completed wellbores containing at least one existing fracture, since it can be difficult to seal an existing fracture and initiate a new fracture within...
8703659 Sealant composition comprising a gel system and a reduced amount of cement for a permeable zone downhole  
A sealant composition for servicing a wellbore comprising at least one gel system, a leak off prevention material and water.
8703657 Inverse emulsion polymers as lost circulation material  
A sealant composition comprising an inverse emulsion polymer and methods of servicing a wellbore using the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of servicing a wellbore that penetrates a...
8695705 Composite formulations and methods of making and using same  
A method of servicing a wellbore comprising placing a composition comprising an emulsified resin composite into a fluid loss zone of the wellbore, wherein the emulsified resin composite comprises...
8689872 Methods and compositions for controlling formation fines and reducing proppant flow-back  
Provided herein are methods for controlling the migration of particulates within a portion of a subterranean formation that comprise aqueous tackifying treatment fluids, curable resin...
8689873 Compositions and methods for improving the toughness of set cements  
The toughness of set cement may be enhanced by incorporating partially cured waterborne resins in the cement matrix. A hardening agent is added to the waterborne resin, and the mixture is allowed...
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...
8664165 Fluid loss pills  
A fluid loss pill that includes a crosslinked polymer gel, a brine, and solid salt particles disposed in said gel is described. Further, a method for reducing fluid loss that includes pumping a...
8651185 Reducing or stopping the uncontrolled flow of fluid such as oil from a well  
The uncontrolled flow of fluid from an oil or gas well may be reduced or stopped by injecting a composition including 2-cyanoacrylate ester monomer into the fluid stream. Injection of the monomer...
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...
8631869 Methods useful for controlling fluid loss in subterranean treatments  
Provided are methods of using fluid loss control additives that comprise a water-soluble polymer with hydrophobic or hydrophilic modification. In one embodiment, a method of providing at least...
8613320 Compositions and applications of resins in treating subterranean formations  
Methods are provided that include a method comprising providing a resin composition comprising a resin and at least a plurality of filler particulates and introducing the resin composition into a...
8602099 Process for the production of mineral oil  
The present invention relates to a process for the production of mineral oil from mineral oil deposits with large temperature gradients, in which, for increasing the mineral oil yield, highly...
8555973 Methods and compositions for controlling formation fines and reducing proppant flow-back  
Remedial methods of controlling particulates within a subterranean formation comprising first, placing a resin composition into an unconsolidated zone of a subterranean formation; and second,...
8517101 Cementing composition comprising within un-reacted cement  
The invention provides a cementing composition for use in oilfield application, wherein a significant amount of cement is left intentionally un-hydrated when the cement is set; such that said...
8479817 Method and composition for curing lost circulation  
A system for curing lost circulation is made of fibers and a material able to stick fibers in a network when activated. Such activation can be temperature or pH change or both. The fibers can be...
8475585 Stable foamed cement slurry compositions and methods for making and using same  
A foamed cement composition is disclosed for utilization in performing a variety of well cementing operations, and to methods for making and using same. The foamed cement composition basically...
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...
8453733 Method to control driving fluid breakthrough during production of hydrocarbons from a subterranean reservoir  
A method for controlling driving fluid breakthrough caused by zones of pressure communication, i.e., a matrix bypass event (“MBE”) or a wormhole, having a void space and possibly areas of enhanced...
8387695 Compositions and processes for downhole cementing operations  
The present invention relates to methods of cementing, for example, an oil or gas well. The method may involve pumping a suspension of a filler mixture and at least about 5 weight percent of a...
8381813 Methods for servicing subterranean wells  
Methods for controlling lost circulation in subterranean wells, and in particular, fluid compositions and methods for operations during which the fluid compositions are pumped into a wellbore,...
8371381 Engineered fibers for well treatments  
Mixtures of fibers and solid particles are effective for curing fluid losses and lost circulation in a subterranean well. Stiff fibers are more effective than flexible ones; however, mixtures of...
8360151 Methods for mitigation of annular pressure buildup in subterranean wells  
Compositions and methods that mitigate pressure buildup in the annular space between two tubular bodies in subterranean wells. The composition of the invention comprises an aqueous solution of...
8343896 Sealant compositions comprising diutan and associated methods  
Methods are provided comprising providing a sealant composition comprising an aqueous fluid, a diutan composition, at least one gel system, and a leak off prevention material; introducing the...
8333241 Methods and compositions for packing void spaces and stabilizing formations surrounding a wellbore  
Methods comprising mixing particulates with a consolidating agent emulsion to form a slurry; creating a foamed slurry by adding a foaming agent and a gas to the slurry; placing the foamed slurry...
8324137 Latex compositions comprising pozzolan and/or cement kiln dust and methods of use  
The present invention includes methods and compositions that include a latex, and at least one of a natural pozzolan or cement kiln dust. An embodiment includes a method comprising: placing a...
8287640 Stable foamed cement slurry compositions and methods for making and using same  
A foamed cement composition is disclosed for utilization in performing a variety of well cementing operations, and to methods for making and using same. The foamed cement composition basically...
8278250 Methods useful for diverting aqueous fluids in subterranean operations  
Methods of using relative permeability modifiers for the diversion of aqueous fluids during subterranean operations are provided. An embodiment of the present invention provides a method of...
8273691 Method for binding non-solid oxidic inorganic materials with etherified aminoplast resins and cured compositions of said materials and etherified aminoplast resins  
The present invention relates to a process for binding non-consolidated oxidic inorganic materials with curable formulations which comprise etherified amino resins, and to cured compositions...
8268758 Consolidating emulsions comprising convertible surfactant compositions and methods related thereto  
Methods are provided that include a method comprising: providing an emulsified treatment fluid comprising an oleaginous phase, an aqueous phase, a consolidating agent, and an emulsifying agent...
8267176 Formation conditioning fluids comprising peroxides and methods relating thereto  
Of the methods provided herein, is a method comprising: providing a clean-up fluid comprising a peroxide-generating compound and an aqueous base fluid; placing the clean-up fluid in a subterranean...