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9051827 Selective removal of silica from silica containing brines  
A method for selective removal and recovery of silica and silicon containing compounds from solutions that include silica and silicon containing compounds, including geothermal brines. Also...
9038725 Method and system for servicing a wellbore  
A method of servicing a wellbore that includes, transporting a fluid treatment system to a wellsite, accessing a water source proximate to the wellsite, introducing a water stream from the water...
9034804 Fluid treatment systems, compositions and methods for metal ion stabilization in aqueous solutions and/or enhanced fluid performance  
Fluid treatment systems and compositions are provided including (a) at least one material including (1) at least one carboxylic acid functional group and (2) at least one sulfur-containing group...
9034805 Fluid treatment systems, compositions and methods for metal ion stabilization in aqueous solutions  
Fluid treatment systems and compositions are provided including (a) at least one material including (1) at least one carboxylic acid functional group and (2) at least one sulfur-containing group...
9033043 Wettability analysis of disaggregated material  
A method for determining wettability of a solid, such as a reservoir rock material includes disaggregating the material, for example by grinding and placing the disaggregated material on the...
9027646 Fracturing fluid water reuse system and method  
Methods of processing a fluid recovered from an oil or gas extraction operation for reuse in a hydraulic fracturing fluid are described. The methods include providing an amount of a produced fluid...
9027644 Oligomeric and polymeric electronically-modified boronic acids and methods of using the same  
Crosslinked gelling agents employed during subterranean operations use electronically-modified boronic acids to enable higher operating temperatures while allowing reduced gelling agent loadings;...
9022120 Dry polymer mixing process for forming gelled fluids  
Apparatus, methods and systems for preparing a polymer concentrate for treating a formation with slick water systems viscous fluid or a gelled viscous fluid are disclosed. The method includes...
9022119 Steam distribution apparatus and method for enhanced oil recovery of viscous oil  
Methods and apparatus for enhanced and improved viscous oil recovery are disclosed. A horizontal well is drilled through the viscous oil formation. A specially designed tubing string includes...
9022111 Method of well treatment using synthetic polymers  
A method for treating a subterranean formation, including estimating the solubility parameter of a monomer; selecting a solvent based on the parameter; forming a fluid comprising the monomer and...
9016375 Breaking diutan with oxalic acid at 180° F to 220° F  
A method of treating a portion of a well of a well. The method includes the step of forming a treatment fluid comprising: (i) a continuous aqueous phase; (ii) a viscosity increasing agent selected...
9016376 Method and wellbore servicing apparatus for production completion of an oil and gas well  
A method of servicing a subterranean formation comprising placing a wellbore servicing system within a wellbore penetrating the subterranean formation, wherein the wellbore servicing system...
9018140 Methods for stabilizing water-sensitive clays  
Methods of stabilizing water-sensitive clays in subterranean formations may include introducing a drill-in treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation comprising...
9018141 Biocidal system and methods of use  
Methods of treating a gas field fluid or oil field fluid is provided, the method comprising: a) adding glutaraldehyde to the gas field fluid or oil field fluid in an amount effective to reduce or...
9016377 Use of a chopper mechanism to add fibers to a well  
A chopper mechanism for providing a fiber to a fluid at an oilfield. The chopper mechanism may be employed to process the fiber from an uncut form to a cut form in order to provide a mixture of...
9010429 Integrated well access assembly and method  
An embodiment of an integrated well access assembly comprises a prime mover, a positioning pump coupled to the prime mover for positioning a well access line relative to the well, and a hydraulic...
9012378 Apparatus, compositions, and methods of breaking fracturing fluids  
Apparatus and compositions for reducing the viscosity of a gelled fluid is provided. In one embodiment, a viscosity reducing microbe is disposed in a capsule and added to the gelled fluid. The...
9006153 Oxidative internal breaker system with breaking activators for viscoelastic surfactant fluids  
Compositions and methods are given for delayed breaking of viscoelastic surfactant gels inside formation pores, particularly for use in hydraulic fracturing. Breaking inside formation pores is...
8997862 Flooding operations employing chlorine dioxide  
A method includes introducing a treatment fluid including a first polymer gel into a subterranean formation to generate a production fluid having an aqueous portion and a hydrocarbon portion,...
8997868 Methods of using nanoparticle suspension aids in subterranean operations  
Methods of drilling wellbores, placing proppant packs in subterranean formations, and placing gravel packs in wellbores may involve fluids, optionally foamed fluids, comprising nanoparticle...
8992771 Isolating lubricating oils from subsurface shale formations  
Disclosed herein are methods for isolating heavy saturated hydrocarbons from a subsurface shale formation comprising kerogen and an extractible organics component. These methods can be used to...
8991497 Well treatment  
The following describes a novel and alternative mechanism in regards to releasing reactive chemicals. Namely, utilizing shells containing multiple emulsions that can be blended with the base...
8993490 Method for the removal or suppression of interfering metal ions using environmentally friendly competitive binders  
The present invention relates to environmentally friendly compositions and methods for removing or suppressing metal ions in waters, flowback waters, and produced waters to make such waters...
8991495 Methods for protecting a hydrocarbon-producing zone of a subterranean formation using a relative permeability modifier  
A relative permeability modifier may be used to protect a hydrocarbon-producing zone of a subterranean formation without detrimentally affecting its ability to produce hydrocarbons. Methods for...
8985209 High pressure jet perforation system  
A technique facilitates removal of excess sand during a jet perforating operation without requiring that the perforating string be pulled out of hole. A jet perforating tool is provided with at...
8985231 Selective displacement of water in pressure communication with a hydrocarbon reservoir  
Methods and systems are provided for selectively displacing water from a hydraulically continuous water zone in a porous geological formation. The target zone to be displaced is defined by a...
8985205 Multi-step solvent extraction process for heavy oil reservoirs  
An in situ extraction process for heavy oil reservoirs using solvent comprises removing liquids and gases from areas contacting with the heavy oils to increase an interfacial area of unextracted...
8985212 Wellbore servicing compositions and methods of making and using same  
A method of servicing a wellbore in a subterranean formation comprising preparing a wellbore servicing fluid comprising a water-soluble crosslinkable composition, a particulate water-swellable...
8985206 Enhanced foam stability applications and methods  
A method for enhancing foam stability in foaming compositions for use in oilfield treatment application, including but not limited to use in mobility control for gas flooding. The method comprises...
8978762 Well servicing fluid and method of servicing a well with the fluid  
A well servicing fluid is formulated by combining ingredients comprising: an aqueous based fluid comprising sulfate ions at a concentration greater than 50 mg/l; a chelating agent; and an acid in...
8973659 Degradable polymer and legume particulates for well treatment  
A method of treating a treatment zone in a well is provided, the method including the steps of: (A) forming a treatment fluid comprising: (i) a degradable polymer particulate; (ii) a legume...
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...
8969262 Utilization of an anhydride as a demulsifier and a solvent for demulsifier formulations  
The present invention includes the use of anhydride compositions, including alkyl and aryl anhydrides, for use as a demulsifier in resolving emulsions of water and oil. In particular, the...
8960290 Method for delayedly crosslinking environmentally friendly fluids  
The present invention relates to environmentally friendly delayed crosslinking complexes that are useful in subterranean treatment fluids. One embodiment of the present invention provides a method...
8955588 Electron-poor orthoester for generating acid in a well fluid  
In an embodiment, a method is provided including the steps of: (A) introducing a well fluid comprising an electron-poor orthoester into a well; and (B) allowing or causing the electron-poor...
8950492 Invert emulsion fluid containing a hygroscopic liquid, a polymeric suspending agent, and low-density solids  
An invert emulsion treatment fluid comprises: (A) an external phase, wherein the external phase comprises a hydrocarbon liquid; (B) an internal phase, wherein the internal phase comprises a...
8950490 Methods of using cellulose in various oilfield applications  
A method of well treatment that includes providing a well treatment composition containing a non-functionalized cellulose material and a halide salt composition containing at least zinc halide,...
8950477 Hydraulic jar  
The present invention relates to hydraulic jars which include a jar body; a spindle axially movable within the jar body and coupled to the jar body by means of a helical splined coupling; the...
8950488 Polymerizing and anchoring a water-soluble polymer to an in-place mineral surface of a well  
Methods using an anchoring agent for a water-soluble polymer that is in-place polymerized in a subterranean formation. The anchoring agent comprises a hydrolyzable silyl group that reacts with one...
8940667 Fluid treatment systems, compositions and methods for metal ion stabilization in aqueous solutions and/or enhanced fluid performance  
Fluid treatment systems and compositions are provided including (a) at least one material including (1) at least one carboxylic acid functional group and (2) at least one sulfur-containing group...
8940666 Fluid composition for wellbore and pipeline cleanout and method of use thereof  
A fluid composition for cleanout of wellbores and pipe systems includes an effective amount of an amphiphilic chemical combined with an effective amount of a friction reducer in an aqueous...
8936097 Method and an apparatus for downhole injecting one or more treatment fluids  
A method for downhole injecting treatment fluids, and for providing in an annular space between a well tubular and the surrounding formation or between pipes of a wellbore system, includes loading...
8936093 Controlled rise velocity bouyant ball assisted hydrocarbon lift system and method  
A hydrocarbon lift system and method for increasing petroleum production from an enclosed subterranean reservoir to the earth's surface comprises a column of buoyant balls in an outer pipe...
8936111 Invert drilling fluids having enhanced rheology and methods of drilling boreholes  
An invert emulsion drilling fluid, and a method of drilling with such fluid, having improved rheology at low mud weights and high temperatures. The improved rheology is effected with addition of...
8932998 Methods for crosslinking water soluble polymers for use in well applications  
A method for forming a well and pipeline treating fluid is provided. The method comprises combining a cross-linkable gelling polymer, a scavenging compound capable of reducing a concentration of...
8927468 Spray dried emulsifier compositions, methods for their preparation, and their use in oil-based drilling fluid compositions  
Spray dried emulsifier compositions are described, which have desirable emulsifying and wetting characteristics. Among other advantages, the solid particulate emulsifier compositions greatly...
8920638 Method of separating hydrocarbons from oil rocks using ionic liquids  
A method of extracting hydrocarbon from oil containing rocks is herein disclosed. According to one embodiment a method includes mixing oil sandstone and a phosphonium based ionic liquid and...
8921285 Particles slurried in oil for viscoelastic surfactant gelled fluids  
Fluids viscosified with viscoelastic surfactants (VESs) may have their fluid loss properties improved with the presence of at least one mineral oil slurried together in combination with at least...
8910714 Method for controlling the downhole temperature during fluid injection into oilfield wells  
Methods and apparatus for using a fluid within a subterranean formation comprising forming a fluid comprising a fluid additive, introducing the fluid to a formation, observing a temperature, and...
8905134 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...