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US20110259585 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...
US20110253370 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...
US20110253367 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...
US20110253368 PROCESS FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTION OF HEAVY OIL USING MICROWAVES  
A process for utilizing microwaves to heat solvent within a subterranean region wherein the heated solvent, vapor, contacts heavy oil in the subterranean region to lower the viscosity of the heavy...
US20110127033 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...
US20150083412 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING CARBONIC SUBSTANCES FROM OIL SANDS  
A device for obtaining carbonic substances, particularly bitumen, from oil sands is provided. The device has at least one steam generator, an injection pipeline and a production pipeline. Steam...
US20110227349 METHOD FOR EXTRACTING BITUMEN AND/OR ULTRA-HEAVY OIL FROM AN UNDERGROUND DEPOSIT, ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION AND OPERATING METHOD FOR SAID INSTALLATION  
A method for extracting bitumen and/or extra-heavy oil from an underground deposit is provided. The energy for producing the steam and for the electric heating is generated in situ, for which...
US20110253369 PROCESS FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTION OF HEAVY OIL USING MICROWAVES  
A process for utilizing microwaves to heat H2O and sulfur hexafluoride within a subterranean region wherein the heated H2O and sulfur hexafluoride contacts heavy oil in the subterranean region to...
US20140262257 SMALL SUPERCRITICAL ONCE-THRU STEAM GENERATOR  
A small supercritical once-through steam generator (OTSG) includes a radiant section with a furnace coil, and a convection section downstream of the radiant section that includes a superheater...
US20120227965 METHOD FOR ACCELERATING START-UP FOR STEAM-ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE (SAGD) OPERATIONS  
A method for accelerating start-up for steam assisted gravity drainage operations comprising the steps of: forming a steam-assisted gravity drainage production well pair comprising an injection...
US20140246196 THROTTLING BOILER FOR FOULING MITIGATION  
Methods and systems generate steam for thermal oil recovery, such as a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operation. Feedwater is first pressurized to a pressure above that desired for steam...
US20120234537 GRAVITY DRAINAGE STARTUP USING RF & 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...
US20130213653 PRODUCER SNORKEL OR INJECTOR TOE-DIP TO ACCELERATE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SAGD PRODUCER AND INJECTOR  
Methods and systems relate to steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) utilizing well pairs that are at least initially in fluid communication through drilled bores toward their toe ends. At least...
US20140102701 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY WITH A ONCE-THROUGH STEAM GENERATOR  
A once-through steam generator including one or more steam-generating circuits extending between inlet and outlet ends thereof and including one or more pipes, the steam-generating circuit having...
US20110017449 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY WITH A ONCE-THROUGH STEAM GENERATOR  
A once-through steam generator including one or more steam-generating circuits extending between inlet and outlet ends thereof and including one or more pipes, the steam-generating circuit having...
US20140110109 DIRECT STEAM GENERATION OF BOILER BLOWDOWN  
Systems and methods generate steam from produced water by passing the produced water through first and second steam generators coupled together. The first steam generator produces wet steam in...
US20130292115 STEAM GENERATOR BLOWDOWN MANAGEMENT  
Systems and methods relate to treating wastewater, such as blowdown from steam generators used in oil sands production. The systems rely on precipitation by acidification of the wastewater along...
US20140262259 ROD DRIVEN CENTRIFUGAL PUMPING SYSTEM FOR ADVERSE WELL PRODUCTION  
A downhole assembly of an artificial lift system includes: an adapter for connection to production tubing; a receptacle shaft; an up-thrust bearing; a centrifugal pump; and a down-thrust bearing....
US20140083694 Methods and Systems for Providing Steam  
A system is provided for improved steam generation. The system includes at least two steam systems, wherein a wet steam output from a first steam system is passed through a first separator. The...
US20130068458 HEAT RECOVERY METHOD FOR WELLPAD SAGD STEAM GENERATION  
The invention provides a method of recovering heat from hot produced fluids at SAGD facilities that utilize wellpad steam generation such as Direct Steam Generators (DSG).
US20110000666 Vitiated Steam Generator  
The device of the present invention belongs to the field of the steam generators devices. Specifically, the device described herein is based constructively in a rocket-type engine for generates...
US20150027697 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING METHANE FROM A METHANE HYDRATE FORMATION  
A completion system includes a first borehole structure having a first section formed proximate to a volume of methane hydrate located at a subsurface location. A second borehole structure has a...
US20120247760 DUAL INJECTION POINTS IN SAGD  
A method for recovering petroleum from a formation, wherein at least two injection wells and at least one production well are in fluid communication with said formation, comprising: introducing a...
US20130284435 SATELLITE STEAM-ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE WITH OXYGEN (SAGDOX) SYSTEM FOR REMOTE RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBONS  
A SAGDOX satellite system for recovering hydrocarbons includes a central SAGDOX site, at least one SAGDOX satellite site, and a pipeline corridor for communication between the central SAGDOX site...
US20120273195 METHOD FOR STEAM ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE WITH PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL INJECTION  
A process for recovering hydrocarbons with steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) with pressure differential injection.
US20130248177 SAGDOX GEOMETRY FOR IMPAIRED BITUMEN RESERVOIRS  
A process to utilize at least one water lean zone (WLZ) interspersed within a net pay zone in a reservoir and produce bitumen from the reservoir, includes using Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage...
US20130105156 ARTIFICIAL LIFT SYSTEM FOR WELL PRODUCTION  
A method of pumping production fluid from a wellbore includes deploying a centrifugal pump into a production wellbore; and pumping hydrocarbons from the production wellbore by rotating an impeller...
US20140060825 DIRECT STEAM GENERATION CO2 OUTPUT CONTROL  
Methods and systems generate steam and carbon dioxide mixtures suitable for injection to assist in recovering hydrocarbons from oil sands based on concentration of the carbon dioxide in the...
US20150198022 OIL RECOVERY WITH FISHBONE WELLS AND STEAM  
The present disclosure relates to a particularly effective well configuration that can be used for steam-drive based oil recovery methods. Fishbone multilateral wells are combined with steam...
US20110108273 Method and apparatus for in situ extraction of bitumen or very heavy oil  
A method for the in situ extraction of bitumen or very heavy oil from oil sand deposits close to the surface, where thermal energy is introduced into the deposit to reduce the viscosity of the...
US20120325470 PENTANE-HEXANE SOLVENT IN SITU RECOVERY OF HEAVY OIL  
An integrated thermal recovery process using a solvent of a pentane or hexane or both as an additive to, or sole component of, a gravity-dominated process for recovering bitumen or heavy oil from...
US20120227966 IN SITU CATALYTIC UPGRADING  
A system and method for in situ upgrading of crude oil is provided. The system includes at least one injection well, at least two first production wells, and at least one second production well....
US20150114637 ALTERNATING SAGD INJECTIONS  
Methods produce heavy oil with steam assisted gravity drainage. Such methods alternate a traditional steam injection with an injection of a steam-plus-non-condensable gas (such as CO2 or...
US20150041129 STEAM INJECTION AND PRODUCTION COMPLETION SYSTEM  
A completion for steam injection and production includes a production tubing connected to the stinger, a downhole steam generator (DSG) having a discharge connected to the production tubing...
US20090056944 Enhanced oil recovery system for use with a geopressured-geothermal conversion system  
A system and series of methods, which utilize Geopressured-Geothermal (GPGT) energy for the enhanced recovery of formation crude oil. The system is designed to interface with a conversion system...
US20130000896 Basal Planer Gravity Drainage  
Systems and methods are provided for producing hydrocarbons from reservoirs. A provided method includes drilling a first horizontal well substantially proximate to a base of a reservoir and...
US20090078406 Method of Generating a Non-Plugging Hydrate Slurry  
Method for reducing loss of flow due to hydrate solids deposits and wax deposition in a pipeline without the aid of chemicals and system for transporting a flow of wellstream hydrocarbons...
US20110005749 WATER PROCESSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
A system comprising a well drilled into an underground formation comprising hydrocarbons; a water supply; a steam production facility, the steam production facility comprising a filter to remove...
US20140000886 PETROLEUM RECOVERY PROCESS AND SYSTEM  
A system and process are provided for recovering petroleum from a formation. An oil recovery formulation comprising at least 75 mol % dimethyl sulfide that is first contact miscible with a liquid...
US20150083413 REDUCING SOLVENT RETENTION IN ES-SAGD  
Hydrocarbons in a subterranean reservoir are recovered using Expanding Solvent-Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (ES-SAGD), including recovering hydrocarbons while reducing the solvent retention in...
US20150144337 WASTE HEAT RECOVERY FROM DEPLETED RESERVOIR  
A method of producing heated water from a reservoir having a hot bitumen-depleted zone adjacent to an aqueous mobile zone. The method includes generating fluid communication between the aqueous...
US20150013979 HYDROCARBON RECOVERY SYSTEM USING RF ENERGY TO HEAT STEAM WITHIN AN INJECTOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS  
A hydrocarbon resource recovery system is provided for a subterranean formation having an injector wellbore and a producer wellbore therein. The hydrocarbon resource recovery system includes a...
US20130043024 PROCESS FOR PRODUCING VISCOUS MINERAL OIL FROM UNDERGROUND DEPOSITS  
The present invention relates to a process for producing mineral oil from mineral oil deposits, in which the mineral oil yield is increased by blocking high-permeability regions of the mineral oil...
US20100258308 Water Integration Between An In-Situ Recovery Operation And A Bitumen Mining Operation  
The present invention relates to a method and system for integrating water between an in-situ bitumen recovery operation and a bitumen mining operation for improving efficiencies and synergies...
US20090301704 Recovery of Hydrocarbons Using Horizontal Wells  
A method of drilling a wellbore useful for the recovery of hydrocarbons from a subsurface reservoir, penetrated by one or more wellbores previously injected with steam, comprises drilling a...
US20110094739 OIL RECOVERY PROCESS  
A method for recovering heavy oil in a stratum with an injection well, a production well and a steam generator. The method begins by injecting steam from the steam generator into a horizontal...
US20130175031 SAGDOX GEOMETRY  
A process to recover bitumen from a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir comprising the following steps: a) injection of steam and oxygen separately into said bitumen reservoir and when mixed...
US20130327525 THERMAL PULSING PROCEDURE FOR REMEDIATION OF COLD SPOTS IN STEAM ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE  
A method for remediation of at least one cold spot in a producer well in a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process to increase hydrocarbon recovery from a hydrocarbon reservoir, wherein the...
US20140000887 SAGDOX OPERATION IN LEAKY BITUMEN RESERVOIRS  
A method to operate a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage with Oxygen (SAGDOX) process, in a leaky bitumen reservoir, wherein the process includes start-up, growth, decline and shut down phases. The...
US20070221376 Solidification of Residuals from Water Treatment Systems in Heavy Oil Recovery Operations  
Solidification of water treatment wastewater brines from oil production operations. Concentrated wastewater brines from water treatment systems in heavy oil recovery operations are converted to...
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