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US20080083534 Hydrocarbon recovery using fluids  
The recovery of hydrocarbons from hydrocarbon bearing rock, sands or other geological materials (collectively “rock”) uses a recovery fluid. In certain embodiments, the recovery fluid includes...
US20150240611 SAGD OIL RECOVERY METHOD UTILIZING MULTI-LATERAL PRODUCTION WELLS AND/OR COMMON FLOW DIRECTION  
Improved SAGD methods for recovering heavy oil from underground formations. In a first aspect a method is provided for drilling, using multi-lateral drilling techniques, a series of horizontal...
US20080135244 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process  
Method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation are described herein. Methods may include providing heat to a first section of the formation with one or more first heaters in the first...
US20130081809 PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MINERAL OIL FROM AN UNDERGROUND DEPOSIT  
A process for producing mineral oil, in which an aqueous flooding medium comprising water, a glucan, urea and optionally surfactants is injected into the mineral oil formation and mineral oil is...
US20110180256 CHROME FREE WATER-BASED WELLBORE FLUID  
Methods for maintaining the rheology and reducing the fluid loss of chrome-free, aqueous-based wellbore fluids under high temperature-high pressure conditions are disclosed. The method may...
US20090200854 SOLUTION MINING AND IN SITU TREATMENT OF NAHCOLITE BEDS  
A method for treating a nahcolite containing subsurface formation includes solution mining a first nahcolite bed above a hydrocarbon containing layer using a plurality of first solution mining...
US20150210917 ALKYLTHIOPHENE-RICH COMPOSITIONS, USES THEREOF AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
Embodiments of the present invention relates to a pyrolysis-derived thiophenic composition having a high concentration of C1 and/or C2 and/or C3 alkylthiophenes. Preferably, the composition is...
US20100000733 Apparatus and Method for Energy-Efficient and Environmentally-friendly Recovery of Bitumen  
The present invention aims at recovering unconventional oil in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way that has the potential of eliminating the need of natural gas currently employed for...
US20070114026 Method and apparatus for extracting gas hydrate deposits  
An apparatus and method for disassociating natural gas from a deposit of natural gas hydrates and producing natural gas. A reactor module is located downhole in a heating and injection well. Water...
US20140020891 WATER INJECTION METHOD FOR ASSISTING IN RECOVERY OF HEAVY OIL  
A steam-assisted gravity drainage or cyclic steam injection method for recovering oil from a development region of an underground reservoir, further employing water injection along one or more...
US20090266541 WASTE MATERIAL PROCESSING FOR OIL RECOVERY  
An enhanced oil recovery method and apparatus for thermal processing of polymer-based waste to produce organic and inorganic processed materials. The organic and inorganic processed materials are...
US20090260812 METHODS OF TREATING A HYDROCARBON CONTAINING FORMATION  
Methods of generating subsurface heat for treatment of a hydrocarbon containing formation are described herein. Methods include providing water through one or more wellbores to at least a portion...
US20100147516 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING THE NEGATIVE ENVIROMENTAL IMPACT OF THE OILSANDS INDUSTRY  
A method and system for the use of low quality fuel and solids-rich water, like fine tailings or lime sludge, for extracting bitumen from shallow and deep underground oil sand formations. The...
US20120132420 PROCESS FOR MINERAL OIL PRODUCTION USING HYDROPHOBICALLY ASSOCIATING COPOLYMERS  
A process for mineral oil production, in which an aqueous formulation comprising at least one water-soluble, hydrophobically associating copolymer is injected through at least one injection...
US20080142217 Using geothermal energy to heat a portion of a formation for an in situ heat treatment process  
Methods of using geothermal energy to treat subsurface formations are described herein. Methods for using geothermal energy to treat a subsurface treatment area containing or proximate to...
US20140054032 In Situ Retorting and Refining of Hydrocarbons  
A method of producing hydrocarbons in situ from a fixed-bed hydrocarbon formation disposed below a ground surface and having a higher permeability zone substantially parallel to, and between a top...
US20100276141 CREATING FLUID INJECTIVITY IN TAR SANDS FORMATIONS  
Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods for treating a tar sands may include heating a portion of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from one or more heaters...
US20110253371 DILUENT-ENHANCED IN-SITU COMBUSTION HYDROCARBON RECOVERY PROCESS  
A modified process for recovering oil from an underground reservoir using the an in situ combustion process. A diluent, namely a hydrocarbon condensate, is injected within a separate wellbore, or...
US20150198019 In Situ Retorting of Hydrocarbons and Selected Metal  
A method of producing hydrocarbons in situ from a fixed-bed hydrocarbon formation disposed below a ground surface and having a higher permeability zone substantially parallel to, and between a top...
US20110290484 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING OIL AND/OR GAS  
A system for producing oil and/or gas from an underground formation comprising a first well above the formation; a second well above the formation; the first well comprises a mechanism to inject a...
US20080257552 APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR IN-SITU EXTRACTION OF HYDROCARBONS  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for in-situ extraction of hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon bearing formation. The system includes a well drilled through a hydrocarbon bearing...
US20140251596 SINGLE VERTICAL OR INCLINED WELL THERMAL RECOVERY PROCESS  
The present disclosure describes a single well predominantly gravity-dominated recovery process for producing viscous hydrocarbons from a subterranean oil sands formation. The process operates a...
US20100163231 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING HYDROCARBONS FROM A HYDRATE RESERVOIR USING AVAILABLE WASTE HEAT  
A method and system of producing hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon containing subterranean hydrate reservoir is disclosed. Waste heat is captured and transferred to a hydrocarbon bearing hydrate...
US20150144338 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PRODUCING HYDROCARBON  
Heated production well for enhancing production of hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon reservoir are described. By heating the production well, heat is imparted to the reservoir and helps to mobilize...
US20130269935 TREATING HYDROCARBON FORMATIONS USING HYBRID IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT AND STEAM METHODS  
A method for treating a tar sands formation includes providing heated fluid to a first section of the hydrocarbon layer while providing heat to a second section of a hydrocarbon layer in the...
US20100218946 Water Treatment Following Shale Oil Production By In Situ Heating  
A method for treating water at a water treatment facility is provided. In one aspect, the water has been circulated through a subsurface formation in a shale oil development area. The subsurface...
US20140076556 EFFECTIVE SOLVENT EXTRACTION SYSTEM INCORPORATING ELECTROMAGNETIC HEATING  
A method of producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean reservoir comprises pre-heating by exposure to electromagnetic radiation from a electromagnetic radiation source, injecting through at least...
US20130153218 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LIFTING FLUIDS FROM A RESERVOIR  
Systems and methods are provided for lifting hydrocarbons from reservoirs. A method includes injecting a heat carrier fluid comprising steam, hot water, or both into a first well and injecting an...
US20130000894 SOLVENT INJECTION RECOVERY PROCESS  
A process for the recovery of hydrocarbon such as bitumen/EHO from a hydrocarbon bearing formation in which are situated an upper injection well and a lower production well, the method comprising...
US20120118565 Effective Solvent Extraction System Incorporating Electromagnetic Heating  
A method of producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean reservoir comprises pre-heating by exposure to electromagnetic radiation from a electromagnetic radiation source, injecting through at least...
US20100089577 Methods and Apparatus for Thermal Drilling  
Methods and apparatus for spalling a material, for example to thermally drill a wellhole, are provided. Such methods may include directing a fluid having a temperature greater than about 500° C....
US20160160623 APPARATUS FOR HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY INCLUDING A DOUBLE-WALL STRUCTURE AND RELATED METHODS  
A device for hydrocarbon resource recovery from at least one well in a subterranean formation may include a radio frequency (RF) source, a solvent source, and a double-wall structure coupled to...
US20160024374 FERROFLUIDS ABSORBED ON GRAPHENE/GRAPHENE OXIDE FOR EOR  
Magnetic materials, such as ferrofluids, are known to produce large amounts of heat per unit volume. Other magnetic materials include iron, iron oxide, iron carbide, iron nitride, cobalt-nickel...

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