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US20110079561 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HOT WATER WITHOUT A FLAME  
The present invention provides a system and method for producing hot water without a flame. The system and method heats water to at least a specified temperature without a flame by providing a...
US20120073823 SYSTEM FOR SUBSEA EXTRACTION OF GASEOUS MATERIALS FROM, AND PREVENTION, OF HYDRATES  
A system for subsea extraction of gaseous materials from and preventing the formation of hydrates.
US20120061080 INLINE RF HEATING FOR SAGD OPERATIONS  
The present invention provides a method for accelerating start-up for SAGD-type operation by providing radio frequency heating devices inside the lateral wells that can re-heat the injected steam...
US20150204172 HEATER AND METHOD OF OPERATING  
A plurality of heaters is provided to be disposed end to end within a bore hole of a formation where the bore hole extends from an upper end to a lower end such that a lower heater of the...
US20130056209 Swelling Acceleration Using Inductively Heated and Embedded Particles in a Subterranean Tool  
The swelling rate of a swelling packer element or a conforming foam screen material is accelerated with heat. In another technique ferromagnetic particles or electrically conductive resins or...
US20110048717 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR "IN-SITU" CONVEYING OF BITUMEN OR VERY HEAVY OIL  
A method is for conveying bitumen or heavy oil in a deposit is provided. The bitumen or very heavy oil is liquefied by way of an inductive conductor loop as a heater and is led away using an...
US20050211438 Methods of stimulating water sensitive coal bed methane seams  
Methods of stimulating water sensitive coal bed seams containing methane gas are disclosed. The methods comprise the steps of contacting and heating the coal bed seam with hot nitrogen gas so that...
US20120145397 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY PRODUCTION  
A method of geothermal energy production can include injecting water into a formation, and then automatically decreasing resistance to flow through at least one valve in response to the water...
US20120055672 System and Method for Managing Temperature in a Wellbore  
A system and a method manage temperature in a wellbore. A thermal barrier may be positioned within the drill pipe and/or the drill collars to obtain a desired downhole temperature and/or control...
US20150184500 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING UNCONVENTIONAL OIL AT SHALLOW DEPTHS  
An oil production well is drilled into a kerogenous chalk source rock comprising (i) type IIs kerogen and (ii) shallow naturally-occurring unconventional oil derived from the type IIs kerogen that...
US20130199787 Method and System for Fracture Stimulation  
The present techniques provide systems and methods for fracturing a production formation. A method includes creating a notch in a formation and causing a volumetric change in a treatment interval...
US20140174724 HOLLOW HYDROGEL CAPSULES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME  
The present invention relates to hollow hydrogel capsules. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation with a hollow hydrogel capsule...
US20090050319 Downhole burners for in situ conversion of organic-rich rock formations  
A method for in situ heating of a selected portion of a targeted organic-rich rock formation such as an oil shale formation is provided. The method includes the steps of providing casing in a...
US20150260023 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMALLY TREATING A SUBSURFACE FORMATION BY A HEATED MOLTEN SALT MIXTURE  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and system for pyrolyzing kerogen or mobilizing bitumen using thermal energy of a carbonate molten salt mixture having a melting point of at...
US20140144647 SUBTERRANEAN CHANNEL FOR TRANSPORTING A HYDROCARBON FOR PREVENTION OF HYDRATES AND PROVISION OF A RELIEF WELL  
There is herein described the prevention of hydrates and the provision of a Relief Well in an oil and gas Well. More particularly, there is described the prevention of hydrates in an oil and gas...
US20100051279 Method of prevention of hydrates  
The method of prevention of hydrate formation inside a subsea pipe of a first temperature during an increase in flow within the pipe comprising containing a volume of water outside the pipe,...
US20130284442 Heat Treatment for Removal of Bauschinger Effect or to Accelerate Cement Curing  
Materials are delivered within an expanded string before the string is subsequently compressively loaded such that the heat given off by the reaction of the delivered materials raises the fluid...
US20090178803 METHOD OF HEATING SUB SEA ESP PUMPING SYSTEM  
A system and method is provided for heating fluid to be pumped by an electrical submersible pumping system. Heat for heating the fluid may be inductively generated by adjusting the power delivered...
US20120152545 DOWNHOLE TOOL THERMAL DEVICE  
Subterranean devices are provided that are configured or designed for high temperature downhole use. The downhole devices comprise an electronic device configured or designed for downhole use in...
US20120318512 THERMALLY ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE (TAGD)  
A system and method for producing bitumen or heavy oil from a clastic or carbonate reservoir. The mobility of the bitumen or heavy oil is increased by conductive heating to reduce the viscosity....
US20090145598 Optimization of untreated oil shale geometry to control subsidence  
A method for developing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation is provided. The subsurface formation may include oil shale. The method may include conductively heating portions of an...
US20130081815 Enhancing Swelling Rate for Subterranean Packers and Screens  
The swelling rate of a swelling packer element or a conforming foam screen material is accelerated with heat. In one variation reactants that create an exothermic reaction plus a catalyst, if...
US20120318511 Managing Treatment of Subterranean Zones  
A downhole heated fluid generation system includes an air subsystem having at least one of an air compressor and an air flow control valve; a fuel subsystem having at least one of a fuel...
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...
US20090095477 HEATING SYSTEMS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS  
Methods and systems for heating a subsurface formation are described herein. A heating system for a subsurface formation includes a sealed conduit positioned in an opening in the formation and a...
US20120205109 HEATER AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBONS FROM UNDERGROUND DEPOSITS  
Heater embodiments are presented to aid in the recovery of hydrocarbon from underground deposits. In one embodiment, a heater is provided to a well that has been drilled through an oil-shale...
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...
US20060075801 Device for preparing a fluid particularly a drilling mud, associated preparation method and associated analysis unit  
This device (53) comprises a pump (65) which comprises at least a fixed element (73) and at least a moving element (75) that can move with respect to the fixed element (73). These elements (73,...
US20130333891 WELLBORE ISOLATION DEVICE CONTAINING A SUBSTANCE THAT UNDERGOES A PHASE TRANSITION  
A wellbore isolation device comprises: a substance, wherein the substance: (A) is a plastic; and (B) undergoes a phase transition at a phase transition temperature, wherein the temperature...
US20130220604 Methods For Establishing A Subsurface Fracture Network  
A method of creating a network of fractures in a reservoir is provided. The method includes designing a desired fracture network system, and determining required in situ stresses to create the...
US20090120646 ELECTRICALLY ISOLATING INSULATED CONDUCTOR HEATER  
A heating system for a subsurface formation includes an electrical conductor and an insulation layer at least partially surrounding the electrical conductor. A jacket that includes ferromagnetic...
US20130043029 HIGH VOLTAGE TEMPERATURE LIMITED HEATERS  
A heater system may include an alternating current supply and an electrical conductor. An alternating current may be applied to one or more electrical conductors at a voltage above about 200...
US20110036575 PRODUCING RESOURCES USING HEATED FLUID INJECTION  
A system for treating a subterranean zone (110) includes a downhole fluid heater (120) installed in a wellbore (114). Treatment fluid, oxidant, and fuel conduits (124a, 124b, and 124c) connect...
US20100089584 DOUBLE INSULATED HEATERS FOR TREATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS  
A heater includes a conduit and three insulated electrical conductors located in the conduit. At least one of the three insulated conductors includes an electrical conductor at least partially...
US20130118746 Composite Cable Systems For Use In An In Situ Oil Production Process  
The present technology provides a system for delivering electrical power and fluid to a heater array system for use in an in situ oil production process. The system comprises multi-component...
US20090194287 INDUCTION HEATERS USED TO HEAT SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS  
A heating system for a subsurface formation includes an elongated electrical conductor located in the subsurface formation. The electrical conductor extends between at least a first electrical...
US20130098625 Systems and Methods For Inductive Subsea Hydrocarbon Pipeline Heating For Pipeline Remediation  
Systems and methods for inductively heating a subsea hydrocarbon pipeline. These systems and methods may include the use of a mobile subsea hydrocarbon pipeline heating assembly to remediate the...
US20090065211 In situ conversion of subsurface hydrocarbon deposits to synthesis gas  
A method for producing synthesis gas from underground hydrocarbon deposits is described. Oxygen and water are reacted with the hydrocarbon deposit under conditions conducive to the production of...
US20080196892 Enzyme enhanced oil recovery (EEOR) for waterflooding operations  
The present disclosure involves the release or recovery of subterranean hydrocarbon deposits and, more specifically, to a system and method for secondary and/or enhanced oil recovery (EOR), by...
US20130192832 SELF-SUSTAINING ON-SITE PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY AND/OR STEAM FOR USE IN THE IN SITU PROCESSING OF OIL SHALE AND/OR OIL SANDS  
Oil shale and/or oil sands are utilized to generate electricity and/or steam at the site of the oil shale/sands deposit in an in situ process for recovering oil from the deposit. Bulk shale/sands...
US20110192603 Self-Sustaining On-Site Production of Electricity and/or Steam for Use in the In Situ Processing of Oil Shale and/or Oil Sands  
Oil shale and/or oil sands are utilized to generate electricity and/or steam at the site of the oil shale/sands deposit in an in situ process for recovering oil from the deposit. Bulk shale/sands...
US20130199781 Method and System for Fracture Stimulation by Formation Displacement  
The present techniques provide methods and systems for fracturing reservoirs without directly treating them. For example, an embodiment provides a method for fracturing a subterranean formation....
US20090050324 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IN-SITU SHALE OIL RECOVERY UTILIZING AN INTENSE DOWN-HOLE SOLAR BEAM  
A system for in-situ oil shale recovery, which includes a well casing having a leak-tight shaft liner, a gas evacuating system for removing gases from the well casing, and a solar collection...
US20130056210 TREATING TAR SANDS FORMATIONS WITH DOLOMITE  
A method for treating a karsted formation containing heavy hydrocarbons and dolomite includes providing heat to at least part of one or more karsted layers in the formation from one or more...
US20060081374 Process for downhole heating  
Neutral electrolytes, relatively neutral electrolytes, metal oxides, metal hydroxides and/or organic exothermic hydration chemicals may be hydrated with water at a controlled location in a...
US20090321075 PARALLEL HEATER SYSTEM FOR SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS  
A heating system for a subsurface formation is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of substantially horizontally oriented or inclined heater sections located in a hydrocarbon containing...
US20080185142 DOWNHOLE TRANSDUCER WITH ADJACENT HEATER  
An apparatus comprising a downhole measurement tool, a transducer coupled to the measurement tool, the transducer having a body with an outer surface, and a heater disposed adjacent the outer...
US20090101347 THERMAL RECOVERY OF SHALLOW BITUMEN THROUGH INCREASED PERMEABILITY INCLUSIONS  
Systems and methods for thermal recovery of shallow bitumen using increased permeability inclusions. A method of producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation includes the steps of:...
US20100144181 CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY  
Connector assembly for connecting and/or disconnecting an electric power cable (1) to/from a subsea pipeline (8), in particular for direct electric heating (DEH) thereof, comprising: a female cone...
US20090200031 IRREGULAR SPACING OF HEAT SOURCES FOR TREATING HYDROCARBON CONTAINING FORMATIONS  
A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation includes providing heat input to a first section of the formation from one or more heat sources located in the first section. Fluids are...
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