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US20090159288 Chemically enhanced thermal recovery of heavy oil  
Described herein are methods for removing heavy oils from underground reservoirs. The methods involve the use of chemical compositions in combination with steam techniques for the efficient...
US20080078552 METHOD OF HEATING HYDROCARBONS  
The present invention relates generally to a method and means of injecting hot fluids into a hydrocarbon formation using a combustion and steam generating device installed at or near the well-head...
US20090301724 METHODS OF PRODUCING ALKYLATED HYDROCARBONS FROM AN IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT PROCESS LIQUID  
A method for producing alkylated hydrocarbons is disclosed. Formation fluid is produced from a subsurface in situ heat treatment process. The formation fluid is separated to produce a liquid...
US20070056726 APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR IN-SITU EXTRACTION OF OIL FROM OIL SHALE  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for in-situ extraction of oil from oil shale. The method comprises drilling a fluid conduit in fluid communication with a top and a bottom of a...
US20140151047 Method for Hydraulically Fracturing a Well Using A Frac Water Heater  
The present invention overcomes many of the disadvantages of prior art mobile oil field heat exchange systems by providing a portable heat exchange system. The present invention is a...
US20130075098 METHODS FOR TREATMENT AND USE OF PRODUCED WATER  
Produced water is treated by raising the pH to a level that significantly increases silica solubility and breaks emulsions. So treated water is then de-oiled, filtered, and subjected to ion...
US20160214878 TREATMENT OF PRODUCED WATER FOR SUPERCRITICAL DENSE PHASE FLUID GENERATION AND INJECTION INTO GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION  
Water, for example produced water, is treated to make it more suitable for use in an oil field recovery process. In the oil filed recovery process, the treated water is pressurized and heated to...
US20140124204 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOW EMISSION HYDROCARBON RECOVERY  
Systems and methods are provided for low emission (in-situ) heavy oil production, using a compound heat medium, comprising products of combustion of a fuel mixture with an oxidant and a moderator,...
US20100224370 METHOD OF HEATING HYDROCARBONS  
The present invention relates generally to a method and means of injecting hot fluids into a hydrocarbon formation using a combustion and steam generating device installed at or near the well-head...
US20070199697 ENHANCED HYDROCARBON RECOVERY BY STEAM INJECTION OF OIL SAND FORMATIONS  
The present invention involves a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by injection of a steam and hydrocarbon vaporized solvent in contact with the...
US20150315891 DISPERSION SOLUTION FOR DRILLING AND METHOD OF EXTRACTION USING THE DISPERSION SOLUTION  
A dispersion solution for drilling obtained by dispersing, in an aqueous medium, a polyoxalate as the hydrolysable resin material. The dispersion solution for drilling comprises an aqueous medium...
US20130199780 RECOVERY FROM A HYDROCARBON RESERVOIR  
A method and systems for using a non-volatile solvent to recover heavy oils are provided. In a method a solvent that includes a non-volatile component is injected into the reservoir. A mobilizing...
US20160186548 Enhanced Subterranean Resource Recovery  
Methods of resource recovery include reagents placed in a subterranean formation. The reagents generate heat, hydrogen gas and alkalinity which changes fluid flow characteristics. The forces of...
US20130168093 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OIL SAND EXPLOITATION  
A downhole apparatus for oil sand exploitation, including at least a casing for housing a water conduit for receiving water, at least one steam generation chamber being in fluid communication with...
US20140054028 BITUMEN RECOVERY PROCESS  
1. A bitumen recovery process where the process includes the following steps: a) Drilling a single well into a bitumen deposit;b) Equipping the well with a heating element, a solvent injecting...
US20070199699 Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery By Vaporizing Solvents in Oil Sand Formations  
The present invention involves a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by injecting a hydrocarbon solvent vapor in contact with the oil sand formation...
US20080116694 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...
US20170137704 Apparatus and Methods for Stimulating Reservoirs Using Fluids Containing Nano/Micro Heat Transfer Elements  
In one aspect, a method of stimulating flow of a fluid present in a subsurface reservoir to a wellbore is provided, which method, in one non-limiting embodiment, may include providing a working...
US20140262243 Systems and Methods for Accelerating Production of Viscous Hydrocarbons in a Subterranean Reservoir with Thermally Activated Chemical Agents  
A method for mobilizing viscous hydrocarbons in a reservoir includes (a) injecting an aqueous solution into the reservoir with the reservoir at the reservoir ambient temperature. The aqueous...
US20130153228 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OIL  
The present invention provides a system and method for producing oil in which an ether-containing formulation is injected into a formation containing oil and an oil-immiscible formulation is...
US20130000349 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBONACEOUS AND ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS FROM OIL SHALE AND SANDS VIA MULTI-STAGE CONDENSATION  
A system for recovering products from a gas stream comprises a cooled chamber having an inlet that feeds the gas stream to a plurality of sequential conduit loops within the chamber. A critical...
US20150053407 MICROBIAL ENHANCED TREATMENT OF CARBONATE RESERVOIRS FOR IN SITU HYDROCARBON RECOVERY  
Techniques for hydrocarbon recovery from a carbonate reservoir include injecting a microbial stimulation fluid including H2 which enters a region of the reservoir that includes CO2 and a microbial...
US20070062704 Method and system for enhancing hydrocarbon production from a hydrocarbon well  
Production from a hydrocarbon well is facilitated when heat generated by surface equipment used to produce hydrocarbons from the well is continuously injected into the well to heat the well...
US20160084054 Method of gas, oil and mineral production using a clean processing system and method  
The invention provides a system and process for providing a clean, non-contaminating process, for producing fracturing of shale, limestone, sands and other geological and mining formations to...
US20160265327 STEAM ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE WITH ADDED OXYGEN ("SAGDOX") IN DEEP RESERVOIRS  
A process to recover hydrocarbons, from a hydrocarbon reservoir having a bottom, using a substantially horizontal production well, the substantially horizontal production well having a toe and a...
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...
US20160115372 METHODS OF RECOVERING A HYDROCARBON MATERIAL CONTAINED WITHIN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION, AND RELATED WORKING FLUIDS  
A method of recovering a hydrocarbon material from a subterranean formation comprises forming a working fluid comprising substantially solid particles and an at least partially gaseous base...
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...
US20150107834 METHOD FOR PRODUCING HEAVY OIL  
A method is provided for production of heavy oil from a reservoir containing heavy oil, the method including the steps of: providing a plurality of wells into the formation; injecting into the...
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...
US20150285050 UPLIFTED SINGLE WELL STEAM ASSISTED GRAVITY DRAINAGE SYSTEM AND PROCESS  
A Single Well Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SWSAGD) process to recover liquid hydrocarbons from an underground hydrocarbon reservoir, wherein the single well includes a single substantially...
US20140144641 FRAC WATER HEATING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HYDRAULICALLY FRACTURING A WELL  
The present invention overcomes many of the disadvantages of prior art mobile oil field heat exchange systems by providing an improved frac water heating system. The present invention is a...
US20120037370 Well completion and related methods for enhanced recovery of heavy oil  
A well completion for use in enhanced recovery of heavy oil includes a compressor for pressurizing natural gas captured from a heavy oil formation to a specified pressure while maintaining the...
US20070256836 Methods of treating a subterranean formation with a treatment fluid having surfactant effective to increase the thermal stability of the fluid  
Methods of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore are provided, the methods comprising the steps of: (a) for a treatment fluid to be used in treating a subterranean formation,...
US20070199710 ENHANCED HYDROCARBON RECOVERY BY CONVECTIVE HEATING OF OIL SAND FORMATIONS  
The present invention involves a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by convective heating of the oil sand formation and the heavy oil and bitumen in...
US20090260825 METHOD FOR RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBONS FROM A SUBSURFACE HYDROCARBON CONTAINING FORMATION  
Methods for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation are described herein. A comprising hydrogen sulfide is combusted in one or more surface facilities exterior to the hydrocarbon containing...
US20150136401 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLD CRACKING  
Method to enhance the recovery of oil from an oil field, comprising: applying heat to a colloidal hydrocarbonic medium that comprises hydrocarbon chains; and applying pressure waves having a...
US20160138378 System and Method to Initiate Permeability in Bore Holes Without Perforating Tools  
A shockwave generator pre-treats one or more production zones within a well to facilitate recovery of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons from the well. The well may be heated to a particular...
US20160032175 Method For Coating A Well Treatment Chemical  
A solid chemical delivery system for delivering chemicals to an underground. formation. The solid chemical is formed by dehydrating a silica to form anhydrous silica. Well chemicals are then...
US20070199712 ENHANCED HYDROCARBON RECOVERY BY STEAM INJECTION OF OIL SAND FORMATIONS  
The present invention involves a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by injection of a steam and hydrocarbon vaporized solvent in contact with the...
US20160047212 WIND-HEATED MOLTEN SALT AS A THERMAL BUFFER FOR PRODUCING OIL FROM UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to heat transfer fluids (e.g. molten-salt) as a thermal buffer for heating, by thermal energy derived from wind-generated electricity, at least one of...
US20150114318 MINIMIZING FOULING IN STEAM ASSISTED OIL PRODUCTION  
Methods and systems generate steam for heavy oil recovery operations, wherein fouling is limited with the use of wire matrix turbulators in tubes with tendencies to foul.
US20100212904 IN SITU FLUID RESERVOIR STIMULATION PROCESS  
Methods and processes for in-situ stimulation of hydrocarbon containing formations using energy to expand in-situ liquid hydrocarbons, thus rejuvenating naturally occurring fractures. In some...
US20120267110 Heating An Organic-Rich Rock Formation In Situ To Produce Products With Improved Properties  
A method of producing hydrocarbon fluids with improved hydrocarbon compound properties from a subsurface organic-rich rock formation, such as an oil shale formation, is provided. The method may...
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...
US20150275645 COMPLETION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A WELL HAVING TWO OR MORE LATERAL BORES  
A method of well completion includes: introducing a hydraulic set liner hanger assembly into a cased main bore, the hydraulic set liner hanger assembly comprising a first pipe assembly and a...
US20070199711 ENHANCED HYDROCARBON RECOVERY BY VAPORIZING SOLVENTS IN OIL SAND FORMATIONS  
The present invention involves a method and apparatus for enhanced recovery of petroleum fluids from the subsurface by injecting a hydrocarbon solvent vapor in contact with the oil sand formation...
US20070187094 Method for CAGD recovery of heavy oil  
The invention provides a novel method of recovering oil by injecting oxygen into a chamber within an oil deposit thereby combusting oil at the chamber walls. The heated oil to drains towards the...
US20150204171 CARBON DIOXIDE ENERGY STORAGE AND ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY  
The present invention is a method and apparatus for the subsurface storage of carbon dioxide in reservoir formations, to provide energy storage for electrical load balancing, and to enable the...
US20070187093 Method for recovery of stranded oil  
The present invention provides a method of recovering stranded oil wherein heated fluid is injected into a reservoir containing stranded oil in a region near the reservoir ceiling. The heated oil...
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