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US20150021031 ELECTRIC AND FIRED STEAM GENERATION SYSTEMS  
Methods and systems relate to steam assisted oil recovery utilizing a fired boiler and an electric boiler, which may be disposed closer to an injection well than the fired boiler. A gas turbine...
US20150090455 Natural Gas Hydrate Reservoir Heating  
A heating system for heating a natural gas hydrate reservoir. The heating system includes a fully enclosed wellbore extending through a portion of the natural gas hydrate reservoir. A heating...
US20150183669 Synthetic Base and Associated Methods  
Glycine is an organic compound that can be used in the making of a synthetic base that obviates all the drawbacks of strong bases such as sodium hydroxide. The new compound is made by dissolving...
US20120138293 Viscous Oil Recovery Using A Fluctuating Electric Power Source and A Fired Heater  
Methods for recovering viscous oil include receiving electrical power from an electrical grid fed by at least one fluctuating electricity supply. The methods also include using at least a portion...
US20150184501 METHODS FOR ENHANCING EFFICIENCY OF BITUMEN EXTRACTION FROM OIL SANDS USING LIPIDS AND LIPID BY-PRODUCTS AS PROCESS ADDITIVES  
In a method for enhancing the efficiency of separation of bitumen from oil sands ore, lipids, lipid by-products, and lipid derivatives are used as process additives for ore-water slurry-based...
US20130269943 Method of Recovering Oil and Producing Produced Water That is Concentrated and Dried by a Double Drum Dryer  
A method of treating concentrated produced water derived from a steam assisted gravity discharge oil recovery process is described. The method includes utilizing a double drum dryer to dry a...
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....
US20120145398 CONTROLLING FLOW OF STEAM INTO AND/OR OUT OF A WELLBORE  
A method of producing from a subterranean formation can include injecting steam into the formation, and then automatically opening at least one valve in response to the steam condensing. A well...
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...
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...
US20140367095 CHEMICAL TREATMENT FOR ORGANIC FOULING IN BOILERS  
Methods and systems relate to generating steam from water that contains dissolved organic compounds. The methods mix a polymerization inhibitor with the water prior to feeding the water into a...
US20150013986 WATER HEATING APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS HEATED WATER FLOW AND METHOD FOR USE IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  
A method of hydraulic fracturing of an oil producing formation includes the provision of a heating apparatus which is transportable and that has a vessel for containing water. The method...
US20140311744 WATER HEATING APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS HEATED WATER FLOW AND METHOD FOR USE IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING  
A method of hydraulic fracturing of an oil producing formation includes the provision of a heating apparatus which is transportable and that has a vessel for containing water. The method...
US20140124203 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE DOWNHOLE INJECTION OF SUPERHEATED STEAM  
Superheated steam from a generator (10) proximate a well (14) is delivered through an output pipe (12) that communicates through a dual entry wellhead (17) with downhole steam piping (18)...
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...
US20090218099 Method for Enhancing Heavy Hydrocarbon Recovery  
Amines or ammonia and amines may be used to enhance recovery of heavy hydrocarbons. The amines or ammonia and amines alone or with water, steam or an oil solvent are combined with the heavy...
US20130140021 IN-SITU UPGRADING OF BITUMEN OR HEAVY OIL  
A method is disclosed for in-situ upgrading bitumen or heavy oils during thermal recovery operations. In one embodiment, steam injection for thermal recovery of bitumen in a dolomitic or limestone...
US20150096754 INDIRECT BOILING FOR WATER TREATMENT  
Systems and methods relate to vaporizing water into steam, which may be utilized in applications such as bitumen production. Initial indirect vaporization of the water at a first pressure for...
US20140069641 INTEGRATION OF VISCOUS OIL RECOVERY PROCESSES  
The present disclosure relates generally to the integration of at least two viscous oil recovery processes (VORPs), at least one of which is a solvent-dominated recovery process (SDRP)....
US20140305645 REDUCED BLOWDOWN STEAM GENERATION  
Steam is generated using high total dissolved solids (TDS) boiler feedwater while still maintaining relatively low boiler blowdown rates. In one embodiment, a boiler is adapted to generate low...
US20150114639 Re-Fracture Apparatus and Method for Wellbore  
Re-treatment of a formation having a wellbore, which can be an open hole or a cased hole lined with casing, involves deploying a tubing string in the casing having tools disposed at intervals...
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...
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...
US20140076566 Use of Underground Access to Improve Steam Distribution in SAGD Operations  
A system for recovering hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation with steam-assisted gravity drainage comprises a subterranean access tunnel extending through the formation. In addition, the...
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...
US20140305644 Method and apparatus for reducing costs and emissions from extracting and processing gas and oil from underground resources  
This invention relates to improvements in the current recovery of gases and oil liquids from an underground resource such as shale by means of hydraulic fracturing “Fracking.” The main...
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...
US20120061081 RF FRACTURING TO IMPROVE SAGD PERFORMANCE  
A method of producing heavy oil from a heavy oil formation with steam assisted gravity drainage. The method begins by drilling a borehole into a heavy oil formation comprising a steam barrier...
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...
US20140048268 Method for Hydraulically Fracturing a Well Using An Oil-Fired Frac Water Heater  
The present invention overcomes many of the disadvantages of prior art mobile oil field heat exchange systems by providing an oil-fired heat exchange system. The present invention is a...
US20140190698 STEAM GENERATOR AND METHOD FOR GENERATING STEAM  
A method for producing steam includes combusting a fuel and an oxidant to generate heat in a combustion stream, and injecting impure water into the combustion stream such that the heat produces a...
US20080302523 WIRELINE RETRIEVABLE DSG/DOWNHOLE PUMP SYSTEM FOR CYCLIC STEAM AND CONTINUOUS STEAM FLOODING OPERATIONS IN PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS  
A non-rigid carrier conveys a pump and/or the steam generator through a bore of the production tubing string to support enhanced oil recovery operations. An annular space separates the production...
US20130126171 Heat Dissipation in Downhole Equipment  
A downhole assembly may include a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface adapted for contact with a downhole fluid, the inner surface defining an interior volume....
US20140360726 STEAM GENERATOR AND CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE  
Methods and systems generate steam for injection into a formation in order to facilitate oil recovery and also capture carbon dioxide in a recovery unit that receives flue gas exhaust from such...
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.
US20090126929 TREATING NAHCOLITE CONTAINING FORMATIONS AND SALINE ZONES  
A method for treating a nahcolite containing subsurface formation includes removing water from a saline zone in or near the formation. The removed water is heated using a steam and electricity...
US20150252658 PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT AND SOLIDS PRECIPITATION FROM THERMAL TREATMENT BLOWDOWN  
Produced water, for example from a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) or cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) heavy oil recovery operation, is treated to recover water that is re-used to create...
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:...
US20140374102 Enzyme Assisted Well Treatment  
A solid chemical delivery system for delivering chemicals to an underground formation. The solid chemical is formed by dehydrating a silicate to form anhydrous silicate. Well chemicals are then...
US20110198084 GROUNDWATER ISOLATION BARRIERS FOR MINING AND OTHER SUBSURFACE OPERATIONS  
To protect an underground aquifer from pollution due to the extraction of subsurface products from a recovery well or other subsurface mining operation, a plurality of barrier injection wells are...
US20130087337 THERMAL EXPANSION ACCOMMODATION FOR CIRCULATED FLUID SYSTEMS USED TO HEAT SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS  
A method for accommodating thermal expansion of a heater in a formation includes flowing a heat transfer fluid through a conduit to provide heat to the formation and providing substantially...
US20150060073 METHOD OF USING CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER (CSP) FOR THERMAL GAS WELL DELIQUIFICATION  
A concentrated solar power (CSP) deliquification system for discouraging the accumulation of liquids in a wellbore includes a CSP heating subsystem, and an injection and recirculation subsystem. A...
US20070193748 Method for producing viscous hydrocarbon using steam and carbon dioxide  
A downhole burner is used for producing heavy-oil formations. Hydrogen, oxygen, and steam are pumped by separate conduits to the burner, which burns at least part of the hydrogen and forces the...
US20150198013 HORIZONTAL WELLBORE ORIENTATION SYSTEM  
A horizontal wellbore orientation system and a method of making and using the same is provided. A horizontal wellbore orientation system of a hydrocarbon reservoir comprises at least one...
US20130284461 Steam Anti-Coning/Cresting Technology ( SACT) Remediation Process  
A cyclic remediation process to restore oil recovery from a primary oil production well that has watered off from bottom water encroachment (cone or crest) whereby: (a) the primary oil production...
US20080135254 In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system  
Systems and methods for an in situ heat treatment process that utilizes a circulation system to heat one or more treatment areas are described herein. The circulation system may use a heated...
US20140124194 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...
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...
US20090008096 Treating Subterranean Zones  
A system for treating a subterranean zone includes a combustion driven compressor in communication with a supply of a component of a combustion mixture. The compressor is configured to compress...
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...

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