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Title: Heating production fluids in a wellbore

Abstract

A method for heating a production fluid in a wellbore. The method can include heating, using a packer fluid, a working fluid flowing through a first medium disposed in a first section of the wellbore, where the first medium transfers heat from the packer fluid to the working fluid. The method can also include circulating the working fluid into a second section of the wellbore through a second medium, where the second medium transfers heat from the working fluid to the production fluid. The method can further include returning the working fluid to the first section of the wellbore through the first medium.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1261617
Patent Number(s):
9,388,667
Application Number:
13/923,770
Assignee:
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC. (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jun 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Orrego, Yamila, and Jankowski, Todd A. Heating production fluids in a wellbore. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Orrego, Yamila, & Jankowski, Todd A. Heating production fluids in a wellbore. United States.
Orrego, Yamila, and Jankowski, Todd A. Tue . "Heating production fluids in a wellbore". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1261617.
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abstractNote = {A method for heating a production fluid in a wellbore. The method can include heating, using a packer fluid, a working fluid flowing through a first medium disposed in a first section of the wellbore, where the first medium transfers heat from the packer fluid to the working fluid. The method can also include circulating the working fluid into a second section of the wellbore through a second medium, where the second medium transfers heat from the working fluid to the production fluid. The method can further include returning the working fluid to the first section of the wellbore through the first medium.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 12 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Jul 12 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
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