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Title: Methods for forming wellbores in heated formations

Abstract

A method for forming a wellbore in a heated formation includes flowing liquid cooling fluid to a bottom hole assembly in a wellbore in a heated formation. At least a portion of the liquid cooling fluid is vaporized at or near a region to be cooled. Vaporizing the liquid cooling fluid absorbs heat from the region to be cooled.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1078132
Patent Number(s):
8272455
Application Number:
R&D Project: 12/250,288
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000Sa
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Guimerans, Rosalvina Ramona, and Mansure, Arthur James. Methods for forming wellbores in heated formations. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Guimerans, Rosalvina Ramona, & Mansure, Arthur James. Methods for forming wellbores in heated formations. United States.
Guimerans, Rosalvina Ramona, and Mansure, Arthur James. Tue . "Methods for forming wellbores in heated formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1078132.
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year = {2012},
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