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Title: Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations

Abstract

Methods for forming a barrier around at least a portion of a treatment area in a subsurface formation are described herein. A material including wax may be introduced into one or more wellbores. The material introduced into two or more wells may mix in the formation and congeal to form a barrier to fluid flow.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176250
Patent Number(s):
7703513
Application Number:
11/975,714
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10G - CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000Sa
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007 Oct 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Vinegar, Harold J., Carter, Ernest E., Son, Jaime Santos, Bai, Taixu, and Khoda Verdian, Mohamad Fereydoon. Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Vinegar, Harold J., Carter, Ernest E., Son, Jaime Santos, Bai, Taixu, & Khoda Verdian, Mohamad Fereydoon. Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations. United States.
Vinegar, Harold J., Carter, Ernest E., Son, Jaime Santos, Bai, Taixu, and Khoda Verdian, Mohamad Fereydoon. Tue . "Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176250.
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