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Title: Using colloidal silica as isolator, diverter and blocking agent for subsurface geological applications

Abstract

A system for blocking fast flow paths in geological formations includes preparing a solution of colloidal silica having a nonviscous phase and a solid gel phase. The solution of colloidal silica is injected into the geological formations while the solution of colloidal silica is in the nonviscous phase. The solution of colloidal silica is directed into the fast flow paths and reaches the solid gel phase in the fast flow paths thereby blocking flow of fluid in the fast paths.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1425915
Patent Number(s):
9,909,052
Application Number:
13/722,843
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Dec 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Bourcier, William L., Roberts, Sarah K., Roberts, Jeffery J., Ezzedine, Souheil M., and Hunt, Jonathan D. Using colloidal silica as isolator, diverter and blocking agent for subsurface geological applications. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Bourcier, William L., Roberts, Sarah K., Roberts, Jeffery J., Ezzedine, Souheil M., & Hunt, Jonathan D. Using colloidal silica as isolator, diverter and blocking agent for subsurface geological applications. United States.
Bourcier, William L., Roberts, Sarah K., Roberts, Jeffery J., Ezzedine, Souheil M., and Hunt, Jonathan D. Tue . "Using colloidal silica as isolator, diverter and blocking agent for subsurface geological applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1425915.
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