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Title: Well completion process for formations with unconsolidated sands

Abstract

A method for consolidating sand around a well, involving injecting hot water or steam through well casing perforations in to create a cement-like area around the perforation of sufficient rigidity to prevent sand from flowing into and obstructing the well. The cement area has several wormholes that provide fluid passageways between the well and the formation, while still inhibiting sand inflow.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Kingwood, TX
  2. (Redondo Beach, CA)
  3. Monterey Park, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Tidelands Oil Production Company (Long Beach, CA); City of Long Beach; National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921310
Patent Number(s):
6554067
Application Number:
09/855,996
Assignee:
Tidelands Oil Production Company (Long Beach, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
FC22-95BC14939
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Davies, David K, Mondragon, III, Julius J., and Hara, Philip Scott. Well completion process for formations with unconsolidated sands. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Davies, David K, Mondragon, III, Julius J., & Hara, Philip Scott. Well completion process for formations with unconsolidated sands. United States.
Davies, David K, Mondragon, III, Julius J., and Hara, Philip Scott. Tue . "Well completion process for formations with unconsolidated sands". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921310.
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