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Title: Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing

Abstract

A method of forming an opening for a low temperature well is described. The method includes drilling an opening in a formation. Water is introduced into the opening to displace drilling fluid or indigenous gas in the formation adjacent to a portion of the opening. Water is produced from the opening. A low temperature fluid is applied to the opening.

Inventors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Houston, TX
  2. Spring, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
986480
Patent Number(s):
7500528
Application Number:
11/409,505
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

McKinzie, II, John, Billy, and Keltner, Thomas Joseph. Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
McKinzie, II, John, Billy, & Keltner, Thomas Joseph. Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing. United States.
McKinzie, II, John, Billy, and Keltner, Thomas Joseph. Tue . "Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986480.
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