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Explosively fracturing a productive oil and gas formation

Abstract

In this method of fracturing an oil- or gas-producing strata, a portion of the formation adjacent to, but separated from, the producing strata is fractured. Explosives are then introduced into the fracture in this portion of the formation and thereafter detonated to fracture the productive strata. Also claimed are a method of variably controlling the extent and force of the explosives used, and a method of increasing oil and gas production from a productive strata.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jun 23, 1966
Product Type:
Patent
Report Number:
AU 267769
Reference Number:
EDB-81-060884
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 6 Nov 1962
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS WELLS; EXPLOSIVE FRACTURING; OIL WELLS; AUSTRALIA; ENHANCED RECOVERY; NATURAL GAS; PETROLEUM; WELL STIMULATION; AUSTRALASIA; COMMINUTION; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FRACTURING; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; RECOVERY; STIMULATION; WELLS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production; 030300 - Natural Gas- Drilling, Production, & Processing
OSTI ID:
6485281
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
TUL
Size:
Pages: v
Announcement Date:
May 13, 2001

Citation Formats

Brandon, C W. Explosively fracturing a productive oil and gas formation. Australia: N. p., 1966. Web.
Brandon, C W. Explosively fracturing a productive oil and gas formation. Australia.
Brandon, C W. 1966. "Explosively fracturing a productive oil and gas formation." Australia.
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title = {Explosively fracturing a productive oil and gas formation}
author = {Brandon, C W}
abstractNote = {In this method of fracturing an oil- or gas-producing strata, a portion of the formation adjacent to, but separated from, the producing strata is fractured. Explosives are then introduced into the fracture in this portion of the formation and thereafter detonated to fracture the productive strata. Also claimed are a method of variably controlling the extent and force of the explosives used, and a method of increasing oil and gas production from a productive strata.}
place = {Australia}
year = {1966}
month = {Jun}
}