04046194 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 7 patents.

A method of improving the permeability of a hydrocarbon bearing formation such as a coal seam by electrolinking a first well and a second well which have been drilled into the formation. Both wells are completed with similar strings of casing. The portion of the casing string which passes into or through the formation is comprised of alternating sections of electrically conductive and nonconductive material. An electrode is lowered into each well into contact with one of the electrically conductive sections. Current is then flowed between the electrodes in the wells until a permeable path through the formation is established. Then one or both electrodes are moved into contact with different conductive sections within the respective wells and the procedure is repeated.

Title
Electrolinking method for improving permeability of hydrocarbon formation
Application Number
5/682706
Publication Number
4046194
Application Date
May 3, 1976
Publication Date
September 6, 1977
Inventor
Wayne B Cloud
Dallas
TX, US
Agent
Drude Faulconer
C A Huggett
Assignee
Mobil Oil Corporation
NY, US
IPC
E21B 43/26
E21B 43/00
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