04060129 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 10 patents.

A method of improving a steam drive wherein high-quality steam is initially injected into a hydrocarbon-bearing formation to initiate a steam drive from an injection well to a production well and then very low-quality steam or water is injected into the formation until the cumulative value of quality of all the injected fluid is reduced to a value between 35 and 45% to maximize the heat utilization of the steam in the formation and improve the sweep efficiency of the steam drive and then adjusting the quality of the steam injected into the formation to a value of between 35 and 45% to continue the steam drive.

Title
Method of improving a steam drive
Application Number
5/746565
Publication Number
4060129
Application Date
December 1, 1976
Publication Date
November 29, 1977
Inventor
Roger E Young
San Rafael
CA, US
Ezzat E Gomaa
El Cerrito
CA, US
Agent
Edward J Keeling
R L Freeland Jr
Assignee
Chevron Research Company
CA, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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