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Recovered formation fines are pumped in slurry form into an injection well during an enhanced oil recovery process e.g. a steam flood. Said injection can be done incrementally in stages in conjunction with said process. Said fines improve the sweep efficiency of the injected medium. This method is also beneficial where steam breakthrough has occurred since the breakthrough path is in a fluid or semi-solid state thereby allowing the fines slurry to be injected.

Title
Disposal of produced formation fines during oil recovery
Application Number
7/59357
Publication Number
4787452
Application Date
June 8, 1987
Publication Date
November 29, 1988
Inventor
Alfred R Jennings Jr
Plano
TX, US
Agent
Charles A Malone
Michael G Gilman
Alexander J McKillop
Assignee
Mobil Oil Corporation
NY, US
IPC
E21B 43/40
E21B 43/24
E21B 33/138
E02D 3/12
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