05402846 is referenced by 188 patents and cites 15 patents.

An improved method for hydraulically fracturing a formation or reservoir where a thermo-setting gellable mixture is utilized. This thermo-setting mixture is foamed either at the surface or in situ under fracturing pressures and conditions. The mixture and carrier fluid is of a composition such that the foamed mixture has a viscosity of sufficient magnitude to cause a created fracture to grow while the foamed mixture is kept under fracturing pressure and conditions. Once a fracture of a desired size and length has been generated, the resin is ignited and thermally set thus forming a porous hardened solid within the fracture thereby holding the fracture open. Once combustion is finished, no spent fracturing fluids or load fluids remain to be recovered. This porous solid props the fracture open thereby increasing the conductivity of the formation or reservoir and fluid flow therefrom.

Title
Unique method of hydraulic fracturing
Application Number
8/151662
Publication Number
5402846
Application Date
November 15, 1993
Publication Date
April 4, 1995
Inventor
Eve S Sprunt
Farmers Branch
TX, US
Alfred R Jennings Jr
Plano
TX, US
Agent
Charles A Malone
George W Hager Jr
Alexander J McKillop
Assignee
Mobil Oil Corporation
VA, US
IPC
E21B 43/267
E21B 43/247
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