05443120 is referenced by 28 patents and cites 8 patents.

A method for improving the productivity of a well by separating and disposing of at least a portion of the water which is produced from a subterranean producing formation. The water is allowed to separate from the produced fluids under the influence of gravity while in the wellbore. The separated water is then disposed without removing it from the wellbore by flowing it into a subterranean disposal formation which has a pressure less than that of said producing formation. Preferably, the well is completed with an inclined wellbore which significantly aids in the gravity separation of the water from the produced fluids (e.g. hydrocarbons).

Title
Method for improving productivity of a well
Application Number
8/294800
Publication Number
5443120
Application Date
August 25, 1994
Publication Date
August 22, 1995
Inventor
David A Howell
Midland
TX, US
Agent
George W Hager Jr
Alexander J McKillop
Assignee
Mobil Oil Corporation
VA, US
IPC
E21B 43/38
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