05794697 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 9 patents.

A system and a method for producing increased quantities of oil from an oil well producing a mixture of oil and gas through a well bore penetrating an oil bearing formation containing a gas cap zone and an oil bearing zone by separating at least a portion of the gas from the mixture of oil and gas downhole in an auger separator to produce a separated gas and an oil enriched mixture; compressing at least a portion of the separated gas downhole to a pressure greater than the pressure in the gas cap zone to produce a compressed gas; and, injecting the compressed gas into the gas cap and, recovering at least a major portion of the oil enriched mixture.

Title
Method for increasing oil production from an oil well producing a mixture of oil and gas
Application Number
8/757857
Publication Number
5794697
Application Date
November 27, 1996
Publication Date
August 18, 1998
Inventor
David D Hearn
Anchorage
AK, US
John R Whitworth
Broken Arrow
OK, US
Jerry L Brady
Anchorage
AK, US
James L Cawvey
Anchorage
AK, US
John R Wolflick
McKinney
TX, US
Agent
F Lindsey Scott
Assignee
Atlantic Richfield Company
CA, US
IPC
E21B 43/40
E21B 43/38
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