05853048 is referenced by 297 patents and cites 32 patents.

The present invention provides a method of treating a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation with a treatment fluid whereby fine particulate flowback is reduced or prevented. The method includes the steps of providing a fluid suspension including a mixture of a particulate coated with a tackifying compound, pumping the suspension into a subterranean formation and depositing the mixture within the formation whereby the tackifying compound retards movement of at least a portion of any fine particulate within the formation upon flow of fluids from the subterranean formation through the wellbore. Alternatively, the tackifying compound may be introduced into a subterranean formation in a diluent containing solution to deposit upon previously introduced particulates to retard movement of such particulates and any fines subject to flow with production of fluids from the subterranean formation.

Title
Control of fine particulate flowback in subterranean wells
Application Number
412668
Publication Number
5853048
Application Date
April 21, 1998
Publication Date
December 29, 1998
Inventor
Mark A Parker
Duncan
OK, US
Brahmadeo Dewprashad
Lawton
OK, US
Steven F Wilson
Duncan
OK, US
Bobby K Bowles
Comanche
OK, US
Philip D Nguyen
Duncan
OK, US
James R Stanford
Duncan
OK, US
Jim D Weaver
Duncan
OK, US
Agent
Robert A Kent
Assignee
Halliburton Energy Services
IPC
E21B 43/267
E21B 41/02
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