07044220 is referenced by 125 patents and cites 172 patents.

The present invention relates to enhancing fluid flow from subterranean formations. More particularly, this invention relates to providing improved proppant matrixes within fractures in a subterranean formation. An example of the methods of increasing the conductivity of a fracture in a subterranean formation comprises the steps of providing a fracturing treatment fluid comprising a proppant composition, the proppant composition comprising proppant particulates and a degradable material capable of undergoing an irreversible degradation downhole; introducing the proppant composition to the fracture; and allowing the proppant composition to form a proppant matrix having voids in the fracture.

Title
Compositions and methods for improving proppant pack permeability and fracture conductivity in a subterranean well
Application Number
10/608291
Publication Number
7044220 (B2)
Application Date
June 27, 2003
Publication Date
May 16, 2006
Inventor
Trinidad Munoz Jr
Duncan
OK, US
Bradley L Todd
Duncan
OK, US
Philip D Nguyen
Duncan
OK, US
Agent
Baker Botts
Robert A Kent
Assignee
Halliburton Energy Services
OK, US
IPC
E21B 33/138
E21B 43/267
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