07357180 is referenced by 157 patents and cites 888 patents.

Certain embodiments provide a method for treating a subsurface formation. The method includes providing one or more explosives into portions of one or more wellbores selected for the explosion in the formation. The wellbores are formed in one or more zones in the formation. The explosives are controllably exploded in one or more of the wellbores such that at least some of the formation surrounding the selected wellbores has an increased permeability. One or more heaters are provided in the one or more wellbores.

Title
Inhibiting effects of sloughing in wellbores
Application Number
11/112982
Publication Number
7357180 (B2)
Application Date
April 22, 2005
Publication Date
April 15, 2008
Inventor
Dong Sub Kim
Sugar Land
TX, US
Frederick Henry Kreisler Rambow
Houston
TX, US
Taixu Bai
Katy
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 49/00
E21B 43/263
E21B 43/24
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