08091636 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 42 patents.

Methods for increasing the recovery of hydrocarbons from a subterranean reservoir. A method may include the steps of injecting a first fluid into a first horizontal well in the reservoir by a first device; producing hydrocarbons from a second horizontal well disposed below the first well; injecting a second fluid into a third well laterally offset from each of the first and second wells while continuing to produce hydrocarbons from the second well; and selectively ceasing injection into the first well when the second well is in fluid communication with the third well. The first and second fluid may comprise steam, carbon dioxide, oxygen, or combinations thereof. Injection into the first well selectively may be ceased when pressure in the first well is increased to a first injection pressure.

Title
Method for increasing the recovery of hydrocarbons
Application Number
12/112487
Publication Number
8091636 (B2)
Application Date
April 30, 2008
Publication Date
January 10, 2012
Inventor
Myron I Kuhlman
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Patterson & Sheridan
Assignee
World Energy Systems Incorporated
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/12
E21B 43/24
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