3724543 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 8 patents.

The flow of oil from an undersea oil-bearing formation to an on-shore well is induced by the steps of locating a relatively small anode in a cavity at an approximately medial elevation of the formation at an off-shore location preferably beyond the reservoir of oil, injecting saline water into that cavity, raising the electric potential of the anode with respect to a cathode in the vicinity of an off-shore well, and withdrawing oil from the well.

Electro-thermal process for production of off shore oil through on shore walls
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
March 3, 1971
Publication Date
April 3, 1973
Titus Charles H
Bell Christy W
General Electric Company
E21b 43/00
E21B 43/24
E21B 43/16
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