3918521 is referenced by 76 patents and cites 10 patents.

This specification discloses a method of producing petroleum from a petroleum-bearing formation. A heated fluid is generated in a heated fluid generator that is fired with a sulfur-containing fuel and the heated fluid is injected into the petroleum-bearing formation and petroleum is produced therefrom. The firing of the heated fluid generator with the sulfur-containing fuel produces a flue gas which contains sulfur oxides. The flue gas is passed through an emission scrubber vessel in counterflow with an alkaline water containing calcium ions to scrub the sulfur oxides from the flue gas, to reduce the alkalinity of the alkaline water and to form calcium sulfite. An oxidation inhibitor is added to inhibit the oxidation of the calcium sulfite. The scrubbed flue gas and the water of the reduced alkalinity are discharged from the emission scrubber vessel and the calcium sulfite is separated by mechanical means from the water of reduced alkalinity.

Title
Petroleum production by steam injection
Application Number
05/482,815
Publication Number
3918521
Application Date
June 24, 1974
Publication Date
November 11, 1975
Inventor
Bertness Theodore A
Snavely Jr Earl S
Agent
Ehrlich Henry L
Huggett C A
Assignee
Mobil Oil Corporation
IPC
C01F 11/48
C01B 17/62
E21B 43/24
E21B 43/34
E21B 43/17
E21B 43/24
E21B 43/40
E21B 43/16
B01D 53/50
C09K 08/60
C01B 17/00
C01B 17/62
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