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Young Gary C, Ferrell Howard H: Process for simultaneously increasing recovery and upgrading oil in a reservoir. Continental Oil Company, Scott F Lindsey, May 7, 1974: US3809159 (240 worldwide citation)

A process for simultaneously increasing recovery and upgrading oil in a reservoir by injecting gas produced by the in situ gasification of coal to increase recovery and upgrade said oil. The gas is also useful in the production of steam and other gaseous materials for injection.


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Dahl Herbert Douglas, Edmond Tibor O: Guidance system for a horizontal drilling apparatus. Continental Oil Company, Miller William J, September 23, 1975: US3907045 (240 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for boring an elongated borehole with a drilling apparatus which contains a flux sensitive coil and directional drilling control apparatus. An antenna is inserted through a borehole which has already been drilled and is connected between ground and a signal generating apparatus. Flux ge ...


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Dahl Herbert Douglas, Edmond Tibor O: Guidance system for a horizontal drilling apparatus. Continental Oil Company, Miller William J, December 10, 1974: US3853185 (215 worldwide citation)

A drilling apparatus for forming a horizontal borehole substantially parallel to a first drilled horizontal borehole which has a signal generating apparatus inserted into the first borehole. A horizontal drill is inserted into the subterranean strata adjacent the first drilled borehole and operated ...


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Donald R Napier, Charles M Starks: Phase transfer catalysis of heterogeneous reactions by quaternary salts. Continental Oil Company, Cortlan R Schupbach Jr, November 16, 1976: US03992432 (128 worldwide citation)

A process for catalyzing heterogeneous ionic organic reactions in a system of multiple liquid phases in which at least two of the reactants are each located in a different phase with respect to the other, the phases containing such reactants differing in polarity. Catalysis is effected by introducin ...


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Radd Frederick J: Cutter bit and method of causing rotation thereof. Continental Oil Company, July 17, 1973: US3746396 (117 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for turning a cutter bit in a continuous mining machine by providing one or more projections coupled to the bit having sufficient length so that when the cutter bit is in operation, material dislodged by the cutter bit, when falling, will impact the projections. The impact wil ...


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John D Alexander, Philip W Reed: Sonic measurement of flow rate and water content of oil-water streams. Continental Oil Company, A Joe Reinert, March 28, 1978: US04080837 (113 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for metering water content in an oil-water system by measuring sonic velocity in a flowing oil-water mixture, thereafter to determine flow rate to provide individual oil and water rates which may then be integrated to provide oil and water volume of flow. The apparatus functio ...


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Richard L Every, Luino Dell Osso Jr: Method for removing methane from coal. Continental Oil Company, Richard W Collins, August 23, 1977: US04043395 (96 worldwide citation)

A process for removing methane from a subterranean coal deposit. A carbon dioxide-containing fluid is introduced into the coal deposit through an injection well and held therein for a period sufficient to enable a substantial amount of methane to be desorbed from the surfaces of the coal deposit. Fo ...


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Michael W Britton, William L Martin, Jack D McDaniel, Harry A Wahl: Fracture preheat oil recovery process. Continental Oil Company, A Joe Reinert, May 5, 1981: US04265310 (79 worldwide citation)

A zone of increased heat and enhanced fluid mobility is established between an injection well and a production well vertically traversing a heavy oil (bitumen, tar) reservoir by (a) first horizontally hydraulically fracturing between the wells, and (b) then injecting hot water and/or steam into the ...


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Oertle Don H: Electrical connectors for telemetering drill strings. Continental Oil Company, Scott F Lindsey, April 22, 1975: US3879097 (76 worldwide citation)

An improvement in the arrangement of electrical connectors positioned in the joints of drill string pipe sections which are joined together to form a telemetering drill string. The improved electrical connectors are positioned in the pipe joints and connect insulated segments of an electrical connec ...


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Kenneth H Waters: Apparatus for controlling lateral positioning of a marine seismic cable. Continental Oil Company, William J Miller, July 5, 1977: US04033278 (72 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for controlling the lateral position of a marine seismic cable relative to water current which is effective through utilization of one or more cable paravanes having a thrust adjustable hydrofoil and/or stabilizer elements. The hydrofoil is constructed as a pivotally supportable frame havi ...