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 ...

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 ...

John L Stalder: Insulated prestressed conduit string for heated fluids. Conoco, A Joe Reinert, July 20, 1982: US04340245 (63 worldwide citation)

An improved prestressed conduit string for conducting heated fluids through a well bore comprised of a plurality of concentric double wall tube conduit sections each including an inner heated fluid conductor tube in tension prestress and a larger diameter outer tube in compression prestress to reduc ...

Maston L Powers: Recirculating gas separator for electric submersible pumps. Conoco, A Joe Reinert, January 1, 1991: US04981175 (51 worldwide citation)

A recirculating gas separator for a submersible well pump includes a rotary gas separator for separating liquid to be directed to the pump from a gas. The separator includes a separating chamber, a well fluid inlet upstream of the separating chamber, and a liquid discharge outlet downstream of the s ...

Pratip Bandyopadhyay, Vaughan W Rhoades: In situ combustion process for multi-stratum reservoirs. Cities Service Company, A Joe Reinert, September 7, 1976: US03978920 (45 worldwide citation)

In a combustion process for recovering hydrocarbons from a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation comprising an upper permeable hydrocarbon-bearing stratum overlying a lower permeable hydrocarbon-bearing stratum and separated therefrom by a semi-permeable stratum which is substantially permeable ...

Charles M Cole: Inflatable buoyant near surface riser disconnect system. Conoco, A Joe Reinert, September 10, 1991: US05046896 (44 worldwide citation)

A riser system includes inflatable buoyancy bladders and a near surface disconnect so that a drilling vessel can rapidly disconnect from the riser leaving the riser in a freestanding buoyant position.

Philip W Reed, John D Alexander: Method and apparatus for sonic velocity type water cut measurement. Conoco, A Joe Reinert, December 2, 1980: US04236406 (41 worldwide citation)

In a method and apparatus for metering water content in an oil-water system by determining sonic velocities in the flowing oil-water mixture, and thereafter determining flow rate to provide individual oil and water rates which may then be integrated to provide oil and water volume of flow, the impro ...

Thomas R Sifferman, Derry D Sparlin: Control of incompetent formations with thickened acid-settable resin compositions. Continental Oil Company, A Joe Reinert, April 25, 1978: US04085801 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and composition is provided for positioning a polymeric material having particulate matter disposed therein in a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore. The composition consists essentially of a hydrocarbon oil, a quaternary salt of an essentially undegraded, cellulose sulfate, sol ...

Claud L Jacocks, Robbie J LaFleur, Ralph L Grimsley: Method and apparatus for oil-water separation. Conoco, A Joe Reinert, January 10, 1984: US04425239 (35 worldwide citation)

A system for separating a multi-component fluid such as a water-in-oil emulsion into at least two components. The system comprises a cylindrical vessel which is equipped with a baffle system interposed between fluid inlet and outlet means. The baffle system defines a horizontally extending spiral fl ...

Uday S Hattiangadi: Recirculating flue gas fluidized bed heater. Conoco, A Joe Reinert, October 26, 1982: US04355601 (33 worldwide citation)

A fluidized bed boiler system and a manner of operating the same is provided wherein a fluidized particulate bed in which solids are not recycled is utilized. High temperature flue gas is directed to a boiler means. A portion of both the high temperature and a low temperature gas stream are recycled ...