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Bentley J Palmer, Jesse Lee: Fracturing process and composition. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Doug Y&apos barbo, Catherine Menes, Brigitte Jeffery, July 29, 2003: US06599863 (282 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method of fracturing, including the provision and use of a fracturing fluid suspension containing an effective amount of a solid particulate breaker material having delayed breaking or degradation characteristics, additionally including an amount of durable fibers and/or pla ...


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Mark E Brady, Wayne W Frenier, Palathinkara S Vinod: Fluids and techniques for hydrocarbon well completion. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Robin Nava, Catherine Menes, Brigitte Jeffrey, May 27, 2003: US06569814 (174 worldwide citation)

The Invention relates to novel fluids and techniques to optimize/enhance the production of hydrocarbon from subterranean formations (e.g., “completion fluids”), in particular, fluids and techniques are disclosed and claimed which remove wellbore damage and near-wellbore damage in the form of coating ...


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Manilal S Dahayanake, Jiang Yang: Viscoelastic surfactant fluids and related methods of use. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Thomas O Mitchell, Catherine Menes, Brigitte Jeffery, March 9, 2004: US06703352 (138 worldwide citation)

Viscoelastic surfactant based aqueous fluid systems useful as thickening agents in various applications, e.g. to suspend particles produced during the excavation of geologic formations. The surfactants are zwitterionic/amphoteric surfactants such as dihydroxyl alkyl glycinate, alkyl ampho acetate or ...


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André Garnier, Michel Michaux, Philippe Revil: Cementation product and use for cementing oil wells or the like. Schlumberger Technology, Catherine Menes, Thomas O Mitchell, Brigitte Jeffery, December 2, 2003: US06656265 (135 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a cementing composition for an oil well or the like with porosity of less than 50%, and with a solid phase constituted by 35% to 65% (by volume) hollow microspheres, 20% to 45% Class G Portland cement, and 5% to 25% of Class G Portland micro-cement. The invention is us ...


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Jean Pierre Feraud, Michael D Parris, Richard D Hutchins, Stanley Bruce McConnell, Erik B Nelson, Keith Dismuke: Delayed blending of additives in well treatment fluids. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Catherine Menes, Brigitte Jeffery, John J Ryberg, September 2, 2003: US06613720 (116 worldwide citation)

The effect of various chemical or biological agents in well treatment fluids can be delayed by sequestering the agents in the discontinuous phase of an emulsion for a period of time, before the emulsion is destabilized by exposure to at least one of: (1) a change in temperature, (2) a change in pH, ...


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Matthew J Miller, Curtis L Boney, Kevin W England, Jerald J Hinkel: Methods for dewatering shaly subterranean formations. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Thomas O Mitchell, Catherine Menes, Brigitte Jeffery, December 9, 2003: US06660693 (115 worldwide citation)

Methods are provided for increasing the production of hydrocarbons from shaly formations that contain adsorbed condensed hydrocarbon gases by treating such formations with dewatering compositions comprising surfactants that cause the surfaces of the formation to be or to remain oil-wet. The methods ...


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Simon G James, Erik B Nelson, Frédéric J Guinot: Sand consolidation with flexible gel system. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Robin C Nava, Catherine Menes, Brigitte Jeffery, September 17, 2002: US06450260 (104 worldwide citation)

Herein is described a method of consolidating a subterranean formation or repairing a gravel pack, comprising (i) providing a consolidating fluid, wherein the consolidating fluid comprises a gel component and a gel-forming agent; and (ii) injecting the consolidating fluid into the formation or grave ...


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Manilal S Dahayanake, Jiang Yang, Joseph H Y Niu, Paul Joel Derian, Ruoxin Li, David Dino: Viscoelastic surfactant fluids and related methods of use. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Robin C Nava, Thomas O Mitchell, Catherine Menes, November 19, 2002: US06482866 (92 worldwide citation)

Viscoelastic surfactant based aqueous fluid systems useful as thickening agents in various applications, e.g. to suspend particles produced during the excavation of geologic formations. The surfactants are zwitterionic/amphoteric surfactants such as dihydroxyl alkyl glycinate, alkyl ampho acetate or ...


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Matthew J Miller, Mathew Samuel, Palathinkara S Vinod, Thomas N Olsen: Compositions and methods to control fluid loss in surfactant-based wellbore service fluids. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Thomas O Mitchell, Catherine Menes, Brigitte Jeffery, August 12, 2003: US06605570 (90 worldwide citation)

Herein is disclosed a well completion or stimulation fluid, comprising (i) a carrier fluid; (ii) a viscoelastic surfactant; and (iii) a fluid loss control additive (FLA) comprising at least one polymer and at least one crosslinker. The fluid may further comprise proppant or gravel, if it is intended ...


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Bernard Dargaud, Sylvaine Le Roy Delage, Marc Thiercelin: Cementing compositions and application of such compositions for cementing oil wells or the like. Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Catherine Menes, Brigitte Jeffery, John Ryberg, November 11, 2003: US06645288 (77 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides cementing compositions for oil wells or the like comprising an hydraulic binder and reinforcing particles constituted by a flexible material of low compressibility, and with an average grain size of less than 500 &mgr;m.