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Bertram T Willman: Method of treating reservoirs containing very viscous crude oil or bitumen. Exxon Production Research Co, E T Wheelock, June 28, 1983: US04390067 (339 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a field containing viscous oil or bitumen for subsequent production is described. The steps central to the process are drilling a horizontal well within the oil-bearing stratum, and heating the oil in the vicinity of the horizontal well to produce a hot liquid corridor. The ope ...


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Lucille H Novak: Method for primary cementing a well with a drilling mud which may be converted to cement using chemical initiators with or without additional irradiation. Exxon Production Research Company, J M Hoster, E T Wheelock, August 2, 1988: US04760882 (109 worldwide citation)

This application discloses a process for drilling and primary cementing a well using a drilling fluid containing a polymeric material which may be converted into a well cement by contact with an initiator and, optionally, by irradiation with a suitable radioactive source.


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John M Bednar, Daniel P Postler, Terry V Jones: Acoustically controlled electro-mechanical circulation sub. Exxon Production Research Co, E T Wheelock, February 15, 1983: US04373582 (47 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a self-contained circulation sub which may be operated upon control from the surface. It may be in the shape of a short section of drill collar and utilizes a sleeve valve to cover the circulation ports. Upon reception of an acoustic signal from the surface, a control valve ...


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John M Bednar, Clifford W Petersen: Acoustically actuated downhole blowout preventer. Exxon Production Research Co, E T Wheelock, January 11, 1983: US04367794 (40 worldwide citation)

An acoustically operated downhole blowout preventer using a specially configured sleeve valve to inflate a resilient packer for shutting the wellbore annulus.


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Gary W Ver Strate, William W Graessley, Edward N Kresge: Hydrocarbon solutions of macromolecular polymers having an improved resistance to mechanical degradation. Exxon Research & Engineering Co, F T Johmann, E T Wheelock, October 28, 1986: US04620048 (29 worldwide citation)

Fluid solutions, e.g. mineral oil solutions, of polydispersed polymers have improved resistance to mechanical shear when said polymers have a narrow molecular weight distribution, i.e. ##EQU1## 10 and/or a reduced compliance less than that of a linear monodisperse polymer of the same chemical repeat ...


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Joseph F Bayhi: Flexible marine seismic source. Exxon Production Research Co, E T Wheelock, August 2, 1983: US04396088 (23 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a marine seismic source which emits an FM signal linearly increasing from 10 Hz to about 100 Hz. The source has a number of transducers which are flexible sleeves containing a pulsing hydraulic fluid.


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Antonio Gutierrez, Robert D Lundberg, Robert A Kleist, Ricardo Bloch: Polyolefinic succinimide polyamine alkyl acetoacetate adducts as dispersants in lubricating oil compositions. Exxon Chemical Patents, E T Wheelock, J B Murray Jr, June 13, 1989: US04839071 (22 worldwide citation)

This invention is to a lubricating or fuel oil composition containing polyolefinic succinimide polyamine alkyl acetoacetate adducts of the general formula: ##STR1## wherein Z.sup.1 and Z.sup.3 are moities of the formula: ##STR2## Z.sup.2 is a moiety of the formula: ##STR3## wherein R.sup.2, R.sup.3 ...


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Antonio Gutierrez, Robert A Kleist: Polyolefinic succinimide polyamine alkyl acetoacetate adducts. Exxon Chemical Patents, E T Wheelock, J B Murray Jr, June 13, 1989: US04839072 (21 worldwide citation)

This invention is to polyolefinic succinimide polyamine alkyl acetoacetate of the general formula: ##STR1## wherein Z.sup.1 and Z.sup.3 are the same or different and are moieties of the formula: ##STR2## Z.sup.2 is a moiety of the formula: ##STR3## wherein R.sup.2, R.sup.3 and R.sup.4 are the same o ...


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Edward J Osterhuber: Upgrading heavy oils by solvent dissolution and ultrafiltration. Exxon Research and Engineering Company, E T Wheelock, J J Dvorak, January 10, 1989: US04797200 (19 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method for upgrading heavy oils for use in subsequent hydrocarbon processing. The process is especially suitable for removing metals which are in the form of nickel or vanadium organic compounds and for lowering the Conradson Carbon Residue of the resulting oil. The proce ...


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Robert C Michaelson: Production of tertiary olefins. Exxon Chemical Patents, F A Sinnock, E T Wheelock, September 1, 1987: US04691073 (19 worldwide citation)

High purity tertiary olefins are obtained in extremely high yields over a sustained period by cracking alkyl tert-alkyl ethers over clay catalysts which have been treated with HF and/or HC1. Preferably temperature are 100.degree.-250.degree. C., the surface area of the catalyst is above 40 M.sup.2 / ...



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