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Steven B Lonnes, William A Sorem: Remote intervention logic valving method and apparatus. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Department, April 14, 2009: US07516792 (51 worldwide citation)

A system of valves in which the valves operate over a designated pressure interval and are arranged to actuate performance of a sequenced set of events by downhole tools with the application of pressure to said valves.


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Robert D Kaminsky, William A Symington: Hydrocarbon recovery from impermeable oil shales using sets of fluid-heated fractures. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Department, December 28, 2010: US07857056 (35 worldwide citation)

An economic method for in situ maturing and production of oil shale or other deep-lying, impermeable resources containing immobile hydrocarbons. Vertical fractures are created using horizontal or vertical wells. The same or other wells are used to inject pressurized fluids heated to less than approx ...


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Bruce A Dale, John W Mohr, Charles S Yeh: Wellbore apparatus and method for completion, production and injection. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Department, December 16, 2008: US07464752 (27 worldwide citation)

A wellbore apparatus and method suitable for either wellbore completions and production. The completion and production apparatus comprises at least one primary flow joint, the primary flow joint comprising at least one three-dimensional surface defining a body capable of fluid flow with at least one ...


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Jeffrey R Bailey, Erika A O Biediger, Lei Wang, Shankar Sundararaman, Mehmet Deniz Ertas, Vishwas Gupta: Methods and systems for modeling, designing, and conducting drilling operations that consider vibrations. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company—Law Department, July 3, 2012: US08214188 (24 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus associated with the production of hydrocarbons is disclosed. The method, which relates to modeling and operation of drilling equipment, includes constructing one or more surrogates for at least a portion of a bottom hole assembly (BHA) and calculating performance results from ...


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Bruce A Dale, Michael D Barry, Charles S Yeh, Jon Blacklock, Darren F Rosenbaum, Michael T Hecker, David C Haeberle, Manh V Phi, Michael J Siegman: Wellbore method and apparatus for completion, production and injection. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Department, July 10, 2012: US08215406 (15 worldwide citation)

A method, system and apparatus associated with the production of hydrocarbons are described. One apparatus includes a swellable packer element around a primary and a secondary flow path, wherein the packer is configured to block flow in a portion of a wellbore annulus. One method includes disposing ...


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David C Haeberle, Charles Yeh, Timothy G Benish, Michael D Barry, Michael T Hecker, Jon Blacklock: Wellbore method and apparatus for sand and inflow control during well operations. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Department, March 6, 2012: US08127831 (14 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for producing hydrocarbons including a wellbore that accesses a subsurface reservoir; a production tubing string disposed within the wellbore; and sand control devices coupled to the production tubing string. At least one of the sand control devices includes a first tubular memb ...


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Christopher W Sparling, P Scott Northrop, Johnny E Johnson, Jagannathan N Iyengar, Barry M Friedman: Methods for removing sulfur-containing compounds. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Department, February 16, 2010: US07662215 (14 worldwide citation)

A method for removing sulfur-containing compounds is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes selectively separating a feed stream (118) comprising carbon dioxide and one or more sulfur-containing compounds, including hydrogen sulfide, at conditions sufficient to produce a first stream (122) ...


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Robert D Kaminsky, William A Symington: Optimized well spacing for in situ shale oil development. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company—Law Department, December 3, 2013: US08596355 (13 worldwide citation)

A method for spacing heater wells for an in situ conversion process includes the steps of determining a direction along which thermal energy will travel most efficiently through a subsurface formation, and completing a plurality of heater wells in the subsurface formation, with the heater wells bein ...


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P Scott Northrop, Francis S Wu, Margaret Wu legal representative, Narasimhan Sundaram: Method of purifying hydrocarbons and regeneration of adsorbents used therein. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Department, September 11, 2012: US08262773 (13 worldwide citation)

An improved method is provided for removing contaminants from a hydrocarbon stream, such as a stream of raw natural gas. The contaminated hydrocarbon stream is passed through a first adsorbent bed containing molecular sieves to adsorb contaminants on the molecular sieves, thereby removing at least s ...


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Larisa V Branets, Xiao Hui Wu, Santosh K Verma, Stephen L Lyons: Generation of constrained voronoi grid in a plane. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company Law Department, April 26, 2011: US07932904 (13 worldwide citation)

A method for generating constrained Voronoi grids in a plane with internal features and boundaries is disclosed. The disclosed method generally includes approximation of internal features and boundaries with polylines based on plane geometry. Protected polygons or points are generated around the pol ...