Yuh hwang Tsao, George G Binder Jr: Method of drilling and cementing a well using a drilling fluid convertible in place into a settable cement slurry. Exxon Production Research Co, James H Riley, May 28, 1985: US04519452 (138 worldwide citation)

A method of drilling and cementing a well using a novel drilling fluid convertible in place by the extrinsic application of heat into a settable cement slurry and composition therefor. The novel drilling fluid comprises an aqueous drilling mud containing in intimate admixture therewith cement and a ...

Lucille H Novak: Drilling mud composition which may be converted to cement upon irradiation. Exxon Production Research Co, E Thomas Wheelock, James H Riley, October 15, 1985: US04547298 (31 worldwide citation)

This application relates to a composition containing a polymeric material which may be cross-linked in the presence of a monomeric cross-linking agent upon irradiation with a nuclear source. The composition is suitable for use as a well drilling fluid prior to irradiation and as a well cement after.

Shuaib A Khan, James Haliburton: Process for LPG recovery. Exxon Production Research Co, James H Riley, March 26, 1985: US04507133 (23 worldwide citation)

An improved process is described for the separation and recovery of substantially all the propane and heavier hydrocarbon components in a hydrocarbon gaseous feedstream. In this process, the vapor stream from a deethanizer is cooled to liquefaction and contacted with a vapor phase from the hydrocarb ...

David J Stephens: Method for treating a tar sand reservoir to enhance petroleum production by cyclic steam stimulation. Exxon Production Research Co, James H Riley, Karen T Burleson, August 26, 1986: US04607699 (21 worldwide citation)

A method for conditioning the virgin drainage area of a tar sand formation that is penetrated by a well for enhanced petroleum production by cyclic steam stimulation is described. The method comprises fracturing the drainage area by injection of liquid carbon dioxide. While carbon dioxide is still i ...

Alec Rakach, Caurino C Bombardieri: Combined replacement drive process for oil recovery. Exxon Production Research Co, James H Riley, Karen T Burleson, September 23, 1986: US04612989 (15 worldwide citation)

Performing steam drive operations in critical manipulative steps can improve the recovery of viscous hydrocarbons from tar sand deposits. Steam is injected into an injection well at a rate that is less than the rate needed to fracture the formation, and fluids are simultaneously produced from a comm ...

William M Salathiel: Method of breaking an emulsion and an emulsion-emulsion breaker composition. Exxon Production Research Co, James H Riley Jr, Kenneth C Johnson, May 14, 1985: US04517102 (11 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a composition of matter and to a method for producing a controllable, residue-free break of an emulsion or a dispersion of a water-in-oil emulsion. An emulsion breaker is incorporated into the emulsion. It is temporarily-protected (deactivated) so that breaking of the emuls ...

George G Binder Jr: Method of cementing a casing in a borehole. Exxon Production Research Co, James H Riley, Richard F Phillips, June 9, 1987: US04671357 (9 worldwide citation)

A method for cementing a casing into a borehole. The borehole is drilled to the desired depth in the usual manner. Before removing the drill string and without substantially interrupting the flow of fluids in the borehole, the mud therein is displaced with a fluid substantially free of undissolved s ...

Mark P Warchol, Walter W Gale: Enhanced oil recovery process utilizing a lignosulfonate as a _solubilizing agent in an afterflush. Exxon Production Research Co, James H Riley, Michael A Nametz, October 30, 1984: US04479542 (6 worldwide citation)

To reduce the surfactant adsorption in a subterranean formation during a surfactant or microemulsion flooding process, lignosulfonate salts are injected into the formation after the surfactant solution has already been injected. The lignosulfonate afterflush may contain a thickener to promote better ...

Ronald G Baebel: Method to control fugitive dust and sodium hydroxide in bauxite tailings disposal pits. James H Riley II, May 5, 1998: US05747104 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling both fugitive bauxite dust and sodium hydroxide contamination generated by the waste disposal of bauxite tailings from aluminum processing plants comprising using magnesium chloride or sodium chloride or mixtures thereof on the surface of the disposal pits, which are also kn ...

Douglas L Hunter: Tertiary amine resins and use thereof. The Dow Chemical Company, James H Riley, A Cooper Ancona, August 4, 1987: US04684667 (3 worldwide citation)

Basic polymers useful as weak base catalyst support for rhodium in a one-step hydroformylation/reduction of an olefin to an alcohol are prepared by reacting chloromethylated polystyrene resin with an alkoxide of an alkanolamine in a nonaqueous solution. The reaction product has repeating units of th ...