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Joseph J Chaback, Dan Yee: Method for disposing of unwanted gaseous fluid components within a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation. Amoco Corporation, Charles P Wakefield, Robert E Sloat, October 3, 1995: US05454666 (238 worldwide citation)

A method for disposing of unwanted gaseous fluid components, such as carbon dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, and oxides of sulfur within a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation, such as a coal seam. The unwanted gaseous fluid components are typically contained in a gaseous process ...


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John P Seidle, Dan Yee, Rajen Puri: Method for recovering methane from a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation. Amoco Corporation, Charles P Wakefield, Robert E Sloat, October 22, 1996: US05566755 (221 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for recovering methane from a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation having a production well in fluid communication with the formation and an injection well in fluid communication with the formation. In the method an oxygen-depleted effluent, produced by a cryogenic separat ...


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Joseph J Chaback, Dan Yee, Richard F Volz Jr, John P Seidle, Rajen Puri: Method for recovering methane from a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation. Amoco Corporation, Charles P Wakefield, Robert E Sloat, October 22, 1996: US05566756 (212 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a mixture of gaseous fluids within a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation. In some embodiments, the invention provides for the disposal of a strongly adsorbing gaseous fluid within the formation. In other embodiments, the invention provides a means for fractionating a mixt ...


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Lawrence Allen Sinor: Drilling assembly and method of drilling for unstable and depleted formations. BP Amoco Corporation, James A Gabala, Robert E Sloat, September 28, 1999: US05957225 (175 worldwide citation)

A method and liner assembly for drilling into unstable or depleted formations is provided that maintains control of the wellbore against caving such as where unconsolidated formations are penetrated and/or minimizes fluid losses such as to underpressured formations where differential pressures exist ...


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P Donald Hopkins, Bernard L Meyers, Donna M Van Duch: Chromium expanded smectite clay. Standard Oil Company, Robert E Sloat, William T McClain, William H Magidson, June 5, 1984: US04452910 (119 worldwide citation)

Expanded layer, smectite clay having a regular pore structure suitable for catalytic uses and a process for preparing said expanded clay by treating a suspension of commercial smectite clay with a chromium-oligomer solution and subjecting the treated clay to a stabilization heat treatment in an iner ...


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Kurt J Marfurt, R Lynn Kirlin, Steven L Farmer, Michael S Bahorich: Method and apparatus for seismic signal processing and exploration. Amoco Corporation, James A Gabala, Thomas A Yassen, Robert E Sloat, July 27, 1999: US05930730 (94 worldwide citation)

A method, a map and an article of manufacture for the exploration of hydrocarbons. In one embodiment of the invention, the method comprises the steps of: accessing 3D seismic data; dividing the data into an array of relatively small three-dimensional cells; determining in each cell the semblance/sim ...


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Arvind K Garg, Jack McAnear: Apparatus and method for removing production-inhibiting liquid from a wellbore. Amoco Corporation, Charles P Wakefield, Robert E Sloat, March 26, 1996: US05501279 (71 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method are disclosed for continually and intermittently removing water from a wellbore which penetrates a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation, such as a coalbed, while concurrently removing methane from the formation. The apparatus utilizes a linear access means which facilita ...


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Richard F Stoisits, Kelly D Crawford, Donald J MacAllister, Michael D McCormack: Petroleum production optimization utilizing adaptive network and genetic algorithm techniques. Atlantic Richfield Company, James A Gabala, Robert E Sloat, Rodney M Anderson, May 22, 2001: US06236894 (70 worldwide citation)

A computer system and method of operating the same to optimize the operating conditions of a petroleum production field, in which a plurality of wells are arranged according to drill sites, and connected to one or more central processing facilities, is disclosed. In this disclosed embodiment, gas co ...


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Rajen Puri: Method for determining the reservoir properties of a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation. Amoco Corporation, Charles P Wakefield, Scott P McDonald, Robert E Sloat, March 26, 1996: US05501273 (68 worldwide citation)

A method for determining the reservoir properties of a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation is disclosed. The method uses field data obtained from an injection/flow-back test, which utilizes a gaseous desorbing fluid, in conjunction with reservoir modeling techniques to determine the reservoir ...


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Adam Gersztenkorn: Method and apparatus for seismic signal processing and exploration. Amoco Corporation, James A Gabala, Thomas A Yassen, Robert E Sloat, April 6, 1999: US05892732 (65 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the exploration of hydrocarbons comprising the steps of: obtaining a set of seismic signal traces distributed over a predetermined three-dimensional volume of the earth; dividing the three-dimensional volume into a plurality of analysis cells having portions of at least tw ...