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Ward Edward Schultz, Harry Davis Smith Jr, Philip France McKinlay: Combination of epithermal and inelastic neutron scattering methods to locate coal and oil shale zones. Texaco, T H Whaley, C G Ries, William J Beard, March 30, 1976: US03947683 (231 worldwide citation)

A pulsed source of high energy neutrons is used to irradiate the earth formations in the vicinity of a well borehole. Gamma rays produced by the inelastic scattering of the fast neutrons are observed in four energy regions of the gamma ray energy spectrum corresponding to the inelastic scattering of ...


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David A Redford, Stephen M Creighton: Thermal recovery of hydrocarbon from tar sands. Texaco Exploration Canada, T H Whaley, C G Ries, Charles L Bauer, February 8, 1977: US04006778 (224 worldwide citation)

A method for the recovery of low API gravity viscous oils or bitumens from a subterranean formation by the injection of a mixture of an oxygen-containing gas and steam at a temperature corresponding to the temperature of saturated steam at the pressure of the formation.


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Bobby G Harnsberger: Permeable cement composition and method. Texaco, T H Whaley, C G Ries, James F Young, April 6, 1976: US03948672 (135 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an improved method of and composition for the treatment of an incompetent formation penetrated by a wellbore to prevent the movement of sand particles from the formation to the wellbore during recovery of the formation fluids by forming a treating composition of sand, cement ...


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Beverly A Curtice, Bobby G Harnsberger: Method and composition for stabilizing incompetent oil-containing formations. Texaco, T H Whaley, C G Ries, James F Young, May 11, 1976: US03955993 (127 worldwide citation)

Improved method of and composition for the treatment of an oil-containing incompetent formation to prevent the movement of unconsolidated sand particles in an underground formation by forming a treating composition of sand, cement, silica flour and a sufficient amount of petroleum oil fraction conta ...


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Jack F Tate: Controlled rate acidization process. Texaco, T H Whaley, C G Ries, Kenneth R Priem, July 13, 1976: US03968840 (77 worldwide citation)

A process is provided whereby a subterranean formation may be treated uniformly with acid at a controlled rate to a considerable distance from an injection point. The process includes an introduction of an acid which is solid but will slowly solubilize in water or brine in a subterranean formation. ...


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Warren G Schlinger: Secondary recovery of oil by steam stimulation plus the production of electrical energy and mechanical power. Texaco, T H Whaley, C G Ries, Albert Brent, February 15, 1977: US04007786 (70 worldwide citation)

The subject process pertains to the secondary recovery of oil by the steam stimulation of an underground oil reservoir. As an added benefit, mechanical power and/or electrical energy may be simultaneously produced. In the subject process, raw fuel gas is first produced by the partial oxidation in a ...


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Joseph C Allen: Carrier gas vaporized solvent oil recovery method. Texaco, T H Whaley, C G Ries, Jack H Park, February 22, 1977: US04008764 (49 worldwide citation)

Viscous petroleum may be recovered from viscous petroleum-containing formations including tar sand deposits by injecting into the formation a gaseous mixture of a carrier gas and a solvent which is liquid at reservoir conditions, such as pentane, hexane, heptane, octane, carbon disulfide, etc., and ...


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Bobby G Harnsberger: High load self-cleaning helical spring filters. Texaco, T H Whaley, C G Ries, Theron H Nichols, February 10, 1976: US03937281 (48 worldwide citation)

One of at least two different spring filters comprises a helically grooved hollow mandrel with holes in the grooves and a helical spring closely fitted therearound. The pitch of the spring convolutions is opposite to that of the mandrel grooves so that the mandrel provides lateral support to the spr ...


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Kenoth H Flournoy, Ricardo L Cardenas, Joseph T Carlin: Pipeline transportation of viscous hydrocarbons. Texaco, T H Whaley, C G Ries, Walter D Hunter, March 16, 1976: US03943954 (45 worldwide citation)

A method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons which involves introducing into a pipeline or well-bore with the viscous hydrocarbons a solution containing an anionic surfactant or soap such as sodium tridecyl sulfate or sodium oleate together with a guanidine salt and optionally with an alkalinity ag ...


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David Arthur Redford: Hydraulic mining technique for recovering bitumen from tar sand deposit. Texaco Exploration Canada, T H Whaley, C G Ries, Jack H Park, April 20, 1976: US03951457 (42 worldwide citation)

Viscous petroleum including bitumen may be recovered for subterranean petroleum containing unconsolidated said formations such as tar sand deposits by hydraulic mining. Hot water or steam is introduced into the subterranean deposit with sufficient velocity to dislodge bitumen and particles of sand t ...