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J Michael Sanchez, Bassem R Alameddine: Foam/steam injection into a horizontal wellbore for multiple fracture creation. Mobil Oil Corporation, A J McKillop, G W Hager, C A Malone, May 4, 1993: US05207271 (25 worldwide citation)

A foam/steam injection method for forming fractures is a for reservoir penetrated by a horizontal wellbore. Steam is injected into said wellbore at a pressure sufficient to fracture the formation. Water which is used to make the steam contains a foamable composition in an amount sufficient to make a ...


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Bassem R Alameddine, Dimitri T Hatziavramidis: Limited entry steam heating method for uniform heat distribution. Mobil Oil Corporation, A J McKillop, C J Speciale, C A Malone, August 25, 1992: US05141054 (17 worldwide citation)

A well completion method is claimed for steam stimulation of a wellbore, either horizontal or vertical, where limited entry perforations are utilized. Limited-entry perforations of specified spacing and size are placed into a closed-end injection tubing. Steam is directed down the tubing and distrib ...


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J Michael Sanchez, E Thomas Strom, Paul Shu, Bassem R Alameddine: Method for preventing steam channelling into a non-aquifer bottom water zone. Mobil Oil Corporation, Alexander J McKillop, Charles J Speciale, Charles A Malone, March 13, 1990: US04907656 (12 worldwide citation)

A process for closing pores in a bottom water zone where steam is directed so as to by-pass a zone of the formation containing hydrocarbonaceous fluids. Once a portion of the bottom water zone has reached a temperature in excess of about 300.degree. F., steam entry is ceased. Afterwards, a temperatu ...


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Bassem R Alameddine, Lloyd G Jones: Method of improving the areal sweep efficiency of a steam flood oil recovery process. Mobil Oil Corporation, Alexander J McKillop, Michael G Gilman, Lawrence O Miller, March 29, 1988: US04733726 (9 worldwide citation)

A method for the recovery of oil from a subterranean, oil-containing formation by a cyclical steam flood-pressurization and production program. During the first cycle, steam is injected into the formation and oil is recovered until there is steam breakthrough at the production well. Thereafter, a pr ...


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Bassem R Alameddine: Intermittent steam injection. Mobil Oil Corporation, Alexander J McKillop, Charles J Speciale, Charles A Malone, January 22, 1991: US04986352 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for intermittent steam injection which comprises completing wells in more than one zone and selecting a number of wells as steam injectors. As interwell communication (temperature breakthrough) develops, producers are shut-in to allow for the reservoir pressure to build up and heat to propa ...


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Bassem R Alameddine: Method for effectively handling CO.sub.2 -hydrocarbon gas mixture in a miscible CO.sub.2 flood for oil recovery. Mobil Oil Corporation, Alexander J McKillop, Michael G Gilman, Lawrence O Miller, May 17, 1988: US04744417 (7 worldwide citation)

In a CO.sub.2 miscible displacement enhanced oil recovery process, produced CO.sub.2 -hydrocarbon gas containing from more than the maximum CO.sub.2 content tolerable in a fuel gas up to about 70 volume percent CO.sub.2 is reinjected into a small portion of the well pattern volume and produced CO.su ...


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Bassem R Alameddine: Steamflood recovery method for an oil-bearing reservoir in a dipping subterranean formation. Mobil Oil Corporation, A J McKillop, Michael G Gilman, George W Hager Jr, December 9, 1986: US04627493 (6 worldwide citation)

A plurality of production wells penetrate an oil-bearing reservoir in a dipping subterranean formation. Steam injection wells are located up-dip and down-dip of each oil-bearing reservoir. Some time after steam breakthrough in the upper-most one of the production wells, this well is converted to a s ...


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Bassem R Alameddine: Optimization of cyclic steam in a reservoir with inactive bottom water. Mobil Oil Corporation, Alexander J McKillop, Charles J Speciale, Charles A Malone, October 16, 1990: US04962814 (5 worldwide citation)

A process for preventing steam entry into a bottom water zone of a formation. Performations are made in a well which perforations communicate with the lowest level of said bottom water zone. Air is injected into the lowest level of said zone via said well which initiates low temperature oxidation th ...