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Allen Joseph C, Fontaine Marc F, Brown Alfred, Tate Jack F: Petroleum recovery process. Texaco, Whaley T H, Reis C G, July 9, 1974: US3822748 (19 worldwide citation)

A process for producing petroleum from a subterranean reservoir is provided whereby a solvent equal in density or more dense than water is circulated between upper and lower perforations in a first well in order to dissolve petroleum in an ever-widening volume around the well bore until communicatio ...


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Allen Joseph C, Fontaine Marc F, Widmyer Richard H: Method for recovering oil from subterranean reservoirs. Texaco, March 12, 1974: US3796262 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for recovering oil from a subterranean oil reservoir which has a finite water saturation and is deficient in energy so that it will not flow by natural means, whereby, first, steam is injected into the reservoir at a faster volumetric rate than production is taken from the reservoir in orde ...


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Brown Alfred, Carlin Joseph T, Fontaine Marc F, Haynes Jr Stewart: Method for recovery of hydrocarbons utilizing steam injection. Texaco, May 15, 1973: US3732926 (8 worldwide citation)

A method of recovering hydrocarbons from a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation wherein a mixture of steam and a minor amount of an interfacial tension reducer, such as quinoline, etc. is introduced into the formation and oil displaced through the formation is recovered through a production we ...


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Bousaid Issam S, Fontaine Marc F, Korstad Ralph J: Method for initiating in-situ combustion. Texaco, November 27, 1973: US3774682 (6 worldwide citation)

A method of initiating in-situ combustion in a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation by igniting a hydrocarbon fuel-air mixture in an input well by contacting the air with a pyrophoric material to give a spontaneous combustion reaction which thereafter initiates combustion of the hydrocarbon fu ...


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Brown Alfred, Fontaine Marc F, Hight Margaret A: Amenagement a forages horizontaux et verticaux, Patterns having horizontal and vertical wells. Brown Alfred, Fontaine Marc F, Hight Margaret A, Texaco Development Corporation, SMART & BIGGAR, January 22, 1991: CA1279257

PATTERNS HAVING HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL WELLS (D#78,448-F) ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE The invention is a well pattern containing at least onesubstantially horizontal production well approximately located onand parallel to an axis running between two substantiallyvertical production wells with the ho ...


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