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Snavely Jr Earl S, Bertness Theodore A: Petroleum production by steam injection. Mobil Oil Corporation, Huggett C A, Ehrlich Henry L, November 11, 1975: US3918521 (76 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a method of producing petroleum from a petroleum-bearing formation. A heated fluid is generated in a heated fluid generator that is fired with a sulfur-containing fuel and the heated fluid is injected into the petroleum-bearing formation and petroleum is produced therefr ...


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Snavely Jr Earl S, Bertness Theodore A, Morris Richard L: Paraffin well treatment method. Mobil Oil Corporation, April 3, 1973: US3724553 (33 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a method of treating a well having an oil column therein and penetrating an oil-containing subterranean formation to dissolve paraffin deposits from the well and the formation. There is injected into the well a thermally stable emulsion in a salt-free environment of a so ...


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Snavely Jr Earl S: Removal of dissolved oxygen from water. Mobil Oil Corporation, November 9, 1971: US3618667 (20 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a method of treating water which contains hydrogen sulfide and oxygen dissolved therein to retard the corrosion of metal in contact with the water. A transition metal is added to the water which transition metal catalyzes the reaction between hydrogen sulfide and oxygen, ...


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Snavely Jr Earl S: Well treating method to remove paraffin deposition. Mobil Oil Corporation, April 3, 1973: US3724552 (18 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a method of treating a well having an oil column therein and penetrating an oil-containing subterranean formation to dissolve paraffin deposits from the well and the formation. There is injected into an upper end of the well an aqueous solution of a water-soluble compoun ...


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Snavely Jr Earl S, Bertness Theodore A: Prevention of scale in petroleum production by alkaline floods. Mobil Oil Corporation, Huggett C A, Ehrlich Henry L, April 29, 1975: US3880237 (18 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a method of producing petroleum from a petroleum-bearing formation wherein a caustic water is injected via a well means into the formation. There is provided a water that has bicarbonate ions therein and the water is treated with sulfur dioxide to reduce the bicarbonate ...


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Snavely Jr Earl S, Bertness Theodore A: Petroleum production by steam injection. Mobil Oil Corporation, Gaboriault A L, Ehrlich Henry L, October 29, 1974: US3844349 (9 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses a method of producing petroleum from a petroleum-bearing formation. Steam is generated in a steam generator that is fired with a sulfur-containing fuel and the steam is injected into the petroleum-bearing formation and petroleum is produced therefrom. The firing of the s ...


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Snavely Jr Earl S: Cement-lined metal pipe with improved bond between pipe and lining. Mobil Oil Corporation, October 26, 1971: US3616288 (7 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses an improved cement-lined pipe and a method of roughening the interior surface of metal pipe in preparation for receiving a cement lining. The interior surface is roughened by depositing metal in the form of protrusions from an electrolytic solution by passing direct curr ...


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Blount Elmo M, Snavely Jr Earl S, Messenger Joseph U, Prueger Nicolas J: Permafrost completion. Mobil Oil Corporation, July 18, 1972: US3677340 (4 worldwide citation)

This specification discloses completion methods for wells drilled through permafrost zones of the earth. Two concentric strings of casing are set in a well and liquid is withdrawn from the annulus intermediate these casing strings adjacent the permafrost zones, leaving the annulus dry. Thereafter, i ...