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Allen Joseph C, Tate Jack F: Solution mining technique for tar sand deposits. Texaco, Whaley T H, Ries C G, November 5, 1974: US3845820 (3 worldwide citation)

A solution-mining technique for recovering bitumen from subterranean bitumen-containing deposits such as tar sand deposits having a ratio of overburden thickness to formation thickness of one or less. The overburden is excavated from the deposit and injection and production wells are completed open ...


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Allen Joseph C, Tate Jack F: Vertical downward gas-driven miscible blanket flooding oil recovery process. Texaco, Whaley T H, Ries C G, November 26, 1974: US3850243 (3 worldwide citation)

A vertical downward gas-driven miscible blanket oil recovery process wherein the spreading rate of the solvent blanket on top of the oil column is increased by adding to the conventional solvent a high density solvent such as carbon disulfide, carbon tetrachloride or certain halogenated hydrocarbons ...


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Tate Jack F: Method for oil recovery. Texaco, Whaley T H, Ries C G, Young James F, December 9, 1975: US3924685 (3 worldwide citation)

The production of hydrocarbons from a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation is stimulated by injecting into the formation an aqueous solution of a compound hereinafter described. The elimination of plugging of capillary openings within the formation and mineral scale deposition on production eq ...


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Sample Jr Thomas E, Tate Jack F: Process for paraffin removal from hydrocarbon-bearing formations. September 26, 1972: US3693719 (3 worldwide citation)

Solid paraffin-like hydrocarbon materials derived from petroliferous fluids which have been deposited in hydrocarbon-bearing formations are removed by introducing into the formation in the vicinity of the well bore a hydrolyzable, aprotic, halogenated organic material, such as allyl chloride, whereb ...


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Tate Jack F: Method for oil recovery. Texaco, Whaley T H, Ries C G, January 14, 1975: US3860072 (2 worldwide citation)

The production of hydrocarbons from a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation is stimulated by injecting into the formation an aqueous solution of a surfactant admixture. The elimination of plugging of capillary openings within the formation and mineral scale deposition on production equipment du ...


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Tate Jack F: Secondary recovery method. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Ries Carl G, Young James F, November 25, 1975: US3921716 (2 worldwide citation)

Significant improvement in the recovery of hydrocarbons from a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation containing acid-soluble components is accomplished by injecting into the formation via an injection well drilled into a formation communicating with an adjacent producing well and containing aci ...


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Allen Joseph C, Tate Jack F, Stelzer Roland B: Miscible displacement of petroleum using sequential addition of carbon disulfide and a hydrocarbon solvent. Texaco, Whaley Thomas H, Ries C G, November 12, 1974: US3847220 (1 worldwide citation)

A miscible displacement process for the recovery of petroleum from a petroleum bearing formation is performed in situ by the use of a solvent system miscible with the petroleum, the solvent system comprising sequential slugs of carbon disulfide and a hydrocarbon solvent.


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