Method of completing an uncased section of a borehole

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PATENT NO 5366012
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Method of completing an uncased section (10) of a borehole (1) in an underground formation (2) comprising the steps of: (a) placing at a predetermined position in the borehole (1) a slotted liner (11) provided with overlapping longitudinal slots (12); (b) fixing the upper end of the slotted liner (11); and (c) moving upwardly through the slotted liner (11) an upwardly tapering expansion mandrel (15) having a largest diameter which is larger than the inner diameter of the slotted liner (11).

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SHELL OIL COMPANYHOUSTON, TX2327

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Lohbeck, Wilhelmus C M Rijswijk, NL 2 903

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7040396 Apparatus for releasably coupling two elements 17 2002
7096942 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation while controlling pressure 256 2002
7055600 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with controlled production rate 218 2002
7051807 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with quality control 149 2002
7051811 In situ thermal processing through an open wellbore in an oil shale formation 92 2002
7040398 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation in a reducing environment 178 2002
7040399 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a controlled heating rate 205 2002
7040400 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation using an open wellbore 241 2002
7032660 In situ thermal processing and inhibiting migration of fluids into or out of an in situ oil shale formation 216 2002
7013972 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a natural distributed combustor 68 2002
7004247 Conductor-in-conduit heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 232 2002
7004251 In situ thermal processing and remediation of an oil shale formation 235 2002
6997518 In situ thermal processing and solution mining of an oil shale formation 221 2002
6994169 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation with a selected property 201 2002
6991032 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 213 2002
6991033 In situ thermal processing while controlling pressure in an oil shale formation 133 2002
6991036 Thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation 103 2002
6981548 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation 190 2002
6966374 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation using gas to increase mobility 188 2002
6964300 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with backproduction through a heater wellbore 229 2002
6951247 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using horizontal heat sources 238 2002
6948562 Production of a blending agent using an in situ thermal process in a relatively permeable formation 223 2002
6929067 Heat sources with conductive material for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 225 2002
6923257 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a condensate 221 2002
6918442 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation in a reducing environment 199 2002
6918443 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 210 2002
6915850 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation having permeable and impermeable sections 200 2002
6880633 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a desired product 248 2002
6877555 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation while inhibiting coking 230 2002
7059415 Wellbore system with annular seal member 77 2002
7077213 Expansion cone for radially expanding tubular members 43 2002
7044218 Apparatus for radially expanding tubular members 25 2002
7036582 Expansion cone for radially expanding tubular members 54 2002
7165615 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor-in-conduit heat sources with an electrically conductive material in the overburden 215 2002
7156176 Installation and use of removable heaters in a hydrocarbon containing formation 186 2002
7128153 Treatment of a hydrocarbon containing formation after heating 192 2002
7114566 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 231 2002
7104319 In situ thermal processing of a heavy oil diatomite formation 244 2002
7100994 Producing hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon containing materials when treating a hydrocarbon containing formation 222 2002
7090013 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce heated fluids 233 2002
7086465 In situ production of a blending agent from a hydrocarbon containing formation 192 2002
7077198 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers 246 2002
7077199 In situ thermal processing of an oil reservoir formation 254 2002
7066254 In situ thermal processing of a tar sands formation 255 2002
7066257 In situ recovery from lean and rich zones in a hydrocarbon containing formation 187 2002
7063145 Methods and systems for heating a hydrocarbon containing formation in situ with an opening contacting the earth's surface at two locations 218 2002
7051808 Seismic monitoring of in situ conversion in a hydrocarbon containing formation 131 2002
7011154 In situ recovery from a kerogen and liquid hydrocarbon containing formation 260 2002
6991045 Forming openings in a hydrocarbon containing formation using magnetic tracking 193 2002
6969123 Upgrading and mining of coal 258 2002
6932155 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation via backproducing through a heater well 246 2002
7108061 Expander for a tapered liner with a shoe 14 2002
7108072 Lubrication and self-cleaning system for expansion mandrel 31 2003
6923258 In situ thermal processsing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 206 2003
* 7100685 Mono-diameter wellbore casing 39 2003
* 2004/0112,589 Mono-diameter wellbore casing 0 2003
7174964 Wellhead with radially expanded tubulars 14 2003
8238730 High voltage temperature limited heaters 49 2003
8224164 Insulated conductor temperature limited heaters 47 2003
8224163 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 0 2003
7219734 Inhibiting wellbore deformation during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 206 2003
7121341 Conductor-in-conduit temperature limited heaters 191 2003
7073578 Staged and/or patterned heating during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 245 2003
7159667 Method of coupling a tubular member to a preexisting structure 18 2004
7121342 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 291 2004
* 2004/0261,990 Wellbore system with annular seal member 17 2004
7231985 Radial expansion of tubular members 27 2004
7168499 Radial expansion of tubular members 13 2004
* 8061423 Expandable wellbore assembly 0 2004
* 2007/0068,671 Expandable wellbore assembly 8 2004
7201223 Method and apparatus for forming a mono-diameter wellbore casing 11 2005
8355623 Temperature limited heaters with high power factors 45 2005
7510000 Reducing viscosity of oil for production from a hydrocarbon containing formation 145 2005
7490665 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 139 2005
7481274 Temperature limited heaters with relatively constant current 132 2005
7431076 Temperature limited heaters using modulated DC power 145 2005
7424915 Vacuum pumping of conductor-in-conduit heaters 143 2005
7383877 Temperature limited heaters with thermally conductive fluid used to heat subsurface formations 138 2005
7370704 Triaxial temperature limited heater 146 2005
7357180 Inhibiting effects of sloughing in wellbores 162 2005
7353872 Start-up of temperature limited heaters using direct current (DC) 144 2005
7320364 Inhibiting reflux in a heated well of an in situ conversion system 135 2005
7198100 Apparatus for expanding a tubular member 12 2005
8224165 Temperature limited heater utilizing non-ferromagnetic conductor 51 2006
8070840 Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process 49 2006
8027571 In situ conversion process systems utilizing wellbores in at least two regions of a formation 75 2006
7986869 Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters 77 2006
7942197 Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process 76 2006
7860377 Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters 117 2006
7831134 Grouped exposed metal heaters 95 2006
7575052 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 134 2006
7575053 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers 132 2006
7546873 Low temperature barriers for use with in situ processes 121 2006
7527094 Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process 161 2006
7500528 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing 144 2006
7435037 Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes 155 2006
7360588 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 137 2006
8606091 Subsurface heaters with low sulfidation rates 14 2006
7635025 Cogeneration systems and processes for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 143 2006
7591310 Methods of hydrotreating a liquid stream to remove clogging compounds 156 2006
7584789 Methods of cracking a crude product to produce additional crude products 165 2006
7581589 Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid 158 2006
7562706 Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from tar sands formations 165 2006
7559367 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 167 2006
7559368 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 168 2006
7556095 Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent 186 2006
7556096 Varying heating in dawsonite zones in hydrocarbon containing formations 175 2006
7549470 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 199 2006
7461691 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 194 2007
8083813 Methods of producing transportation fuel 55 2007
7912358 Alternate energy source usage for in situ heat treatment processes 75 2007
7866385 Power systems utilizing the heat of produced formation fluid 99 2007
7793722 Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing 93 2007
7785427 High strength alloys 97 2007
7683296 Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters 110 2007
7673786 Welding shield for coupling heaters 111 2007
7635023 Time sequenced heating of multiple layers in a hydrocarbon containing formation 190 2007
7631689 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 148 2007
7610962 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment 135 2007
7604052 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 163 2007
7533719 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 169 2007
7798221 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 124 2007
7845411 In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system 117 2007
7841401 Gas injection to inhibit migration during an in situ heat treatment process 96 2007
7730946 Treating tar sands formations with dolomite 103 2007
7730945 Using geothermal energy to heat a portion of a formation for an in situ heat treatment process 106 2007
7730947 Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations 108 2007
7717171 Moving hydrocarbons through portions of tar sands formations with a fluid 110 2007
7703513 Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 118 2007
7681647 Method of producing drive fluid in situ in tar sands formations 124 2007
7677310 Creating and maintaining a gas cap in tar sands formations 104 2007
7677314 Method of condensing vaporized water in situ to treat tar sands formations 100 2007
7673681 Treating tar sands formations with karsted zones 106 2007
7644765 Heating tar sands formations while controlling pressure 112 2007
7635024 Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures 146 2007
7631690 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence 156 2007
7562707 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process 176 2007
7540324 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 175 2007
7640980 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 110 2008
9181780 Controlling and assessing pressure conditions during treatment of tar sands formations 0 2008
8791396 Floating insulated conductors for heating subsurface formations 5 2008
8662175 Varying properties of in situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation based on assessed viscosities 24 2008
8459359 Treating nahcolite containing formations and saline zones 35 2008
8381815 Production from multiple zones of a tar sands formation 48 2008
8327681 Wellbore manufacturing processes for in situ heat treatment processes 25 2008
8042610 Parallel heater system for subsurface formations 73 2008
7950453 Downhole burner systems and methods for heating subsurface formations 94 2008
7931086 Heating systems for heating subsurface formations 94 2008
7849922 In situ recovery from residually heated sections in a hydrocarbon containing formation 107 2008
7841408 In situ heat treatment from multiple layers of a tar sands formation 109 2008
7841425 Drilling subsurface wellbores with cutting structures 103 2008
7832484 Molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for heating a subsurface formation 101 2008
7798220 In situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation after drive process treatment 105 2008
8536497 Methods for forming long subsurface heaters 20 2008
8276661 Heating subsurface formations by oxidizing fuel on a fuel carrier 47 2008
8272455 Methods for forming wellbores in heated formations 21 2008
8240774 Solution mining and in situ treatment of nahcolite beds 45 2008
8196658 Irregular spacing of heat sources for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 60 2008
8162059 Induction heaters used to heat subsurface formations 63 2008
8146661 Cryogenic treatment of gas 60 2008
8146669 Multi-step heater deployment in a subsurface formation 55 2008
8113272 Three-phase heaters with common overburden sections for heating subsurface formations 38 2008
8011451 Ranging methods for developing wellbores in subsurface formations 61 2008
7866386 In situ oxidation of subsurface formations 109 2008
7866388 High temperature methods for forming oxidizer fuel 94 2008
8627887 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 24 2008
8752904 Heated fluid flow in mines and tunnels used in heating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 0 2009
8177305 Heater connections in mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 60 2009
8172335 Electrical current flow between tunnels for use in heating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 51 2009
8162405 Using tunnels for treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 51 2009
8151907 Dual motor systems and non-rotating sensors for use in developing wellbores in subsurface formations 58 2009
9129728 Systems and methods of forming subsurface wellbores 1 2009
9051829 Perforated electrical conductors for treating subsurface formations 1 2009
9022118 Double insulated heaters for treating subsurface formations 1 2009
8881806 Systems and methods for treating a subsurface formation with electrical conductors 9 2009
8353347 Deployment of insulated conductors for treating subsurface formations 25 2009
8281861 Circulated heated transfer fluid heating of subsurface hydrocarbon formations 48 2009
8267170 Offset barrier wells in subsurface formations 42 2009
8267185 Circulated heated transfer fluid systems used to treat a subsurface formation 47 2009
8261832 Heating subsurface formations with fluids 54 2009
8256512 Movable heaters for treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 34 2009
8220539 Controlling hydrogen pressure in self-regulating nuclear reactors used to treat a subsurface formation 68 2009
8636323 Mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 22 2009
8562078 Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 20 2009
7942203 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 94 2010
8851170 Heater assisted fluid treatment of a subsurface formation 2 2010
8448707 Non-conducting heater casings 1 2010
8434555 Irregular pattern treatment of a subsurface formation 34 2010
8327932 Recovering energy from a subsurface formation 42 2010
8192682 High strength alloys 44 2010
8225866 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 47 2010
8233782 Grouped exposed metal heaters 37 2010
8151880 Methods of making transportation fuel 55 2010
9127523 Barrier methods for use in subsurface hydrocarbon formations 1 2011
9127538 Methodologies for treatment of hydrocarbon formations using staged pyrolyzation 0 2011
9033042 Forming bitumen barriers in subsurface hydrocarbon formations 0 2011
8833453 Electrodes for electrical current flow heating of subsurface formations with tapered copper thickness 0 2011
8820406 Electrodes for electrical current flow heating of subsurface formations with conductive material in wellbore 0 2011
8739874 Methods for heating with slots in hydrocarbon formations 1 2011
8701768 Methods for treating hydrocarbon formations 8 2011
8701769 Methods for treating hydrocarbon formations based on geology 8 2011
8631866 Leak detection in circulated fluid systems for heating subsurface formations 19 2011
8230927 Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process 37 2011
8579031 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 0 2011
9016370 Partial solution mining of hydrocarbon containing layers prior to in situ heat treatment 0 2012
8555971 Treating tar sands formations with dolomite 19 2012
8485252 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 37 2012
9309755 Thermal expansion accommodation for circulated fluid systems used to heat subsurface formations 0 2012
8857506 Alternate energy source usage methods for in situ heat treatment processes 4 2013
8789586 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 1 2013
9022109 Leak detection in circulated fluid systems for heating subsurface formations 1 2014
9528322 Dual motor systems and non-rotating sensors for use in developing wellbores in subsurface formations 0 2014
9399905 Leak detection in circulated fluid systems for heating subsurface formations 0 2015
 
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