US Patent No: 5,498,960

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NMR logging of natural gas in reservoirs

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A lithology-independent method of well logging the gas saturation in a reservoir containing natural gas. The method makes use of a pulsed NMR logging tool utilizing a recovery time that is greater than the relaxation time of hydrocarbon gas within the formation. In a preferred embodiment, two different NMR logs are obtained: one with a recovery time significantly shorter than the longitudinal relaxation time, T1, of the gas and one with a recovery time equal to or longer than T1. The amplitudes of the two logs are subtracted and the remainder divided by the hydrogen index of the gas at reservoir conditions to determine the pore volume occupied by gas.

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SHELL OIL COMPANYHOUSTON, TX2105

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Akkurt, Ridvan Kingwood, TX 24 992
Tutunjian, Pierre N Houston, TX 8 1156
Vinegar, Harold J Bellaire, TX 550 57924

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SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
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SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
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UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
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REEVES WIRELINE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
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Wollin Ventures, Inc. (2)
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COMPANY, SHELL OIL (1)
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WESTERN ATLAS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
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LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION (2)
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GAS SENSING TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
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HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (33)
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* 6,005,389 Pulse sequences and interpretation techniques for NMR measurements 47 1997
6,242,912 System and method for lithology-independent gas detection using multifrequency gradient NMR logging 27 1997
6,204,663 Pulse sequence and method for suppression of magneto-acoustic artifacts in NMR data 21 1997
* 6,072,314 NMR interpretation technique using error minimization with variable T2 cutoff 2 1997
* 6,111,408 Nuclear magnetic resonance sensing apparatus and techniques for downhole measurements 52 1997
* 6,051,973 Method for formation evaluation while drilling 33 1997
* 6,023,164 Eccentric NMR well logging apparatus and method 23 1998
* 6,107,796 Method and apparatus for differentiating oil based mud filtrate from connate oil 30 1998
6,268,726 Method and apparatus for nuclear magnetic resonance measuring while drilling 55 1999
6,316,940 System and method for identification of hydrocarbons using enhanced diffusion 7 1999
6,377,042 Method and apparatus for merging of NMR echo trains in the time domain 11 1999
6,255,819 System and method for geologically-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging logs 26 1999
6,366,087 NMR logging apparatus and methods for fluid typing 18 1999
6,242,913 Method for formation evaluation while drilling 11 2000
6,661,226 NMR apparatus and methods for measuring volumes of hydrocarbon gas and oil 12 2000
6,541,969 Method and apparatus for improving the vertical resolution of NMR logs 25 2000
7,135,862 NMR logging using time-domain averaging 4 2001
* 6,646,437 System and method for clay typing using NMR-based porosity modeling 18 2001
6,531,868 System and methods for formation evaluation while drilling 20 2001
6,512,371 System and method for determining oil, water and gas saturations for low-field gradient NMR logging tools 31 2001
6,525,534 System and methods for NMR signal processing without phase alternated pair stacking 14 2001
6,362,619 Method and apparatus for nuclear magnetic resonance measuring while drilling 34 2001
6,583,621 Method and apparatus for nuclear magnetic resonance measuring while drilling 27 2002
6,825,658 NMR logging apparatus and methods for fluid typing 4 2002
6,956,371 Method and apparatus for detecting diffusion sensitive phases with estimation of residual error in NMR logs 15 2003
6,975,112 Systems and methods of determining motion tool parameters in borehole logging 11 2003
6,825,659 Method and apparatus for nuclear magnetic resonance measuring while drilling 16 2003
7,463,027 Systems and methods for deep-looking NMR logging 12 2004
7,501,818 System and methods for T1-based logging 1 2007
7,733,086 Systems and methods for deep-looking NMR logging 6 2008
7,755,354 System and methods for T1-based logging 1 2008
 
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (1)
6,177,794 Use of earth field spin echo NMR to search for liquid minerals 2 1998
 
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (3)
* 6,995,560 Chemical species suppression for MRI imaging using spiral trajectories with off-resonance correction 12 2004
* 7,042,215 Three point dixon techniques in MRI spiral trajectories with off-resonance correction where each TE is a multiple of 2.2 milliseconds 15 2004
7,545,966 Efficient methods for reconstruction and deblurring of magnetic resonance images 10 2004
 
SHELL OIL COMPANY (263)
* 6,094,048 NMR logging of natural gas reservoirs 273 1997
7,096,941 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with heat sources located at an edge of a coal layer 150 2001
7,096,953 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a movable heating element 180 2001
7,086,468 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using heat sources positioned within open wellbores 158 2001
7,036,583 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a porosity of the formation 177 2001
7,017,661 Production of synthesis gas from a coal formation 2 2001
6,997,255 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a reducing environment 155 2001
6,994,160 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 179 2001
6,994,161 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected moisture content 10 2001
6,994,168 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen to carbon ratio 154 2001
6,991,031 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to convert a selected total organic carbon content into hydrocarbon products 3 2001
6,973,967 Situ thermal processing of a coal formation using pressure and/or temperature control 156 2001
6,966,372 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce oxygen containing formation fluids 162 2001
6,959,761 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 157 2001
6,953,087 Thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a permeability of the formation 183 2001
6,948,563 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen content 160 2001
6,913,078 In Situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively impermeable formation 177 2001
6,910,536 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 160 2001
6,902,003 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation having a selected total organic carbon content 158 2001
6,902,004 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a movable heating element 166 2001
6,896,053 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 186 2001
6,889,769 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected moisture content 162 2001
6,880,635 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation, the synthesis gas having a selected H2 to CO ratio 173 2001
6,877,554 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using pressure and/or temperature control 171 2001
6,871,707 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 173 2001
6,866,097 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to increase a permeability/porosity of the formation 179 2001
6,820,688 In situ thermal processing of coal formation with a selected hydrogen content and/or selected H/C ratio 195 2001
6,805,195 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 206 2001
6,789,625 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using exposed metal heat sources 217 2001
6,769,483 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor in conduit heat sources 222 2001
6,769,485 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation through a heat source wellbore 217 2001
6,763,886 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 204 2001
6,761,216 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 214 2001
6,758,268 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a relatively slow heating rate 218 2001
6,752,210 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using heat sources positioned within open wellbores 232 2001
6,749,021 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a controlled heating rate 216 2001
6,745,831 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation by controlling a pressure of the formation 239 2001
6,745,832 Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to control product composition 201 2001
6,745,837 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a controlled heating rate 221 2001
6,742,587 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to form a substantially uniform, relatively high permeable formation 213 2001
6,742,588 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce formation fluids having a relatively low olefin content 246 2001
6,742,589 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 212 2001
6,742,593 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using heat transfer from a heat transfer fluid to heat the formation 219 2001
6,739,393 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation and tuning production 213 2001
6,739,394 Production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation 221 2001
6,736,215 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation, in situ production of synthesis gas, and carbon dioxide sequestration 224 2001
6,732,794 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 218 2001
6,732,795 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to pyrolyze a selected percentage of hydrocarbon material 178 2001
6,732,796 In situ production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation, the synthesis gas having a selected H2 to CO ratio 240 2001
6,729,395 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 222 2001
6,729,396 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 212 2001
6,729,397 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 218 2001
6,729,401 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation and ammonia production 218 2001
6,725,920 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to convert a selected amount of total organic carbon into hydrocarbon products 219 2001
6,725,921 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation by controlling a pressure of the formation 158 2001
6,725,928 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a distributed combustor 214 2001
6,722,429 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 237 2001
6,722,430 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected oxygen content and/or selected O/C ratio 214 2001
6,722,431 In situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively permeable formation 238 2001
6,719,047 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a hydrogen-rich environment 221 2001
6,715,546 In situ production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation through a heat source wellbore 239 2001
6,715,547 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to form a substantially uniform, high permeability formation 218 2001
6,715,548 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce nitrogen containing formation fluids 218 2001
6,715,549 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected atomic oxygen to carbon ratio 180 2001
6,712,135 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation in reducing environment 214 2001
6,712,136 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a selected production well spacing 267 2001
6,712,137 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to pyrolyze a selected percentage of hydrocarbon material 213 2001
6,708,758 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 221 2001
6,702,016 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with heat sources located at an edge of a formation layer 226 2001
6,698,515 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a relatively slow heating rate 215 2001
6,688,387 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a hydrocarbon condensate 239 2001
6,609,570 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation and ammonia production 215 2001
6,607,033 In Situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce a condensate 215 2001
6,591,906 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected oxygen content 246 2001
6,591,907 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 219 2001
6,588,504 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce nitrogen and/or sulfur containing formation fluids 227 2001
6,581,684 In Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce sulfur containing formation fluids 262 2001
7,096,942 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation while controlling pressure 190 2002
7,055,600 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with controlled production rate 186 2002
7,051,807 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with quality control 122 2002
7,051,811 In situ thermal processing through an open wellbore in an oil shale formation 56 2002
7,040,398 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation in a reducing environment 158 2002
7,040,399 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a controlled heating rate 177 2002
7,040,400 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation using an open wellbore 187 2002
7,032,660 In situ thermal processing and inhibiting migration of fluids into or out of an in situ oil shale formation 190 2002
7,013,972 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a natural distributed combustor 39 2002
7,004,247 Conductor-in-conduit heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 199 2002
7,004,251 In situ thermal processing and remediation of an oil shale formation 202 2002
6,997,518 In situ thermal processing and solution mining of an oil shale formation 187 2002
6,994,169 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation with a selected property 168 2002
6,991,032 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 179 2002
6,991,033 In situ thermal processing while controlling pressure in an oil shale formation 100 2002
6,991,036 Thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation 77 2002
6,981,548 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation 164 2002
6,966,374 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation using gas to increase mobility 167 2002
6,964,300 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with backproduction through a heater wellbore 196 2002
6,951,247 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using horizontal heat sources 204 2002
6,948,562 Production of a blending agent using an in situ thermal process in a relatively permeable formation 195 2002
6,929,067 Heat sources with conductive material for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 181 2002
6,923,257 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a condensate 187 2002
6,918,442 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation in a reducing environment 168 2002
6,918,443 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 181 2002
6,915,850 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation having permeable and impermeable sections 169 2002
6,880,633 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a desired product 214 2002
6,877,555 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation while inhibiting coking 198 2002
7,165,615 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor-in-conduit heat sources with an electrically conductive material in the overburden 187 2002
7,156,176 Installation and use of removable heaters in a hydrocarbon containing formation 164 2002
7,128,153 Treatment of a hydrocarbon containing formation after heating 169 2002
7,114,566 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 197 2002
7,104,319 In situ thermal processing of a heavy oil diatomite formation 187 2002
7,100,994 Producing hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon containing materials when treating a hydrocarbon containing formation 187 2002
7,090,013 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce heated fluids 192 2002
7,086,465 In situ production of a blending agent from a hydrocarbon containing formation 166 2002
7,077,198 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers 211 2002
7,077,199 In situ thermal processing of an oil reservoir formation 196 2002
7,066,254 In situ thermal processing of a tar sands formation 222 2002
7,066,257 In situ recovery from lean and rich zones in a hydrocarbon containing formation 165 2002
7,063,145 Methods and systems for heating a hydrocarbon containing formation in situ with an opening contacting the earth's surface at two locations 188 2002
7,051,808 Seismic monitoring of in situ conversion in a hydrocarbon containing formation 102 2002
7,011,154 In situ recovery from a kerogen and liquid hydrocarbon containing formation 198 2002
6,991,045 Forming openings in a hydrocarbon containing formation using magnetic tracking 165 2002
6,969,123 Upgrading and mining of coal 199 2002
6,932,155 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation via backproducing through a heater well 207 2002
6,856,132 Method and apparatus for subterranean formation flow imaging 36 2002
6,923,258 In situ thermal processsing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 178 2003
8,238,730 High voltage temperature limited heaters 27 2003
8,224,164 Insulated conductor temperature limited heaters 27 2003
8,224,163 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 0 2003
7,219,734 Inhibiting wellbore deformation during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 179 2003
7,121,341 Conductor-in-conduit temperature limited heaters 163 2003
7,073,578 Staged and/or patterned heating during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 208 2003
7,121,342 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 235 2004
8,355,623 Temperature limited heaters with high power factors 21 2005
7,510,000 Reducing viscosity of oil for production from a hydrocarbon containing formation 116 2005
7,490,665 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 117 2005
7,481,274 Temperature limited heaters with relatively constant current 111 2005
7,431,076 Temperature limited heaters using modulated DC power 123 2005
7,424,915 Vacuum pumping of conductor-in-conduit heaters 122 2005
7,383,877 Temperature limited heaters with thermally conductive fluid used to heat subsurface formations 117 2005
7,370,704 Triaxial temperature limited heater 123 2005
7,357,180 Inhibiting effects of sloughing in wellbores 132 2005
7,353,872 Start-up of temperature limited heaters using direct current (DC) 117 2005
7,320,364 Inhibiting reflux in a heated well of an in situ conversion system 112 2005
7,225,866 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 177 2006
8,224,165 Temperature limited heater utilizing non-ferromagnetic conductor 28 2006
8,070,840 Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process 38 2006
8,027,571 In situ conversion process systems utilizing wellbores in at least two regions of a formation 54 2006
7,986,869 Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters 58 2006
7,942,197 Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process 60 2006
7,860,377 Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters 89 2006
7,831,134 Grouped exposed metal heaters 75 2006
7,575,052 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 113 2006
7,575,053 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers 111 2006
7,546,873 Low temperature barriers for use with in situ processes 90 2006
7,527,094 Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process 128 2006
7,500,528 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing 121 2006
7,435,037 Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes 133 2006
7,360,588 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 116 2006
8,606,091 Subsurface heaters with low sulfidation rates 4 2006
7,635,025 Cogeneration systems and processes for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 110 2006
7,591,310 Methods of hydrotreating a liquid stream to remove clogging compounds 121 2006
7,584,789 Methods of cracking a crude product to produce additional crude products 123 2006
7,581,589 Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid 125 2006
7,562,706 Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from tar sands formations 127 2006
7,559,367 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 128 2006
7,559,368 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 130 2006
7,556,095 Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent 147 2006
7,556,096 Varying heating in dawsonite zones in hydrocarbon containing formations 137 2006
7,549,470 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 150 2006
7,461,691 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 156 2007
8,083,813 Methods of producing transportation fuel 37 2007
7,912,358 Alternate energy source usage for in situ heat treatment processes 61 2007
7,866,385 Power systems utilizing the heat of produced formation fluid 77 2007
7,793,722 Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing 73 2007
7,785,427 High strength alloys 75 2007
7,683,296 Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters 90 2007
7,673,786 Welding shield for coupling heaters 91 2007
7,635,023 Time sequenced heating of multiple layers in a hydrocarbon containing formation 124 2007
7,631,689 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 115 2007
7,610,962 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment 102 2007
7,604,052 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 125 2007
7,533,719 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 131 2007
7,798,221 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 93 2007
7,735,935 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation containing carbonate minerals 91 2007
7,845,411 In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system 79 2007
7,841,401 Gas injection to inhibit migration during an in situ heat treatment process 74 2007
7,730,946 Treating tar sands formations with dolomite 82 2007
7,730,945 Using geothermal energy to heat a portion of a formation for an in situ heat treatment process 83 2007
7,730,947 Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations 84 2007
7,717,171 Moving hydrocarbons through portions of tar sands formations with a fluid 86 2007
7,703,513 Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 95 2007
7,681,647 Method of producing drive fluid in situ in tar sands formations 92 2007
7,677,310 Creating and maintaining a gas cap in tar sands formations 78 2007
7,677,314 Method of condensing vaporized water in situ to treat tar sands formations 77 2007
7,673,681 Treating tar sands formations with karsted zones 80 2007
7,644,765 Heating tar sands formations while controlling pressure 90 2007
7,635,024 Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures 111 2007
7,631,690 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence 117 2007
7,562,707 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process 132 2007
7,540,324 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 133 2007
7,640,980 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 89 2008
8,791,396 Floating insulated conductors for heating subsurface formations 0 2008
8,662,175 Varying properties of in situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation based on assessed viscosities 8 2008
8,459,359 Treating nahcolite containing formations and saline zones 19 2008
8,381,815 Production from multiple zones of a tar sands formation 22 2008
8,327,681 Wellbore manufacturing processes for in situ heat treatment processes 8 2008
8,042,610 Parallel heater system for subsurface formations 54 2008
7,950,453 Downhole burner systems and methods for heating subsurface formations 71 2008
7,931,086 Heating systems for heating subsurface formations 72 2008
7,849,922 In situ recovery from residually heated sections in a hydrocarbon containing formation 80 2008
7,841,408 In situ heat treatment from multiple layers of a tar sands formation 80 2008
7,841,425 Drilling subsurface wellbores with cutting structures 77 2008
7,832,484 Molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for heating a subsurface formation 77 2008
7,798,220 In situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation after drive process treatment 75 2008
8,536,497 Methods for forming long subsurface heaters 7 2008
8,276,661 Heating subsurface formations by oxidizing fuel on a fuel carrier 28 2008
8,272,455 Methods for forming wellbores in heated formations 10 2008
8,240,774 Solution mining and in situ treatment of nahcolite beds 30 2008
8,196,658 Irregular spacing of heat sources for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 36 2008
8,162,059 Induction heaters used to heat subsurface formations 40 2008
8,146,661 Cryogenic treatment of gas 42 2008
8,146,669 Multi-step heater deployment in a subsurface formation 37 2008
8,113,272 Three-phase heaters with common overburden sections for heating subsurface formations 20 2008
8,011,451 Ranging methods for developing wellbores in subsurface formations 44 2008
7,866,386 In situ oxidation of subsurface formations 78 2008
7,866,388 High temperature methods for forming oxidizer fuel 73 2008
8,627,887 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 8 2008
8,752,904 Heated fluid flow in mines and tunnels used in heating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 0 2009
8,177,305 Heater connections in mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 39 2009
8,172,335 Electrical current flow between tunnels for use in heating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 34 2009
8,162,405 Using tunnels for treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 36 2009
8,151,907 Dual motor systems and non-rotating sensors for use in developing wellbores in subsurface formations 39 2009
8,881,806 Systems and methods for treating a subsurface formation with electrical conductors 0 2009
8,353,347 Deployment of insulated conductors for treating subsurface formations 12 2009
8,281,861 Circulated heated transfer fluid heating of subsurface hydrocarbon formations 28 2009
8,267,170 Offset barrier wells in subsurface formations 20 2009
8,267,185 Circulated heated transfer fluid systems used to treat a subsurface formation 26 2009
8,261,832 Heating subsurface formations with fluids 32 2009
8,256,512 Movable heaters for treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 19 2009
8,220,539 Controlling hydrogen pressure in self-regulating nuclear reactors used to treat a subsurface formation 39 2009
8,636,323 Mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 6 2009
8,562,078 Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 7 2009
7,942,203 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 72 2010
8,851,170 Heater assisted fluid treatment of a subsurface formation 0 2010
8,448,707 Non-conducting heater casings 0 2010
8,434,555 Irregular pattern treatment of a subsurface formation 18 2010
8,327,932 Recovering energy from a subsurface formation 19 2010
8,192,682 High strength alloys 29 2010
8,225,866 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 26 2010
8,233,782 Grouped exposed metal heaters 18 2010
8,151,880 Methods of making transportation fuel 38 2010
8,833,453 Electrodes for electrical current flow heating of subsurface formations with tapered copper thickness 0 2011
8,820,406 Electrodes for electrical current flow heating of subsurface formations with conductive material in wellbore 0 2011
8,739,874 Methods for heating with slots in hydrocarbon formations 0 2011
8,701,768 Methods for treating hydrocarbon formations 1 2011
8,701,769 Methods for treating hydrocarbon formations based on geology 1 2011
8,631,866 Leak detection in circulated fluid systems for heating subsurface formations 6 2011
8,230,927 Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process 19 2011
8,579,031 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 0 2011
8,555,971 Treating tar sands formations with dolomite 9 2012
8,485,252 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 19 2012
8,857,506 Alternate energy source usage methods for in situ heat treatment processes 0 2013
8,789,586 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 0 2013
 
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7,298,142 Method and apparatus for reservoir fluid characterization in nuclear magnetic resonance logging 6 2005
7,502,692 Method and computer program product for estimating true intrinsic relaxation time and internal gradient from multigradient NMR logging 2 2006
7,705,592 Two dimensional T1/T2APP-T2APP processing of multi-gradient NMR data 0 2008
7,808,238 Echo-decay-acceleration data acquisition method for gas identification using a low-field gradient 2 2008
8,131,469 Data acquisition and processing for invasion profile and gas zone analysis with NMR dual or multiple interecho spacing time logs 0 2008
8,248,067 Apparatus and methods for estimating downhole fluid compositions 0 2009
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ENERGY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF (1)
7,597,147 Temperature limited heaters using phase transformation of ferromagnetic material 119 2007
 
SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (4)
* 5,680,043 Nuclear magnetic resonance technique for determining gas effect with borehole logging tools 58 1995
* 5,796,252 Nuclear magnetic resonance borehole logging apparatus and method for ascertaining a volume of hydrocarbons independent of a diffusion coefficient 85 1997
* 6,147,489 Method and apparatus for measuring total nuclear magnetic resonance porosity 9 1997
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