US Patent No: 7,493,957

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Methods for controlling water and sand production in subterranean wells

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Methods for stabilizing unconsolidated or weakly consolidated portions of a subterranean formation and controlling the production of water in those portions include introducing a consolidating agent into the subterranean formation so as to transform a portion of the subterranean formation surrounding the well bore into a consolidated region; and introducing a relative permeability modifier fluid into the subterranean formation so as to penetrate at least a portion of the consolidated region. Fracturing steps may be used to reconnect the well bore to portions of the formation (e.g., formation reservoirs) in certain embodiments. Optionally, preflush fluids, after-flush fluids, and shutting-in periods may be used as desired.

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HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.HOUSTON, TX3909

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dalrymple, Eldon D Duncan, OK 75 860
Eoff, Larry S Duncan, OK 168 2577
Nguyen, Philip D Duncan, OK 440 9362
Sierra, Leopoldo Houston, TX 10 93

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HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (4)
7,934,557 Methods of completing wells for controlling water and particulate production 1 2007
8,420,576 Hydrophobically and cationically modified relative permeability modifiers and associated methods 0 2009
7,963,330 Resin compositions and methods of using resin compositions to control proppant flow-back 0 2009
8,207,096 Compressible packer fluids and methods of making and using same 0 2009

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