US Patent No: 7,595,283

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Methods and compositions for reducing the production of water and stimulating hydrocarbon production from a subterranean formation

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The present invention relates to subterranean treatment fluids, and more particularly, the present invention relates to subterranean treatment fluids comprising relative permeability modifiers and methods for using such subterranean treatment fluids in subterranean operations to reduce the production of water from and stimulate hydrocarbon production in a subterranean formation. In certain embodiments, the methods of the present invention generally comprise the steps of providing a permeability-modifying aqueous treatment fluid comprising a relative permeability modifier and contacting a subterranean formation with the permeability-modifying aqueous treatment fluid. Optionally, the permeability-modifying aqueous treatment fluid may be injected in the subterranean formation at a pressure sufficient to create or enhance at least one fracture therein. In another embodiment, the relative permeability modifier may be provided by appropriate reaction in situ.

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HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.HOUSTON, TX4151

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Dalrymple, Eldon D Duncan, OK 76 920
Eoff, Larry S Duncan, OK 169 2743
Reddy, B Raghava Duncan, OK 344 4007

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6,209,646 Controlling the release of chemical additives in well treating fluids 226 1999
6,283,210 Proactive conformance for oil or gas wells 39 1999
6,476,169 Methods of reducing subterranean formation water permeability 55 2000
6,364,016 Methods of reducing the water permeability of subterranean formations 42 2000
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6,662,874 System and method for fracturing a subterranean well formation for improving hydrocarbon production 70 2001
6,497,283 Well cement additives, compositions and methods 73 2001
6,626,241 Method of frac packing through existing gravel packed screens 86 2001
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6,702,044 Methods of consolidating formations or forming chemical casing or both while drilling 141 2002
7,091,159 Compositions for and methods of stabilizing subterranean formations containing clays 28 2002
6,743,288 Well cement additives, compositions and methods 53 2002
6,846,420 Process for removing oil from solid materials recovered from a well bore 30 2002
7,220,708 Drilling fluid component 25 2003
6,764,981 Well treatment fluid and methods with oxidized chitosan-based compound 91 2003
6,981,552 Well treatment fluid and methods with oxidized polysaccharide-based polymers 69 2003
7,087,554 Drilling fluids with improved shale inhibition and methods of drilling in subterranean formations 21 2003
2004/0229,756 Method for stimulating hydrocarbon production and reducing the production of water from a subterranean formation 39 2003
6,978,836 Methods for controlling water and particulate production 70 2003
7,036,587 Methods of diverting treating fluids in subterranean zones and degradable diverting materials 86 2003
7,182,136 Methods of reducing water permeability for acidizing a subterranean formation 23 2003
7,036,589 Methods for fracturing stimulation 42 2003
7,007,752 Well treatment fluid and methods with oxidized polysaccharide-based polymers 72 2003
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7,159,656 Methods of reducing the permeabilities of horizontal well bore sections 63 2004
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7,216,707 Cement compositions with improved fluid loss characteristics and methods of cementing using such cement compositions 23 2004
7,117,942 Methods useful for controlling fluid loss during sand control operations 42 2004
7,207,387 Methods and compositions for use with spacer fluids used in subterranean well bores 35 2004
7,178,610 Subterranean treatment fluids comprising polyoxazoline compositions and methods of use in subterranean formations 11 2004
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2007/0012,445 Methods for controlling water and sand production in subterranean wells 41 2005
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2008/0196,897 Methods of completing wells for controlling water and particulate production 17 2007
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VENTURE CHEMICALS, INC. (5)
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BJ SERVICES COMPANY (3)
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Mobil Oil Corporation (2)
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Phillips Petroleum Company (2)
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HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (10)
8,631,869 Methods useful for controlling fluid loss in subterranean treatments 0 2005
8,091,638 Methods useful for controlling fluid loss in subterranean formations 16 2006
8,181,703 Method useful for controlling fluid loss in subterranean formations 0 2006
8,251,141 Methods useful for controlling fluid loss during sand control operations 0 2006
8,598,094 Methods and compostions for preventing scale and diageneous reactions in subterranean formations 0 2007
8,794,322 Additives to suppress silica scale build-up 0 2009
8,307,897 Geochemical control of fracturing fluids 0 2009
8,119,576 Ceramic coated particulates 1 2009
8,470,746 Methods relating to the stabilization of hydrophobically modified hydrophilic polymer treatment fluids under alkaline conditions 0 2010
8,727,002 Acidic treatment fluids containing non-polymeric silica scale control additives and methods related thereto 0 2010

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