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, TX3829

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Dalrymple, Eldon D Duncan, OK 76 986
Eoff, Larry S Duncan, OK 173 2898
Reddy, B Raghava Duncan, OK 352 4240

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HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (11)
* 8,631,869 Methods useful for controlling fluid loss in subterranean treatments 1 2005
* 8,091,638 Methods useful for controlling fluid loss in subterranean formations 20 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 2 2009
8,881,811 Additives to suppress silica scale build-up and methods of use thereof 0 2010
* 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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