US Patent No: 7,648,946

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Methods of degrading filter cakes in subterranean formations

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Methods of degrading filter cakes in subterranean formations are provided. An example of a method is a method of drilling a well bore in a subterranean formation. Another example of a method is a method of degrading a filter cake in a subterranean formation, the filter cake comprising an inorganic portion and an organic portion, and having been established in the formation by a well drill-in and servicing fluid that comprises a delayed-release acid component. An example of a composition is a well drill-in and servicing fluid.

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HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.HOUSTON, TX4128

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Munoz,, Jr Trinidad - 16 132

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