Method for controlling sand in thermal recovery of oil from tar sands

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Publication Type patent
Research Institute Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE)
Author Payton, Joy T.
Title Method for controlling sand in thermal recovery of oil from tar sands
Date 1978-09-19
Description A method is disclosed for producing oil from a subterranean reservoir of tar sands as unconsolidated oil bearing sands. The method comprises basically (1) setting a screen in an open hole, the screen being large enough to pass a majority of the formation sand and small enough to retain a packing material, (2) running a wash pipe through the screen for connecting to a lateral nozzle in a hole in the bottom of the screen for washing out a cavity around the screen, (3) dropping a weight down the wash pipe for breaking off the nozzle for enlarging the screen bottom opening and (4) ejecting a consolidating gravel packing material through the large bottom opening for forming a consolidated gravel pack around the screen for primary production, or (5) agglomerating the gravel pack with chemicals as with resins, plastics, or jelly for secondary recovery production.
Type Text
Publisher United States Patent and Trademark Office
Subject controlling sand; thermal recovery of oil; tar sands oil recovery; tar sands; oil recovery; patent; oil production
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Payton, J. T. (1978). Method for controlling sand in thermal recovery of oil from tar sands. United States Patent and Trademark Office. United States Patent 4,114,691.
Relation Has Part United States Patent 4,114,691
Rights Management (c)United States Patent and Trademark Office
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 41,075 bytes
Identifier ir-eua/id/3045
Source DSpace at ICSE
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Date Created 2013-05-15
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64j3d7h
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