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Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing

United States Patent

March 10, 2009
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A method of forming an opening for a low temperature well is described. The method includes drilling an opening in a formation. Water is introduced into the opening to displace drilling fluid or indigenous gas in the formation adjacent to a portion of the opening. Water is produced from the opening. A low temperature fluid is applied to the opening.
McKinzie, II; Billy John (Houston, TX), Keltner; Thomas Joseph (Spring, TX)
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
11/ 409,505
April 21, 2006
GOVERNMENT INTEREST The Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Agreement No. ERD-05-2516 between UT-Battelle, LLC, operating under prime contract No. DE-ACO5-00OR22725 for the US Department of Energy and Shell Exploration and Production Company.