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Production and delivery of a fluid mixture to an annular volume of a wellbore

United States Patent

January 24, 2012
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The methods described herein generally relate to preparing and delivering a fluid mixture to a confined volume, specifically an annular volume located between two concentrically oriented casing strings within a hydrocarbon fluid producing well. The fluid mixtures disclosed herein are useful in controlling pressure in localized volumes. The fluid mixtures comprise at least one polymerizable monomer and at least one inhibitor. The processes and methods disclosed herein allow the fluid mixture to be stored, shipped and/or injected into localized volumes, for example, an annular volume defined by concentric well casing strings.
Hermes; Robert E. (Los Alamos, NM), Bland; Ronald Gene (Houston, TX), Foley; Ron Lee (Magnolia, TX), Bloys; James B. (Katy, TX), Gonzalez; Manuel E. (Kingwood, NM), Daniel; John M. (Germantown, TN), Robinson; Ian M. (Guisborough, GB), Carpenter; Robert B. (Tomball, TX)
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (San Ramon, CA), Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM), Baker Hughes Incorporated (Houston, TX), Lucite International, Inc. (Cordova, TN)
12/ 388,994
February 19, 2009
STATEMENT OF FEDERAL RIGHTS The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 between the United States Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC for the operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory.