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Electrophilic acid gas-reactive fluid, proppant, and process for enhanced fracturing and recovery of energy producing materials

United States Patent

September 20, 2016
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An electrophilic acid gas-reactive fracturing and recovery fluid, proppant, and process are detailed. The fluid expands in volume to provide rapid and controlled increases in pressure that enhances fracturing in subterranean bedrock for recovery of energy-producing materials. Proppants stabilize openings in fractures and fissures following fracturing.
Fernandez; Carlos A. (Kennewick, WA), Heldebrant; David J. (Richland, WA), Bonneville; Alain H. R. (Richland, WA), Jung; Hun Bok (Richland, WA), Carroll; Kenneth C. (Las Cruces, NM)
14/ 477,700
September 4, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO-1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.