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Encapsulated microenergetic material

United States Patent

9,562,426
February 7, 2017
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Providing high energy materials that can be placed in previously created fractures and activating them in place to extend or change an existing fracture system. Also detecting the location of fractures or permeable pathways and a means to assess the extent and efficiency of proppant emplacement.
Roberts; Jeffery James (Livermore, CA), Aines; Roger D. (Livermore, CA), Duoss; Eric B. (Dublin, CA), Spadaccini; Christopher M. (Oakland, CA), Vandersall; Kevin S. (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 944,676
July 17, 2013
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.