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

United States Patent

January 23, 2018
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An electrophilic acid gas-reactive fracturing 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. The proppant stabilizes fracture openings in the bedrock to enhance recovery of energy-producing materials.
Fernandez; Carlos A. (Kennewick, WA), Heldebrant; David J. (Richland, WA), Bonneville; Alain (Richland, WA), Jung; Hun Bok (Richland, WA), Carroll; Kenneth C. (Las Cruces, NM)
15/ 239,637
August 17, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.