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Patents


GeoSierra holds the following patents either solely or has joint rights to the below patents and patent applications. Patents are awarded or pending in the following countries, Argentina, Associated Gulf States, Bolivia, Canada, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia & Federated States, and the USA. Patents pending in areas of geological carbon storage, stimulation of ductile formations, electric resistive heating, subsurface barriers and EOR.

Patents Awarded

US 8,151,874 Thermal recovery of shallow bitumen through increased permeability inclusions

US 8,122,953 Drainage of heavy oil reservoir via horizontal wellbore

US 7,950,456 Casing deformation and control for inclusion propagation

US 7,918,269 Drainage of heavy oil reservoir via horizontal wellbore

US 7,870,904 Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery by steam injection of oil sand formations

US 7,866,395 Hydraulic fracture initiation and propagation control in unconsolidated and weakly cemented sediments

US 7,832,477 Casing deformation and control for inclusion propagation

US 7,814,978 Casing expansion and formation compression for permeability plane orientation

US 7,748,458 Initiation and Propagation Control of Vertical Hydraulic Fractures in Unconsolidated and Weakly Cemented Sediments

US 7,647,966 Method for drainage of heavy oil reservoir via horizontal wellbore

US 7,640,982 Method of injection plane initiation in a well

US 7,640,975 Flow control for increased permeability planes in unconsolidated formations

US 7,604,054 Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery by convective heating of oil sand formations

US 7,591,306 Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery by steam injection of oil sand formations

US 7,520,325 Enhanced hydrocarbon recovery by in situ combustion of oil sand formations

US 7,404,441 Hydraulic fracture initiation and propagation control in unconsolidated and weakly cemented sediments

US 7,331,143 Seismic base isolation by electro-osmosis

US 6,991,037 Multiple azimuth control of vertical hydraulic fractures in unconsolidated and weakly cemented sediments

US 6,792,720 Seismic base isolation by electro-osmosis during an earthquake event

US 6,615,653 In situ method for determining soil liquefaction tendency and its prevention by electro-osmosis

US 6,443,227 Azimuth control of hydraulic vertical fractures in unconsolidated and weakly cemented soils and sediments

US 6,330,914 Method and apparatus for tracking hydraulic fractures in unconsolidated and weakly cemented soils and sediments

US 6,308,135 Soil liquefaction prevention by electro-osmosis during an earthquake event

US 6,216,783 Azimuth control of hydraulic vertical fractures in unconsolidated and weakly cemented soils and sediments

US 5,944,446 Injection of mixtures into subterranean formations


 
 
 
 

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