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Nexen Energy Ulc | Date: 2014-12-23

There is provided a process for upgrading a hydrocarbon material. The process includes: (a) treating a hydrocarbon material-comprising feed, wherein the treating includes cracking a hydrocarbon material-comprising feed, such that an upgraded intermediate is produced; and (b) in the absence, or the substantial absence, of adscititious diatomic hydrogen, reducing the content of olefinic material within at least a fraction of the upgraded intermediate such that an olefinic material content-reduced product is produced.


A process to recover hydrocarbons, from a hydrocarbon reservoir having a bottom, using a substantially horizontal production well, the substantially horizontal production well having a toe and a heel, the process including:


A process to recover hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon reservoir, namely bitumen (API<10; in situ viscosity>100,000 c.p.), said process comprising;


Patent
Nexen Energy Ulc | Date: 2015-02-23

Methods, devices and computer-readable media for predicting hydrocarbon production rates for a subterranean formation are described. A method includes: receiving or generating, by at least one processor, well logs from data collected from at least one well in the subterranean formation; generating from the well logs a predicted production rate log for the at least one well; receiving, by the at least one processor, a field dataset for the subterranean formation, the field dataset including field data at locations in 3-dimensions of a volume of the subterranean formation; identifying the predicted production rate log for the at least one well as one or more targets, determining a transform relating the field data and the predicted rate log for the at least one well; and using the transform, generating a predicted production rate for each location of the volume of the subterranean formation.


A SAGDOX process to recover liquid hydrocarbons from at least one thin pay zone in a hydrocarbon bitumen reservoir, via a substantially horizontal production well, where the hydrocarbon bitumen reservoir has a top and a bottom. The process includes:


Patent
Nexen Energy Ulc | Date: 2016-07-08

A hydrocarbon production process comprising operating a first early stage hydrocarbon production process within a first communication domain with a first well pair, and operating a second early stage hydrocarbon production process within a second communication domain with a second well pair, such that an intermediate reservoir region including stranded bitumen becomes disposed between the first and second communication domains; wherein the first early stage hydrocarbon production process includes injecting a first production-initiating fluid via a first injection well of the first well pair into a first communication domain such that hydrocarbon material is mobilized and conducted to a first production well of the first well pair, and producing the received hydrocarbon material via the first production well; and wherein the second early stage hydrocarbon production process includes injecting a second production-initiating fluid via a second injection well of the second well pair into a second communication domain such that hydrocarbon material is mobilized and conducted to a second production well of the second well pair, and producing the received hydrocarbon material via the second production well; selecting a pre-selected zone within the reservoir, wherein the selecting is based upon temperature fall-off data within the first and second communication zones; and positioning a portion of an infill well within the pre-selected zone for receiving mobilized hydrocarbon material of at least the intermediate reservoir region and for producing the received hydrocarbon material.


Patent
Nexen Energy Ulc | Date: 2015-04-02

There is provided a process of stimulating a subterranean formation via a wellbore fluid passage of a cased wellbore. The process includes, with a perforating gun, perforating at least casing to form at least one or more perforations effecting fluid communication, via the wellbore fluid passage, between a first zone of the subterranean formation and a treatment fluid source. Treatment fluid is then injected via the wellbore fluid passage, from the treatment fluid source to the first zone such that fracturing of the first zone is effected. The injecting of the treatment fluid is then suspended. A perforating gun is then deployed within the wellbore fluid passage via wireline. The casing is then perforated to form at least one or more perforations effecting fluid communication, via the wellbore fluid passage, between a second zone of the subterranean formation and the treatment fluid source. While both of the first zone and the second zone are disposed in fluid communication, via the wellbore fluid passage, with the treatment fluid source, injecting treatment fluid from the treatment fluid source and into the wellbore fluid passage with effect that at least a fraction of the injected treatment fluid is directed to the second zone such that fracturing of the second zone is effected.


The present invention relates to a multistage centrifugal pump design, which has the diffusers, impellors, and a shaft, inserted within a high pressure housing, such that this assembly is fully enclosed within the housing, and the housing is of sufficient strength to be suitable for safe pressure containment of the fluids being pumped. This invention describes the technical details used to reconfigure the multistage centrifugal pump design to increase the discharge pressure capabilities higher than the 6,000 psig of current designs.


There is provided processes for producing gaseous hydrocarbon material from a subterranean formation. A process includes hydraulically fracturing the subterranean formation such that a connecting fracture is generated that extends from a lower well to an upper well, and such that gaseous hydrocarbon material is received within the connecting fracture in response to the hydraulic fracturing. Another process includes stimulating the subterranean formation, when the formation already includes the connecting fracture extending from a lower well to an upper well, such that gaseous hydrocarbon material is received within the connecting fracture in response to the stimulating.


Patent
Nexen Energy Ulc | Date: 2014-11-06

There is provided a process for producing hydrocarbons from a reservoir. The process includes within the hydrocarbon reservoir, electrically heating a liquid heating fluid such that the liquid heating fluid is evaporated to produce a gaseous heating fluid, heating hydrocarbon-comprising material with the gaseous heating fluid such that the heated hydrocarbon-comprising material is mobilized and such that the gaseous heating fluid is condensed to produce a condensed heating fluid, and electrically heating at least a fraction of the condensed heating fluid such that the at least a condensed heating fluid fraction is re-evaporated, and while the evaporation, the condensing, and the re-evaporation are being effected, producing a produced fluid including at least the mobilized hydrocarbon-comprising material.

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