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1. (WO2016064611) METHODS OF RECOVERING A HYDROCARBON MATERIAL CONTAINED WITHIN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION, AND RELATED WORKING FLUIDS

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/064611    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/055090
Publication Date: Fri Apr 29 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 13 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: E21B 43/16
E21B 43/22
C09K 8/58
Applicants: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
Inventors: CHAKRABORTY, Soma
JOHNSON, Michael, H.
Title: METHODS OF RECOVERING A HYDROCARBON MATERIAL CONTAINED WITHIN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION, AND RELATED WORKING FLUIDS
Abstract:
A method of recovering a hydrocarbon material from a subterranean formation comprises forming a working fluid comprising substantially solid particles and an at least partially gaseous base material, the substantially solid particles exhibiting a greater heat capacity than the at least partially gaseous base material. The working fluid is introduced into a subterranean formation containing a hydrocarbon material to heat and remove the hydrocarbon material from the subterranean formation. An additional method of recovering a hydrocarbon material from a subterranean formation, and a working fluid are also described.