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1. (WO2017040824) TREATMENT OF KEROGEN IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040824    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049958
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 02 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C09K 8/03
C09K 8/66
E21B 43/26
Applicants: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
ARAMCO SERVICES COMPANY
Inventors: HULL, Katherine Leigh
AL-MUNTASHERI, Ghaithan A.
ABOUSLEIMAN, Younane N.
JACOBI, David
Title: TREATMENT OF KEROGEN IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS
Abstract:
Provided in this disclosure, in part, are methods, compositions, and systems for degrading organic matter, such as kerogen, in a subterranean formation. Further, these methods, compositions, and systems allow for increased hydraulic fracturing efficiencies in subterranean formations, such as unconventional rock reservoirs. Also provided in this disclosure is a method of treating kerogen in a subterranean formation including placing in the subterranean formation a composition that includes a first oxidizer including a persulfate and a second oxidizer including a bromate.