Patent Number: 7,028,774

Title: Methods for controlling water and particulate production

Abstract: The present invention provides methods of reducing the production of both water and particulates from subterranean formations; the methods are particularly useful in conjunction with subterranean formations surrounding wellbores and fractures. The methods comprise the steps of applying to a subterranean formation a pre-flush fluid, applying aqueous surfactant fluid, applying a low-viscosity consolidating fluid, and applying an after-flush fluid.

Inventors: Nguyen; Philip D. (Duncan, OK), Brown; David L. (Temple, OK)

Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

International Classification: E21B 33/138 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 4/18/02018