Patent Number: 8,822,385

Title: Nanoemulsions

Abstract: Nanoemulsions have been discovered to be useful to the oil field. More particularly water-in-oil (W/O), oil-in-water (O/W) and other classes of nanoemulsions have found beneficial application in drilling, completion, well remediation and other oil and gas industry related operations. Additionally, nanoemulsions may reduce friction pressure losses, as well as reduce subsidence of solid weight material during oil and gas operations. New preparation methods for nanoemulsions have also been discovered.

Inventors: Quintero; Lirio (Houston, TX), Clark; David E. (Humble, TX), McKellar; Alexander John (The Woodlands, TX)

Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated

International Classification: C09K 8/02 (20060101); E21B 21/00 (20060101); C09K 8/74 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018