Patent Number: 9,970,246

Title: Triggered heating of wellbore fluids by carbon nanomaterials

Abstract: A method of triggering heating within a subterranean formation, that includes introducting a wellbore fluid containing a dispersed carbon nanomaterial into a wellbore through the subterranean formation; lowering a microwave or ultraviolet radiation source into the wellbore; and irradiating the wellbore with microwave or ultraviolet radiation, thereby increasing the temperature of the wellbore fluid and/or wellbore is disclosed.

Inventors: Price Hoelscher; Brandi Katherine (Houston, TX), Young; Steven Philip (Cypress, TX), Friedheim; James (Spring, TX)

Assignee: M-I L.L.C.

International Classification: E21B 21/00 (20060101); C09K 8/03 (20060101); E21B 36/04 (20060101); E21B 7/14 (20060101); C09K 8/52 (20060101); C09K 8/06 (20060101); E21B 43/24 (20060101); E21B 33/138 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-05-15 0:00:00