Patent Number: 9,970,268

Title: Apparatus and methods for oriented-fracturing of formations

Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus for treating a formation is disclosed that in one non-limiting embodiment includes a first string for placement in the wellbore that includes a first flow port that enables a treatment fluid to flow from inside the first string to the formation via an annulus between the first string and the formation, a second string for placement in the first string, wherein the second string includes a second flow port that supplies the treatment fluid to the first flow port along a selected radial orientation to direct the treatment fluid in the selected radial direction.

Inventors: Ireland; Kelly D. (Conroe, TX), Estes; Robert A. (Tomball, TX)


International Classification: E21B 43/04 (20060101); E21B 43/14 (20060101); E21B 43/26 (20060101); E21B 43/12 (20060101)

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