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Title: Creating and maintaining a gas cap in tar sands formations

Abstract

Methods for treating a tar sands formation are disclosed herein. Methods for treating a tar sands formation may include providing heat to at least part of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from one or more heaters located in the formation. Pressure may be allowed to increase in an upper portion of the formation to provide a gas cap in the upper portion. At least some hydrocarbons are produced from a lower portion of the formation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [1]
  1. Bellaire, TX
  2. Houston, TX
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014494
Patent Number(s):
7,677,310
Application Number:
U S Patent Application 11/975,689
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Vinegar, Harold J, Karanikas, John Michael, Dinkoruk, Deniz Sumnu, and Wellington, Scott Lee. Creating and maintaining a gas cap in tar sands formations. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Vinegar, Harold J, Karanikas, John Michael, Dinkoruk, Deniz Sumnu, & Wellington, Scott Lee. Creating and maintaining a gas cap in tar sands formations. United States.
Vinegar, Harold J, Karanikas, John Michael, Dinkoruk, Deniz Sumnu, and Wellington, Scott Lee. Tue . "Creating and maintaining a gas cap in tar sands formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014494.
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