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Title: Treating tar sands formations with karsted zones

Abstract

Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. The tar sands formation may have one or more karsted zones. Methods may include providing heat from one or more heaters to one or more karsted zones of the tar sands formation to mobilize fluids in the formation. At least some of the mobilized fluids may be produced from the formation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Bellaire, TX
  2. Houston, TX
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014514
Patent Number(s):
7,673,681
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/975,700
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Vinegar, Harold J, and Karanikas, John Michael. Treating tar sands formations with karsted zones. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Vinegar, Harold J, & Karanikas, John Michael. Treating tar sands formations with karsted zones. United States.
Vinegar, Harold J, and Karanikas, John Michael. Tue . "Treating tar sands formations with karsted zones". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014514.
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abstractNote = {Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. The tar sands formation may have one or more karsted zones. Methods may include providing heat from one or more heaters to one or more karsted zones of the tar sands formation to mobilize fluids in the formation. At least some of the mobilized fluids may be produced from the formation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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