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Title: In situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation after drive process treatment

Abstract

A method for treating a tar sands formation includes providing a drive fluid to a hydrocarbon containing layer of the tar sands formation to mobilize at least some hydrocarbons in the layer. At least some first hydrocarbons from the layer are produced. Heat is provided to the layer from one or more heaters located in the formation. At least some second hydrocarbons are produced from the layer of the formation. The second hydrocarbons include at least some hydrocarbons that are upgraded compared to the first hydrocarbons produced by using the drive fluid.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Bellaire, TX
  2. Blanco, TX
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014681
Patent Number(s):
7,798,220
Application Number:
US Patent Application 12/106,035
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Vinegar, Harold J, and Stanecki, John. In situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation after drive process treatment. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Vinegar, Harold J, & Stanecki, John. In situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation after drive process treatment. United States.
Vinegar, Harold J, and Stanecki, John. Tue . "In situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation after drive process treatment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014681.
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