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Title: Molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for heating a subsurface formation

Abstract

A heating system for a subsurface formation includes a conduit located in an opening in the subsurface formation. An insulated conductor is located in the conduit. A material is in the conduit between a portion of the insulated conductor and a portion of the conduit. The material may be a salt. The material is a fluid at operating temperature of the heating system. Heat transfers from the insulated conductor to the fluid, from the fluid to the conduit, and from the conduit to the subsurface formation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Houston, TX)
  2. (Bellaire, TX)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014915
Patent Number(s):
7,832,484
Application Number:
US Patent Application 12/106,042
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX) NNSASC
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Nguyen, Scott Vinh, and Vinegar, Harold J. Molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for heating a subsurface formation. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Nguyen, Scott Vinh, & Vinegar, Harold J. Molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for heating a subsurface formation. United States.
Nguyen, Scott Vinh, and Vinegar, Harold J. Tue . "Molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for heating a subsurface formation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014915.
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abstractNote = {A heating system for a subsurface formation includes a conduit located in an opening in the subsurface formation. An insulated conductor is located in the conduit. A material is in the conduit between a portion of the insulated conductor and a portion of the conduit. The material may be a salt. The material is a fluid at operating temperature of the heating system. Heat transfers from the insulated conductor to the fluid, from the fluid to the conduit, and from the conduit to the subsurface formation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 16 00:00:00 EST 2010},
month = {Tue Nov 16 00:00:00 EST 2010}
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