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Title: Production from multiple zones of a tar sands formation

Abstract

A method for treating a tar sands formation includes providing heat to at least part of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. The heat is allowed to transfer from the heaters to at least a portion of the formation. Fluids are produced from the formation through at least one production well that is located in at least two zones in the formation. The first zone has an initial permeability of at least 1 darcy. The second zone has an initial of at most 0.1 darcy. The two zones are separated by a substantially impermeable barrier.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SNL (Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082848
Patent Number(s):
8,381,815
Application Number:
12/106,008
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Karanikas, John Michael, and Vinegar, Harold J. Production from multiple zones of a tar sands formation. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Karanikas, John Michael, & Vinegar, Harold J. Production from multiple zones of a tar sands formation. United States.
Karanikas, John Michael, and Vinegar, Harold J. Tue . "Production from multiple zones of a tar sands formation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082848.
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abstractNote = {A method for treating a tar sands formation includes providing heat to at least part of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. The heat is allowed to transfer from the heaters to at least a portion of the formation. Fluids are produced from the formation through at least one production well that is located in at least two zones in the formation. The first zone has an initial permeability of at least 1 darcy. The second zone has an initial of at most 0.1 darcy. The two zones are separated by a substantially impermeable barrier.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {2}
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