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Title: Treating tar sands formations with dolomite

Abstract

Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. The tar sands formation may include dolomite and hydrocarbons. Methods may include providing heat at less than the decomposition temperature of dolomite from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. At least some of the hydrocarbon fluids are mobilized in the formation. At least some of the hydrocarbon fluids may be produced from the formation.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176330
Patent Number(s):
7,730,946
Application Number:
11/975,677
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007 Oct 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS

Citation Formats

Vinegar, Harold J., and Karanikas, John Michael. Treating tar sands formations with dolomite. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Vinegar, Harold J., & Karanikas, John Michael. Treating tar sands formations with dolomite. United States.
Vinegar, Harold J., and Karanikas, John Michael. Tue . "Treating tar sands formations with dolomite". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176330.
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abstractNote = {Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. The tar sands formation may include dolomite and hydrocarbons. Methods may include providing heat at less than the decomposition temperature of dolomite from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. At least some of the hydrocarbon fluids are mobilized in the formation. At least some of the hydrocarbon fluids may be produced from the formation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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