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Title: Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations

Abstract

A method for treating an oil shale formation comprising nahcolite includes providing a first fluid to a portion of the formation. A second fluid is produced from the portion. The second fluid includes at least some nahcolite dissolved in the first fluid. A controlled amount of oxidant is provided to the portion of the formation. Hydrocarbon fluids are produced from the formation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Bellaire, TX)
  2. (Houston, TX)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
988067
Patent Number(s):
7,549,470
Application Number:
11/584,799; TRN: US201018%%228
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX) ORO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; HEATING; HYDROCARBONS; NAHCOLITE; OIL SHALES; OXIDATION; OXIDIZERS; SOLUTION MINING

Citation Formats

Vinegar, Harold J., and Stegemeier, George Leo. Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Vinegar, Harold J., & Stegemeier, George Leo. Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. United States.
Vinegar, Harold J., and Stegemeier, George Leo. Tue . "Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/988067.
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title = {Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations},
author = {Vinegar, Harold J. and Stegemeier, George Leo},
abstractNote = {A method for treating an oil shale formation comprising nahcolite includes providing a first fluid to a portion of the formation. A second fluid is produced from the portion. The second fluid includes at least some nahcolite dissolved in the first fluid. A controlled amount of oxidant is provided to the portion of the formation. Hydrocarbon fluids are produced from the formation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {6}
}

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