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Title: In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system

Abstract

Systems and methods for an in situ heat treatment process that utilizes a circulation system to heat one or more treatment areas are described herein. The circulation system may use a heated liquid heat transfer fluid that passes through piping in the formation to transfer heat to the formation. In some embodiments, the piping may be positioned in at least two of the wellbores.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Bellaire, TX
  2. Houston, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1011446
Patent Number(s):
7845411
Application Number:
11/975,690
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10G - CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Vinegar, Harold J, and Nguyen, Scott Vinh. In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Vinegar, Harold J, & Nguyen, Scott Vinh. In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system. United States.
Vinegar, Harold J, and Nguyen, Scott Vinh. Tue . "In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1011446.
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