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Title: Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations

Abstract

A method for treating an oil shale formation comprising nahcolite is disclosed. The method includes providing a first fluid to a portion of the formation through at least two injection wells. A second fluid is produced from the portion through at least one injection well until at least two injection wells are interconnected such that fluid can flow between the two injection wells. The second fluid includes at least some nahcolite dissolved in the first fluid. The first fluid is injected through one of the interconnected injection wells. The second fluid is produced from at least one of the interconnected injection wells. Heat is provided from one or more heaters to the formation to heat the formation. Hydrocarbon fluids are produced from the formation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Bellaire, TX
  2. Rijswijk, NL
  3. Katy, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Exploration and Production Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1012617
Patent Number(s):
7559368
Application Number:
11/584,427
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:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS

Citation Formats

Vinegar, Harold J, de Rouffignac, Eric Pierre, and Schoeling, Lanny Gene. Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Vinegar, Harold J, de Rouffignac, Eric Pierre, & Schoeling, Lanny Gene. Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. United States.
Vinegar, Harold J, de Rouffignac, Eric Pierre, and Schoeling, Lanny Gene. Tue . "Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1012617.
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