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Title: Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process

Abstract

Method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation are described herein. Methods may include providing heat to a first section of the formation with one or more first heaters in the first section. First hydrocarbons may be heated in the first section such that at least some of the first hydrocarbons are mobilized. At least some of the mobilized first hydrocarbons may be produced through a production well located in a second section of the formation. The second section may be located substantially adjacent to the first section. A portion of the second section may be provided some heat from the mobilized first hydrocarbons, but is not conductively heated by heat from the first heaters. Heat may be provided to the second section with one or more second heaters in the second section to further heat the second section.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Katy, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1012649
Patent Number(s):
7562707
Application Number:
11/975,688
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS

Citation Formats

Miller, David Scott. Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Miller, David Scott. Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process. United States.
Miller, David Scott. Tue . "Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1012649.
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author = {Miller, David Scott},
abstractNote = {Method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation are described herein. Methods may include providing heat to a first section of the formation with one or more first heaters in the first section. First hydrocarbons may be heated in the first section such that at least some of the first hydrocarbons are mobilized. At least some of the mobilized first hydrocarbons may be produced through a production well located in a second section of the formation. The second section may be located substantially adjacent to the first section. A portion of the second section may be provided some heat from the mobilized first hydrocarbons, but is not conductively heated by heat from the first heaters. Heat may be provided to the second section with one or more second heaters in the second section to further heat the second section.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {7}
}

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