skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process

Abstract

A system that includes a plurality of heat sources configured to heat a portion of a formation is described. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production well is a sump in an underburden of the formation below the heated portion of the formation. Fluids from the heated portion of the formation are allowed to flow into the sump. A pump system has an inlet in the sump. A production conduit is coupled to the pump system. The production conduit is configured to transport fluids in the sump out of the formation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Katy, TX
  2. Spring, TX
  3. Houston, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1021436
Patent Number(s):
7,942,197
Application Number:
11/409,564
Assignee:
ORO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Fairbanks, Michael David, Keltner, Thomas Joseph, and Hirshblond, Stephen Palmer. Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Fairbanks, Michael David, Keltner, Thomas Joseph, & Hirshblond, Stephen Palmer. Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process. United States.
Fairbanks, Michael David, Keltner, Thomas Joseph, and Hirshblond, Stephen Palmer. Tue . "Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1021436.
@article{osti_1021436,
title = {Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process},
author = {Fairbanks, Michael David and Keltner, Thomas Joseph and Hirshblond, Stephen Palmer},
abstractNote = {A system that includes a plurality of heat sources configured to heat a portion of a formation is described. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production well is a sump in an underburden of the formation below the heated portion of the formation. Fluids from the heated portion of the formation are allowed to flow into the sump. A pump system has an inlet in the sump. A production conduit is coupled to the pump system. The production conduit is configured to transport fluids in the sump out of the formation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {5}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: