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Title: Parallel heater system for subsurface formations

Abstract

A heating system for a subsurface formation is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of substantially horizontally oriented or inclined heater sections located in a hydrocarbon containing layer in the formation. At least a portion of two of the heater sections are substantially parallel to each other. The ends of at least two of the heater sections in the layer are electrically coupled to a substantially horizontal, or inclined, electrical conductor oriented substantially perpendicular to the ends of the at least two heater sections.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Houston, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1028658
Patent Number(s):
8042610
Application Number:
12/106,078
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10G - CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Harris, Christopher Kelvin, Karanikas, John Michael, and Nguyen, Scott Vinh. Parallel heater system for subsurface formations. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Harris, Christopher Kelvin, Karanikas, John Michael, & Nguyen, Scott Vinh. Parallel heater system for subsurface formations. United States.
Harris, Christopher Kelvin, Karanikas, John Michael, and Nguyen, Scott Vinh. Tue . "Parallel heater system for subsurface formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1028658.
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