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Title: Multi-step heater deployment in a subsurface formation

Abstract

A method for installing a horizontal or inclined subsurface heater includes placing a heating section of a heater in a horizontal or inclined section of a wellbore with an installation tool. The tool is uncoupled from the heating section. A lead in section is mechanically and electrically coupled to the heating section of the heater. The lead-in section is located in an angled or vertical section of the wellbore.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Allen, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1041186
Patent Number(s):
8146669
Application Number:
US patent applicaiton 12/250,297
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
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
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Mason, Stanley Leroy. Multi-step heater deployment in a subsurface formation. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Mason, Stanley Leroy. Multi-step heater deployment in a subsurface formation. United States.
Mason, Stanley Leroy. Tue . "Multi-step heater deployment in a subsurface formation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1041186.
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