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Title: Irregular spacing of heat sources for treating hydrocarbon containing formations

Abstract

A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation includes providing heat input to a first section of the formation from one or more heat sources located in the first section. Fluids are produced from the first section through a production well located at or near the center of the first section. The heat sources are configured such that the average heat input per volume of formation in the first section increases with distance from the production well.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Katy, TX
  2. Houston, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1055709
Patent Number(s):
8196658
Application Number:
US patent applicaiton 12/250,364
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:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Miller, David Scott, and Uwechue, Uzo Philip. Irregular spacing of heat sources for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Miller, David Scott, & Uwechue, Uzo Philip. Irregular spacing of heat sources for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. United States.
Miller, David Scott, and Uwechue, Uzo Philip. Tue . "Irregular spacing of heat sources for treating hydrocarbon containing formations". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1055709.
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