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Title: Grouped exposed metal heaters

Abstract

A system for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The system includes two or more groups of elongated heaters. The group includes two or more heaters placed in two or more openings in the formation. The heaters in the group are electrically coupled below the surface of the formation. The openings include at least partially uncased wellbores in a hydrocarbon layer of the formation. The groups are electrically configured such that current flow through the formation between at least two groups is inhibited. The heaters are configured to provide heat to the formation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7]
  1. Bellaire, TX
  2. Brixham, GB
  3. Houston, TX
  4. Granada Hills, CA
  5. Allen, TX
  6. Kular Lumpar, ML
  7. Cypress, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1055727
Patent Number(s):
8233782
Application Number:
12/893,642
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Vinegar, Harold J, Coit, William George, Griffin, Peter Terry, Hamilton, Paul Taylor, Hsu, Chia-Fu, Mason, Stanley Leroy, Samuel, Allan James, and Watkins, Ronnie Wade. Grouped exposed metal heaters. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Vinegar, Harold J, Coit, William George, Griffin, Peter Terry, Hamilton, Paul Taylor, Hsu, Chia-Fu, Mason, Stanley Leroy, Samuel, Allan James, & Watkins, Ronnie Wade. Grouped exposed metal heaters. United States.
Vinegar, Harold J, Coit, William George, Griffin, Peter Terry, Hamilton, Paul Taylor, Hsu, Chia-Fu, Mason, Stanley Leroy, Samuel, Allan James, and Watkins, Ronnie Wade. Tue . "Grouped exposed metal heaters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1055727.
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abstractNote = {A system for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The system includes two or more groups of elongated heaters. The group includes two or more heaters placed in two or more openings in the formation. The heaters in the group are electrically coupled below the surface of the formation. The openings include at least partially uncased wellbores in a hydrocarbon layer of the formation. The groups are electrically configured such that current flow through the formation between at least two groups is inhibited. The heaters are configured to provide heat to the formation.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
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