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

Abstract

A system configured to heat a portion of a formation includes a plurality of heat sources. 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];  [4]
  1. Katy, TX
  2. Spring, TX
  3. (Houston, TX)
  4. Houston, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1064636
Patent Number(s):
8230927
Application Number:
13/108,650
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07C - ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
ACO5-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Fairbanks, Michael David, Keltner, Thomas Joseph, McKinzie, II, Billy John, and Hirshblond, Stephen Palmer. Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Fairbanks, Michael David, Keltner, Thomas Joseph, McKinzie, II, Billy John, & Hirshblond, Stephen Palmer. Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process. United States.
Fairbanks, Michael David, Keltner, Thomas Joseph, McKinzie, II, Billy John, 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/1064636.
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abstractNote = {A system configured to heat a portion of a formation includes a plurality of heat sources. 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.},
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year = {2012},
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