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Title: Heating subsurface formations by oxidizing fuel on a fuel carrier

Abstract

A method of heating a portion of a subsurface formation includes drawing fuel on a fuel carrier through an opening formed in the formation. Oxidant is supplied to the fuel at one or more locations in the opening. The fuel is combusted with the oxidant to provide heat to the formation.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1079402
Patent Number(s):
8276661
Application Number:
12/250,393
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:  
AC04-94AL85000Sa
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Costello, Michael, and Vinegar, Harold J. Heating subsurface formations by oxidizing fuel on a fuel carrier. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Costello, Michael, & Vinegar, Harold J. Heating subsurface formations by oxidizing fuel on a fuel carrier. United States.
Costello, Michael, and Vinegar, Harold J. Tue . "Heating subsurface formations by oxidizing fuel on a fuel carrier". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1079402.
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