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Title: Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process

Abstract

Methods for treating a subsurface formation and compositions produced therefrom are described herein. At least one method for producing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation includes providing heat to the subsurface formation using an in situ heat treatment process. One or more formation particles may be formed during heating of the subsurface formation. Fluid that includes hydrocarbons and the formation particles may be produced from the subsurface formation. The formation particles in the produced fluid may include cenospheres and have an average particle size of at least 0.5 micrometers.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083911
Patent Number(s):
8450540
Application Number:
12/552,955
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B32 - LAYERED PRODUCTS B32B - LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
DOE Contract Number:  
ACO5-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Roes, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria, Nair, Vijay, Munsterman, Erwin Hunh, Van Bergen, Petrus Franciscus, and Van Den Berg, Franciscus Gondulfus Antonius. Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Roes, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria, Nair, Vijay, Munsterman, Erwin Hunh, Van Bergen, Petrus Franciscus, & Van Den Berg, Franciscus Gondulfus Antonius. Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process. United States.
Roes, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria, Nair, Vijay, Munsterman, Erwin Hunh, Van Bergen, Petrus Franciscus, and Van Den Berg, Franciscus Gondulfus Antonius. Tue . "Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083911.
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author = {Roes, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria and Nair, Vijay and Munsterman, Erwin Hunh and Van Bergen, Petrus Franciscus and Van Den Berg, Franciscus Gondulfus Antonius},
abstractNote = {Methods for treating a subsurface formation and compositions produced therefrom are described herein. At least one method for producing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation includes providing heat to the subsurface formation using an in situ heat treatment process. One or more formation particles may be formed during heating of the subsurface formation. Fluid that includes hydrocarbons and the formation particles may be produced from the subsurface formation. The formation particles in the produced fluid may include cenospheres and have an average particle size of at least 0.5 micrometers.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {5}
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