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Title: Using geothermal energy to heat a portion of a formation for an in situ heat treatment process

Abstract

Methods of using geothermal energy to treat subsurface formations are described herein. Methods for using geothermal energy to treat a subsurface treatment area containing or proximate to hydrocarbons may include producing geothermally heated fluid from at least one subsurface region. Heat from at least a portion of the geothermally heated fluid may be transferred to the subsurface treatment area to heat the subsurface treatment area. At least some hydrocarbon fluids may be produced from the formation.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176329
Patent Number(s):
7730945
Application Number:
11/975,736
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10G - CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2007 Oct 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

Citation Formats

Pieterson, Roelof, Boyles, Joseph Michael, and Diebold, Peter Ulrich. Using geothermal energy to heat a portion of a formation for an in situ heat treatment process. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Pieterson, Roelof, Boyles, Joseph Michael, & Diebold, Peter Ulrich. Using geothermal energy to heat a portion of a formation for an in situ heat treatment process. United States.
Pieterson, Roelof, Boyles, Joseph Michael, and Diebold, Peter Ulrich. Tue . "Using geothermal energy to heat a portion of a formation for an in situ heat treatment process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176329.
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