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Title: Method for producing viscous hydrocarbons

Abstract

A method for recovering viscous hydrocarbons and synthetic fuels from a subterranean formation by drilling a well bore through the formation and completing the well by cementing a casing means in the upper part of the pay zone. The well is completed as an open hole completion and a superheated thermal vapor stream comprised of steam and combustion gases is injected into the lower part of the pay zone. The combustion gases migrate to the top of the pay zone and form a gas cap which provides formation pressure to produce the viscous hydrocarbons and synthetic fuels.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Winter Park, FL)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
CARMEL ENERGY INC
OSTI Identifier:
864197
Patent Number(s):
4327805
Assignee:
Carmel Energy, Inc. (Houston, TX) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-78ET12355
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; producing; viscous; hydrocarbons; recovering; synthetic; fuels; subterranean; formation; drilling; bore; completing; cementing; casing; means; upper; pay; zone; completed; completion; superheated; thermal; vapor; stream; comprised; steam; combustion; gases; injected; migrate; top; form; gas; cap; provides; pressure; produce; synthetic fuels; thermal vapor; subterranean formation; combustion gases; vapor stream; combustion gas; viscous hydrocarbons; recovering viscous; /166/

Citation Formats

Poston, Robert S. Method for producing viscous hydrocarbons. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Poston, Robert S. Method for producing viscous hydrocarbons. United States.
Poston, Robert S. Fri . "Method for producing viscous hydrocarbons". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864197.
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abstractNote = {A method for recovering viscous hydrocarbons and synthetic fuels from a subterranean formation by drilling a well bore through the formation and completing the well by cementing a casing means in the upper part of the pay zone. The well is completed as an open hole completion and a superheated thermal vapor stream comprised of steam and combustion gases is injected into the lower part of the pay zone. The combustion gases migrate to the top of the pay zone and form a gas cap which provides formation pressure to produce the viscous hydrocarbons and synthetic fuels.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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