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Title: Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes

Abstract

A system for reducing heat load applied to a frozen barrier by a heated formation is described. The system includes heat interceptor wells positioned between the heated formation and the frozen barrier. Fluid is positioned in the heat interceptor wells. Heat transfers from the formation to the fluid to reduce the heat load applied to the frozen barrier.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Houston, TX)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985403
Patent Number(s):
7435037
Application Number:
11/409,504
Assignee:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

McKinzie, II, Billy John. Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
McKinzie, II, Billy John. Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes. United States.
McKinzie, II, Billy John. Tue . "Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985403.
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