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Title: Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process

Abstract

A barrier system for a subsurface treatment area is described. The barrier system includes a first barrier formed around at least a portion of the subsurface treatment area. The first barrier is configured to inhibit fluid from exiting or entering the subsurface treatment area. A second barrier is formed around at least a portion of the first barrier. A separation space exists between the first barrier and the second barrier.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4]
  1. Houston, TX
  2. Bellaire, TX
  3. Sugar land, TX
  4. Rijswijk, NL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
988165
Patent Number(s):
7527094
Application Number:
11/409,557
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, Billy John, Vinegar, Harold J, Cowan, Kenneth Michael, Deeg, Wolfgang Friedrich Johann, and Wong, Sau-Wai. Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
McKinzie, Billy John, Vinegar, Harold J, Cowan, Kenneth Michael, Deeg, Wolfgang Friedrich Johann, & Wong, Sau-Wai. Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process. United States.
McKinzie, Billy John, Vinegar, Harold J, Cowan, Kenneth Michael, Deeg, Wolfgang Friedrich Johann, and Wong, Sau-Wai. Tue . "Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/988165.
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