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

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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1176329
Report Number(s):
7,730,945
11/975,736
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000Sa; ACO5-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY