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A hydrocarbon containing formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. Heat input into the formation may be controlled to raise the temperature of portion at a selected rate during pyrolysis of hydrocarbons within the formation. A mixture of hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation. The mixture may be separated into condensable hydrocarbons and non-condensable hydrocarbons. The condensable hydrocarbons removed from the formation may be a high quality oil that has a relatively low olefin content and a relatively high API gravity.

Title
Method and system for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation
Application Number
EP20010927922 20010424
Publication Number
1276959 (A2)
Application Date
April 24, 2001
Publication Date
January 22, 2003
Inventor
Bielamowicz Lawrence James
US
Hunsucker Bruce Gerard
US
Menotti James Louis
US
Madgavkar Ajay Madhav
US
Fowler Thomas David
US
Coles John Matthew
US
Zhang Etuan
US
Wellington Scott Lee
US
Vinegar Harold J
US
Stegemeier George Leo
US
Shahin Gordon Thomas
US
Schoeling Lanny Gene
US
Ryan Robert Charles
US
de Rouffignac Eric
US
Maher Kevin Albert
US
Keedy Charles Robert
US
Karanikas John Michael
US
Van Hardeveld Robert Martijn
NL
Berchenko Ilya Emil
US
Assignee
Shell Int Research
NL
IPC
E21B 43/00
E21B 43/16
E21B 43/00
E21B 41/00
E21B 36/00
C09K 08/58
E21B 43/30
E21B 43/247
E21B 43/243
E21B 43/24
E21B 41/00
E21B 36/04
E21B 36/00
C09K 08/592
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