A process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of a subsurface formation. Heat may transfer from one or more heaters to a part of a formation. In some embodiments, heat from the one or more heat sources may pyrolyze at least some hydrocarbons in a part of a subsurface formation. Hydrocarbons and/or other products may be produced from a subsurface formation. Certain embodiments describe apparatus, methods, and/or processes used in treating a subsurface or hydrocarbon containing formation.

Title
Thermal processes for subsurface formations
Application Number
10/831351
Publication Number
20050051327
Application Date
April 23, 2004
Publication Date
March 10, 2005
Inventor
Guillermo Pastor Sanz
Houston
TX, US
Michael David Fairbanks
Katy
TX, US
Dong Sub Kim
Sugar Land
TX, US
Taixu Bai
Katy
TX, US
Fredrick Gordon Carl
Houston
TX, US
Gary Beer
Houston
TX, US
Etuan Zhang
Houston
TX, US
Mark Gregory Picha
Houston
TX, US
Lanny Gene Schoeling
Katy
TX, US
Christopher Kelvin Harris
Houston
TX, US
Frederick Henry Kreisler Rambow
Houston
TX, US
Chester L Sandberg
Palo Alto
CA, US
Steven Paul Giles
Damon
TX, US
Peter Veenstra
Sugar Land
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Agent
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
Agent
Del Christensen
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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