A system that includes a plurality of heat sources configured to heat a portion of a formation is described. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production well is a sump in an underburden of the formation below the heated portion of the formation. Fluids from the heated portion of the formation are allowed to flow into the sump. A pump system has an inlet in the sump. A production conduit is coupled to the pump system. The production conduit is configured to transport fluids in the sump out of the formation.

Title
Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process
Application Number
11/409564
Publication Number
20070133961
Application Date
April 21, 2006
Publication Date
June 14, 2007
Inventor
Stephen Palmer Hirshblond
Houston
TX, US
Billy John McKinzie
Houston
TX, US
Thomas Joseph Keltner
Spring
TX, US
Michael David Fairbanks
Katy
TX, US
Agent
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/00
H05B 03/02
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