04186801 is referenced by 251 patents and cites 8 patents.

An integrated in situ combustion process for producing subterranean carbonaceous deposits in which the resulting flue gas of low heating value is combusted over an oxidation catalyst at substoichiometric conditions and is expanded in a gas turbine which drives the air compressor for injecting the combustion air into the underground carbonaceous deposit. An oxidation catalyst is provided for reducing carbon monoxide in the combusted flue gas comprising platinum and at least one metal cocatalyst selected from Groups IA, II, III, VIIB and VIII up through atomic No. 45, the lanthanides, chromium, silver, tin and antimony.

Title
In situ combustion process for the recovery of liquid carbonaceous fuels from subterranean formations
Application Number
5/970561
Publication Number
4186801
Application Date
December 18, 1978
Publication Date
February 5, 1980
Inventor
Harold E Swift
Gibsonia
PA, US
Roger F Vogel
Butler
PA, US
Ajay M Madgavkar
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Assignee
Gulf Research and Development Company
PA, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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