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An in-situ process for recovering hydrocarbons from a diatomite-type formation which comprises contacting the diatomite formation with a C.sub.4 -C.sub.10 alcohol and thereafter displacing the hydrocarbon-alcohol mixture with an aqueous alkaline solution towards a production well. The aqueous alkaline solution can be displaced with additional solution or another suitable medium such as a connate water drive.

Title
In-situ process for recovering hydrocarbons from a diatomite-type formation
Application Number
6/473510
Publication Number
4485871
Application Date
March 9, 1983
Publication Date
December 4, 1984
Inventor
Bruce W Davis
Fullerton
CA, US
Agent
A Stephen Zavell
E J Keeling
S R LaPaglia
Assignee
Chevron Research Company
CA, US
IPC
E21B 43/40
E21B 43/24
E21B 43/22
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