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An apparatus and method are disclosed for producing thick tar sand deposits by electrically preheating paths of increased injectivity between an injector and producers, wherein the injector and producers are arranged in a triangular pattern with the injector located at the apex and the producers located on the base of the triangle. These paths of increased injectivity are then steam flooded to produce the hydrocarbons.

Title
Method and apparatus for producing hydrocarbon bearing deposits in formations having shale layers
Application Number
7/571381
Publication Number
5046559
Application Date
August 23, 1990
Publication Date
September 10, 1991
Inventor
Carlos A Glandt
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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