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Electrical power sources and systems for heating in or adjacent to an oil well or other mineral well, or for heating other earth media, each comprising an A.C. heating generator that generates an A.C. heating current at a selected heating frequency substantially different from the conventional 50/60 Hz frequency used by power companies; the heating generator may comprise an A.C. to D.C. converter for developing an intermediate D.C. output of predetermined amplitude from a conventional 50/60 Hz A.C. input, and a solid state switching circuit for repetitively sampling the D.C. output of the converter at the selected heating frequency, usually in a range of 0.01 Hz (or even lower) up to about 35 Hz. A heating rate control varies the energy content and the frequency of the A.C. output to suit well requirements. Each power source or system includes output connections for connecting the output of the heating generator to a normally inaccessible main heating electrode, usually located downhole in a well, and to a return electrode; most have the capability of including a very small controllable D.C. component in the output.

Title
Power sources for downhole electrical heating
Application Number
322911
Publication Number
5099918
Application Date
January 25, 1991
Publication Date
March 31, 1992
Inventor
George T Dubiel
Wood Dale
IL, US
Jack E Bridges
Park Ridge
IL, US
Agent
Kinzer Plyer Dorn McEachran & Jambor
Assignee
Uentech Corporation
OK, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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