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A method for heat injection into a subterranean formation is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion. The absence of a flame eliminates the flame as a radiant heat source and results in a more even temperature distribution throughout the length of the burner. Flameless combustion is accomplished by preheating the fuel and the combustion air to a temperature above the autoignition temperature of the mixture. Preheating hydrocarbon fuel requires the inclusion of a carbon formation suppressant such as carbon dioxide or steam to prevent carbon formation.

Title
Heat injection process
Application Number
7/896861
Publication Number
5255742
Application Date
June 12, 1992
Publication Date
October 26, 1993
Inventor
Thomas Mikus
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 36/02
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