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A process to recover oil is provided wherein an oil containing subterranean formation is heated by conductive heat transfer from heat injectors operating at temperatures above 900.degree. C. The high temperature levels of this process result in high recoveries of initial oil in place, and recovery of the oil within a short time period. This process is particularly applicable to diatomite formations that have low permeabilities.

Title
Oil recovery process
Application Number
7/896864
Publication Number
5297626
Application Date
June 12, 1992
Publication Date
March 29, 1994
Inventor
Mark A Beckemeier
Houston
TX, US
Thomas Mikus
Houston
TX, US
Carlos A Glandt
Houston
TX, US
Eric P DeRouffignac
Houston
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Del S Christensen
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/26
E21B 43/24
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