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A hydrocarbon containing formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. A mixture of hydrocarbons, H

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, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. The produced mixture may contain condensable hydrocarbons with sulfur containing hydrocarbons.

Title
In Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce sulfur containing formation fluids
Application Number
9/841438
Publication Number
6581684 (B2)
Application Date
April 24, 2001
Publication Date
June 24, 2003
Inventor
Robert Charles Ryan
Houston
TX, US
Thomas David Fowler
Katy
TX, US
Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr
Bellaire
TX, US
Etuan Zhang
Houston
TX, US
George Leo Stegemeier
Houston
TX, US
Ilya Emil Berchenko
Friendswood
TX, US
Eric Pierre de Rouffignac
Houston
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Houston
TX, US
Scott Lee Wellington
Belliare
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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