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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. A formation to be treated may produce a relatively large amount of condensable hydrocarbons and/or a relatively large amount of non-condensable hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons within the formation may have a relatively low initial elemental oxygen weight percentage.

Title
In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected oxygen content
Application Number
9/841297
Publication Number
6591906 (B2)
Application Date
April 24, 2001
Publication Date
July 15, 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
Kevin Albert Maher
Bellaire
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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