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A hydrocarbon containing formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. 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. Heat input into the formation may be controlled to raise a temperature of the formation at a selected rate.

Title
In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a hydrocarbon condensate
Application Number
9/841432
Publication Number
6688387 (B1)
Application Date
April 24, 2001
Publication Date
February 10, 2004
Inventor
Robert Charles Ryan
Houston
TX, US
Thomas David Fowler
Katy
TX, US
Etuan Zhang
Houston
TX, US
George Leo Stegemeier
Houston
TX, US
Ilya Emil Berchenko
Friendswood
TX, US
John Michael Karanikas
Houston
TX, US
Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr
Bellaire
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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