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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 mixture may be produced from the formation through production wells. A spacing between production wells, and operating conditions of production wells and heat injection wells, may allow the produced mixture to have a desired ratio of condensable hydrocarbons to non-condensable hydrocarbons.

Title
In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a selected production well spacing
Application Number
9/841489
Publication Number
6712136 (B2)
Application Date
April 24, 2001
Publication Date
March 30, 2004
Inventor
Robert Charles Ryan
Houston
TX, US
Thomas David Fowler
Katy
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
Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr
Bellaire
TX, US
Scott Lee Wellington
Belliare
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Houston
TX, US
Eric Pierre de Rouffignac
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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