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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 a first portion of the formation to mobilize hydrocarbons within the formation. Heat may be applied to a second portion of the formation to raise a temperature of the second portion to a pyrolysis temperature. Vaporized hydrocarbons and pyrolysis fluids may be produced from the formation.

Title
In situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively permeable formation
Application Number
9/841502
Publication Number
6722431 (B2)
Application Date
April 24, 2001
Publication Date
April 20, 2004
Inventor
Meliha Deniz Sumnu Dindoruk
Houston
TX, US
Robert Charles Ryan
Houston
TX, US
Thomas David Fowler
Katy
TX, US
Etuan Zhang
Houston
TX, US
Kevin Albert Maher
Bellaire
TX, US
Eric Pierre de Rouffignac
Houston
TX, US
Scott Lee Wellington
Belliare
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Houston
TX, US
John Michael Karanikas
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/18
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