07011154 is referenced by 252 patents and cites 883 patents.

In an embodiment, a method of treating a kerogen and liquid hydrocarbon containing formation in situ may include providing heat from one or more heat sources to at least a portion of the formation. Heat may be allowed to transfer from the one or more heat sources to a part of the formation. In some embodiments, at least a portion of liquid hydrocarbons in the part may be mobilized. At least a portion of kerogen in the part may be pyrolyzed. In certain embodiments, a pressure within at least a part of the formation may be controlled. The pressure may be controlled to be at least about 2.0 bars absolute. A mixture may be produced from the formation.

Title
In situ recovery from a kerogen and liquid hydrocarbon containing formation
Application Number
10/279287
Publication Number
7011154 (B2)
Application Date
October 24, 2002
Publication Date
March 14, 2006
Inventor
Etuan Zhang
Houston
TX, US
Scott Lee Wellington
Bellaire
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Belaire
TX, US
John Michael Karanikas
Houston
TX, US
Eric Pierre de Rouffignac
Houston
TX, US
Ilya Emil Berchenko
Friendswood
TX, US
Kevin Albert Maher
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/30
E21B 43/26
E21B 43/243
E21B 43/24
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