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An in situ process for treating a tar sands formation is provided. The process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the one or more heaters to a part of the formation such that heat from the one or more heat sources pyrolyzes at least some hydrocarbons within the part. Hydrocarbons may be produced from the formation.

Title
In situ thermal processing of a tar sands formation
Application Number
10/279225
Publication Number
7066254 (B2)
Application Date
October 24, 2002
Publication Date
June 27, 2006
Inventor
Bruce Edmunds Roberts
Calgary
CA
Margaret Ann Messier
Calgary
CA
Steven Dexter Crane
Richardson
TX, US
Scott Lee Wellington
Bellaire
TX, US
Meliha Deniz Sumnu Dindoruk
Houston
TX, US
Kevin Albert Maher
Bellaire
TX, US
John Michael Karanikas
Houston
TX, US
Eric Pierre de Rouffignac
Den Haag
NL
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/30
E21B 43/24
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