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An in situ process for treating an oil containing 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 an oil reservoir formation
Application Number
10/279230
Publication Number
7077199 (B2)
Application Date
October 24, 2002
Publication Date
July 18, 2006
Inventor
Etuan Zhang
Houston
TX, US
Scott Lee Wellington
Bellaire
TX, US
Robert Charles Ryan
Houston
TX, US
Thomas David Fowler
Katy
TX, US
Eric P de Rouffignac
Houston
TX, US
Ilya Emil Berchenko
Friendswood
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 47/00
E21B 43/40
E21B 43/24
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