07096942 is referenced by 270 patents and cites 783 patents.

A method for treating a relatively permeable formation containing heavy hydrocarbons in situ may include providing heat from one or more heat sources to a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the heat sources to a selected section of the formation. The transferred heat may pyrolyze at least some hydrocarbons within the selected section. A mixture of hydrocarbons may be produced from the selected section. In some embodiments, pressure may be controlled to produce a desired property in the produced mixture.

Title
In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation while controlling pressure
Application Number
10/128696
Publication Number
7096942 (B1)
Application Date
April 24, 2002
Publication Date
August 29, 2006
Inventor
Etuan Zhang
Houston
TX, US
Scott Lee Wellington
Bellaire
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Houston
TX, US
George Leo Stegemeier
Houston
TX, US
Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr
Bellaire
TX, US
Robert Charles Ryan
Houston
TX, US
Thomas David Fowler
Houston
TX, US
Ilya Emil Berchenko
Friendswood
TX, US
Eric Pierre de Rouffignac
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 47/00
E21B 43/30
E21B 43/243
E21B 43/24
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