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An in situ process for treating a diatomite 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 heavy oil diatomite formation
Application Number
10/279293
Publication Number
7104319 (B2)
Application Date
October 24, 2002
Publication Date
September 12, 2006
Inventor
Scott Lee Wellington
Bellaire
TX, US
Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr
Bellaire
TX, US
George Leo Stegemeier
Houston
TX, US
Kevin Albert Maher
Bellaire
TX, US
John Michael Karanikas
Houston
TX, US
Eric Pierre de Rouffignac
The Haag
NL
Ilya Emil Berchenko
Friendswood
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 47/00
E21B 43/30
E21B 43/24
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