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An in situ process for treating a hydrocarbon 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 recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation
Application Number
11/657442
Publication Number
7461691 (B2)
Application Date
January 23, 2007
Publication Date
December 9, 2008
Inventor
Ronald Marshall Bass
Houston
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 36/04
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