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A method for treating an oil shale formation comprising nahcolite includes providing a first fluid to a portion of the formation. A second fluid is produced from the portion. The second fluid includes at least some nahcolite dissolved in the first fluid. A controlled amount of oxidant is provided to the portion of the formation. Hydrocarbon fluids are produced from the formation.

Title
Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations
Application Number
11/584799
Publication Number
7549470 (B2)
Application Date
October 20, 2006
Publication Date
June 23, 2009
Inventor
George Leo Stegemeier
Houston
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/28
E21B 43/243
E21B 43/241
E21B 43/17
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