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A method for treating an oil shale formation comprising dawsonite includes assessing a dawsonite composition of one or more zones in the formation. Heat from one or more heaters is provided to the formation such that different amounts of heat are provided to zones with different dawsonite compositions. The provided heat is allowed to transfer from the heaters to the formation. Fluids are produced from the formation.

Title
Varying heating in dawsonite zones in hydrocarbon containing formations
Application Number
11/584805
Publication Number
7556096 (B2)
Application Date
October 20, 2006
Publication Date
July 7, 2009
Inventor
David Scott Miller
Katy
TX, US
Xueying Xie
Houston
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 49/02
E21B 43/34
E21B 43/27
E21B 43/241
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