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Method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation are described herein. Methods may include providing heat to a first section of the formation with one or more first heaters in the first section. First hydrocarbons may be heated in the first section such that at least some of the first hydrocarbons are mobilized. At least some of the mobilized first hydrocarbons may be produced through a production well located in a second section of the formation. The second section may be located substantially adjacent to the first section. A portion of the second section may be provided some heat from the mobilized first hydrocarbons, but is not conductively heated by heat from the first heaters. Heat may be provided to the second section with one or more second heaters in the second section to further heat the second section.

Title
Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process
Application Number
11/975688
Publication Number
7562707 (B2)
Application Date
October 19, 2007
Publication Date
July 21, 2009
Inventor
David Scott Miller
Katy
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
E21B 43/30
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