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Methods of treating a tar sands formation is described herein. The methods may include providing heat to a first section of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the first section of the formation. Heat is transferred from the heaters so that at least a first section of the formation reaches a selected temperature. At least a portion of residual heat from the first section transfers from the first section to a second section of the formation. At least a portion of hydrocarbons in the second section are mobilized by providing a solvation fluid and/or a pressurizing fluid to the second section of the formation.

Title
In situ recovery from residually heated sections in a hydrocarbon containing formation
Application Number
12/106128
Publication Number
7849922 (B2)
Application Date
April 18, 2008
Publication Date
December 14, 2010
Inventor
Robert Charles Ryan
Houston
TX, US
John Michael Karanikas
Houston
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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