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Methods and systems for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation described herein include providing heat to a first portion of the formation from a plurality of heaters in the first portion, producing produced through one or more production wells in a second portion of the formation, reducing or turning off heat provided to the first portion after a selected time, providing an oxidizing fluid through one or more of the heater wells in the first portion, providing heat to the first portion and the second portion through oxidation of at least some hydrocarbons in the first portion, and producing fluids through at least one of the production wells in the second portion. The produced fluids may include at least some oxidized hydrocarbons produced in the first portion.

Title
In situ oxidation of subsurface formations
Application Number
12/250370
Publication Number
7866386 (B2)
Application Date
October 13, 2008
Publication Date
January 11, 2011
Inventor
Chonghui Shen
Calgary
CA
Busheng Li
Houston
TX, US
Weijian Mo
Sugar Land
TX, US
Gary Lee Beer
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/243
E21B 43/24
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