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A process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of a subsurface formation. Heat may transfer from one or more heaters to a part of a formation. In some embodiments, heat from the one or more heat sources may pyrolyze at least some hydrocarbons in a part of a subsurface formation. Hydrocarbons and/or other products may be produced from a subsurface formation. Certain embodiments describe apparatus, methods, and/or processes used in treating a subsurface or hydrocarbon containing formation.

Title
Thermal processes for subsurface formations
Application Number
12/651728
Publication Number
7942203 (B2)
Application Date
January 4, 2010
Publication Date
May 17, 2011
Inventor
Lanny Gene Schoeling
Katy
TX, US
Mark Gregory Picha
Houston
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 47/00
E21B 43/18
E21B 36/00
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