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A gas burner assembly for heating a subsurface formation includes an oxidant conduit, a fuel conduit, and a plurality of oxidizers coupled to the oxidant conduit. At least one of the oxidizers includes a mix chamber for mixing fuel from the fuel conduit with oxidant from the oxidant conduit, an igniter, and a shield. The shield includes a plurality of openings in communication with the oxidant conduit. At least one flame stabilizer is coupled to the shield.

Title
Downhole burner systems and methods for heating subsurface formations
Application Number
12/106134
Publication Number
7950453 (B2)
Application Date
April 18, 2008
Publication Date
May 31, 2011
Inventor
Mark Alan Siddoway
Katy
TX, US
Kuochen Tsai
Katy
TX, US
Karl Gregory Anderson
Missouri City
TX, US
Lloyd Anthony Clomburg
Houston
TX, US
Faraz Abbasi
Sugarland
TX, US
Abdul Wahid Munshi
Houston
TX, US
Joseph Phillip Brignac Jr
Katy
TX, US
Steven Paul Giles
Damon
TX, US
Walter Farman Farmayan
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
E21B 36/02
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