08230927 is referenced by 34 patents and cites 1068 patents.

A system configured to heat a portion of a formation includes a plurality of heat sources. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production well is a sump in an underburden of the formation below the heated portion of the formation. Fluids from the heated portion of the formation are allowed to flow into the sump. A pump system has an inlet in the sump. A production conduit is coupled to the pump system. The production conduit is configured to transport fluids in the sump out of the formation.

Title
Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process
Application Number
13/108650
Publication Number
8230927 (B2)
Application Date
May 16, 2011
Publication Date
July 31, 2012
Inventor
Stephen Palmer Hirshblond
Houston
TX, US
Billy John McKinzie II
Houston
TX, US
Thomas Joseph Keltner
Spring
TX, US
Michael David Fairbanks
Katy
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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