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A method for treating a nahcolite containing subsurface formation includes removing water from a saline zone in or near the formation. The removed water is heated using a steam and electricity cogeneration facility. The heated water is provided to the nahcolite containing formation. A fluid is produced from the nahcolite containing formation. The fluid includes at least some dissolved nahcolite. At least some of the fluid is provided to the saline zone.

Title
Treating nahcolite containing formations and saline zones
Application Number
12/106086
Publication Number
8459359 (B2)
Application Date
April 18, 2008
Publication Date
June 11, 2013
Inventor
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
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