08562078 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 1212 patents.

A system for treating a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation includes one or more substantially horizontal or inclined tunnels extending from one or more shafts. A production system is located in at least one of the tunnels. The production system is configured to produce fluids from the formation that collect in the tunnel.

Title
Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations
Application Number
12/626434
Publication Number
8562078 (B2)
Application Date
November 25, 2009
Publication Date
October 22, 2013
Inventor
Robert George Prince Wright
Houston
TX, US
Duncan Charles MacDonald
Houston
TX, US
Jochen Marwede
Rijswijk
NL
Horng Jye
Houston
TX, US
David Booth Burns
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/30
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