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Coit William George, Griffin Peter Terry, Hamilton Paul Taylor, Hsu Chia Fu, Mason Stanley Leroy, Samuel Allan James, Vinegar Harold J, Watkins Ronnie Wade: Grouped exposed metal heaters. Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Coit William George, Griffin Peter Terry, Hamilton Paul Taylor, Hsu Chia Fu, Mason Stanley Leroy, Samuel Allan James, Vinegar Harold J, Watkins Ronnie Wade, November 2, 2006: WO/2006/115943 (25 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The system includes two or more groups of elongated heaters . A group includes two or more heaters (242) placed in two or more openings in the formation. The heaters in the group are electrically coupled below the surface of the ...


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Vinegar Harold J, de, Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Schoeling Lanny Gene: Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Vinegar Harold J, de, Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Schoeling Lanny Gene, SHELL INTERNATIONAL, May 3, 2007: WO/2007/050479 (24 worldwide citation)

Methods for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation prior to the use of an in situ heat treatment process to produce hydrocarbons from the formation include providing a first fluid comprising heated water or steam to a portion of the formation, wherein the first fluid is initially at a temperatu ...


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Fowler Thomas David, Karanikas John Michael, Vinegar Harold J: Cogeneration systems and processes for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. Shell Internationale Research Maatschapij, Fowler Thomas David, Karanikas John Michael, Vinegar Harold J, May 3, 2007: WO/2007/050445 (23 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation (212) includes a steam and electricity cogeneration facility (218) . At least one injection well (216) is located in a first portion of the formation. The injection well is configured to provide steam from the steam and electricity cogeneratio ...


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Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Vinegar Harold J: Insulated conductor temperature limited heater for subsurface heating coupled in a three-phase wye configuration. Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Vinegar Harold J, CHRISTENSEN Del S, November 2, 2006: WO/2006/116078 (9 worldwide citation)

A heating system for a subsurface formation is described. The heating system includes a first heater (212) , a second heater (212) , and a third heater (212) placed in an opening in the subsurface formation. Each heater includes an electrical conductor (218) , an insulation layer (220) at least part ...


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Stegemeier George Leo, Vinegar Harold J, Burnett Robert Rex, Savage William Mountjoy, Carl Frederick Gordon Jr, Hirsch John Michele: Wireless downhole well interval inflow and injection control. Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Shell Canada, Stegemeier George Leo, Vinegar Harold J, Burnett Robert Rex, Savage William Mountjoy, Carl Frederick Gordon Jr, Hirsch John Michele, CHRISTENSEN Del S, September 7, 2001: WO/2001/065063 (3 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods of electrically controlling downhole well interval inflow and/or injection. The downhole controllable well section (71) comprises a communications and controle module (80), a sensor (82), an electrically controllable valve (84), and an induction choke (90). The electrically con ...


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Karanikas John Michael, Ryan Robert Charles, Vinegar Harold J: In situ recovery from residually heated sections in a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Karanikas John Michael, Ryan Robert Charles, Vinegar Harold J, CHRISTENSEN Del S, October 30, 2008: WO/2008/131169 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods of treating a tar sands formation is described herein. The methods may include providing heat to a first section of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the first section of the formation. Heat is transferred from the heaters so that at least a first se ...


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Vinegar Harold J, Arora Dhruv, Ayodele Oluropo Rufus, Bass Ronald J, Bros Robert, Brouwer Roald, Burns David Booth, Cao Renfang Richard, Colomenares Tulio, Cruz Antonio Maria Guimaraes Leite, de Rouffingnac Eric Pierre, de St Remey Ed, Den Boestert Johannes Leendert Willem Cornelis, Dindoruk Deniz, Edburg David Alston, Fonseca Ocampos Ernesto Raphael, Fowler Thomas David, Ginestra Jean Charles, Harris Christopher Kelvin, Harley Guy, Harvey Albert Destrehan Iii, Hwang Horng Jye, Jaiswal Namit, Karanikas John Michael, Kilgore James, Kim Dong Sub, Koenders Burgard, Li Zhen, Lo King Him, Macdonald Duncan Charles, Marwede Jochen, Mason Stanley Leroy, Mckinzie Billy John Ii, Mcneil Bob, Mo Weijan, Muylle Michel Serge Marie, Nair Vijay, Nguyen Scott Vinh, Patni Sandeep, Pino Henry, Pollard Richard, Prince Wright Robert George, Raghu Damodaran, Renkema Duurt, Roes Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria, Ryan Robert Charles, Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Son Jaime Santos, Stanecki John Andrew, Syihab Zuher, Venditto James Joseph, Xie Xueying, Zheng Jane Q: Systems, methods, and processes utilized for treating hydrocarbon containing subsurface formations. Shell Oil Company, Vinegar Harold J, Arora Dhruv, Ayodele Oluropo Rufus, Bass Ronald J, Bros Robert, Brouwer Roald, Burns David Booth, Cao Renfang Richard, Colomenares Tulio, Cruz Antonio Maria Guimaraes Leite, de Rouffingnac Eric Pierre, de St Remey Ed, Den Boestert Johannes Leendert Willem Cornelis, Dindoruk Deniz, Edburg David Alston, Fonseca Ocampos Ernesto Raphael, Fowler Thomas David, Ginestra Jean Charles, Harris Christopher Kelvin, Harley Guy, Harvey Albert Destrehan Iii, Hwang Horng Jye, Jaiswal Namit, Karanikas John Michael, Kilgore James, Kim Dong Sub, Koenders Burgard, Li Zhen, Lo King Him, Macdonald Duncan Charles, Marwede Jochen, Mason Stanley Leroy, Mckinzie Billy John Ii, Mcneil Bob, Mo Weijan, Muylle Michel Serge Marie, Nair Vijay, Nguyen Scott Vinh, Patni Sandeep, Pino Henry, Pollard Richard, Prince Wright Robert George, Raghu Damodaran, Renkema Duurt, Roes Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria, Ryan Robert Charles, Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Son Jaime Santos, Stanecki John Andrew, Syihab Zuher, Venditto James Joseph, Xie Xueying, Zheng Jane Q, CHRISTENSEN Del S, October 22, 2009: WO/2009/129143 (3 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, processes, and/or heaters for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. Some embodiments also generally relate to heaters that have novel components therein. Such heaters may be obtained by using the systems and methods described. Some embodiments also generally relate ...


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Harris Christopher Kelvin, Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Vinegar Harold J: Temperature limited heaters used to heat subsurface formations. Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Harris Christopher Kelvin, Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Vinegar Harold J, November 10, 2005: WO/2005/106196 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a heater, comprising: a ferromagnetic member; an electrical conductor electrically coupled to the ferromagnetic member, wherein the electrical conductor is configured to provide heat output below the Curie temperature of the ferromagnetic member. The electrical conductor is co ...


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Vinegar Harold J: Subsurface electrical heaters using nitride insulation. Shell Oil Company, Vinegar Harold J, CHRISTENSEN Del S, November 3, 2005: WO/2005/103445 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system that includes an electrical conductor configured to generate an electrically resistive heat output during application of electrical current to the electrical conductor. An electrical insulator at least partially surrounds the electrical conductor. The electrical insul ...