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Beer Gary Lee, Colmenares Tulio Rafael, Dombrowski Robert James, Karanikas John Michael, Marino Marian, Roes Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria, Ryan Robert Charles, Zhang Etuan: Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures. Shell Oil Company, Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Beer Gary Lee, Colmenares Tulio Rafael, Dombrowski Robert James, Karanikas John Michael, Marino Marian, Roes Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria, Ryan Robert Charles, Zhang Etuan, CHRISTENSEN Del S, May 2, 2008: WO/2008/051822 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a tar sands formation is disclosed. The method includes heating at least a section of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. The heat is controlled so that at least a majority of the section reaches an average temperature of b ...


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Beer Gary Lee, Zhang Etuan: Controlling and assessing pressure conditions during treatment of tar sands formations. Shell Oil Company, Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Beer Gary Lee, Zhang Etuan, CHRISTENSEN Del S, October 30, 2008: WO/2008/131182

A method for treating a tar sands formation includes providing heat to at least part of a hydrocarbon layer in the tar sands formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. Heat is allowed to transfer from the heaters to at least a portion of the formation. A pressure in the portion ...


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Vinegar Harold J, Karanikas John Michael, Abbasi Faraz, Anderson Karl Gregory, Bass Ronald J, Beers Gary Lee, Brignac Joseph P Jr, Burns David, Clomburg Lloyd Anthony, Costello Michael, Davidson Ian Alexander, Den, Boestert Johannes Leendert Willem Cornelis, Farmayan Walter, Fonseca Ernesto, Geddes Cam, Giles Steven Paul, Goodwin Charles R, Guimerans Rosalvina, Harris Christopher Kelvin, Harvy Bert, Hwang H Jay, Kim Dong Sub, Macdonald Duncan, Mansure Arthur J, Marwede Jochen, Munshi Abdul, Nguyen Scott Vinh, Pierce Dennis, Pierce Robert, Prince Wright Robert, Renkema Duurt, Rudolf Randy, Ryan Robert Charles, Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Selby Bruce, Siddoway Mark Alan, Stanecki John, Tsai Kuochen, Zhang Etuan: Systems, methods, and processes for use in treating subsurface formations. Shell Oil Company, Vinegar Harold J, Karanikas John Michael, Abbasi Faraz, Anderson Karl Gregory, Bass Ronald J, Beers Gary Lee, Brignac Joseph P Jr, Burns David, Clomburg Lloyd Anthony, Costello Michael, Davidson Ian Alexander, Den, Boestert Johannes Leendert Willem Cornelis, Farmayan Walter, Fonseca Ernesto, Geddes Cam, Giles Steven Paul, Goodwin Charles R, Guimerans Rosalvina, Harris Christopher Kelvin, Harvy Bert, Hwang H Jay, Kim Dong Sub, Macdonald Duncan, Mansure Arthur J, Marwede Jochen, Munshi Abdul, Nguyen Scott Vinh, Pierce Dennis, Pierce Robert, Prince Wright Robert, Renkema Duurt, Rudolf Randy, Ryan Robert Charles, Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Selby Bruce, Siddoway Mark Alan, Stanecki John, Tsai Kuochen, Zhang Etuan, CHRISTENSEN Del S, October 30, 2008: WO/2008/131212

Systems, methods, 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.


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Vinegar Harold J, Bass Ronald M, Bond Wim, Brady Michael Patrick, Brignac Joseph P Jr, Burns David, Carl Frederick Gordon Jr, Cherrillo Ralph Anthony, Christensen Del Scott, Coit William George, Costello Michael, Fowler Thomas D, Goldberg Bernard, Goodwin Charles R, Hale Arthur Herman, Harris Christopher Kelvin, Hinson Richard A, Horton Joseph Arno Jr, John Randy Carl, Karanikas John Michael, Kim Dong Sub, Lambirth Gene Richard, Mason Stanley Leroy, Maziasz Philip James, Menotti James Louis, Miller David Scott, Nair Vijay, Richard James Jr, Roes Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria, Santella Michael Leonard, Schneibel Joachim Hugo, Shingledecker John Paul, Sikka Vinod Kumar, Stone Frances Marion Jr, Vitek John Michael, Cowan Kenneth Michael, D Angelo Charles, Davidson Ian Alexander, Deeg Wolfgang, Del, Paggio Alan Anthony, Den, Boestert Johannes Leendert Willem Cornelis, de, Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Diaz Zaida, Fairbanks Michael David, Farmayan Walter, Giles Steven Paul, Ginestra Jean Charles, Goel Naval, Griffin Peter Terry, Hamilton Paul Taylor, Hariharan Peringandoor Raman, Goel Naval, Griffin Peter Terry, Hamilton Paul Taylor, Hariharan Peringandoor Raman, Heron Gorem, Hirshblond Stephen Palmer, Hsu Chia Fu, Keltner Thomas J, Kuhlman Myron Ira, Lenke Robert, Li Ruijian, Mandema Remco Hugo, Mansure Albert J, Mckinzie Billy John Ii, Minderhoud Johannes Kornelis, Mo Weijian, Munshi Abdul Wahid, Muylle Michel Serge Marie, Nelson Richard Gene, Nguyen Scott Vinh, Pingo Almada Monica M, Ryan Robert Charles, Samuel Allan James, Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Schoeber Willem Jan Antoon Henri, Schoeling Lanny Gene, Siddoway Mark Alan, Stegemeier George Leo, Watkins Ronnie Wade, Wong Sau Wai, Xie Xueying, Zhang Etuan, Beer Gary Lee, Macdonald Duncan, Miller David Scott, Carter Ernest E Jr, Son Jaime Santos, Bai Taixu, Khodaverdian Mahamad, Colmenares Tulio Rafael, Marino Marian, Baker Ralph Sterman, Abbasi Faraz, Dombrowski Robert James, Mudunuri Ramesh Raju, Jaiswal Namit, Dinoruk Deniz Sumnu: Systems and processes for use in treating subsurface formations. Shell Oil Company, Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Vinegar Harold J, Bass Ronald M, Bond Wim, Brady Michael Patrick, Brignac Joseph P Jr, Burns David, Carl Frederick Gordon Jr, Cherrillo Ralph Anthony, Christensen Del Scott, Coit William George, Costello Michael, Fowler Thomas D, Goldberg Bernard, Goodwin Charles R, Hale Arthur Herman, Harris Christopher Kelvin, Hinson Richard A, Horton Joseph Arno Jr, John Randy Carl, Karanikas John Michael, Kim Dong Sub, Lambirth Gene Richard, Mason Stanley Leroy, Maziasz Philip James, Menotti James Louis, Miller David Scott, Nair Vijay, Richard James Jr, Roes Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria, Santella Michael Leonard, Schneibel Joachim Hugo, Shingledecker John Paul, Sikka Vinod Kumar, Stone Frances Marion Jr, Vitek John Michael, Cowan Kenneth Michael, D Angelo Charles, Davidson Ian Alexander, Deeg Wolfgang, Del, Paggio Alan Anthony, Den, Boestert Johannes Leendert Willem Cornelis, de, Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Diaz Zaida, Fairbanks Michael David, Farmayan Walter, Giles Steven Paul, Ginestra Jean Charles, Goel Naval, Griffin Peter Terry, Hamilton Paul Taylor, Hariharan Peringandoor Raman, Goel Naval, Griffin Peter Terry, Hamilton Paul Taylor, Hariharan Peringandoor Raman, Heron Gorem, Hirshblond Stephen Palmer, Hsu Chia Fu, Keltner Thomas J, Kuhlman Myron Ira, Lenke Robert, Li Ruijian, Mandema Remco Hugo, Mansure Albert J, Mckinzie Billy John Ii, Minderhoud Johannes Kornelis, Mo Weijian, Munshi Abdul Wahid, Muylle Michel Serge Marie, Nelson Richard Gene, Nguyen Scott Vinh, Pingo Almada Monica M, Ryan Robert Charles, Samuel Allan James, Sandberg Chester Ledlie, Schoeber Willem Jan Antoon Henri, Schoeling Lanny Gene, Siddoway Mark Alan, Stegemeier George Leo, Watkins Ronnie Wade, Wong Sau Wai, Xie Xueying, Zhang Etuan, Beer Gary Lee, Macdonald Duncan, Miller David Scott, Carter Ernest E Jr, Son Jaime Santos, Bai Taixu, Khodaverdian Mahamad, Colmenares Tulio Rafael, Marino Marian, Baker Ralph Sterman, Abbasi Faraz, Dombrowski Robert James, Mudunuri Ramesh Raju, Jaiswal Namit, Dinoruk Deniz Sumnu, CHRISTENSEN Del S, May 2, 2008: WO/2008/051495

Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods for treating a tar sands may include heating a portion of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from one or more heaters located in the portion. The heat may be controlled to increase the permeability of at least part of the por ...


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Beer Gary Lee, Stegemeier George Leo, Zhang Etuan: Heating tar sands formations while controlling pressure. Shell Oil Company, Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Beer Gary Lee, Stegemeier George Leo, Zhang Etuan, CHRISTENSEN Del S, May 2, 2008: WO/2008/051827

A method for treating a tar sands formation is disclosed. The method includes heating at least a section of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. A pressure in the majority of the section is maintained below a fracture pressure of the formation. T ...