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Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Gordon Thomas Shahin, Ilya Emil Berchenko, George Leo Stegemeier, Kevin Albert Maher, Etuan Zhang, Thomas David Fowler, Robert Charles Ryan: In situ thermal processing of a coal formation and tuning production. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, April 15, 2004: US20040069486-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A coal formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. A mixture of hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. The mixture may be ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Dannie Antoine Aymond, Kevin Albert Maher, Billy J McKinzie, Bruce Donald Palfreyman, George Leo Stegemeier, John Michael Ward, Ronnie Wade Watkins, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, October 16, 2003: US20030192691-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A method is described for inhibiting migration of fluids into and/or out of a treatment area undergoing an in situ conversion process. Barriers in the formation proximate a treatment area may be used to inhibit migration of fluids. Inhibition of migration of fluids may occur before, during, and/or a ...


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Scott Lee Wellington, John Michael Karanikas, Kevin Albert Maher, Meliha Deniz Sumnu Dindoruk, Harold J Vinegar: In situ production of a blending agent from a hydrocarbon containing formation. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, March 4, 2004: US20040040715-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

An in situ process for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is provided. The process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the reaction zone to a part of the formation such that heat from one or mor ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Ronald Marshall Bass: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor-in-conduit heat sources with an electrically conductive material in the overburden. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, February 5, 2004: US20040020642-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

In an embodiment, a system may be used to heat a hydrocarbon containing formation. The system may include a conduit placed within an opening in the formation. A conductor may be placed within the conduit. The conductor may provide heat to a portion of the formation. In some embodiments, an electrica ...


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Scott Lee Wellington, Harold J Vinegar, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Gordon Thomas Shahin, John Michael Karanikas, Ilya Emil Berchenko, George Leo Stegemeier, Etuan Zhang, Thomas David Fowler, Robert Charles Ryan: In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a hydrocarbon condensate. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, January 22, 2004: US20040015023-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A hydrocarbon containing formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. Heat input int ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Ilya Emil Berchenko, George Leo Stegemeier, Gordon Thomas Shahin, Kevin Albert Maher, Etuan Zhang, Thomas David Fowler, Robert Charles Ryan: In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to increase a permeability/porosity of the formation. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, June 10, 2004: US20040108111-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A coal formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. A mixture of hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. Heat may increase a ...


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Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas, James Louis Menotti, John Matthew Coles, Bruce Gerard Hunsucker, Lawrence James Bielamowicz, Fredrick Gordon Carl: In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor in conduit heat sources. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, March 14, 2002: US20020029881-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A hydrocarbon containing formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation. Heat may be applied to the formation from heat sources to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a desired temperature ...


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Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, Ilya Emil Berchenko, George Leo Stegemeier, Kevin Albert Maher, Etuan Zhang, Gordon Thomas Shahin, Thomas David Fowler, Robert Charles Ryan: In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, March 14, 2002: US20020029882-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A hydrocarbon containing formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. A mixture of hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. A ...


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Scott L Wellington, Harold J Vinegar, Etuan Zhang, Ajay Madhav Madgavkar: In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce a selected gas mixture. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, March 7, 2002: US20020027001-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

A coal formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. A mixture of hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation mixtures may be produced from the formation. The produced mixture may include non-condensable hydrocarbons having carbon numbers of less than 5. The weight percentage of non-conden ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Fredrick Gordon Carl, John Matthew Coles, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Bruce Gerard Hunsucker, James Louis Menotti, Scott Lee Wellington: Removable heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, August 7, 2003: US20030146002-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

An oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be applied to the formation from one or more heat sources to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a desired temperature. Hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation ...