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Van Meurs Peter, de Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Vinegar Harold Jay, Lucid Michael Francis: Chauffage par conductivite dun gisement de schiste bitumineux pour promouvoir la permeabilite et lextraction subsequente du petrole, Conductively heating a subterranean oil shale to create permeabilityand subsequently produce oil. Shell Canada, SMART & BIGGAR, August 27, 1991: CA1288043 (316 worldwide citation)

A B S T R A C T CONDUCTIVELY HEATING A SUBTERRANEAN OIL SHALE TO CREATE PERMEABILITY AND SUBSEQUENTLY PRODUCE OIL Shale oil is subsequently produced from a subterraneaninterval of oil shale, where the interval is initiallysubstantially impermeable and contains a specified grade andthickness of oil s ...


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Berchenko Ilya Emil, Fowler Thomas David, de Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Vinegar Harold J, Wellington Scott Lee, Zhang Etuan, Ryan Robert Charles, Shahin Gordon Thomas, Stegemeier George Leo, Karanikas John M: In-situ pyrolytic recovery from a hydrocarbon formation. Shell Int Research, February 18, 2004: GB2391891-A (4 worldwide citation)

A method of treating hydrocarbons in a formation (200) involves providing heat from one or more heat sources (202) to a portion of the formation (200) and allowing heat to transfer to a selected section of the formation (200) by conduction. The heat causes pyrolysis of the hydrocarbons and the produ ...


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Berchenko Ilya Emil, Fowler Thomas David, de Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Ryan Robert Charles, Shahin Gordon Thomas, Stegemeier George Leo, Vinegar Harold J, Wellington Scott Lee, Zhang Etuan: In-situ pyrolytic recovery from a hydrocarbon formation. Shell Int Research, February 18, 2004: GB2391890-A (4 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a formation (200) involves heating (202) the formation (200) and allowing heat to transfer to a section (208) of the formation (200) so that the heat pyrolyzes at least 20 % of the hydrocarbons in said section (208) and that a mixture is produced which includes a condensable com ...


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Vinegar Harold J, Glandt Carlos Alberto, Beckemeier Mark Ambler, de Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Mikus Thomas: Procede de recuperation des hydrocarbures, Recovering hydrocarbons. Shell Canada, Shell Canada, SMART & BIGGAR, May 11, 2004: CA2098266

A process to recover hydrocarbons is provided wherein a hydrocarbon-containing subterranean formation (1) is heated by conductive heat transfer from a heat injector well (3) operating at temperatures above 900 �C. The high temperature levels of this process result in high recoveries of initial hydro ...


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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 Int Research, wangchang jing, November 26, 2008: CN200680043273

The invention relates to a method used for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation before producing hydrocarbon from the formation by using an in-situ heat treatment method, comprising: providing a first fluid comprising hot water or steam to part of the formation, wherein the first fluid firstl ...


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Ascanio Milano Felix Antonio, Mollinger Alexander Michiel, de Rouffignac Eric Pierre: System for cyclic injection and production from a well. Shell Int Research, zhude qiang, July 30, 2008: CN200680028244

A system is provided for injecting an injection fluid into an earth formation via a wellbore formed in the earth formation and for producing hydrocarbon fluid from the earth formation via the wellbore. The system comprises an injection conduit extending into the wellbore and being in fluid communica ...


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Vinegar Harold J, Stegemeier George Leo, De Rouffignac Eric Pierre: Procede de decontamination des sols renforce par la chaleur, Thermally enhanced soil decontamination method. Shell Canada, Shell Canada, Smart & Biggar, April 5, 2011: CA2462215

A method is provided to remove contaminants from contaminated soil (102). The method may include withdrawing vapors from a vapor extraction well (202), estimating the amount of water vapor removed from the contaminated soil (102) in the vapors being withdrawn from the vapor extraction well, and appl ...


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Vinegar Harold J, Karanikas John Michael, Veenstra Peter, De Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Wellington Scott Lee: Procedes et systemes de chauffage in situ dune formation a base dhydrocarbures au moyen dune ouverture en contact avec la surface de la terre au niveau de deux emplacements, Method and system for in situ heating a hydrocarbon containing formation by a u-shaped opening. Shell Canada, Shell Canada, Smart & Biggar, November 30, 2010: CA2462794

In an embodiment, a method for heating a hydrocarbon containing formation may include providing heat from one or more heaters to an opening in the formation. A first end of the opening may contact the earth's surface at a first location and a second end of the opening may contact the earth's surface ...


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Vinegar Harold J, Wellington Scott Lee, De Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Karanikas John Michael: Traitement thermique in situ dune formation contenant des hydrocarbures par production secondaire a travers un puits equipe de rechauffeurs, In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation via backproducing through a heater well. Shell Canada, Shell Canada, Smart & Biggar, March 15, 2011: CA2463112

A process for producing hydrocarbons through a heater wellbore positioned in a hydrocarbon containing formation. The in situ treatment 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 one or more heaters to a ...



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