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John Michael Karanikas, Tulio Rafael Colmenares, Etuan Zhang, Marian Marino, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria Roes, Robert Charles Ryan, Gary Lee Beer, Robert James Dombrowski, Namit Jaiswal: Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures. Shell Oil Company, December 22, 2009: US07635024 (144 worldwide citation)

Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods may include heating at least a section of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation. The heat may be controlled so that at least a majority of the section reaches an average tempe ...


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George Leo Stegemeier, Gary Lee Beer, Etuan Zhang: Heating tar sands formations while controlling pressure. Shell Oil Company, January 12, 2010: US07644765 (109 worldwide citation)

Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods may include 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 may be maintained below a fracture pressure of the f ...


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Gary Lee Beer, Weijian Mo, Busheng Li, Chonghui Shen: In situ oxidation of subsurface formations. Shell Oil Company, January 11, 2011: US07866386 (108 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation described herein include providing heat to a first portion of the formation from a plurality of heaters in the first portion, producing produced through one or more production wells in a second portion of the formation, reducing or ...


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George Leo Stegemeier, Gary Lee Beer, Etuan Zhang: Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations. Shell Oil Company, June 8, 2010: US07730947 (105 worldwide citation)

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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George Leo Stegemeier, Gary Lee Beer, Etuan Zhang: Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations. Shell Oil Company, June 5, 2012: US08191630 (55 worldwide citation)

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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Marian Marino, Gary Lee Beer, Richard Pollard, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria Roes: Methods for treating hydrocarbon formations. Shell Oil Company, April 22, 2014: US08701768 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. Some method include providing heat to a section of the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation, allowing the heat to transfer from the heaters to heat a portion of the section to a selected temperatu ...


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Gary Lee Beer: Methods for treating hydrocarbon formations based on geology. Shell Oil Company, April 22, 2014: US08701769 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. Some method include providing heat to a section of the formation from a plurality of heaters located in the formation, allowing the heat to transfer from the heaters to heat a portion of the section to a selected temperatu ...


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John Michael Karanikas, Gary Lee Beer, Marian Marino, Robert Irving McNeil III, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria Roes, Robert Charles Ryan, Richard Pollard: Forming bitumen barriers in subsurface hydrocarbon formations. Shell Oil Company, May 19, 2015: US09033042 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods used in treating a subsurface formation are described herein. Some embodiments also generally relate to barriers and/or methods to seal barriers. A method used to treat a subsurface formation may include heating a portion of a formation adjacent to a plurality of wellbores to rai ...


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Etuan Zhang, Gary Lee Beer: Controlling and assessing pressure conditions during treatment of tar sands formations. Shell Oil Company, November 10, 2015: US09181780

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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George Leo Stegemeier, Gary Lee Beer, Etuan Zhang: Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations. Shell Oil Company, September 11, 2008: US20080217016-A1

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 ...