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Anthony Thomas Cole, Lawrence James Bielamowicz, Fredrick Gordon Carl Jr, John Matthew Coles, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Bruce Gerard Hunsucker, John Michael Karanikas, James Louis Menotti, Christopher Arnold Pratt, Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington: Conductor-in-conduit heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation. Shell Oil Company, February 28, 2006: US07004247 (228 worldwide citation)

An oil shale 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 one or more heat sources to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a desired temperature ...


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Harold J Vinegar, John Matthew Coles, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Bruce Gerard Hunsucker, James Louis Menotti, Christopher Arnold Pratt, Scott Lee Wellington: Installation and use of removable heaters in a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, January 2, 2007: US07156176 (185 worldwide citation)

In an embodiment, a system may be used to heat a hydrocarbon containing formation. The system may include a heater placed in an opening in the formation. The system may allow heat to transfer from the heater to a part of the formation. The transferred heat may pyrolyze at least some hydrocarbons in ...


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Scott Lee Wellington, Harold J Vinegar, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Ilya Emil Berchenko, Kevin Albert Maher, Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr, James Louis Menotti, John Matthew Coles: In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor. Shell Oil Company, June 28, 2005: US06910536 (177 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. H ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Ilya Emil Berchenko, George Leo Stegemeier, Kevin Albert Maher, Etuan Zhang, Gordon Thomas Shahin, James Louis Menotti, John Matthew Coles, Thomas David Fowler, Charles Robert Keedy, Ajay Madhav Madgavkar, Robert Martijn Van Hardeveld, Robert Charles Ryan, Lanny Gene Schoeling, Frederick Gordon Carl: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, September 21, 2010: US07798221 (119 worldwide citation)

An oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. Heat input into the formation may be controlled to raise the temperature of portion at a selected rate during ...


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James Louis Menotti: Welding shield for coupling heaters. Shell Oil Company, March 9, 2010: US07673786 (109 worldwide citation)

Systems for coupling end portions of two elongated heater portions and methods of using such systems to treat a subsurface formation are described herein. A system may include a holding system configured to hold end portions of the two elongated heater portions so that the end portions are abutted t ...


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Harold J Vinegar, John Matthew Coles, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, James Louis Menotti, Robert Martijn Van Hardeveld, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a natural distributed combustor. Shell Oil Company, March 21, 2006: US07013972 (63 worldwide citation)

An oil shale 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 be s ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Chester Ledlie Sandberg, Christopher Kelvin Harris, Jaime Santos Son, James Louis Menotti, Fredrick Gordon Carl Jr: Temperature limited heaters for heating subsurface formations or wellbores. Shell Oil Company, June 12, 2012: US08200072 (46 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for heating a subsurface formation. Alternating electrical current may be applied to one or more electrical conductors. The electrical conductors may be located in a subsurface formation. The electrical conductors may provide an electrically resistive heat output up ...


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James Louis Menotti: Joint used for coupling long heaters. Shell Oil Company, February 26, 2013: US08381806 (22 worldwide citation)

Systems for coupling ends of elongated heaters and methods of using such systems to treat a subsurface formation are described herein. A system may include two elongated heaters with an end portion of one heater abutted or near to an end portion of the other heater and a core coupling material. The ...