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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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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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John Matthew Coles, Francis Marion Stone Jr, Charles D Angelo III, Stephen Taylor Thompson: Compacted coupling joint for coupling insulated conductors. Shell Oil Company, August 26, 2014: US08816203 (2 worldwide citation)

A fitting for coupling an end of a first insulated conductor to an end of a second insulated conductor is described. The fitting includes a first splice housing placed over the end of the first insulated conductor and coupled to the first insulated conductor. The fitting also includes a second splic ...


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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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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 ...