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Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas, Kirk Samuel Hansen: Staged and/or patterned heating during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, July 11, 2006: US07073578 (244 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation may include heating a first volume of the formation using a first set of heaters. A second volume of the formation may be heated using a second set of heaters. The first ...


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Taixu Bai, Harold J Vinegar, Kirk Samuel Hansen: Inhibiting wellbore deformation during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, May 22, 2007: US07219734 (203 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The method may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. At least one heater may be located in at least one wellbore in the formation. At least one wellbore may be sized, at least in ...


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Kirk Samuel Hansen, Chia Fu Hsu, Alexander Michiel Mollinger: Cyclic steam stimulation method with multiple fractures. Shell Oil Company, September 27, 2011: US08025101 (2 worldwide citation)

A cyclic steam soak (CSS) stimulation method for producing heated hydrocarbons from a viscous hydrocarbon-containing formation comprises the steps of: a) drilling a well (1) having a substantially horizontal or inclined lower section (3) into the viscous hydrocarbon-containing formation (4) substant ...


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John Michael Karanikas, Ilya Emil Berchenko, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Jean Charles Ginestra, Kirk Samuel Hansen, Lanny Gene Schoeling, Gordon Thomas Shahin, Meliha Deniz Sumnu Dindoruk, Harold J Vinegar: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using one or more simulations. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, October 30, 2003: US20030201098-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods of using a computer system to simulate a process for in situ treatment of a hydrocarbon containing formation are provided. The in situ process may include providing heat from one or more heat sources to at least one portion of the formation. The in situ process may, in some embod ...


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Taixu Bai, Harold J Vinegar, Kirk Samuel Hansen: Inhibiting wellbore deformation during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, July 29, 2004: US20040145969-A1

A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The method may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. At least one heater may be located in at least one wellbore in the formation. At least one wellbore may be sized, at least in ...


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Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas, Kirk Samuel Hansen: Staged and/or patterned heating during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, July 22, 2004: US20040140095-A1

A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation may include heating a first volume of the formation using a first set of heaters. A second volume of the formation may be heated using a second set of heaters. The first ...


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Kirk Samuel Hansen, Chia Fu Hsu, Alexander Michiel Mollinger: Cyclic steam stimulation method with multiple fractures. Shell Oil Company, April 29, 2010: US20100101790-A1

A cyclic steam soak (CSS) stimulation method for producing heated hydrocarbons from a viscous hydrocarbon-containing formation comprises the steps of: a) drilling a well (1) having a substantially horizontal or inclined lower section (3) into the viscous hydrocarbon-containing formation (4) substant ...