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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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Ramesh Raju Mudunuri, Namit Jaiswal, Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas: Method of producing drive fluid in situ in tar sands formations. Shell Oil Company, March 23, 2010: US07681647 (124 worldwide citation)

Methods of treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods for treating a tar sands may include providing heat to at least part of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from one or more heaters located in the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the heaters to at least a p ...


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George Leo Stegemeier, Ramesh Raju Mudunuri, Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas, Namit Jaiswal, Weijian Mo: Moving hydrocarbons through portions of tar sands formations with a fluid. Shell Oil Company, May 18, 2010: US07717171 (106 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a tar sands formation is disclosed. The method includes heating a first portion of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from one or more heaters located in the first portion. The heat is controlled to increase a fluid injectivity of the first portion. A drive fluid and/or an ox ...


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Robert Bos, Dirk Roelof Brouwer, Tulio Rafael Colmenares, Eric Pierre De Rouffignac, Jean Charles Ginestra, Namit Jaiswal, John Michael Karanikas, Zhen Li, Weijian Mo, Robert George Prince Wright, John Andrew Stanecki, Zuher Syihab: Irregular pattern treatment of a subsurface formation. Shell Oil Company, May 7, 2013: US08434555 (31 worldwide citation)

A method of heating a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation includes providing heat flux per volume to a first portion of a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation. The heat flux per volume is provided by two or more first heat sources positioned in the first portion. Heat flux per volume ...


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Ramesh Raju Mudunuri, Namit Jaiswal, Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas: Producing drive fluid in situ in tar sands formations. Shell Oil Company, June 5, 2008: US20080128134-A1

Methods of treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods for treating a tar sands may include providing heat to at least part of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from one or more heaters located in the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the heaters to at least a p ...


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George Leo Stegemeier, Ramesh Raju Mudunuri, Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas, Namit Jaiswal, Weijan Mo: Moving hydrocarbons through portions of tar sands formations with a fluid. Shell Oil Company, January 15, 2009: US20090014180-A1

A method for treating a tar sands formation is disclosed. The method includes heating a first portion of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from one or more heaters located in the first portion. The heat is controlled to increase a fluid injectivity of the first portion. A drive fluid and/or an ox ...


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Robert Bos, Dirk Roelof Brouwer, Tulio Rafael Colmenares, Eric Pierre De Rouffignac, Jean Charles Ginestra, Namit Jaiswal, Zhen Li, Weijian Mo, John Michael Karanikas, Robert George Prince Wright, John Andrew Stanecki, Zuher Syihab: Irregular pattern treatment of a subsurface formation. Del S Christensen, c o Shell Oil Company, February 24, 2011: US20110042084-A1

A method of heating a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation includes providing heat flux per volume to a first portion of a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation. The heat flux per volume is provided by two or more first heat sources positioned in the first portion. Heat flux per volume ...