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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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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 ...