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Harold J Vinegar, Dannie Antoine Aymond Jr, Kevin Albert Maher, Billy John McKinzie II, Bruce Donald Palfreyman, George Leo Stegemeier, John Michael Ward, Ronnie Wade Watkins, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers. Shell Oil Company, July 18, 2006: US07077198 (240 worldwide citation)

A method is described for inhibiting migration of fluids into and/or out of a treatment area undergoing an in situ conversion process. Barriers in the formation proximate a treatment area may be used to inhibit migration of fluids. Inhibition of migration of fluids may occur before, during, and/or a ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation via backproducing through a heater well. Shell Oil Company, August 23, 2005: US06932155 (239 worldwide citation)

A process for producing hydrocarbons through a heater wellbore positioned in a hydrocarbon containing formation. The in situ treatment process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed, in some embodiments, to transfer from on ...


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