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John Michael Ward, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Ajay Madhav Madgavkar, Kevin Albert Maher, Bruce Donald Palfreyman, Robert Charles Ryan, George Leo Stegemeier, Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ thermal processing and remediation of an oil shale formation. Shell Oil Company, February 28, 2006: US07004251 (229 worldwide citation)

An oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be provided to a portion of the formation from one or more heat sources. Heat may be allowed to transfer from the heat sources to a selection of the formation. Hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be prod ...


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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, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Scott Lee Wellington, Robert Martijn Van Hardeveld: In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor. Shell Oil Company, October 3, 2006: US07114566 (226 worldwide citation)

An in situ process for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is provided. The process may include providing heat from one or more heat sources to at least a portion of the formation. Heat sources may include a natural distributed combustor. The natural distributed combustor may include an oxid ...


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John Michael Karanikas, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation while inhibiting coking. Shell Oil Company, April 12, 2005: US06877555 (226 worldwide citation)

An oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be provided to a portion of the formation. Heat may be allowed to transfer from one or more heat sources to a section of the formation. Hydrocarbons, H2, and/or other formation fluids may be produced from the formation ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Meliha Deniz Sumnu Dindoruk, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with backproduction through a heater wellbore. Shell Oil Company, November 15, 2005: US06964300 (225 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a relatively permeable formation containing heavy hydrocarbons in situ may include providing heat from one or more heat sources to a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the heat sources to a selected section of the formation. The transferred heat ...


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Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, John Michael Karanikas, Ilya Emil Berchenko, George Leo Stegemeier, Etuan Zhang, Thomas David Fowler, Robert Charles Ryan: In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a movable heating element. Shell Oil Company, August 29, 2006: US07096953 (221 worldwide citation)

A coal 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 applied ...


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Scott Lee Wellington, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Kevin Albert Maher, Margaret Ann Messier, Bruce Edmunds Roberts, Meliha Deniz Sumnu Dindoruk, Harold J Vinegar: Production of a blending agent using an in situ thermal process in a relatively permeable formation. Shell Oil Company, September 27, 2005: US06948562 (219 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a relatively permeable formation containing heavy hydrocarbons in situ may include providing heat from one or more heat sources to a selected section of the formation. The heat provided to the selected section may pyrolyze at least some hydrocarbons in the selected section. A b ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Kevin Albert Maher, Lanny Gene Schoeling, Scott Lee Wellington: Producing hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon containing materials when treating a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, September 5, 2006: US07100994 (218 worldwide citation)

A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is provided. In one embodiment, heat from one or more heaters may be provided to at least a portion of the formation. Heat may be allowed to transfer from the one or more heaters to at least a part of the formation. In certain embodiments, the ...