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Harold J Vinegar, Ronald Marshall Bass, Dong Sub Kim, Stanley Leroy Mason, George Leo Stegemeier, Thomas Joseph Keltner, Frederick Gordon Carl Jr: Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters. Shell Oil Company, December 28, 2010: US07860377 (112 worldwide citation)

A system for heating a subsurface formation is described. The system includes a first elongated heater in a first opening in the formation. The first elongated heater includes an exposed metal section in a portion of the first opening. The portion is below a layer of the formation to be heated. The ...


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Harold J Vinegar, William George Coit, Peter Terry Griffin, Paul Taylor Hamilton, Chia Fu Hsu, Stanley Leroy Mason, Allan James Samuel, Ronnie Wade Watkins: Grouped exposed metal heaters. Shell Oil Company, November 9, 2010: US07831134 (92 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The system includes two or more groups of elongated heaters. The group includes two or more heaters placed in two or more openings in the formation. The heaters in the group are electrically coupled below the surface of the forma ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Christopher Kelvin Harris, Stanley Leroy Mason: Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing. Shell Oil Company, September 14, 2010: US07793722 (91 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and heaters for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. At least one system for electrically insulating an overburden portion of a heater wellbore is described. The system may include a heater wellbore located in a subsurface formation and an electrically insulating c ...


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Stanley Leroy Mason: Multi-step heater deployment in a subsurface formation. Shell Oil Company, April 3, 2012: US08146669 (52 worldwide citation)

A method for installing a horizontal or inclined subsurface heater includes placing a heating section of a heater in a horizontal or inclined section of a wellbore with an installation tool. The tool is uncoupled from the heating section. A lead in section is mechanically and electrically coupled to ...


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Harold J Vinegar, William George Coit, Peter Terry Griffin, Paul Taylor Hamilton, Chia Fu Hsu, Stanley Leroy Mason, Allan James Samuel, Ronnie Wade Watkins: Grouped exposed metal heaters. Shell Oil Company, July 31, 2012: US08233782 (34 worldwide citation)

A system for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The system includes two or more groups of elongated heaters. The group includes two or more heaters placed in two or more openings in the formation. The heaters in the group are electrically coupled below the surface of the forma ...


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Stanley Leroy Mason: Deployment of insulated conductors for treating subsurface formations. Shell Oil Company, January 15, 2013: US08353347 (23 worldwide citation)

A method for making a coiled insulated conductor heater to heat a subsurface formation includes pushing the insulated conductor heater longitudinally inside a flexible conduit using pressure. One or more cups are coupled to the outside of the insulated conductor heater. The cups maintain at least so ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Ronald Marshall Bass, Dong Sub Kim, Stanley Leroy Mason, George Leo Stegemeier, Thomas Joseph Keltner, Frederick Gordon Carl: Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters. Shell Oil Company, March 1, 2007: US20070045267-A1

A system for heating a subsurface formation is described. The system includes a first elongated heater in a first opening in the formation. The first elongated heater includes an exposed metal section in a portion of the first opening. The portion is below a layer of the formation to be heated. The ...


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Harold J Vinegar, William George Coit, Peter Terry Griffin, Paul Taylor Hamilton, Chia Fu Hsu, Stanley Leroy Mason, Allan James Samuel, Ronnie Wade Watkins: Grouped exposed metal heaters. Shell Oil Company, June 14, 2007: US20070133959-A1

A system for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The system includes two or more groups of elongated heaters. The group includes two or more heaters placed in two or more openings in the formation. The heaters in the group are electrically coupled below the surface of the forma ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Christopher Kelvin Harris, Stanley Leroy Mason: Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing. Shell Oil Company, January 24, 2008: US20080017380-A1

Systems, methods, and heaters for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. At least one system for electrically insulating an overburden portion of a heater wellbore is described. The system may include a heater wellbore located in a subsurface formation and an electrically insulating c ...


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Stanley Leroy Mason: Deployment of insulated conductors for treating subsurface formations. Shell Oil Company, September 9, 2010: US20100224368-A1

A method for making a coiled insulated conductor heater to heat a subsurface formation includes pushing the insulated conductor heater longitudinally inside a flexible conduit using pressure. One or more cups are coupled to the outside of the insulated conductor heater. The cups maintain at least so ...