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Billy John McKinzie II, Thomas Joseph Keltner: Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing. Shell Oil Company, March 10, 2009: US07500528 (142 worldwide citation)

A method of forming an opening for a low temperature well is described. The method includes drilling an opening in a formation. Water is introduced into the opening to displace drilling fluid or indigenous gas in the formation adjacent to a portion of the opening. Water is produced from the opening. ...


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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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Michael David Fairbanks, Thomas Joseph Keltner, Billy John McKinzie II, Stephen Palmer Hirshblond: Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process. Shell Oil Company, May 17, 2011: US07942197 (74 worldwide citation)

A system that includes a plurality of heat sources configured to heat a portion of a formation is described. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production well is a sump in an underburden of the formation below the heated portion of the formation. Fluids from t ...


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Michael David Fairbanks, Thomas Joseph Keltner, Billy John McKinzie II, Stephen Palmer Hirshblond: Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process. Shell Oil Company, July 31, 2012: US08230927 (34 worldwide citation)

A system configured to heat a portion of a formation includes a plurality of heat sources. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production well is a sump in an underburden of the formation below the heated portion of the formation. Fluids from the heated portion ...


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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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Billy John McKinzie, Thomas Joseph Keltner: Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing. Shell Oil Company, May 17, 2007: US20070108200-A1

A method of forming an opening for a low temperature well is described. The method includes drilling an opening in a formation. Water is introduced into the opening to displace drilling fluid or indigenous gas in the formation adjacent to a portion of the opening. Water is produced from the opening. ...


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Michael David Fairbanks, Thomas Joseph Keltner, Billy John McKinzie, Stephen Palmer Hirshblond: Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process. Shell Oil Company, June 14, 2007: US20070133961-A1

A system that includes a plurality of heat sources configured to heat a portion of a formation is described. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production well is a sump in an underburden of the formation below the heated portion of the formation. Fluids from t ...


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Michael David Fairbanks, Thomas Joseph Keltner, Billy John McKinzie II, Stephen Palmer Hirshblond: Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process. Shell Oil Company, December 15, 2011: US20110303413-A1

A system that includes a plurality of heat sources configured to heat a portion of a formation is described. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production well is a sump in an underburden of the formation below the heated portion of the formation. Fluids from t ...