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Thomas Mikus: Heat injection process. Shell Oil Company, October 26, 1993: US05255742 (311 worldwide citation)

A method for heat injection into a subterranean formation is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion. The absence of a flame eliminates the flame as a radiant heat source and results in a more even temperature distribution throughout the length of the burner. Flameless combustion is accom ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Thomas Mikus, John Michael Karanikas, Scott Lee Wellington: Heater well method and apparatus. Shell Oil Company, May 2, 2000: US06056057 (303 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is disclosed for heating of formations using fired heaters. Each fired heater may consist of two concentric tubulars emplaced in the formation, connected via a wellhead to a burner at the surface. Combustion gases from the burner go down to the bottom of the inner tubular and ...


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Thomas Mikus, Scott Lee Wellington, John Michael Karanikas, Harold J Vinegar: Heater well method and apparatus. Shell Oil Company, Del S Christensen, June 27, 2000: US06079499 (294 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is disclosed for heating of formations using fired heaters. The method includes the steps of:


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Scott Lee Wellington, Thomas Mikus, Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas: Flameless combustor. Shell Oil Company, Del S Christensen, January 26, 1999: US05862858 (291 worldwide citation)

A combustor method and apparatus is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion. The absence of a flame eliminates the flame as a radiant heat source and results in a more even temperature distribution throughout the length of the burner. Flameless combustion is accomplished by preheating the ...


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Scott Lee Wellington, Thomas Mikus, Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas: Flameless combustor. Shell Oil Company, May 4, 1999: US05899269 (289 worldwide citation)

A combustor method and apparatus is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion with one or more of three improvements to enhance ignition of the flameless combustor. A catalytic surface can be provided within a combustion chamber to provide flameless combustion at least in the vicinity of th ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Eric P DeRouffignac, Carlos A Glandt, Thomas Mikus, Mark A Beckemeier: Oil recovery process. Shell Oil Company, Del S Christensen, March 29, 1994: US05297626 (288 worldwide citation)

A process to recover oil is provided wherein an oil containing subterranean formation is heated by conductive heat transfer from heat injectors operating at temperatures above 900.degree. C. The high temperature levels of this process result in high recoveries of initial oil in place, and recovery o ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Eric P De Rouffignac, Carlos A Glandt, Thomas Mikus, Mark A Beckemeier: Oil recovery process. Shell Oil Company, Del S Christensen, February 28, 1995: US05392854 (283 worldwide citation)

A process to recover oil is provided wherein an oil containing subterranean formation is heated by conductive heat transfer. The high temperature levels of this process result in high recoveries of initial oil in place, and recovery of the oil within a short time period. This process is particularly ...


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Scott Lee Wellington, Thomas Mikus, Harold J Vinegar, John Michael Karanikas: Flameless combustor. Shell Oil Company, February 1, 2000: US06019172 (274 worldwide citation)

A combustor method and apparatus is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion with one or more of three improvements to enhance ignition of the flameless combustor. A catalytic surface can be provided within a combustion chamber to provide flameless combustion at least in the vicinity of th ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Thomas Mikus, Carlos A Glandt, John M Karanikas, Eric P De Rouffignac: Heat injection process and apparatus. Shell Oil Company, Del S Christensen, April 11, 1995: US05404952 (270 worldwide citation)

A method for heat injection into a subterranean formation is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion and a gas fired heater having an electrical heated surface for ignition of the gas. The absence of a flame eliminates the flame as a radiant heat source and results in a more even temperat ...


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