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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 ...


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Harold J Vinegar, George Leo Stegemeier: Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. Shell Oil Company, June 23, 2009: US07549470 (196 worldwide citation)

A method for treating an oil shale formation comprising nahcolite includes providing a first fluid to a portion of the formation. A second fluid is produced from the portion. The second fluid includes at least some nahcolite dissolved in the first fluid. A controlled amount of oxidant is provided to ...


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Harold J Vinegar: Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent. Shell Oil Company, July 7, 2009: US07556095 (183 worldwide citation)

A method for treating an oil shale formation comprising dawsonite includes providing heat from one or more heaters to the formation to heat the formation. Hydrocarbon fluids are produced from the formation. At least some dawsonite in the formation is decomposed with the provided heat. A chelating ag ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Xueying Xie, David Scott Miller: Varying heating in dawsonite zones in hydrocarbon containing formations. Shell Oil Company, July 7, 2009: US07556096 (174 worldwide citation)

A method for treating an oil shale formation comprising dawsonite includes assessing a dawsonite composition of one or more zones in the formation. Heat from one or more heaters is provided to the formation such that different amounts of heat are provided to zones with different dawsonite compositio ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Lanny Gene Schoeling: Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. Shell Oil Company, July 14, 2009: US07559368 (167 worldwide citation)

A method for treating an oil shale formation comprising nahcolite is disclosed. The method includes providing a first fluid to a portion of the formation through at least two injection wells. A second fluid is produced from the portion through at least one injection well until at least two injection ...


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Robert D Kaminsky, William A Symington, Jesse D Yeakel, Michele M Thomas: In situ co-development of oil shale with mineral recovery. ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, January 12, 2010: US07644993 (25 worldwide citation)

A method of producing hydrocarbon fluids from a subsurface organic-rich rock formation, for example an oil shale formation, in which the oil shale formation contains water-soluble minerals, for example nahcolite, is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes the step of heating the organic-ric ...


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Vinegar Harold J, de, Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Schoeling Lanny Gene: Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations. Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij, Vinegar Harold J, de, Rouffignac Eric Pierre, Schoeling Lanny Gene, SHELL INTERNATIONAL, May 3, 2007: WO/2007/050479 (24 worldwide citation)

Methods for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation prior to the use of an in situ heat treatment process to produce hydrocarbons from the formation include providing a first fluid comprising heated water or steam to a portion of the formation, wherein the first fluid is initially at a temperatu ...


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RAFFA DUILIO FEDERICO, CUTHIELL DAVID LAYTON: TECHNIQUES DE DEMARRAGE A LAIDE DE SOLVANT POUR LA RECUPERATION IN SITU DE BITUME DANS LES PUITS SAGD, LES PUITS DE REMPLISSAGE ET LES PUITS DEXTENSION, SOLVENT ASSISTED STARTUP TECHNIQUES FOR IN SITU BITUMEN RECOVERY WITH SAGD WELL PAIRS, INFILL WELLS OR STEP-OUT WELLS. SUNCOR ENERGY, SUNCOR ENERGY, ROBIC, April 8, 2014: CA2778135 (7 worldwide citation)

An in situ bitumen recovery startup process can include injecting a solvent containing startup fluid into a first horizontal well, providing a pressure sink in a second horizontal well for pressure drive of the solvent toward the second well to mobilize the interwell region, and establishing fluid c ...


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Kaminsky Robert D, Symington William A, Yeakel Jesse D, Thomas Michele M: in situ co-development of oil shale with mineral recovery. Exxonmobil Upstream Research Company, Kaminsky Robert D, Symington William A, Yeakel Jesse D, Thomas Michele M, COLLINS Douglas J, November 8, 2007: WO/2007/126676 (4 worldwide citation)

A method of producing hydrocarbon fluids from a subsurface organic-rich rock formation, for example an oil shale formation, in which the oil shale formation contains water-soluble minerals, for example nahcolite, is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes the step of heating the organic-ric ...