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Harold J Vinegar, Dannie Antoine Aymond Jr, Kevin Albert Maher, Billy John McKinzie II, Bruce Donald Palfreyman, George Leo Stegemeier, John Michael Ward, Ronnie Wade Watkins, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers. Shell Oil Company, July 18, 2006: US07077198 (240 worldwide citation)

A method is described for inhibiting migration of fluids into and/or out of a treatment area undergoing an in situ conversion process. Barriers in the formation proximate a treatment area may be used to inhibit migration of fluids. Inhibition of migration of fluids may occur before, during, and/or a ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Ronald Marshall Bass: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor-in-conduit heat sources with an electrically conductive material in the overburden. Shell Oil Company, January 23, 2007: US07165615 (211 worldwide citation)

In an embodiment, a system may be used to heat a hydrocarbon containing formation. The system may include a conduit placed within an opening in the formation. A conductor may be placed within the conduit. The conductor may provide heat to a portion of the formation. In some embodiments, an electrica ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Ronald Marshall Bass: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, December 9, 2008: US07461691 (188 worldwide citation)

An in situ process for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is provided. The process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the one or more heaters to a part of the formation such that heat from the ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, John Michael Karanikas, Ilya Emil Berchenko, George Leo Stegemeier, Kevin Albert Maher, Etuan Zhang, Gordon Thomas Shahin, James Louis Menotti, John Matthew Coles, Thomas David Fowler, Charles Robert Keedy, Ajay Madhav Madgavkar, Robert Martijn Van Hardeveld, Robert Charles Ryan, Lanny Gene Schoeling, Frederick Gordon Carl: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, September 21, 2010: US07798221 (119 worldwide citation)

An oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. Heat input into the formation may be controlled to raise the temperature of portion at a selected rate during ...


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Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Ilya Emil Berchenko, Thomas David Fowler, Robert Charles Ryan, Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr, George Leo Stegemeier, Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, Etuan Zhang: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, July 24, 2012: US08225866 (43 worldwide citation)

An oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. Heat input into the formation may be controlled to raise the temperature of portion at a selected rate during ...


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Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Ilya Emil Berchenko, Thomas David Fowler, Robert Charles Ryan, Gordon Thomas Shahin Jr, George Leo Stegemeier, Harold J Vinegar, Scott Lee Wellington, Etuan Zhang: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, July 16, 2013: US08485252 (34 worldwide citation)

An oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. Heat input into the formation may be controlled to raise the temperature of portion at a selected rate during ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Meliha Deniz Sumnu Dindoruk, Scott Lee Wellington, Kevin Albert Maher, John Michael Karanikas, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Margaret Ann Messier, Bruce Edmunds Roberts, Steven Dexter Crane: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation. Shell Oil Company, January 14, 2014: US08627887 (23 worldwide citation)

An in situ process for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is provided. The process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the one or more heaters to a part of the formation such that heat from the ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Dannie Antoine Aymond, Kevin Albert Maher, Billy J McKinzie, Bruce Donald Palfreyman, George Leo Stegemeier, John Michael Ward, Ronnie Wade Watkins, Scott Lee Wellington: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, October 16, 2003: US20030192691-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A method is described for inhibiting migration of fluids into and/or out of a treatment area undergoing an in situ conversion process. Barriers in the formation proximate a treatment area may be used to inhibit migration of fluids. Inhibition of migration of fluids may occur before, during, and/or a ...


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Harold J Vinegar, Ronald Marshall Bass: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor-in-conduit heat sources with an electrically conductive material in the overburden. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, February 5, 2004: US20040020642-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

In an embodiment, a system may be used to heat a hydrocarbon containing formation. The system may include a conduit placed within an opening in the formation. A conductor may be placed within the conduit. The conductor may provide heat to a portion of the formation. In some embodiments, an electrica ...


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John Michael Karanikas, Ilya Emil Berchenko, Eric Pierre de Rouffignac, Jean Charles Ginestra, Kirk Samuel Hansen, Lanny Gene Schoeling, Gordon Thomas Shahin, Meliha Deniz Sumnu Dindoruk, Harold J Vinegar: In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using one or more simulations. Del Christensen, Shell Oil Company, October 30, 2003: US20030201098-A1 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods of using a computer system to simulate a process for in situ treatment of a hydrocarbon containing formation are provided. The in situ process may include providing heat from one or more heat sources to at least one portion of the formation. The in situ process may, in some embod ...