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Publication numberWO2008051495 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2007/022376
Publication date30 Oct 2008
Filing date19 Oct 2007
Priority date20 Oct 2006
Also published asCA2665862A1, CA2665862C, CA2665864A1, CA2665864C, CA2665865A1, CA2665865C, CA2665869A1, CA2665869C, CA2666206A1, CA2666947A1, CA2666947C, CA2666956A1, CA2666956C, CA2666959A1, CA2666959C, CA2667274A1, EP2074279A2, EP2074281A2, EP2074281A4, EP2074282A2, EP2074283A2, EP2074284A2, EP2074284A4, US7540324, US7562707, US7631690, US7635024, US7644765, US7673681, US7677310, US7677314, US7681647, US7703513, US7717171, US7730945, US7730946, US7730947, US7841401, US7845411, US8191630, US8555971, US20080128134, US20080135244, US20080135253, US20080135254, US20080142216, US20080142217, US20080185147, US20080217003, US20080217004, US20080217015, US20080217016, US20080236831, US20080277113, US20080283246, US20090014180, US20090014181, US20100276141, US20130056210, WO2008051495A2, WO2008051495A8, WO2008051822A2, WO2008051822A3, WO2008051825A1, WO2008051827A2, WO2008051827A3, WO2008051830A2, WO2008051830A3, WO2008051831A2, WO2008051831A3, WO2008051833A2, WO2008051833A3, WO2008051834A2, WO2008051834A3, WO2008051836A2, WO2008051836A3, WO2008051837A2, WO2008051837A3
Publication numberPCT/2007/22376, PCT/US/2007/022376, PCT/US/2007/22376, PCT/US/7/022376, PCT/US/7/22376, PCT/US2007/022376, PCT/US2007/22376, PCT/US2007022376, PCT/US200722376, PCT/US7/022376, PCT/US7/22376, PCT/US7022376, PCT/US722376, WO 2008/051495 A3, WO 2008051495 A3, WO 2008051495A3, WO-A3-2008051495, WO2008/051495A3, WO2008051495 A3, WO2008051495A3
InventorsHarold J Vinegar, Ronald M Bass, Wim Bond, Michael Patrick Brady, Joseph P Brignac Jr, David Burns, Frederick Gordon Carl Jr, Ralph Anthony Cherrillo, Del Scott Christensen, William George Coit, Michael Costello, Thomas D Fowler, Bernard Goldberg, Charles R Goodwin, Arthur Herman Hale, Christopher Kelvin Harris, Richard A Hinson, Joseph Arno Horton Jr, Randy Carl John, John Michael Karanikas, Dong-Sub Kim, Gene Richard Lambirth, Stanley Leroy Mason, Philip James Maziasz, James Louis Menotti, David Scott Miller, Vijay Nair, James Richard Jr, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria Roes, Michael Leonard Santella, Joachim Hugo Schneibel, John Paul Shingledecker, Vinod Kumar Sikka, Frances Marion Stone Jr, John Michael Vitek, Kenneth Michael Cowan, Angelo Charles D, Ian Alexander Davidson, Wolfgang Deeg, Paggio Alan Anthony Del, Boestert Johannes Leendert Willem Cornelis Den, Rouffignac Eric Pierre De, Zaida Diaz, Michael David Fairbanks, Walter Farmayan, Steven Paul Giles, Jean-Charles Ginestra, Naval Goel, Peter Terry Griffin, Paul Taylor Hamilton, Peringandoor Raman Hariharan, Gorem Heron, Stephen Palmer Hirshblond, Chia-Fu Hsu, Thomas J Keltner, Myron Ira Kuhlman, Robert Lenke, Ruijian Li, Remco Hugo Mandema, Albert J Mansure, Billy John Ii Mckinzie, Johannes Kornelis Minderhoud, Weijian Mo, Abdul Wahid Munshi, Michel Serge Marie Muylle, Richard Gene Nelson, Scott Vinh Nguyen, Monica M Pingo-Almada, Robert Charles Ryan, Allan James Samuel, Chester Ledlie Sandberg, Willem Jan Antoon Henri Schoeber, Lanny Gene Schoeling, Mark Alan Siddoway, George Leo Stegemeier, Ronnie Wade Watkins, Sau-Wai Wong, Xueying Xie, Etuan Zhang, Gary Lee Beer, Duncan Macdonald, Ernest E Carter Jr, Jaime Santos Son, Taixu Bai, Mahamad Khodaverdian, Tulio Rafael Colmenares, Marian Marino, Ralph Sterman Baker, Faraz Abbasi, Robert James Dombrowski, Ramesh Raju Mudunuri, Namit Jaiswal, Deniz Sumnu Dinoruk
ApplicantShell Oil Co, Shell Int Research, Harold J Vinegar, Ronald M Bass, Wim Bond, Michael Patrick Brady, Joseph P Brignac Jr, David Burns, Frederick Gordon Carl Jr, Ralph Anthony Cherrillo, Del Scott Christensen, William George Coit, Michael Costello, Thomas D Fowler, Bernard Goldberg, Charles R Goodwin, Arthur Herman Hale, Christopher Kelvin Harris, Richard A Hinson, Joseph Arno Horton Jr, Randy Carl John, John Michael Karanikas, Dong-Sub Kim, Gene Richard Lambirth, Stanley Leroy Mason, Philip James Maziasz, James Louis Menotti, David Scott Miller, Vijay Nair, James Richard Jr, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria Roes, Michael Leonard Santella, Joachim Hugo Schneibel, John Paul Shingledecker, Vinod Kumar Sikka, Frances Marion Stone Jr, John Michael Vitek, Kenneth Michael Cowan, Angelo Charles D, Ian Alexander Davidson, Wolfgang Deeg, Paggio Alan Anthony Del, Boestert Johannes Leendert Willem Cornelis Den, Rouffignac Eric Pierre De, Zaida Diaz, Michael David Fairbanks, Walter Farmayan, Steven Paul Giles, Jean-Charles Ginestra, Naval Goel, Peter Terry Griffin, Paul Taylor Hamilton, Peringandoor Raman Hariharan, Gorem Heron, Stephen Palmer Hirshblond, Chia-Fu Hsu, Thomas J Keltner, Myron Ira Kuhlman, Robert Lenke, Ruijian Li, Remco Hugo Mandema, Albert J Mansure, Billy John Ii Mckinzie, Johannes Kornelis Minderhoud, Weijian Mo, Abdul Wahid Munshi, Michel Serge Marie Muylle, Richard Gene Nelson, Scott Vinh Nguyen, Monica M Pingo-Almada, Robert Charles Ryan, Allan James Samuel, Chester Ledlie Sandberg, Willem Jan Antoon Henri Schoeber, Lanny Gene Schoeling, Mark Alan Siddoway, George Leo Stegemeier, Ronnie Wade Watkins, Sau-Wai Wong, Xueying Xie, Etuan Zhang, Gary Lee Beer, Duncan Macdonald, Ernest E Carter Jr, Jaime Santos Son, Taixu Bai, Mahamad Khodaverdian, Tulio Rafael Colmenares, Marian Marino, Ralph Sterman Baker, Faraz Abbasi, Robert James Dombrowski, Ramesh Raju Mudunuri, Namit Jaiswal, Deniz Sumnu Dinoruk
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Systems and processes for use in treating subsurface formations
WO 2008051495 A3
Abstract
Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods for treating a tar sands may include heating a portion of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from one or more heaters located in the portion. The heat may be controlled to increase the permeability of at least part of the portion to create an injection zone in the portion with an average permeability sufficient to allow injection of a fluid through the injection zone. A drive fluid and/or an oxidizing fluid may be provided into the injection zone. At least some hydrocarbons are produced from the portion.
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Classifications
International ClassificationE21B43/26, E21B43/24, E21B43/30, E21B43/243
Cooperative ClassificationE21B43/30, C10G2300/4037, E21B43/243, C10G1/02, E21B36/04, E21B47/02216
European ClassificationE21B43/243, E21B36/04, E21B47/022M, C10G1/02
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