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Publication numberWO2008051833 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2007/081910
Publication date16 Oct 2008
Filing date19 Oct 2007
Priority date20 Oct 2006
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Publication numberPCT/2007/81910, PCT/US/2007/081910, PCT/US/2007/81910, PCT/US/7/081910, PCT/US/7/81910, PCT/US2007/081910, PCT/US2007/81910, PCT/US2007081910, PCT/US200781910, PCT/US7/081910, PCT/US7/81910, PCT/US7081910, PCT/US781910, WO 2008/051833 A3, WO 2008051833 A3, WO 2008051833A3, WO-A3-2008051833, WO2008/051833A3, WO2008051833 A3, WO2008051833A3
InventorsRouffignac Eric Pierre De, David Scott Miller, Monica M Pingo-Almada
ApplicantShell Oil Co, Shell Int Research, Rouffignac Eric Pierre De, David Scott Miller, Monica M Pingo-Almada
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Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process
WO 2008051833 A3
Abstract
A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is disclosed. The method includes providing heat to two or more first sections of the formation with one or more first heaters in two or more of the first sections such that the provided heat mobilizes first hydrocarbons in two or more of the first sections. At least some of the mobilized first hydrocarbons are produced through production wells located in two or more second sections of the formation. The first sections and the second sections are arranged in a checkerboard pattern. A portion of at least one of the second sections proximate at least one production well is provided some heat from the mobilized first hydrocarbons but is not conductively heated by heat from the first heaters. Heat is provided to the second sections with one or more second heaters in the second sections to further heat the second sections.
Patent Citations
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WO2002085821A2 *24 Apr 200231 Oct 2002Shell International Research Maatschappij B.V.In situ recovery from a relatively permeable formation containing heavy hydrocarbons
US3332480 *4 Mar 196525 Jul 1967Pan American Petroleum CorpRecovery of hydrocarbons by thermal methods
US6981548 *24 Apr 20023 Jan 2006Shell Oil CompanyIn situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation
US20030173080 *24 Apr 200218 Sep 2003Berchenko Ilya EmilIn situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources
Classifications
International ClassificationE21B43/00
Cooperative ClassificationE21B43/30, C10G2300/4037, E21B36/04, E21B43/243, E21B47/02216, C10G1/02
European ClassificationE21B43/243, E21B36/04, E21B47/022M, C10G1/02
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