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1. (WO2002086029) IN SITU RECOVERY FROM A RELATIVELY LOW PERMEABILITY FORMATION CONTAINING HEAVY HYDROCARBONS
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Pub. No.: WO/2002/086029 International Application No.: PCT/US2002/013121
Publication Date: 31.10.2002 International Filing Date: 24.04.2002
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 25.11.2002
IPC:
E21B 43/24 (2006.01) ,E21B 43/40 (2006.01) ,E21B 43/30 (2006.01) ,E21B 47/06 (2006.01)
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EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
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EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
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Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
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Enhanced recovery methods for obtaining hydrocarbons
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using heat, e.g. steam injection
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EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
B
EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
43
Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
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Arrangements for separating materials produced by the well
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Separation associated with re-injection of separated materials
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
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EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
B
EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
43
Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
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Specific pattern of wells, e.g. optimizing the spacing of wells
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
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EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; MINING
B
EARTH OR ROCK DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
47
Survey of boreholes or wells
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Measuring temperature or pressure
Applicants:
SHELL OIL COMPANY [US/US]; Christensen, Del P.O. Box 2463 Houston, TX 77252-2463, US
Inventors:
VINEGAR, Harold, J.; US
WELLINGTON, Scott, L.; US
KARANIKAS, John, M.; US
MAHER, Kevin, A.; US
RYAN, Robert, C.; US
SHAHIN, Gordon, T.; US
KEEDY, Charlie, R.; US
MADGAVKAR, Ajay, M.; US
MENOTTI, James, L.; US
VAN HARDEVELD, Martijn; NL
WARD, John, M.; US
SUMNU-DINDORUK, Meliha, D.; US
ROBERTS, Bruce; CA
VEENSTRA, Peter; US
WATKINS, Wade; US
CRANE, Steve; US
DE ROUFFIGNAC, Eric; US
STEGEMEIER, George, L.; US
BERCHENKO, Ilya, E.; US
ZHANG, Etuan; US
FOWLER, Thomas, D.; US
COLES, John, M.; US
SCHOELING, Lanny; US
CARL, Fred, G.; US
HUNSUCKER, Bruce, G.; US
BAXLEY, Philip, T.; US
BIELAMOWICZ, Lawrence, J.; US
MESSIER, Margaret; CA
PRATT, Kip; CA
LEPPER, Bruce; CA
BASS, Ronald; US
MIKUS, Tom; US
GLANDT, Carlos; NL
Agent:
MEYERTONS, Eric B.; Shell International B.V. Intellectual Property Services P.O.Box 384 NL-2501 CJ The Hague, NL
Priority Data:
60/286,08324.04.2001US
60/340,18524.10.2001US
Title (EN) IN SITU RECOVERY FROM A RELATIVELY LOW PERMEABILITY FORMATION CONTAINING HEAVY HYDROCARBONS
(FR) RECUPERATION IN SITU DANS UNE FORMATION A PERMEABILITE RELATIVEMENT BASSE CONTENANT DES HYDROCARBURES
Abstract:
(EN) A method for treating a relatively low permeability formation (222) containing heavy hydrocarbons in situ may include providing heat from one or more heat sources (2604,2608) to a portion of the formation (222). The heat may be allowed to transfer from the heat sources (2604, 2608) to a selected section of the formtion (222). The transferred heat may pyrolyze at least some hydrocarbons within the selected section. A mixture of hydrocarbons may be produced from the selected section. In some embodiments, the permeability of a portion of the formation (222) may be increased relative to an initial permeability of the portion.
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé permettant de traiter in situ une formation à perméabilité relativement basse contenant des hydrocarbures lourds. Ce procédé peut consister à amener de la chaleur provenant d'une ou de plusieurs sources de chaleur à une partie de la formation. La chaleur peut se transférer de sources de chaleur à une section choisie de la formation. La chaleur transférée peut pyrolyser au moins certains hydrocarbures dans la section choisie. Un mélange d'hydrocarbures peut être produit à partir de la section choisie. Dans certains modes de réalisation, la perméabilité d'une partie de la formation peut être augmentée par rapport à une perméabilité initiale de la partie.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU2002303481