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1. (WO2003040513) IN SITU THERMAL PROCESSING OF A HYDROCARBON CONTAINING FORMATION
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Pub. No.: WO/2003/040513 International Application No.: PCT/US2002/034023
Publication Date: 15.05.2003 International Filing Date: 24.10.2002
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 26.05.2003
IPC:
C01B 3/24 (2006.01) ,B09C 1/02 (2006.01) ,B09C 1/06 (2006.01) ,C10G 45/00 (2006.01) ,C10G 47/22 (2006.01) ,C10G 49/00 (2006.01) ,C10G 9/24 (2006.01) ,E21B 17/02 (2006.01) ,E21B 36/00 (2006.01) ,E21B 43/16 (2006.01) ,E21B 43/24 (2006.01) ,E21B 43/243 (2006.01) ,E21B 43/295 (2006.01) ,E21B 43/30 (2006.01) ,E21B 43/34 (2006.01) ,E21B 44/00 (2006.01) ,E21B 47/022 (2012.01) ,G01V 3/26 (2006.01)
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
01
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
B
NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS; COMPOUNDS THEREOF
3
Hydrogen; Gaseous mixtures containing hydrogen; Separation of hydrogen from mixtures containing it; Purification of hydrogen
02
Production of hydrogen or of gaseous mixtures containing hydrogen
22
by decomposition of gaseous or liquid organic compounds
24
of hydrocarbons
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
09
DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE; RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
C
RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
1
Reclamation of contaminated soil
02
Extraction using liquids, e.g. washing, leaching
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
09
DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE; RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
C
RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
1
Reclamation of contaminated soil
06
thermally
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
10
PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES; TECHNICAL GASES CONTAINING CARBON MONOXIDE; FUELS; LUBRICANTS; PEAT
G
CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS; PRODUCTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON MIXTURES, e.g. BY DESTRUCTIVE HYDROGENATION, OLIGOMERISATION, POLYMERISATION; RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON OILS FROM OIL-SHALE, OIL-SAND, OR GASES; REFINING MIXTURES MAINLY CONSISTING OF HYDROCARBONS; REFORMING OF NAPHTHA; MINERAL WAXES
45
Refining of hydrocarbon oils using hydrogen or hydrogen-generating compounds
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
10
PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES; TECHNICAL GASES CONTAINING CARBON MONOXIDE; FUELS; LUBRICANTS; PEAT
G
CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS; PRODUCTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON MIXTURES, e.g. BY DESTRUCTIVE HYDROGENATION, OLIGOMERISATION, POLYMERISATION; RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON OILS FROM OIL-SHALE, OIL-SAND, OR GASES; REFINING MIXTURES MAINLY CONSISTING OF HYDROCARBONS; REFORMING OF NAPHTHA; MINERAL WAXES
47
Cracking of hydrocarbon oils, in the presence of hydrogen or hydrogen-generating compounds, to obtain lower boiling fractions
22
Non-catalytic cracking in the presence of hydrogen
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
10
PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES; TECHNICAL GASES CONTAINING CARBON MONOXIDE; FUELS; LUBRICANTS; PEAT
G
CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS; PRODUCTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON MIXTURES, e.g. BY DESTRUCTIVE HYDROGENATION, OLIGOMERISATION, POLYMERISATION; RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON OILS FROM OIL-SHALE, OIL-SAND, OR GASES; REFINING MIXTURES MAINLY CONSISTING OF HYDROCARBONS; REFORMING OF NAPHTHA; MINERAL WAXES
49
Treatment of hydrocarbon oils, in the presence of hydrogen or hydrogen-generating compounds, not provided for in a single one of groups C10G45/02, C10G45/32, C10G45/44, C10G45/58, or C10G47/287
C CHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
10
PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES; TECHNICAL GASES CONTAINING CARBON MONOXIDE; FUELS; LUBRICANTS; PEAT
G
CRACKING HYDROCARBON OILS; PRODUCTION OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON MIXTURES, e.g. BY DESTRUCTIVE HYDROGENATION, OLIGOMERISATION, POLYMERISATION; RECOVERY OF HYDROCARBON OILS FROM OIL-SHALE, OIL-SAND, OR GASES; REFINING MIXTURES MAINLY CONSISTING OF HYDROCARBONS; REFORMING OF NAPHTHA; MINERAL WAXES
9
Thermal non-catalytic cracking, in the absence of hydrogen, of hydrocarbon oils
24
by heating with electrical means
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
17
Drilling rods or pipes; Flexible drill strings; Kellies; Drill collars; Sucker rods; Casings; Tubings
02
Couplings; Joints
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
36
Heating, cooling, or insulating arrangements for boreholes or wells, e.g. for use in permafrost zones
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
16
Enhanced recovery methods for obtaining hydrocarbons
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
16
Enhanced recovery methods for obtaining hydrocarbons
24
using heat, e.g. steam injection
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
16
Enhanced recovery methods for obtaining hydrocarbons
24
using heat, e.g. steam injection
243
Combustion in situ
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
295
Gasification of minerals, e.g. for producing mixtures of combustible gases
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
30
Specific pattern of wells, e.g. optimizing the spacing of wells
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
34
Arrangements for separating materials produced by the well
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
44
Automatic control systems specially adapted for drilling operations, i.e. self-operating systems which function to carry out or modify a drilling operation without intervention of a human operator, e.g. computer-controlled drilling systems; Systems specially adapted for monitoring a plurality of drilling variables or conditions
E FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21
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
02
Determining slope or direction
022
of the borehole, e.g. using geomagnetism
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
V
GEOPHYSICS; GRAVITATIONAL MEASUREMENTS; DETECTING MASSES OR OBJECTS; TAGS
3
Electric or magnetic prospecting or detecting; Measuring magnetic field characteristics of the earth, e.g. declination or deviation
18
specially adapted for well-logging
26
operating with magnetic or electric fields produced or modified either by the surrounding earth formation or by the detecting device
Applicants:
SHELL OIL COMPANY [US/US]; P.O. BOX 2463 Houston, TX 77252-2463, US (AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BE, BF, BG, BJ, BR, BY, BZ, CF, CG, CH, CI, CM, CN, CO, CR, CU, CY, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, ES, FI, FR, GA, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GN, GQ, GR, GW, HR, HU, ID, IE, IL, IN, IS, IT, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MC, MD, MG, MK, ML, MN, MR, MW, MX, MZ, NE, NL, NO, NZ, OM, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, SN, SZ, TD, TG, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW)
SHELL CANADA LIMITED [CA/CA]; 400 - 4th Avenue, SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 2H5, CA (CA)
Inventors:
WELLINGTON, Scott, Lee; US
VINEGAR, Harold, J.; US
DE ROUFFIGNAC, Eric, Pierre; US
KARANIKAS, John, Michael; US
BERCHENKO, Ilya, Emil; US
STEGEMEIER, George, Leo; US
ZHANG, Etuan; US
SHAHIN, JR., Gordon, Thomas; US
FOWLER, Thomas, David; US
RYAN, Robert, Charles; US
MAHER, Kevin, Albert; US
MENOTTI, James, Louis; US
COLES, John, Matthew; US
KEEDY, Charles, Robert; US
MADGAVKAR, Ajay, Madhav; US
VAN HARDEVELD, Robert, Martijn; NL
SCHOELING, Lanny, Gene; US
WARD, John, Michael; US
SUMNU-DINDORUK, Meliha, Deniz; US
BIELAMOWICZ, Lawrence, James; US
BAXLEY, Phillip, Temmons; US
HUNSUCKER, Bruce, Gerard; US
CARL, JR., Fredrick, Gordon; US
LEPPER, Gordon, Bruce; CA
ROBERTS, Bruce, Edmunds; CA
VEENSTRA, Peter; US
WATKINS, Ronnie, Wade; US
CRANE, Steven, Dexter; US
MESSIER, Margaret, Ann; CA
PRATT, Christopher, Arnold; CA
BASS, Ronald, Marshall; US
MIKUS, Thomas; US
GLANDT, Carlos, Alberto; NL
PALFREYMAN, Bruce, Donald; US
AYMOND, Dannie, Antoine, Jr.; US
HARRIS, Christopher, Kelvin; US
COLE, Anthony, Thomas; NL
MCKINZIE, Billy, John, II; US
SON, Jaime, S.; US
DEMARTINI, David, Charles; US
SANDBERG, Chester, L.; US
BAI, Taixu; US
STONE, Francis, M., JR.; US
GINESTRA, Jean-Charles; US
HANSEN, Kirk, Samuel; US
WAGNER, Randolph, R.; US
Agent:
MEYERTONS, Eric, B.,; MEYERTONS, HOOD, KIVLIN, KOWERT & GOETZEL, P.C. P.O. Box 398 Austin, TX 78767-0398, US
Priority Data:
60/334,56824.10.2001US
60/337,13624.10.2001US
60/374,97024.04.2002US
60/374,99524.04.2002US
Title (EN) IN SITU THERMAL PROCESSING OF A HYDROCARBON CONTAINING FORMATION
(FR) TRAITEMENT THERMIQUE IN SITU DE FORMATION CONTENANT DES HYDROCARBURES
Abstract:
(EN) 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 one or more heat sources pyrolyzes at least some hydrocarbons within the part. Hydrocarbons may be produced from the formation.
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé de traitement in situ d'une formation contenant des hydrocarbures. Le procédé peut consister à fournir de la chaleur à partir d'éléments chauffants à au moins une partie de la formation. La chaleur peut être transférée du ou des éléments chauffants à une partie de la formation de sorte qu'elle pyrolyse au moins quelques hydrocarbures dans la partie. Des hydrocarbures peuvent être obtenus à partir de la formation.
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Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, OM, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, SK, 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)