US Patent No: 7,735,935

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In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation containing carbonate minerals

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A method of treating an oil shale formation in situ includes providing heat directly from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. The heat is controlled to maintain an average temperature of the portion below a dissociation temperature of carbonate minerals in the portion. A first fluid is injected into the portion of the formation. A second fluid is produced from the formation. An in situ conversion process is conducted in the portion of the formation.

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SHELL OIL COMPANYHOUSTON, TX5169

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de, Rouffignac Eric Pierre Houston, TX 162 20829
Maher, Kevin Albert Bellaire, TX 101 8417
Schoeling, Lanny Gene Katy, TX 27 2435
Vinegar, Harold J Bellaire, TX 548 55309
Wellington, Scott Lee Bellaire, TX 491 28395

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4,398,151 Method for correcting an electrical log for the presence of shale in a formation 266 1982
4,583,046 Apparatus for focused electrode induced polarization logging 269 1983
4,499,209 Process for the preparation of a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst and preparation of hydrocarbons from syngas 212 1983
4,540,882 Method of determining drilling fluid invasion 276 1983
4,542,648 Method of correlating a core sample with its original position in a borehole 277 1983
4,571,491 Method of imaging the atomic number of a sample 286 1983
4,583,242 Apparatus for positioning a sample in a computerized axial tomographic scanner 271 1983
4,613,754 Tomographic calibration apparatus 281 1983
4,635,197 High resolution tomographic imaging method 265 1983
4,644,283 In-situ method for determining pore size distribution, capillary pressure and permeability 278 1984
4,570,715 Formation-tailored method and apparatus for uniformly heating long subterranean intervals at high temperature 314 1984
4,663,711 Method of analyzing fluid saturation using computerized axial tomography 266 1984
4,572,299 Heater cable installation 295 1984
4,585,066 Well treating process for installing a cable bundle containing strands of changing diameter 267 1984
4,671,102 Method and apparatus for determining distribution of fluids 286 1985
4,626,665 Metal oversheathed electrical resistance heater 299 1985
4,719,423 NMR imaging of materials for transport properties 292 1985
4,728,892 NMR imaging of materials 318 1985
4,640,352 In-situ steam drive oil recovery process 307 1985
4,594,468 Process for the preparation of middle distillates from syngas 149 1985
4,730,162 Time-domain induced polarization logging method and apparatus with gated amplification level 264 1985
4,658,215 Method for induced polarization logging 269 1986
4,616,705 Mini-well temperature profiling process 285 1986
4,769,602 Determining multiphase saturations by NMR imaging of multiple nuclides 287 1986
4,769,606 Induced polarization method and apparatus for distinguishing dispersed and laminated clay in earth formations 270 1986
4,743,854 In-situ induced polarization method for determining formation permeability 265 1986
4,827,761 Sample holder 279 1987
4,856,341 Apparatus for analysis of failure of material 272 1987
5,306,640 Method for determining preselected properties of a crude oil 269 1987
4,886,118 Conductively heating a subterranean oil shale to create permeability and subsequently produce oil 341 1988
4,866,983 Analytical methods and apparatus for measuring the oil content of sponge core 268 1988
4,893,504 Method for determining capillary pressure and relative permeability by imaging 194 1988
4,884,455 Method for analysis of failure of material employing imaging 270 1989
4,987,368 Nuclear magnetism logging tool using high-temperature superconducting squid detectors 290 1989
5,042,579 Method and apparatus for producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers 103 1990
5,046,559 Method and apparatus for producing hydrocarbon bearing deposits in formations having shale layers 311 1990
5,060,726 Method and apparatus for producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers having little or no vertical communication 281 1990
5,060,287 Heater utilizing copper-nickel alloy core 309 1990
5,065,818 Subterranean heaters 301 1991
5,189,283 Current to power crossover heater control 275 1991
5,168,927 Method utilizing spot tracer injection and production induced transport for measurement of residual oil saturation 267 1991
5,226,961 High temperature wellbore cement slurry 286 1992
5,255,742 Heat injection process 330 1992
5,297,626 Oil recovery process 308 1992
5,236,039 Balanced-line RF electrode system for use in RF ground heating to recover oil from oil shale 334 1992
5,391,291 Hydrogenation catalyst and process 273 1993
5,392,854 Oil recovery process 310 1993
5,404,952 Heat injection process and apparatus 292 1993
5,411,089 Heat injection process 283 1993
5,433,271 Heat injection process 280 1993
5,409,071 Method to cement a wellbore 275 1994
5,497,087 NMR logging of natural gas reservoirs 305 1994
5,498,960 NMR logging of natural gas in reservoirs 320 1994
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5,862,858 Flameless combustor 294 1996
5,899,269 Flameless combustor 312 1996
6,056,057 Heater well method and apparatus 311 1997
6,079,499 Heater well method and apparatus 306 1997
6,094,048 NMR logging of natural gas reservoirs 270 1997
6,023,554 Electrical heater 311 1998
6,102,122 Control of heat injection based on temperature and in-situ stress measurement 278 1998
6,019,172 Flameless combustor 283 1999
6,981,553 Controlled downhole chemical injection 141 2001
7,170,424 Oil well casting electrical power pick-off points 139 2001
7,259,688 Wireless reservoir production control 97 2001
2002/0040,779 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture containing olefins, oxygenated hydrocarbons, and/or aromatic hydrocarbons 201 2001
2002/0040,780 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a selected mixture 197 2001
2002/0040,781 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using substantially parallel wellbores 100 2001
2002/0049,360 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture including ammonia 116 2001
2002/0053,431 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a selected ratio of components in a gas 197 2001
2002/0076,212 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation producing a mixture with oxygenated hydrocarbons 198 2001
6,581,684 In Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce sulfur containing formation fluids 253 2001
6,588,503 In Situ thermal processing of a coal formation to control product composition 212 2001
6,588,504 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce nitrogen and/or sulfur containing formation fluids 220 2001
6,591,906 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected oxygen content 237 2001
6,591,907 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 212 2001
6,607,033 In Situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce a condensate 208 2001
6,609,570 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation and ammonia production 208 2001
6,688,387 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a hydrocarbon condensate 229 2001
6,698,515 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a relatively slow heating rate 208 2001
6,702,016 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with heat sources located at an edge of a formation layer 216 2001
6,708,758 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 216 2001
6,712,135 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation in reducing environment 207 2001
6,712,136 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a selected production well spacing 256 2001
6,712,137 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to pyrolyze a selected percentage of hydrocarbon material 206 2001
6,715,546 In situ production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation through a heat source wellbore 230 2001
6,715,547 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to form a substantially uniform, high permeability formation 211 2001
6,715,548 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce nitrogen containing formation fluids 211 2001
6,715,549 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected atomic oxygen to carbon ratio 172 2001
6,719,047 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a hydrogen-rich environment 211 2001
6,722,429 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 228 2001
6,722,430 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected oxygen content and/or selected O/C ratio 207 2001
6,722,431 In situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively permeable formation 226 2001
6,725,920 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to convert a selected amount of total organic carbon into hydrocarbon products 212 2001
6,725,921 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation by controlling a pressure of the formation 157 2001
6,725,928 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a distributed combustor 207 2001
6,729,395 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 212 2001
6,729,396 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 205 2001
6,729,397 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 211 2001
6,729,401 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation and ammonia production 211 2001
6,732,794 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 211 2001
6,732,796 In situ production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation, the synthesis gas having a selected H2 to CO ratio 231 2001
6,736,215 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation, in situ production of synthesis gas, and carbon dioxide sequestration 217 2001
6,739,393 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation and tuning production 206 2001
6,739,394 Production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation 214 2001
6,742,587 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to form a substantially uniform, relatively high permeable formation 206 2001
6,742,588 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce formation fluids having a relatively low olefin content 237 2001
6,742,589 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 205 2001
6,742,593 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using heat transfer from a heat transfer fluid to heat the formation 212 2001
6,745,831 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation by controlling a pressure of the formation 230 2001
6,745,837 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a controlled heating rate 212 2001
6,749,021 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a controlled heating rate 209 2001
6,752,210 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using heat sources positioned within open wellbores 223 2001
6,758,268 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a relatively slow heating rate 211 2001
6,761,216 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 207 2001
6,763,886 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 201 2001
6,769,483 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor in conduit heat sources 212 2001
6,769,485 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation through a heat source wellbore 209 2001
6,789,625 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using exposed metal heat sources 210 2001
6,805,195 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 199 2001
6,820,688 In situ thermal processing of coal formation with a selected hydrogen content and/or selected H/C ratio 188 2001
6,866,097 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to increase a permeability/porosity of the formation 172 2001
6,871,707 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 166 2001
6,877,554 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using pressure and/or temperature control 164 2001
6,880,635 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation, the synthesis gas having a selected H2 to CO ratio 166 2001
6,889,769 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected moisture content 152 2001
6,896,053 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 174 2001
6,902,003 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation having a selected total organic carbon content 151 2001
6,902,004 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a movable heating element 156 2001
6,910,536 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 153 2001
6,913,078 In Situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively impermeable formation 168 2001
6,948,563 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen content 153 2001
6,953,087 Thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a permeability of the formation 171 2001
6,959,761 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 150 2001
6,966,372 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce oxygen containing formation fluids 155 2001
6,994,160 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 167 2001
6,994,168 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen to carbon ratio 147 2001
6,997,255 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a reducing environment 148 2001
7,036,583 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a porosity of the formation 167 2001
2003/0146,002 Removable heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 208 2002
6,782,947 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation to increase permeability of the formation 252 2002
6,877,555 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation while inhibiting coking 186 2002
6,915,850 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation having permeable and impermeable sections 157 2002
6,918,442 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation in a reducing environment 155 2002
6,918,443 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 170 2002
6,923,257 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a condensate 173 2002
6,929,067 Heat sources with conductive material for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 171 2002
6,948,562 Production of a blending agent using an in situ thermal process in a relatively permeable formation 186 2002
6,951,247 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using horizontal heat sources 190 2002
6,964,300 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with backproduction through a heater wellbore 184 2002
6,966,374 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation using gas to increase mobility 159 2002
6,981,548 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation 156 2002
6,991,032 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 167 2002
6,991,033 In situ thermal processing while controlling pressure in an oil shale formation 87 2002
6,991,036 Thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation 68 2002
6,994,169 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation with a selected property 156 2002
6,997,518 In situ thermal processing and solution mining of an oil shale formation 175 2002
7,004,247 Conductor-in-conduit heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 188 2002
7,004,251 In situ thermal processing and remediation of an oil shale formation 188 2002
7,032,660 In situ thermal processing and inhibiting migration of fluids into or out of an in situ oil shale formation 180 2002
7,040,397 Thermal processing of an oil shale formation to increase permeability of the formation 167 2002
7,040,398 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation in a reducing environment 151 2002
7,040,399 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a controlled heating rate 166 2002
7,040,400 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation using an open wellbore 177 2002
7,051,807 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with quality control 113 2002
7,051,811 In situ thermal processing through an open wellbore in an oil shale formation 42 2002
7,055,600 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with controlled production rate 173 2002
2003/0196,789 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation and upgrading of produced fluids prior to further treatment 223 2002
2003/0201,098 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using one or more simulations 218 2002
6,969,123 Upgrading and mining of coal 190 2002
6,991,045 Forming openings in a hydrocarbon containing formation using magnetic tracking 157 2002
7,011,154 In situ recovery from a kerogen and liquid hydrocarbon containing formation 186 2002
7,063,145 Methods and systems for heating a hydrocarbon containing formation in situ with an opening contacting the earth's surface at two locations 178 2002
7,066,254 In situ thermal processing of a tar sands formation 210 2002
7,066,257 In situ recovery from lean and rich zones in a hydrocarbon containing formation 157 2002
7,077,198 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers 196 2002
7,077,199 In situ thermal processing of an oil reservoir formation 185 2002
7,090,013 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce heated fluids 178 2002
7,100,994 Producing hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon containing materials when treating a hydrocarbon containing formation 175 2002
7,156,176 Installation and use of removable heaters in a hydrocarbon containing formation 157 2002
7,165,615 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor-in-conduit heat sources with an electrically conductive material in the overburden 178 2002
6,923,258 In situ thermal processsing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 169 2003
2004/0140,096 Insulated conductor temperature limited heaters 169 2003
2004/0144,540 High voltage temperature limited heaters 158 2003
2004/0144,541 Forming wellbores using acoustic methods 118 2003
2005/0006,097 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 170 2003
7,073,578 Staged and/or patterned heating during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 194 2003
7,219,734 Inhibiting wellbore deformation during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 170 2003
2005/0269,093 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 113 2005
2006/0289,536 Subsurface electrical heaters using nitride insulation 144 2005
7,320,364 Inhibiting reflux in a heated well of an in situ conversion system 104 2005
7,353,872 Start-up of temperature limited heaters using direct current (DC) 109 2005
7,357,180 Inhibiting effects of sloughing in wellbores 123 2005
7,370,704 Triaxial temperature limited heater 116 2005
7,383,877 Temperature limited heaters with thermally conductive fluid used to heat subsurface formations 110 2005
7,424,915 Vacuum pumping of conductor-in-conduit heaters 116 2005
7,431,076 Temperature limited heaters using modulated DC power 116 2005
7,481,274 Temperature limited heaters with relatively constant current 105 2005
7,510,000 Reducing viscosity of oil for production from a hydrocarbon containing formation 107 2005
2006/0178,546 Method and apparatus for making a middle distillate product and lower olefins from a hydrocarbon feedstock 76 2006
2006/0191,820 Hydrocarbon cracking process for converting gas oil preferentially to middle distillate and lower olefins 74 2006
7,225,866 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 168 2006
2007/0045,266 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 137 2006
2007/0045,267 Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters 160 2006
2007/0119,098 Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process 137 2006
2008/0217,321 Temperature limited heater utilizing non-ferromagnetic conductor 132 2006
7,435,037 Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes 126 2006
7,500,528 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing 115 2006
7,527,094 Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process 117 2006
7,575,052 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 105 2006
7,575,053 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers 104 2006
7,360,588 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 109 2006
2007/0127,897 Subsurface heaters with low sulfidation rates 141 2006
2007/0131,415 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 134 2006
2007/0131,427 Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from tar sands formations 57 2006
2007/0221,377 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 94 2006
2008/0017,370 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 68 2006
2008/0107,577 Varying heating in dawsonite zones in hydrocarbon containing formations 58 2006
7,549,470 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 135 2006
7,556,095 Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent 135 2006
7,556,096 Varying heating in dawsonite zones in hydrocarbon containing formations 122 2006
7,559,367 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 118 2006
7,559,368 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 117 2006
7,562,706 Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from tar sands formations 117 2006
7,581,589 Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid 115 2006
7,461,691 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 146 2007
2007/0284,108 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 78 2007
2007/0289,733 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 69 2007
2008/0017,380 Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing 91 2007
2008/0035,346 Methods of producing transportation fuel 87 2007
2008/0035,347 Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters 81 2007
2008/0035,705 Welding shield for coupling heaters 83 2007
2008/0038,144 High strength alloys 82 2007
2008/0173,442 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 108 2007
2008/0173,444 Alternate energy source usage for in situ heat treatment processes 118 2007
2008/0173,449 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment 79 2007
2008/0174,115 Power systems utilizing the heat of produced formation fluid 116 2007
7,533,719 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 120 2007
2009/0101,346 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 103 2007
2008/0128,134 Producing drive fluid in situ in tar sands formations 104 2007
2008/0135,244 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process 102 2007
2008/0135,253 Treating tar sands formations with karsted zones 117 2007
2008/0135,254 In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system 104 2007
2008/0142,216 Treating tar sands formations with dolomite 115 2007
2008/0142,217 Using geothermal energy to heat a portion of a formation for an in situ heat treatment process 108 2007
2008/0185,147 Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 101 2007
2008/0217,003 Gas injection to inhibit migration during an in situ heat treatment process 111 2007
2008/0217,004 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 90 2007
2008/0217,015 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence 94 2007
2008/0217,016 Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations 125 2007
2008/0236,831 Condensing vaporized water in situ to treat tar sands formations 116 2007
2008/0283,246 Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures 85 2007
7,540,324 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 120 2007
7,562,707 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process 118 2007
2009/0084,547 DOWNHOLE BURNER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 92 2008
2009/0090,158 WELLBORE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT PROCESSES 107 2008
2009/0095,476 MOLTEN SALT AS A HEAT TRANSFER FLUID FOR HEATING A SUBSURFACE FORMATION 86 2008
2009/0095,477 HEATING SYSTEMS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 92 2008
2009/0095,478 VARYING PROPERTIES OF IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION BASED ON ASSESSED VISCOSITIES 105 2008
2009/0095,479 PRODUCTION FROM MULTIPLE ZONES OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION 105 2008
2009/0126,929 TREATING NAHCOLITE CONTAINING FORMATIONS AND SALINE ZONES 101 2008
2009/0189,617 CONTINUOUS SUBSURFACE HEATER TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT 105 2008
2009/0194,269 THREE-PHASE HEATERS WITH COMMON OVERBURDEN SECTIONS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 102 2008
2009/0194,333 RANGING METHODS FOR DEVELOPING WELLBORES IN SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 100 2008
2009/0200,023 HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS BY OXIDIZING FUEL ON A FUEL CARRIER 103 2008
2009/0200,854 SOLUTION MINING AND IN SITU TREATMENT OF NAHCOLITE BEDS 101 2008
 
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4,429,745 Oil recovery method 204 1982
4,698,149 Enhanced recovery of hydrocarbonaceous fluids oil shale 194 1983
4,598,772 Method for operating a production well in an oxygen driven in-situ combustion oil recovery process 193 1983
4,598,770 Thermal recovery method for viscous oil 298 1984
4,669,542 Simultaneous recovery of crude from multiple zones in a reservoir 268 1984
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5,059,303 Oil stabilization 204 1989
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5,388,641 Method for reducing the inert gas fraction in methane-containing gaseous mixtures obtained from underground formations 270 1993
5,388,642 Coalbed methane recovery using membrane separation of oxygen from air 270 1993
5,388,643 Coalbed methane recovery using pressure swing adsorption separation 267 1993
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5,439,054 Method for treating a mixture of gaseous fluids within a solid carbonaceous subterranean formation 276 1994
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4,551,226 Heat exchanger antifoulant 81 1982
4,460,044 Advancing heated annulus steam drive 196 1982
4,696,345 Hasdrive with multiple offset producers 155 1986
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BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM (10)
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Texaco Inc. (10)
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4,310,440 Crystalline metallophosphate compositions 458 1980
4,440,871 Crystalline silicoaluminophosphates 744 1982
4,500,651 Titanium-containing molecular sieves 176 1983
4,686,029 Dewaxing catalysts and processes employing titanoaluminosilicate molecular sieves 83 1985
5,802,870 Sorption cooling process and system 85 1997
 
ATLANTIC RICHFIELD COMPANY (4)
4,399,866 Method for controlling the flow of subterranean water into a selected zone in a permeable subterranean carbonaceous deposit 209 1981
4,489,782 Viscous oil production using electrical current heating and lateral drain holes 296 1983
4,597,444 Method for excavating a large diameter shaft into the earth and at least partially through an oil-bearing formation 194 1984
4,640,353 Electrode well and method of completion 212 1986
 
CHEVRON RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANY (4)
5,054,551 In-situ heated annulus refining process 205 1990
5,085,276 Production of oil from low permeability formations by sequential steam fracturing 212 1990
5,145,003 Method for in-situ heated annulus refining process 221 1991
5,305,829 Oil production from diatomite formations by fracture steamdrive 210 1992
 
Exxon Research and Engineering Company (4)
4,458,757 In situ shale-oil recovery process 260 1983
5,275,726 Spiral wound element for separation 92 1992
5,935,421 Continuous in-situ combination process for upgrading heavy oil 225 1996
6,110,358 Process for manufacturing improved process oils using extraction of hydrotreated distillates 190 1999
 
WORLD ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. (4)
4,199,024 Multistage gas generator 151 1979
4,597,441 Recovery of oil by in situ hydrogenation 308 1984
6,016,867 Upgrading and recovery of heavy crude oils and natural bitumens by in situ hydrovisbreaking 308 1998
6,016,868 Production of synthetic crude oil from heavy hydrocarbons recovered by in situ hydrovisbreaking 313 1998
 
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. (3)
4,683,947 Process and apparatus for monitoring and controlling the flammability of gas from an in-situ combustion oil recovery project 73 1985
4,734,115 Low pressure process for C.sub.3.sup.+ liquids recovery from process product gas 196 1986
5,284,878 Liquid phase methanol process with co-rich recycle 146 1993
 
Cities Service Company (3)
4,412,585 Electrothermal process for recovering hydrocarbons 278 1982
4,415,034 Electrode well completion 110 1982
4,501,445 Method of in-situ hydrogenation of carbonaceous material 277 1983
 
ENERGY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF (3)
4,385,661 Downhole steam generator with improved preheating, combustion and protection features 169 1981
2008/0035,348 Temperature limited heaters using phase transformation of ferromagnetic material 60 2007
2009/0078,461 DRILLING SUBSURFACE WELLBORES WITH CUTTING STRUCTURES 88 2008
 
NOVELIS INC. (3)
2002/0084,056 Aluminium alloy strips with high surface homogeneity and method for making same 2001
2002/0084,056 Aluminium alloy strips with high surface homogeneity and method for making same 2001
2002/0084,056 Aluminium alloy strips with high surface homogeneity and method for making same 2001
 
UENTECH CORPORATION (3)
4,821,798 Heating system for rathole oil well 147 1987
5,099,918 Power sources for downhole electrical heating 282 1991
5,621,844 Electrical heating of mineral well deposits using downhole impedance transformation networks 325 1995
 
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (3)
4,324,292 Process for recovering products from oil shale 269 1980
4,396,062 Apparatus and method for time-domain tracking of high-speed chemical reactions 313 1980
4,409,090 Process for recovering products from tar sand 282 1982
 
ALBERTA INNOVATES - TECHNOLOGY FUTURES (2)
6,257,334 Steam-assisted gravity drainage heavy oil recovery process 127 1999
6,412,559 Process for recovering methane and/or sequestering fluids 273 2000
 
BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED (2)
5,173,213 Corrosion and anti-foulant composition and method of use 84 1991
5,782,301 Oil well heater cable 120 1996
 
CANADIAN OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM LTD. (2)
4,983,319 Preparation of low-viscosity improved stable crude oil transport emulsions 281 1988
5,340,467 Process for recovery of hydrocarbons and rejection of sand 314 1991
 
EOR INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
4,524,827 Single well stimulation for the recovery of liquid hydrocarbons from subsurface formations 310 1983
5,751,895 Selective excitation of heating electrodes for oil wells 263 1996
 
EXXON PRODUCTION RESEARCH COMPANY (2)
4,390,067 Method of treating reservoirs containing very viscous crude oil or bitumen 378 1981
4,483,398 In-situ retorting of oil shale 109 1983
 
EXXONMOBIL UPSTREAM RESEARCH COMPANY (2)
5,339,897 Recovery and upgrading of hydrocarbon utilizing in situ combustion and horizontal wells 327 1992
6,918,444 Method for production of hydrocarbons from organic-rich rock 115 2001
 
HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC. (2)
5,676,212 Downhole electrode for well guidance system 158 1996
6,951,250 Sealant compositions and methods of using the same to isolate a subterranean zone from a disposal well 69 2003
 
IIT Research Institute (2)
RE30738 Apparatus and method for in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations 318 1980
4,498,535 Apparatus and method for in situ controlled heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous formations with a controlled parameter line 264 1982
 
MCDERMOTT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5,760,307 EMAT probe and technique for weld inspection 195 1995
6,155,117 Edge detection and seam tracking with EMATs 190 1999
 
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (2)
5,032,042 Method and apparatus for eliminating non-naturally occurring subsurface, liquid toxic contaminants from soil 80 1990
5,984,578 Apparatus and method for in situ removal of contaminants using sonic energy 60 1997
 
Occidental Oil Shale, Inc. (2)
4,437,519 Reduction of shale oil pour point 189 1981
4,605,489 Upgrading shale oil by a combination process 202 1985
 
Phillips Petroleum Company (2)
4,931,171 Pyrolysis of carbonaceous materials 122 1982
4,885,080 Process for demetallizing and desulfurizing heavy crude oil 205 1988
 
PRATS, MICHAEL (2)
5,984,010 Hydrocarbon recovery systems and methods 269 1997
6,173,775 Systems and methods for hydrocarbon recovery 269 1999
 
PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
4,716,960 Method and system for introducing electric current into a well 323 1986
5,207,273 Method and apparatus for pumping wells 295 1990
 
REG SYNTHETIC FUELS, LLC (2)
6,172,124 Process for converting gas to liquids 274 1997
6,085,512 Synthesis gas production system and method 277 1999
 
THOMPSON, GREG H. (2)
4,250,230 Generating electricity from coal in situ 299 1979
4,463,807 Minimizing subsidence effects during production of coal in situ 142 1983
 
ADVANCED ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS LTD. (1)
6,102,137 Apparatus and method for forming ducts and passageways 165 1998
 
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,150,118 Interchangeable coded key pad assemblies alternately attachable to a user definable keyboard to enable programmable keyboard functions 143 1990
 
AGUATIERRA ASSOCIATES INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION (1)
5,826,653 Phased array approach to retrieve gases, liquids, or solids from subaqueous geologic or man-made formations 57 1996
 
ALBERTA INNOVATES - ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT SOLUTIONS (1)
5,456,315 Horizontal well gravity drainage combustion process for oil recovery 212 1994
 
ALBERTA RESEARCH COUNCIL INC. (1)
4,228,854 Enhanced oil recovery using electrical means 274 1979
 
American Soda, LLP (1)
6,609,761 Sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate production from nahcolitic oil shale 64 2000
 
Aminoil, USA, Inc. (1)
4,277,416 Process for producing methanol 275 1977
 
ARCHON TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (1)
5,626,191 Oilfield in-situ combustion process 110 1995
 
Ashland Oil, Inc. (1)
4,384,948 Single unit RCC 121 1981
 
BETZ LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
4,840,720 Process for minimizing fouling of processing equipment 80 1988
 
BETZDEARBORN INC. (1)
5,282,957 Methods for inhibiting polymerization of hydrocarbons utilizing a hydroxyalkylhydroxylamine 81 1992
 
BHP MINERALS INTERNATIONAL (1)
5,968,349 Extraction of bitumen from bitumen froth and biotreatment of bitumen froth tailings generated from tar sands 322 1998
 
Carbotek, Inc. (1)
4,694,907 Thermally-enhanced oil recovery method and apparatus 310 1986
 
Carmel Energy, Inc. (1)
4,327,805 Method for producing viscous hydrocarbons 48 1979
 
Chambers Development Co., Inc. (1)
5,295,763 Method for controlling gas migration from a landfill 193 1992
 
CLEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,389,814 Hydrocarbon combustion power generation system with CO2 sequestration 201 2000
 
Concept R.K.K. Limited (1)
4,860,544 Closed cryogenic barrier for containment of hazardous material migration in the earth 306 1988
 
Concept RKK, Limited (1)
4,974,425 Closed cryogenic barrier for containment of hazardous material migration in the earth 304 1989
 
CONOCO INC. (1)
4,418,752 Thermal oil recovery with solvent recirculation 192 1982
 
CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY (1)
5,402,847 Coal bed methane recovery 151 1994
 
COOPER CAMERON CORPORATION (1)
4,474,236 Method and apparatus for remote installations of dual tubing strings in a subsea well 105 1983
 
DA QUING PETROLEUM ADMINISTRATION BUREAU (1)
6,439,308 Foam drive method 70 2000
 
DOWELL SCHLUMBERGER INCORPORATED (1)
4,940,095 Deployment/retrieval method and apparatus for well tools used with coiled tubing 130 1989
 
DRESSER INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4,852,648 Well installation in which electrical current is supplied for a source at the wellhead to an electrically responsive device located a substantial distance below the wellhead 84 1987
 
DREXEL UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 19104 A PA. CORP. (1)
4,842,448 Method of removing contaminants from contaminated soil in situ 125 1987
 
DSM N.V. (1)
4,254,297 Process for the conversion of dimethyl ether 85 1979
 
E.R. JOHNSON ASSOCIATES, INC. A CORP. OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (1)
4,428,700 Method for disposing of waste materials 211 1981
 
EARTH TOOL COMPANY, LLC (1)
2002/0112,890 Conduit pulling apparatus and method for use in horizontal drilling 164 2002
 
EDWARDS DEVELOPMENT CORP., A CORP OF NV. (1)
4,912,971 System for recovery of petroleum from petroleum impregnated media 213 1989
 
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (1)
5,491,969 Power plant utilizing compressed air energy storage and saturation 292 1995
 
ELECTRO-PETROLEUM, INC. (1)
4,382,469 Method of in situ gasification 89 1981
 
Electroflood Company (1)
4,199,025 Method and apparatus for tertiary recovery of oil 93 1977
 
Electromagnetic Energy Corporation (1)
5,055,180 Method and apparatus for recovering fractions from hydrocarbon materials, facilitating the removal and cleansing of hydrocarbon fluids, insulating storage vessels, and cleansing storage vessels and pipelines 143 1991
 
Elektra Energie A.G. (1)
4,456,065 Heavy oil recovering 309 1981
 
ENEL (Ente Nazionale per l'Energia Elettrica) & CISE S.p.A. (1)
5,437,506 System for measuring the transfer time of a sound-wave in a gas and thereby calculating the temperature of the gas 266 1993
 
Energy Research Corporation (1)
5,554,453 Carbonate fuel cell system with thermally integrated gasification 295 1995
 
ENGELHARD CORPORATION (1)
4,927,857 Method of methanol production 302 1989
 
Eureka Oil ASA (1)
6,499,536 Method to increase the oil production from an oil reservoir 208 2000
 
EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY (1)
2002/0112,987 Slurry hydroprocessing for heavy oil upgrading using supported slurry catalysts 224 2000
 
FINE PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
4,926,941 Method of producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers 233 1989
 
GEOPETROL EQUIPMENT LTD. (1)
5,985,138 Tar sands extraction process 280 1998
 
GROW INTERNATIONAL CORP. (1)
5,767,584 Method for generating electrical power from fuel cell powered cars parked in a conventional parking lot 193 1995
 
GULF CANADA RESOURCES LIMITED/RESSOURCES GULF CANADA LIMITEE (1)
4,501,326 In-situ recovery of viscous hydrocarbonaceous crude oil 264 1983
 
GULF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, A CORP. OF DE. (1)
4,299,285 Underground gasification of bituminous coal 264 1980
 
HALLIBURTON COMPANY (1)
4,445,574 Continuous borehole formed horizontally through a hydrocarbon producing formation 188 1982
 
Higgins, Jr.; Edwin G. (1)
4,289,354 Borehole mining of solid mineral resources 61 1979
 
ICG, LLC (1)
4,793,656 In-situ coal drying 137 1987
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
6,313,431 Plasma cutter for auxiliary power output of a power source 57 2000
 
INDEPENDENT ENERGY PARTNERS, INC. (1)
6,684,948 Apparatus and method for heating subterranean formations using fuel cells 200 2002
 
Indugas, Inc. (1)
4,913,065 In situ thermal waste disposal system 209 1989
 
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE (1)
5,217,075 Method and device for carrying out interventions in wells where high temperatures prevail 76 1991
 
INTELLERGY CORPORATION (1)
6,187,465 Process and system for converting carbonaceous feedstocks into energy without greenhouse gas emissions 211 1998
 
International Coal Refining Company (1)
4,397,732 Process for coal liquefaction employing selective coal feed 263 1982
 
INTEVEP, S.A. (1)
5,891,829 Process for the downhole upgrading of extra heavy crude oil 55 1997
 
ITT RESEARCH INSTITUTE, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORP. OF IL (1)
4,485,868 Method for recovery of viscous hydrocarbons by electromagnetic heating in situ 130 1982
 
JUDD, DANIEL (1)
4,856,587 Recovery of oil from oil-bearing formation by continually flowing pressurized heated gas through channel alongside matrix 270 1988
 
Justheim Pertroleum Company (1)
4,384,614 Method of retorting oil shale by velocity flow of super-heated air 212 1981
 
KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT, INC. (1)
6,357,526 Field upgrading of heavy oil and bitumen 220 2000
 
KRUPP KOPPERS GMBH (1)
4,994,093 Method of producing methanol synthesis gas 269 1990
 
LITTMANN, WOLFGANG, OSTENMEER 1 STEINHUDE (1)
4,508,170 Method of increasing the yield of hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation 161 1983
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (1)
6,467,543 System and process for secondary hydrocarbon recovery 200 2000
 
LONGYEAR COMPANY (1)
4,823,890 Reverse circulation bit apparatus 147 1988
 
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (1)
6,910,537 Canister, sealing method and composition for sealing a borehole 77 2003
 
M.W. KELLOGG COMPANY, THE (1)
4,407,973 Methanol from coal and natural gas 270 1982
 
MAST AUTOMATION, INC. (1)
5,777,229 Sensor transport system for combination flash butt welder 187 1996
 
Motoren-Werke Mannheim AG (1)
4,378,048 Substoichiometric combustion of low heating value gases using different platinum catalysts 266 1981
 
MUELLER, THOMAS D. (1)
4,572,229 Variable proportioner 69 1984
 
NALCO COMPANY (1)
5,654,261 Permeability modifying composition for use in oil recovery 79 1996
 
NATURAL SODA, INC. (1)
4,815,790 Nahcolite solution mining process 105 1988
 
NENNIGER, JOHN (1)
5,517,593 Control system for well stimulation apparatus with response time temperature rise used in determining heater control temperature setpoint 285 1995
 
Nippondenso Co., Ltd. (1)
4,639,712 Sheathed heater 62 1985
 
NORANDA INC. (1)
5,539,853 Downhole heating system with separate wiring cooling and heating chambers and gas flow therethrough 72 1995
 
NOWSCO WELL SERVICE LTD. (1)
6,015,015 Insulated and/or concentric coiled tubing 327 1997
 
OCCIDENTAL SHALE INC. (1)
4,623,444 Upgrading shale oil by a combination process 202 1985
 
OIL STATES ENERGY SERVICES, L.L.C. (1)
6,516,891 Dual string coil tubing injector assembly 96 2001
 
Oil Trieval Corporation (1)
4,305,463 Oil recovery method and apparatus 286 1970
 
P. H. Jones Hydrogeology, Inc. (1)
4,319,635 Method for enhanced oil recovery by geopressured waterflood 104 1980
 
PARHELION, INC. (1)
5,097,903 Method for recovering intractable petroleum from subterranean formations 213 1991
 
PETROLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. - PETROBRAS (1)
5,182,792 Process of electric pipeline heating utilizing heating elements inserted in pipelines 263 1991
 
PPG Industries Canada Ltd. (1)
4,290,650 Subterranean cavity chimney development for connecting solution mined cavities 47 1979
 
PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4,232,902 Solution mining water soluble salts at high temperatures 48 1979
 
RED OAK PARTNERSHIP, L.P., THE (1)
5,435,666 Methods for isolating a water table and for soil remediation 208 1993
 
Resource Technology Associates (1)
5,008,085 Apparatus for thermal treatment of a hydrocarbon stream 272 1989
 
RESOURCE TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATES, 11728 HIGHWAY 93, BOULDER, CO. 80303 (1)
4,778,586 Viscosity reduction processing at elevated pressure 100 1987
 
RKK, LTD (1)
5,050,386 Method and apparatus for containment of hazardous material migration in the earth 298 1990
 
ROBERT L.MAGNIE AND ASSOCIATES,INC. A CORP OF COLO. (1)
4,183,405 Enhanced recoveries of petroleum and hydrogen from underground reservoirs 286 1978
 
RP INTERNATIONAL PTY LIMITED (1)
4,737,267 Oil shale processing apparatus and method 140 1986
 
RRKT COMPANY (1)
5,255,740 Secondary recovery process 57 1992
 
RWE-DEA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT FUR MINERALOEL UND CHEMIE (1)
4,252,191 Method of recovering petroleum and bitumen from subterranean reservoirs 277 1979
 
S-CAL RESEARCH CORPORATION (1)
4,706,751 Heavy oil recovery process 265 1986
 
Scientific Engineering Instruments, Inc. (1)
5,349,859 Method and apparatus for measuring acoustic wave velocity using impulse response 267 1991
 
Scioto County Regional Water District #1 (1)
6,422,318 Horizontal well system 180 2000
 
SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ B.V. (1)
4,605,680 Conversion of synthesis gas to diesel fuel and gasoline 274 1985
 
Shell Western E&P Inc. (1)
4,702,758 Turbine cooling waxy oil 65 1986
 
Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine (1)
4,513,816 Sealing system for a well bore in which a hot fluid is circulated 263 1984
 
SOLENIS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P. (1)
6,417,268 Method for making hydrophobically associative polymers, methods of use and compositions 77 1999
 
Sperika Enterprises Ltd. (1)
5,854,472 Low-voltage and low flux density heating system 54 1996
 
Steel Ventures, L.L.C. (1)
7,032,809 Seam-welded metal pipe and method of making the same without seam anneal 90 2003
 
STILL-MAN HEATING PRODUCTS, INC. (1)
5,066,852 Thermoplastic end seal for electric heating elements 170 1990
 
Sulcon, Inc. (1)
4,518,548 Method of overlaying sulphur concrete on horizontal and vertical surfaces 185 1983
 
SYNFUEL, A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP OF IN, A CORP. OF IN. (1)
4,401,162 In situ oil shale process 124 1981
 
TARIM ASSOCIATES FOR SCIENTIFIC MINERAL AND OIL EXPLORATION AG (1)
5,868,202 Hydrologic cells for recovery of hydrocarbons or thermal energy from coal, oil-shale, tar-sands and oil-bearing formations 354 1997
 
Terra Tek, Inc. (1)
4,384,613 Method of in-situ retorting of carbonaceous material for recovery of organic liquids and gases 283 1980
 
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (1)
4,848,924 Acoustic pyrometer 280 1987
 
The Badger Company, Inc. (1)
4,193,451 Method for production of organic products from kerogen 275 1977
 
The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma (1)
5,201,219 Method and apparatus for measuring free hydrocarbons and hydrocarbons potential from whole core 251 1990
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
5,525,322 Method for simultaneous recovery of hydrogen from water and from hydrocarbons 324 1994
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Commerce (1)
5,652,389 Non-contact method and apparatus for inspection of inertia welds 208 1996
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,280,046 Sheath heater 59 1979
 
Uentech International Corporation (1)
6,353,706 Optimum oil-well casing heating 214 2000
 
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
4,524,113 Direct use of methanol fuel in a molten carbonate fuel cell 139 1984
 
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
4,776,638 Method and apparatus for conversion of coal in situ 307 1987
 
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING RESEARCH CORPORATION D/B/A WESTERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
6,244,338 System for improving coalbed gas production 148 1999
 
UT-BATTELLE, LLC (1)
7,153,373 Heat and corrosion resistant cast CF8C stainless steel with improved high temperature strength and ductility 112 2002
 
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Westinghouse Electric Corp. (1)
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4,243,101 Coal gasification method 272 1978
4,311,340 Uranium leeching process and insitu mining 55 1978
4,446,917 Method and apparatus for producing viscous or waxy crude oils 151 1979
4,375,302 Process for the in situ recovery of both petroleum and inorganic mineral content of an oil shale deposit 113 1980
4,306,621 Method for in situ coal gasification operations 272 1980
4,287,957 Cooling a drilling tool component with a separate flow stream of reduced-temperature gaseous drilling fluid 27 1980
4,423,311 Electric heating apparatus for de-icing pipes 274 1981
4,444,255 Apparatus and process for the recovery of oil 268 1981
4,344,483 Multiple-site underground magnetic heating of hydrocarbons 278 1981
4,444,258 In situ recovery of oil from oil shale 278 1981
4,442,896 Treatment of underground beds 236 1982
4,479,541 Method and apparatus for recovery of oil, gas and mineral deposits by panel opening 253 1982
4,538,682 Method and apparatus for removing oil well paraffin 149 1983
4,526,615 Cellular heap leach process and apparatus 56 1985
4,762,425 System for temperature profile measurement in large furnances and kilns and method therefor 277 1987
4,883,582 Vis-breaking heavy crude oils for pumpability 95 1988
4,895,206 Pulsed in situ exothermic shock wave and retorting process for hydrocarbon recovery and detoxification of selected wastes 275 1989
4,988,389 Exploitation method for reservoirs containing hydrogen sulphide 96 1989
5,109,928 Method for production of hydrocarbon diluent from heavy crude oil 98 1990
5,247,994 Method of stimulating oil wells 27 1992
5,400,430 Method for injection well stimulation 142 1994
5,458,774 Corrugated spiral membrane module 77 1994
5,624,188 Acoustic thermometer 276 1994
5,503,226 Process for recovering hydrocarbons by thermally assisted gravity segregation 46 1995
5,823,256 Ferrule--type fitting for sealing an electrical conduit in a well head barrier 72 1996
6,112,808 Method and apparatus for subterranean thermal conditioning 262 1997
5,984,582 Method of extracting a hollow unit laid in the ground 166 1997
6,035,949 Methods for installing a well in a subterranean formation 8 1998
5,879,110 Methods for encapsulating buried waste in situ with molten wax 116 1998
6,099,208 Ice composite bodies 77 1998
7,114,880 Process for the excavation of buried waste 96 2004
2005/0269,091 Reducing viscosity of oil for production from a hydrocarbon containing formation 106 2005
2005/0231,022 Apparatus, method and system for single well solution-mining 13 2005
2009/0071,652 IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT FROM MULTIPLE LAYERS OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION 88 2008
2009/0090,509 IN SITU RECOVERY FROM RESIDUALLY HEATED SECTIONS IN A HYDROCARBON CONTAINING FORMATION 92 2008
2009/0095,480 IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION AFTER DRIVE PROCESS TREATMENT 85 2008
2009/0120,646 ELECTRICALLY ISOLATING INSULATED CONDUCTOR HEATER 102 2008
2009/0194,282 IN SITU OXIDATION OF SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 98 2008
2009/0194,286 MULTI-STEP HEATER DEPLOYMENT IN A SUBSURFACE FORMATION 97 2008
2009/0194,287 INDUCTION HEATERS USED TO HEAT SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 99 2008
2009/0194,329 METHODS FOR FORMING WELLBORES IN HEATED FORMATIONS 105 2008
2009/0194,524 METHODS FOR FORMING LONG SUBSURFACE HEATERS 102 2008
2009/0200,022 CRYOGENIC TREATMENT OF GAS 98 2008
2009/0200,025 HIGH TEMPERATURE METHODS FOR FORMING OXIDIZER FUEL 80 2008
2009/0200,031 IRREGULAR SPACING OF HEAT SOURCES FOR TREATING HYDROCARBON CONTAINING FORMATIONS 101 2008
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8,224,165 Temperature limited heater utilizing non-ferromagnetic conductor 20 2006
7,986,869 Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters 51 2006
7,942,197 Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process 53 2006
8,381,806 Joint used for coupling long heaters 6 2007
8,083,813 Methods of producing transportation fuel 33 2007
7,912,358 Alternate energy source usage for in situ heat treatment processes 54 2007
7,845,411 In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system 68 2007
8,791,396 Floating insulated conductors for heating subsurface formations 0 2008
8,662,175 Varying properties of in situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation based on assessed viscosities 1 2008
8,459,359 Treating nahcolite containing formations and saline zones 11 2008
8,381,815 Production from multiple zones of a tar sands formation 14 2008
8,327,681 Wellbore manufacturing processes for in situ heat treatment processes 5 2008
8,042,610 Parallel heater system for subsurface formations 47 2008
7,950,453 Downhole burner systems and methods for heating subsurface formations 60 2008
7,931,086 Heating systems for heating subsurface formations 65 2008
7,849,922 In situ recovery from residually heated sections in a hydrocarbon containing formation 70 2008
8,536,497 Methods for forming long subsurface heaters 0 2008
8,276,661 Heating subsurface formations by oxidizing fuel on a fuel carrier 20 2008
8,272,455 Methods for forming wellbores in heated formations 7 2008
8,240,774 Solution mining and in situ treatment of nahcolite beds 22 2008
8,196,658 Irregular spacing of heat sources for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 29 2008
8,162,059 Induction heaters used to heat subsurface formations 32 2008
8,146,661 Cryogenic treatment of gas 34 2008
8,146,669 Multi-step heater deployment in a subsurface formation 31 2008
8,113,272 Three-phase heaters with common overburden sections for heating subsurface formations 13 2008
8,627,887 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 1 2008
8,752,904 Heated fluid flow in mines and tunnels used in heating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 0 2009
8,177,305 Heater connections in mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 32 2009
8,172,335 Electrical current flow between tunnels for use in heating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 27 2009
8,162,405 Using tunnels for treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 29 2009
8,151,907 Dual motor systems and non-rotating sensors for use in developing wellbores in subsurface formations 32 2009
8,450,540 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 11 2009
8,353,347 Deployment of insulated conductors for treating subsurface formations 5 2009
8,281,861 Circulated heated transfer fluid heating of subsurface hydrocarbon formations 20 2009
8,267,170 Offset barrier wells in subsurface formations 15 2009
8,267,185 Circulated heated transfer fluid systems used to treat a subsurface formation 18 2009
8,261,832 Heating subsurface formations with fluids 24 2009
8,256,512 Movable heaters for treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 11 2009
8,220,539 Controlling hydrogen pressure in self-regulating nuclear reactors used to treat a subsurface formation 29 2009
8,636,323 Mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 0 2009
8,562,078 Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 3 2009
7,942,203 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 62 2010
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