High strength alloys

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8192682
APP PUB NO 20100272595A1
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12767565

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High strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one composition of a metal alloy includes chromium, nickel, copper, manganese, silicon, niobium, tungsten and iron. System, methods, and heaters that include the high strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one heater system may include a canister at least partially made from material containing at least one of the metal alloys. At least one system for heating a subterranean formation may include a tublar that is at least partially made from a material containing at least one of the metal alloys.

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SHELL OIL COMPANYHOUSTON, TX2309

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John, Randy Carl Houston, US 3 465
Kim, Dong Sub Sugar Land, US 42 1971
Maziasz, Phillip James Oak Ridge, US 2 265
Santella, Michael Leonard Knoxville, US 2 265
Schneibel, Joachim Hugo Knoxville, US 2 265
Shingledecker, John Paul Knoxville, US 3 267
Sikka, Vinod Kumar Oak Ridge, US 9 303
Vinegar, Harold J Bellaire, US 330 67810

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6755251 Downhole gas separation method and system 119 2002
7128150 Acid gas disposal method 116 2002
7331385 Methods of treating a subterranean formation to convert organic matter into producible hydrocarbons 124 2004
2007/0246,994 In situ co-development of oil shale with mineral recovery 127 2007
 
COMPUTALOG LIMITED (1)
6192748 Dynamic orienting reference system for directional drilling 236 1998
 
EFFECTIVE EXPLORATION LLC (1)
2004/0035,582 System and method for subterranean access 197 2002
 
NENNIGER, JOHN (1)
5517593 Control system for well stimulation apparatus with response time temperature rise used in determining heater control temperature setpoint 304 1995
 
Indugas, Inc. (3)
4913065 In situ thermal waste disposal system 227 1989
5020596 Enhanced oil recovery system with a radiant tube heater 288 1990
5082055 Gas fired radiant tube heater 308 1991
 
NOVELIS INC. (6)
2002/0084,056 Aluminium alloy strips with high surface homogeneity and method for making same 0 2001
2002/0084,056 Aluminium alloy strips with high surface homogeneity and method for making same 0 2001
2002/0084,056 Aluminium alloy strips with high surface homogeneity and method for making same 0 2001
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2002/0084,056 Aluminium alloy strips with high surface homogeneity and method for making same 0 2001
 
OCCIDENTAL SHALE INC. (1)
4623444 Upgrading shale oil by a combination process 217 1985
 
FRAMO ENGINEERING AS (1)
5285846 Thermal mineral extraction system 292 1992
 
PRATS, MICHAEL (2)
5984010 Hydrocarbon recovery systems and methods 287 1997
6173775 Systems and methods for hydrocarbon recovery 285 1999
 
The BOC Group, Inc. (1)
5332036 Method of recovery of natural gases from underground coal formations 181 1992
 
DRESSER INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4852648 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 90 1987
 
DCNS SA (1)
5861137 Steam reformer with internal hydrogen purification 500 1996
 
CRI International, Inc. (1)
5688736 Method of presulfurizing a hydrotreating, hydrocracking or tail gas treating catalyst 133 1995
 
GULF OIL CORPORATION, PITTSBURGH (1)
4637464 In situ retorting of oil shale with pulsed water purge 312 1984
 
ENGELHARD CORPORATION (1)
4927857 Method of methanol production 319 1989
 
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
4734115 Low pressure process for C.sub.3.sup.+ liquids recovery from process product gas 211 1986
 
Kai Technologies, Inc. (1)
5152341 Electromagnetic method and apparatus for the decontamination of hazardous material-containing volumes 154 1991
 
SHELL OIL COMPANY (332)
4359687 Method and apparatus for determining shaliness and oil saturations in earth formations using induced polarization in the frequency domain 293 1980
4398151 Method for correcting an electrical log for the presence of shale in a formation 282 1982
4583046 Apparatus for focused electrode induced polarization logging 284 1983
4499209 Process for the preparation of a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst and preparation of hydrocarbons from syngas 234 1983
4540882 Method of determining drilling fluid invasion 295 1983
4542648 Method of correlating a core sample with its original position in a borehole 298 1983
4571491 Method of imaging the atomic number of a sample 312 1983
4583242 Apparatus for positioning a sample in a computerized axial tomographic scanner 286 1983
4613754 Tomographic calibration apparatus 304 1983
4635197 High resolution tomographic imaging method 280 1983
4644283 In-situ method for determining pore size distribution, capillary pressure and permeability 294 1984
4570715 Formation-tailored method and apparatus for uniformly heating long subterranean intervals at high temperature 355 1984
4663711 Method of analyzing fluid saturation using computerized axial tomography 280 1984
4572299 Heater cable installation 323 1984
4585066 Well treating process for installing a cable bundle containing strands of changing diameter 295 1984
4704514 Heating rate variant elongated electrical resistance heater 350 1985
4671102 Method and apparatus for determining distribution of fluids 306 1985
4626665 Metal oversheathed electrical resistance heater 335 1985
4719423 NMR imaging of materials for transport properties 309 1985
4728892 NMR imaging of materials 340 1985
4640352 In-situ steam drive oil recovery process 337 1985
4730162 Time-domain induced polarization logging method and apparatus with gated amplification level 279 1985
4658215 Method for induced polarization logging 283 1986
4616705 Mini-well temperature profiling process 302 1986
4769602 Determining multiphase saturations by NMR imaging of multiple nuclides 304 1986
4769606 Induced polarization method and apparatus for distinguishing dispersed and laminated clay in earth formations 285 1986
4743854 In-situ induced polarization method for determining formation permeability 280 1986
4827761 Sample holder 300 1987
4856341 Apparatus for analysis of failure of material 287 1987
5306640 Method for determining preselected properties of a crude oil 286 1987
4886118 Conductively heating a subterranean oil shale to create permeability and subsequently produce oil 405 1988
4866983 Analytical methods and apparatus for measuring the oil content of sponge core 283 1988
4893504 Method for determining capillary pressure and relative permeability by imaging 209 1988
4884455 Method for analysis of failure of material employing imaging 285 1989
4987368 Nuclear magnetism logging tool using high-temperature superconducting squid detectors 308 1989
5046559 Method and apparatus for producing hydrocarbon bearing deposits in formations having shale layers 343 1990
5060726 Method and apparatus for producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers having little or no vertical communication 307 1990
5060287 Heater utilizing copper-nickel alloy core 340 1990
5065818 Subterranean heaters 333 1991
5103909 Profile control in enhanced oil recovery 126 1991
5189283 Current to power crossover heater control 302 1991
5168927 Method utilizing spot tracer injection and production induced transport for measurement of residual oil saturation 285 1991
5226961 High temperature wellbore cement slurry 318 1992
5255742 Heat injection process 365 1992
5297626 Oil recovery process 342 1992
5236039 Balanced-line RF electrode system for use in RF ground heating to recover oil from oil shale 383 1992
5366012 Method of completing an uncased section of a borehole 562 1993
5391291 Hydrogenation catalyst and process 296 1993
5468372 Process of hydrotreating and/or hydrocracking hydrocarbon streams or tail gas treating sulfur-containing gas streams 130 1993
5392854 Oil recovery process 336 1993
5404952 Heat injection process and apparatus 319 1993
5411089 Heat injection process 315 1993
5433271 Heat injection process 304 1993
5409071 Method to cement a wellbore 293 1994
5497087 NMR logging of natural gas reservoirs 321 1994
5498960 NMR logging of natural gas in reservoirs 337 1994
5541517 Method for drilling a borehole from one cased borehole to another cased borehole 304 1995
5862858 Flameless combustor 341 1996
5899269 Flameless combustor 342 1996
5744025 Process for hydrotreating metal-contaminated hydrocarbonaceous feedstock 122 1997
6056057 Heater well method and apparatus 360 1997
6079499 Heater well method and apparatus 352 1997
6094048 NMR logging of natural gas reservoirs 287 1997
6023554 Electrical heater 349 1998
6102122 Control of heat injection based on temperature and in-situ stress measurement 314 1998
6019172 Flameless combustor 327 1999
6218333 Preparation of a hydrotreating catalyst 129 1999
6540018 Method and apparatus for heating a wellbore 180 1999
6290841 Hydrotreating process using sulfur activated non-calcined catalyst 127 2000
6679332 Petroleum well having downhole sensors, communication and power 220 2001
6715550 Controllable gas-lift well and valve 167 2001
6981553 Controlled downhole chemical injection 159 2001
7147059 Use of downhole high pressure gas in a gas-lift well and associated methods 162 2001
7170424 Oil well casting electrical power pick-off points 156 2001
7259688 Wireless reservoir production control 113 2001
6581684 In Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce sulfur containing formation fluids 291 2001
6588503 In Situ thermal processing of a coal formation to control product composition 242 2001
6588504 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce nitrogen and/or sulfur containing formation fluids 248 2001
6591906 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected oxygen content 273 2001
6591907 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 240 2001
6688387 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a hydrocarbon condensate 275 2001
6698515 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a relatively slow heating rate 238 2001
6702016 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with heat sources located at an edge of a formation layer 253 2001
6708758 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 240 2001
6712135 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation in reducing environment 235 2001
6712136 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a selected production well spacing 301 2001
6712137 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to pyrolyze a selected percentage of hydrocarbon material 234 2001
6715546 In situ production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation through a heat source wellbore 266 2001
6715547 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to form a substantially uniform, high permeability formation 239 2001
6715549 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected atomic oxygen to carbon ratio 195 2001
6719047 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a hydrogen-rich environment 248 2001
6722429 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 264 2001
6722430 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected oxygen content and/or selected O/C ratio 235 2001
6722431 In situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively permeable formation 265 2001
6725920 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to convert a selected amount of total organic carbon into hydrocarbon products 241 2001
6725921 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation by controlling a pressure of the formation 160 2001
6725928 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a distributed combustor 235 2001
6729395 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 250 2001
6729396 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 233 2001
6729397 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 239 2001
6729401 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation and ammonia production 239 2001
6732794 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 240 2001
6732795 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to pyrolyze a selected percentage of hydrocarbon material 199 2001
6732796 In situ production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation, the synthesis gas having a selected H2 to CO ratio 263 2001
6736215 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation, in situ production of synthesis gas, and carbon dioxide sequestration 245 2001
6739393 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation and tuning production 234 2001
6739394 Production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation 242 2001
6742587 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to form a substantially uniform, relatively high permeable formation 234 2001
6742588 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce formation fluids having a relatively low olefin content 273 2001
6742589 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 233 2001
6742593 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using heat transfer from a heat transfer fluid to heat the formation 241 2001
6745831 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation by controlling a pressure of the formation 266 2001
6745832 Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to control product composition 228 2001
6745837 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a controlled heating rate 249 2001
6749021 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a controlled heating rate 237 2001
6752210 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using heat sources positioned within open wellbores 263 2001
6758268 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a relatively slow heating rate 239 2001
6761216 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 235 2001
6763886 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 217 2001
6769483 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor in conduit heat sources 250 2001
6769485 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation through a heat source wellbore 238 2001
6789625 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using exposed metal heat sources 239 2001
6805195 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 227 2001
6820688 In situ thermal processing of coal formation with a selected hydrogen content and/or selected H/C ratio 217 2001
6866097 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to increase a permeability/porosity of the formation 200 2001
6871707 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 194 2001
6877554 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using pressure and/or temperature control 192 2001
6880635 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation, the synthesis gas having a selected H2 to CO ratio 198 2001
6889769 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected moisture content 187 2001
6896053 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 218 2001
6902003 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation having a selected total organic carbon content 178 2001
6902004 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a movable heating element 192 2001
6910536 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 180 2001
6913078 In Situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively impermeable formation 204 2001
6948563 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen content 182 2001
6953087 Thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a permeability of the formation 215 2001
6959761 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 178 2001
6966372 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce oxygen containing formation fluids 183 2001
6973967 Situ thermal processing of a coal formation using pressure and/or temperature control 177 2001
6994160 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 210 2001
6994168 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen to carbon ratio 175 2001
6997255 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a reducing environment 175 2001
7036583 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a porosity of the formation 203 2001
7086468 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using heat sources positioned within open wellbores 192 2001
7096941 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with heat sources located at an edge of a coal layer 171 2001
7096953 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a movable heating element 221 2001
2002/0027,001 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce a selected gas mixture 224 2001
2002/0033,253 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using insulated conductor heat sources 236 2001
2002/0036,089 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using distributed combustor heat sources 231 2001
2002/0038,069 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce a mixture of olefins, oxygenated hydrocarbons, and aromatic hydrocarbons 222 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 237 2001
2002/0040,780 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a selected mixture 234 2001
2002/0053,431 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a selected ratio of components in a gas 233 2001
2002/0076,212 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation producing a mixture with oxygenated hydrocarbons 234 2001
2003/0085,034 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce pyrolsis products 224 2001
6759364 Arsenic removal catalyst and method for making same 90 2001
6821501 Integrated flameless distributed combustion/steam reforming membrane reactor for hydrogen production and use thereof in zero emissions hybrid power system 132 2002
6782947 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation to increase permeability of the formation 299 2002
6877555 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation while inhibiting coking 230 2002
6880633 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a desired product 248 2002
6915850 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation having permeable and impermeable sections 200 2002
6918442 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation in a reducing environment 199 2002
6918443 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 210 2002
6923257 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a condensate 221 2002
6929067 Heat sources with conductive material for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 221 2002
6948562 Production of a blending agent using an in situ thermal process in a relatively permeable formation 223 2002
6951247 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using horizontal heat sources 238 2002
6964300 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with backproduction through a heater wellbore 229 2002
6966374 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation using gas to increase mobility 188 2002
6981548 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation 189 2002
6991032 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 213 2002
6994169 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation with a selected property 201 2002
6997518 In situ thermal processing and solution mining of an oil shale formation 221 2002
7004247 Conductor-in-conduit heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 231 2002
7004251 In situ thermal processing and remediation of an oil shale formation 235 2002
7032660 In situ thermal processing and inhibiting migration of fluids into or out of an in situ oil shale formation 216 2002
7040397 Thermal processing of an oil shale formation to increase permeability of the formation 207 2002
7040398 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation in a reducing environment 178 2002
7040399 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a controlled heating rate 205 2002
7040400 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation using an open wellbore 235 2002
7051807 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with quality control 149 2002
7055600 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with controlled production rate 218 2002
7096942 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation while controlling pressure 250 2002
2003/0079,877 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation in a reducing environment 255 2002
2003/0146,002 Removable heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 251 2002
6932155 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation via backproducing through a heater well 246 2002
6969123 Upgrading and mining of coal 252 2002
6991045 Forming openings in a hydrocarbon containing formation using magnetic tracking 193 2002
7011154 In situ recovery from a kerogen and liquid hydrocarbon containing formation 254 2002
7051808 Seismic monitoring of in situ conversion in a hydrocarbon containing formation 129 2002
7063145 Methods and systems for heating a hydrocarbon containing formation in situ with an opening contacting the earth's surface at two locations 218 2002
7066254 In situ thermal processing of a tar sands formation 255 2002
7066257 In situ recovery from lean and rich zones in a hydrocarbon containing formation 187 2002
7077198 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers 245 2002
7077199 In situ thermal processing of an oil reservoir formation 248 2002
7086465 In situ production of a blending agent from a hydrocarbon containing formation 192 2002
7090013 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce heated fluids 232 2002
7100994 Producing hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon containing materials when treating a hydrocarbon containing formation 222 2002
7104319 In situ thermal processing of a heavy oil diatomite formation 238 2002
7114566 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 231 2002
7128153 Treatment of a hydrocarbon containing formation after heating 191 2002
7156176 Installation and use of removable heaters in a hydrocarbon containing formation 186 2002
7165615 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor-in-conduit heat sources with an electrically conductive material in the overburden 215 2002
2003/0196,789 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation and upgrading of produced fluids prior to further treatment 274 2002
2003/0201,098 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using one or more simulations 265 2002
7055602 Method and composition for enhanced hydrocarbons recovery 113 2003
6923258 In situ thermal processsing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 206 2003
6958704 Permanent downhole, wireless, two-way telemetry backbone using redundant repeaters 212 2003
7073578 Staged and/or patterned heating during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 245 2003
7121341 Conductor-in-conduit temperature limited heaters 191 2003
7219734 Inhibiting wellbore deformation during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 206 2003
2004/0140,096 Insulated conductor temperature limited heaters 196 2003
2004/0144,540 High voltage temperature limited heaters 174 2003
2004/0144,541 Forming wellbores using acoustic methods 127 2003
2004/0146,288 Temperature limited heaters for heating subsurface formations or wellbores 204 2003
2005/0006,097 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 197 2003
7121342 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 287 2004
2005/0133,405 Systems and methods of producing a crude product 82 2004
2005/0133,414 Systems, methods, and catalysts for producing a crude product 94 2004
7320364 Inhibiting reflux in a heated well of an in situ conversion system 135 2005
7370704 Triaxial temperature limited heater 145 2005
7424915 Vacuum pumping of conductor-in-conduit heaters 143 2005
7490665 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 139 2005
7510000 Reducing viscosity of oil for production from a hydrocarbon containing formation 145 2005
2005/0269,093 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 116 2005
2005/0269,313 Temperature limited heaters with high power factors 175 2005
2006/0005,968 Temperature limited heaters with relatively constant current 105 2005
2006/0289,536 Subsurface electrical heaters using nitride insulation 173 2005
2006/0178,546 Method and apparatus for making a middle distillate product and lower olefins from a hydrocarbon feedstock 82 2006
2006/0191,820 Hydrocarbon cracking process for converting gas oil preferentially to middle distillate and lower olefins 79 2006
7225866 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 206 2006
2006/0231,465 Systems, methods, and catalysts for producing a crude product 104 2006
7435037 Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes 155 2006
7500528 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing 144 2006
7527094 Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process 161 2006
7546873 Low temperature barriers for use with in situ processes 121 2006
7575052 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 134 2006
7575053 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers 132 2006
7831133 Insulated conductor temperature limited heater for subsurface heating coupled in a three-phase WYE configuration 102 2006
7831134 Grouped exposed metal heaters 95 2006
7860377 Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters 117 2006
7986869 Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters 77 2006
8027571 In situ conversion process systems utilizing wellbores in at least two regions of a formation 75 2006
2007/0045,266 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 145 2006
2007/0045,267 Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters 185 2006
2007/0045,268 Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters 173 2006
2007/0108,200 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing 148 2006
2007/0108,201 Insulated conductor temperature limited heater for subsurface heating coupled in a three-phase wye configuration 151 2006
2007/0119,098 Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process 159 2006
2007/0133,959 Grouped exposed metal heaters 129 2006
2007/0133,960 In situ conversion process systems utilizing wellbores in at least two regions of a formation 152 2006
2007/0137,856 Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process 112 2006
2007/0137,857 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers 112 2006
2007/0144,732 Low temperature barriers for use with in situ processes 146 2006
2008/0217,321 Temperature limited heater utilizing non-ferromagnetic conductor 158 2006
2006/0289,340 METHODS FOR PRODUCING A TOTAL PRODUCT IN THE PRESENCE OF SULFUR 106 2006
2007/0000,810 METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CRUDE PRODUCT WITH REDUCED TAN 121 2006
7549470 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 198 2006
7556095 Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent 186 2006
7556096 Varying heating in dawsonite zones in hydrocarbon containing formations 175 2006
7559367 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 166 2006
7559368 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 168 2006
7562706 Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from tar sands formations 164 2006
7581589 Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid 158 2006
7584789 Methods of cracking a crude product to produce additional crude products 165 2006
7591310 Methods of hydrotreating a liquid stream to remove clogging compounds 156 2006
7635025 Cogeneration systems and processes for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 143 2006
2007/0095,536 Cogeneration systems and processes for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 142 2006
2007/0095,537 Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent 153 2006
2007/0125,533 Methods of hydrotreating a liquid stream to remove clogging compounds 97 2006
2007/0127,897 Subsurface heaters with low sulfidation rates 186 2006
2007/0131,415 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 146 2006
2007/0131,419 Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid 93 2006
2007/0131,420 Methods of cracking a crude product to produce additional crude products 92 2006
2007/0131,428 Methods of filtering a liquid stream produced from an in situ heat treatment process 176 2006
2007/0221,377 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 105 2006
2008/0017,370 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 71 2006
7461691 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 194 2007
7533719 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 169 2007
7604052 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 163 2007
7610962 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment 135 2007
7631689 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 148 2007
7635023 Time sequenced heating of multiple layers in a hydrocarbon containing formation 188 2007
7683296 Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters 110 2007
7793722 Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing 93 2007
7866385 Power systems utilizing the heat of produced formation fluid 99 2007
2007/0284,108 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 87 2007
2007/0289,733 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 76 2007
2008/0017,380 Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing 124 2007
2008/0035,347 Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters 113 2007
2008/0173,442 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 137 2007
2008/0173,444 Alternate energy source usage for in situ heat treatment processes 151 2007
2008/0173,449 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment 86 2007
7798221 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 124 2007
2009/0101,346 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 132 2007
7735935 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation containing carbonate minerals 119 2007
7540324 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 175 2007
7562707 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process 176 2007
7631690 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence 156 2007
7635024 Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures 146 2007
7841401 Gas injection to inhibit migration during an in situ heat treatment process 96 2007
7845411 In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system 117 2007
2008/0185,147 Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 135 2007
2008/0217,003 Gas injection to inhibit migration during an in situ heat treatment process 146 2007
2008/0217,004 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 98 2007
2008/0217,015 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence 102 2007
2008/0217,016 Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations 157 2007
2008/0236,831 Condensing vaporized water in situ to treat tar sands formations 148 2007
2008/0283,246 Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures 91 2007
2009/0014,180 Moving hydrocarbons through portions of tar sands formations with a fluid 154 2007
2009/0014,181 Creating and maintaining a gas cap in tar sands formations 161 2007
7798220 In situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation after drive process treatment 104 2008
7832484 Molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for heating a subsurface formation 101 2008
7841408 In situ heat treatment from multiple layers of a tar sands formation 109 2008
7841425 Drilling subsurface wellbores with cutting structures 103 2008
7849922 In situ recovery from residually heated sections in a hydrocarbon containing formation 107 2008
7931086 Heating systems for heating subsurface formations 94 2008
8042610 Parallel heater system for subsurface formations 73 2008
2009/0084,547 DOWNHOLE BURNER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 105 2008
2009/0090,158 WELLBORE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT PROCESSES 130 2008
2009/0095,476 MOLTEN SALT AS A HEAT TRANSFER FLUID FOR HEATING A SUBSURFACE FORMATION 103 2008
2009/0095,477 HEATING SYSTEMS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 106 2008
2009/0095,478 VARYING PROPERTIES OF IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION BASED ON ASSESSED VISCOSITIES 133 2008
2009/0095,479 PRODUCTION FROM MULTIPLE ZONES OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION 136 2008
2009/0126,929 TREATING NAHCOLITE CONTAINING FORMATIONS AND SALINE ZONES 131 2008
7866386 In situ oxidation of subsurface formations 109 2008
7866388 High temperature methods for forming oxidizer fuel 94 2008
2009/0189,617 CONTINUOUS SUBSURFACE HEATER TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT 140 2008
2009/0194,269 THREE-PHASE HEATERS WITH COMMON OVERBURDEN SECTIONS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 124 2008
2009/0194,333 RANGING METHODS FOR DEVELOPING WELLBORES IN SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 128 2008
2009/0200,023 HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS BY OXIDIZING FUEL ON A FUEL CARRIER 139 2008
2009/0200,854 SOLUTION MINING AND IN SITU TREATMENT OF NAHCOLITE BEDS 126 2008
 
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9022118 Double insulated heaters for treating subsurface formations 1 2009
8881806 Systems and methods for treating a subsurface formation with electrical conductors 9 2009
8636323 Mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 22 2009
8562078 Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 20 2009
8448707 Non-conducting heater casings 1 2010
8434555 Irregular pattern treatment of a subsurface formation 34 2010
8327932 Recovering energy from a subsurface formation 42 2010
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8608249 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 9 2010
9466896 Parallelogram coupling joint for coupling insulated conductors 0 2010
8816203 Compacted coupling joint for coupling insulated conductors 2 2010
8356935 Methods for assessing a temperature in a subsurface formation 28 2010
8967259 Helical winding of insulated conductor heaters for installation 0 2011
8939207 Insulated conductor heaters with semiconductor layers 3 2011
8875788 Low temperature inductive heating of subsurface formations 0 2011
8833453 Electrodes for electrical current flow heating of subsurface formations with tapered copper thickness 0 2011
8820406 Electrodes for electrical current flow heating of subsurface formations with conductive material in wellbore 0 2011
8502120 Insulating blocks and methods for installation in insulated conductor heaters 17 2011
8485256 Variable thickness insulated conductors 17 2011
8579031 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 0 2011
8943686 Compaction of electrical insulation for joining insulated conductors 8 2011
8857051 System and method for coupling lead-in conductor to insulated conductor 1 2011
8732946 Mechanical compaction of insulator for insulated conductor splices 2 2011
8586866 Hydroformed splice for insulated conductors 2 2011
8586867 End termination for three-phase insulated conductors 1 2011
9016370 Partial solution mining of hydrocarbon containing layers prior to in situ heat treatment 0 2012
8555971 Treating tar sands formations with dolomite 19 2012
9309755 Thermal expansion accommodation for circulated fluid systems used to heat subsurface formations 0 2012
9226341 Forming insulated conductors using a final reduction step after heat treating 0 2012
9080409 Integral splice for insulated conductors 0 2012
9080917 System and methods for using dielectric properties of an insulated conductor in a subsurface formation to assess properties of the insulated conductor 0 2012
8857506 Alternate energy source usage methods for in situ heat treatment processes 4 2013
8859942 Insulating blocks and methods for installation in insulated conductor heaters 0 2013
9337550 End termination for three-phase insulated conductors 0 2013
9528322 Dual motor systems and non-rotating sensors for use in developing wellbores in subsurface formations 0 2014
9755415 End termination for three-phase insulated conductors 0 2016
 
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9534281 Turbocharger turbine housings formed from the stainless steel alloys, and methods for manufacturing the same 0 2014
 
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