US Patent No: 8,192,682

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High strength alloys

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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, TX2287

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John, Randy Carl Houston, US 3 439
Kim, Dong Sub Sugar Land, US 41 1825
Maziasz, Phillip James Oak Ridge, US 2 248
Santella, Michael Leonard Knoxville, US 2 248
Schneibel, Joachim Hugo Knoxville, US 2 248
Shingledecker, John Paul Knoxville, US 3 250
Sikka, Vinod Kumar Oak Ridge, US 9 278
Vinegar, Harold J Bellaire, US 330 65625

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6,016,868 Production of synthetic crude oil from heavy hydrocarbons recovered by in situ hydrovisbreaking 332 1998
6,328,104 Upgrading and recovery of heavy crude oils and natural bitumens by in situ hydrovisbreaking 330 2000
 
ALBERTA INNOVATES - ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT SOLUTIONS (1)
5,456,315 Horizontal well gravity drainage combustion process for oil recovery 228 1994
 
EXXON PRODUCTION RESEARCH COMPANY (1)
4,390,067 Method of treating reservoirs containing very viscous crude oil or bitumen 395 1981
 
Resource Technology Associates (1)
5,008,085 Apparatus for thermal treatment of a hydrocarbon stream 287 1989
 
GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (1)
5,759,022 Method and system for reducing NO.sub.x and fuel emissions in a furnace 140 1995
 
Institut Francais du Petrole (1)
5,363,094 Stationary system for the active and/or passive monitoring of an underground deposit 227 1992
 
Sulcon, Inc. (1)
4,518,548 Method of overlaying sulphur concrete on horizontal and vertical surfaces 199 1983
 
E.R. JOHNSON ASSOCIATES, INC. A CORP. OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (1)
4,428,700 Method for disposing of waste materials 227 1981
 
HALLIBURTON COMPANY (3)
4,445,574 Continuous borehole formed horizontally through a hydrocarbon producing formation 203 1982
4,470,459 Apparatus and method for controlled temperature heating of volumes of hydrocarbonaceous materials in earth formations 101 1983
4,808,925 Three magnet casing collar locator 209 1987
 
The Texas A&M University System (1)
5,305,239 Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation of thin specimens 203 1989
 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY (1)
5,769,569 In-situ thermal desorption of heavy hydrocarbons in vadose zone 173 1996
 
FINE PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
4,926,941 Method of producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers 265 1989
 
KURTIS, SOMA (1)
5,097,903 Method for recovering intractable petroleum from subterranean formations 230 1991
 
RKK, Limited (1)
5,050,386 Method and apparatus for containment of hazardous material migration in the earth 318 1990
 
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (5)
5,339,897 Recovery and upgrading of hydrocarbon utilizing in situ combustion and horizontal wells 349 1992
6,755,251 Downhole gas separation method and system 114 2002
7,128,150 Acid gas disposal method 113 2002
7,331,385 Methods of treating a subterranean formation to convert organic matter into producible hydrocarbons 117 2004
2007/0246,994 In situ co-development of oil shale with mineral recovery 122 2007
 
COMPUTALOG LTD. (1)
6,192,748 Dynamic orienting reference system for directional drilling 230 1998
 
EFFECTIVE EXPLORATION LLC (1)
2004/0035,582 System and method for subterranean access 194 2002
 
NENNIGER, JOHN (1)
5,517,593 Control system for well stimulation apparatus with response time temperature rise used in determining heater control temperature setpoint 301 1995
 
Indugas, Inc. (3)
4,913,065 In situ thermal waste disposal system 225 1989
5,020,596 Enhanced oil recovery system with a radiant tube heater 285 1990
5,082,055 Gas fired radiant tube heater 303 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
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
 
OCCIDENTAL SHALE INC. (1)
4,623,444 Upgrading shale oil by a combination process 216 1985
 
FRAMO ENGINEERING AS (1)
5,285,846 Thermal mineral extraction system 288 1992
 
PRATS, MICHAEL (2)
5,984,010 Hydrocarbon recovery systems and methods 283 1997
6,173,775 Systems and methods for hydrocarbon recovery 283 1999
 
The BOC Group, Inc. (1)
5,332,036 Method of recovery of natural gases from underground coal formations 160 1992
 
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 88 1987
 
DCNS SA (1)
5,861,137 Steam reformer with internal hydrogen purification 492 1996
 
CRI International, Inc. (1)
5,688,736 Method of presulfurizing a hydrotreating, hydrocracking or tail gas treating catalyst 132 1995
 
GULF OIL CORPORATION, PITTSBURGH (1)
4,637,464 In situ retorting of oil shale with pulsed water purge 308 1984
 
ENGELHARD CORPORATION (1)
4,927,857 Method of methanol production 317 1989
 
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
4,734,115 Low pressure process for C.sub.3.sup.+ liquids recovery from process product gas 210 1986
 
KAI Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,152,341 Electromagnetic method and apparatus for the decontamination of hazardous material-containing volumes 144 1991
 
SHELL OIL COMPANY (332)
4,359,687 Method and apparatus for determining shaliness and oil saturations in earth formations using induced polarization in the frequency domain 292 1980
4,398,151 Method for correcting an electrical log for the presence of shale in a formation 281 1982
4,583,046 Apparatus for focused electrode induced polarization logging 283 1983
4,499,209 Process for the preparation of a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst and preparation of hydrocarbons from syngas 231 1983
4,540,882 Method of determining drilling fluid invasion 294 1983
4,542,648 Method of correlating a core sample with its original position in a borehole 293 1983
4,571,491 Method of imaging the atomic number of a sample 307 1983
4,583,242 Apparatus for positioning a sample in a computerized axial tomographic scanner 285 1983
4,613,754 Tomographic calibration apparatus 302 1983
4,635,197 High resolution tomographic imaging method 278 1983
4,644,283 In-situ method for determining pore size distribution, capillary pressure and permeability 292 1984
4,570,715 Formation-tailored method and apparatus for uniformly heating long subterranean intervals at high temperature 351 1984
4,663,711 Method of analyzing fluid saturation using computerized axial tomography 279 1984
4,572,299 Heater cable installation 320 1984
4,585,066 Well treating process for installing a cable bundle containing strands of changing diameter 292 1984
4,704,514 Heating rate variant elongated electrical resistance heater 344 1985
4,671,102 Method and apparatus for determining distribution of fluids 303 1985
4,626,665 Metal oversheathed electrical resistance heater 327 1985
4,719,423 NMR imaging of materials for transport properties 307 1985
4,728,892 NMR imaging of materials 332 1985
4,640,352 In-situ steam drive oil recovery process 333 1985
4,730,162 Time-domain induced polarization logging method and apparatus with gated amplification level 278 1985
4,658,215 Method for induced polarization logging 282 1986
4,616,705 Mini-well temperature profiling process 300 1986
4,769,602 Determining multiphase saturations by NMR imaging of multiple nuclides 302 1986
4,769,606 Induced polarization method and apparatus for distinguishing dispersed and laminated clay in earth formations 284 1986
4,743,854 In-situ induced polarization method for determining formation permeability 279 1986
4,827,761 Sample holder 297 1987
4,856,341 Apparatus for analysis of failure of material 285 1987
5,306,640 Method for determining preselected properties of a crude oil 284 1987
4,886,118 Conductively heating a subterranean oil shale to create permeability and subsequently produce oil 390 1988
4,866,983 Analytical methods and apparatus for measuring the oil content of sponge core 282 1988
4,893,504 Method for determining capillary pressure and relative permeability by imaging 208 1988
4,884,455 Method for analysis of failure of material employing imaging 283 1989
4,987,368 Nuclear magnetism logging tool using high-temperature superconducting squid detectors 305 1989
5,046,559 Method and apparatus for producing hydrocarbon bearing deposits in formations having shale layers 341 1990
5,060,726 Method and apparatus for producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers having little or no vertical communication 306 1990
5,060,287 Heater utilizing copper-nickel alloy core 336 1990
5,065,818 Subterranean heaters 330 1991
5,103,909 Profile control in enhanced oil recovery 120 1991
5,189,283 Current to power crossover heater control 299 1991
5,168,927 Method utilizing spot tracer injection and production induced transport for measurement of residual oil saturation 284 1991
5,226,961 High temperature wellbore cement slurry 312 1992
5,255,742 Heat injection process 359 1992
5,297,626 Oil recovery process 337 1992
5,236,039 Balanced-line RF electrode system for use in RF ground heating to recover oil from oil shale 376 1992
5,366,012 Method of completing an uncased section of a borehole 559 1993
5,391,291 Hydrogenation catalyst and process 294 1993
5,468,372 Process of hydrotreating and/or hydrocracking hydrocarbon streams or tail gas treating sulfur-containing gas streams 130 1993
5,392,854 Oil recovery process 331 1993
5,404,952 Heat injection process and apparatus 317 1993
5,411,089 Heat injection process 310 1993
5,433,271 Heat injection process 302 1993
5,409,071 Method to cement a wellbore 291 1994
5,497,087 NMR logging of natural gas reservoirs 319 1994
5,498,960 NMR logging of natural gas in reservoirs 334 1994
5,541,517 Method for drilling a borehole from one cased borehole to another cased borehole 299 1995
5,862,858 Flameless combustor 333 1996
5,899,269 Flameless combustor 335 1996
5,744,025 Process for hydrotreating metal-contaminated hydrocarbonaceous feedstock 122 1997
6,056,057 Heater well method and apparatus 353 1997
6,079,499 Heater well method and apparatus 345 1997
6,094,048 NMR logging of natural gas reservoirs 285 1997
6,023,554 Electrical heater 342 1998
6,102,122 Control of heat injection based on temperature and in-situ stress measurement 310 1998
6,019,172 Flameless combustor 319 1999
6,218,333 Preparation of a hydrotreating catalyst 126 1999
6,540,018 Method and apparatus for heating a wellbore 175 1999
6,290,841 Hydrotreating process using sulfur activated non-calcined catalyst 124 2000
6,679,332 Petroleum well having downhole sensors, communication and power 217 2001
6,715,550 Controllable gas-lift well and valve 161 2001
6,981,553 Controlled downhole chemical injection 156 2001
7,147,059 Use of downhole high pressure gas in a gas-lift well and associated methods 159 2001
7,170,424 Oil well casting electrical power pick-off points 154 2001
7,259,688 Wireless reservoir production control 112 2001
6,581,684 In Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce sulfur containing formation fluids 282 2001
6,588,503 In Situ thermal processing of a coal formation to control product composition 238 2001
6,588,504 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce nitrogen and/or sulfur containing formation fluids 244 2001
6,591,906 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected oxygen content 266 2001
6,591,907 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 236 2001
6,688,387 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a hydrocarbon condensate 265 2001
6,698,515 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a relatively slow heating rate 233 2001
6,702,016 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with heat sources located at an edge of a formation layer 249 2001
6,708,758 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 235 2001
6,712,135 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation in reducing environment 231 2001
6,712,136 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a selected production well spacing 292 2001
6,712,137 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to pyrolyze a selected percentage of hydrocarbon material 230 2001
6,715,546 In situ production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation through a heat source wellbore 259 2001
6,715,547 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to form a substantially uniform, high permeability formation 235 2001
6,715,549 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected atomic oxygen to carbon ratio 192 2001
6,719,047 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a hydrogen-rich environment 244 2001
6,722,429 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 257 2001
6,722,430 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected oxygen content and/or selected O/C ratio 231 2001
6,722,431 In situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively permeable formation 261 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 236 2001
6,725,921 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation by controlling a pressure of the formation 159 2001
6,725,928 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a distributed combustor 231 2001
6,729,395 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 246 2001
6,729,396 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 229 2001
6,729,397 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 235 2001
6,729,401 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation and ammonia production 235 2001
6,732,794 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 236 2001
6,732,795 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to pyrolyze a selected percentage of hydrocarbon material 195 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 258 2001
6,736,215 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation, in situ production of synthesis gas, and carbon dioxide sequestration 241 2001
6,739,393 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation and tuning production 230 2001
6,739,394 Production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation 238 2001
6,742,587 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to form a substantially uniform, relatively high permeable formation 230 2001
6,742,588 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce formation fluids having a relatively low olefin content 266 2001
6,742,589 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 229 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 237 2001
6,745,831 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation by controlling a pressure of the formation 259 2001
6,745,832 Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to control product composition 221 2001
6,745,837 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a controlled heating rate 242 2001
6,749,021 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a controlled heating rate 233 2001
6,752,210 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using heat sources positioned within open wellbores 256 2001
6,758,268 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a relatively slow heating rate 235 2001
6,761,216 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 231 2001
6,763,886 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 215 2001
6,769,483 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor in conduit heat sources 246 2001
6,769,485 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation through a heat source wellbore 234 2001
6,789,625 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using exposed metal heat sources 236 2001
6,805,195 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 223 2001
6,820,688 In situ thermal processing of coal formation with a selected hydrogen content and/or selected H/C ratio 213 2001
6,866,097 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to increase a permeability/porosity of the formation 196 2001
6,871,707 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 190 2001
6,877,554 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using pressure and/or temperature control 188 2001
6,880,635 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation, the synthesis gas having a selected H2 to CO ratio 192 2001
6,889,769 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected moisture content 184 2001
6,896,053 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 211 2001
6,902,003 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation having a selected total organic carbon content 175 2001
6,902,004 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a movable heating element 189 2001
6,910,536 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 177 2001
6,913,078 In Situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively impermeable formation 198 2001
6,948,563 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen content 178 2001
6,953,087 Thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a permeability of the formation 208 2001
6,959,761 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 174 2001
6,966,372 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce oxygen containing formation fluids 179 2001
6,973,967 Situ thermal processing of a coal formation using pressure and/or temperature control 173 2001
6,994,160 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 204 2001
6,994,168 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen to carbon ratio 172 2001
6,997,255 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a reducing environment 172 2001
7,036,583 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a porosity of the formation 197 2001
7,086,468 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using heat sources positioned within open wellbores 183 2001
7,096,941 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with heat sources located at an edge of a coal layer 167 2001
7,096,953 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a movable heating element 209 2001
2002/0027,001 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce a selected gas mixture 220 2001
2002/0033,253 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using insulated conductor heat sources 232 2001
2002/0036,089 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using distributed combustor heat sources 227 2001
2002/0038,069 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce a mixture of olefins, oxygenated hydrocarbons, and aromatic hydrocarbons 218 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 233 2001
2002/0040,780 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a selected mixture 229 2001
2002/0053,431 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a selected ratio of components in a gas 229 2001
2002/0076,212 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation producing a mixture with oxygenated hydrocarbons 230 2001
2003/0085,034 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce pyrolsis products 220 2001
6,759,364 Arsenic removal catalyst and method for making same 90 2001
6,821,501 Integrated flameless distributed combustion/steam reforming membrane reactor for hydrogen production and use thereof in zero emissions hybrid power system 107 2002
6,782,947 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation to increase permeability of the formation 290 2002
6,877,555 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation while inhibiting coking 223 2002
6,880,633 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a desired product 240 2002
6,915,850 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation having permeable and impermeable sections 194 2002
6,918,442 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation in a reducing environment 193 2002
6,918,443 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 202 2002
6,923,257 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a condensate 213 2002
6,929,067 Heat sources with conductive material for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 209 2002
6,948,562 Production of a blending agent using an in situ thermal process in a relatively permeable formation 216 2002
6,951,247 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using horizontal heat sources 230 2002
6,964,300 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with backproduction through a heater wellbore 222 2002
6,966,374 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation using gas to increase mobility 184 2002
6,981,548 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation 182 2002
6,991,032 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 205 2002
6,994,169 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation with a selected property 194 2002
6,997,518 In situ thermal processing and solution mining of an oil shale formation 212 2002
7,004,247 Conductor-in-conduit heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 223 2002
7,004,251 In situ thermal processing and remediation of an oil shale formation 228 2002
7,032,660 In situ thermal processing and inhibiting migration of fluids into or out of an in situ oil shale formation 210 2002
7,040,397 Thermal processing of an oil shale formation to increase permeability of the formation 200 2002
7,040,398 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation in a reducing environment 175 2002
7,040,399 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a controlled heating rate 198 2002
7,040,400 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation using an open wellbore 211 2002
7,051,807 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with quality control 143 2002
7,055,600 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with controlled production rate 211 2002
7,096,942 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation while controlling pressure 223 2002
2003/0079,877 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation in a reducing environment 250 2002
2003/0146,002 Removable heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 246 2002
6,932,155 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation via backproducing through a heater well 238 2002
6,969,123 Upgrading and mining of coal 225 2002
6,991,045 Forming openings in a hydrocarbon containing formation using magnetic tracking 186 2002
7,011,154 In situ recovery from a kerogen and liquid hydrocarbon containing formation 228 2002
7,051,808 Seismic monitoring of in situ conversion in a hydrocarbon containing formation 123 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 209 2002
7,066,254 In situ thermal processing of a tar sands formation 246 2002
7,066,257 In situ recovery from lean and rich zones in a hydrocarbon containing formation 182 2002
7,077,198 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers 238 2002
7,077,199 In situ thermal processing of an oil reservoir formation 221 2002
7,086,465 In situ production of a blending agent from a hydrocarbon containing formation 188 2002
7,090,013 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce heated fluids 222 2002
7,100,994 Producing hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon containing materials when treating a hydrocarbon containing formation 215 2002
7,104,319 In situ thermal processing of a heavy oil diatomite formation 211 2002
7,114,566 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 224 2002
7,128,153 Treatment of a hydrocarbon containing formation after heating 187 2002
7,156,176 Installation and use of removable heaters in a hydrocarbon containing formation 182 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 207 2002
2003/0196,789 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation and upgrading of produced fluids prior to further treatment 265 2002
2003/0201,098 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using one or more simulations 259 2002
7,055,602 Method and composition for enhanced hydrocarbons recovery 112 2003
6,923,258 In situ thermal processsing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 199 2003
6,958,704 Permanent downhole, wireless, two-way telemetry backbone using redundant repeaters 205 2003
7,073,578 Staged and/or patterned heating during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 236 2003
7,121,341 Conductor-in-conduit temperature limited heaters 184 2003
7,219,734 Inhibiting wellbore deformation during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 199 2003
2004/0140,096 Insulated conductor temperature limited heaters 190 2003
2004/0144,540 High voltage temperature limited heaters 171 2003
2004/0144,541 Forming wellbores using acoustic methods 124 2003
2004/0146,288 Temperature limited heaters for heating subsurface formations or wellbores 199 2003
2005/0006,097 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 192 2003
7,121,342 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 271 2004
2005/0133,405 Systems and methods of producing a crude product 81 2004
2005/0133,414 Systems, methods, and catalysts for producing a crude product 93 2004
7,320,364 Inhibiting reflux in a heated well of an in situ conversion system 130 2005
7,370,704 Triaxial temperature limited heater 141 2005
7,424,915 Vacuum pumping of conductor-in-conduit heaters 139 2005
7,490,665 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 135 2005
7,510,000 Reducing viscosity of oil for production from a hydrocarbon containing formation 140 2005
2005/0269,093 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 115 2005
2005/0269,313 Temperature limited heaters with high power factors 169 2005
2006/0005,968 Temperature limited heaters with relatively constant current 104 2005
2006/0289,536 Subsurface electrical heaters using nitride insulation 169 2005
2006/0178,546 Method and apparatus for making a middle distillate product and lower olefins from a hydrocarbon feedstock 79 2006
2006/0191,820 Hydrocarbon cracking process for converting gas oil preferentially to middle distillate and lower olefins 78 2006
7,225,866 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 199 2006
2006/0231,465 Systems, methods, and catalysts for producing a crude product 103 2006
7,435,037 Low temperature barriers with heat interceptor wells for in situ processes 150 2006
7,500,528 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing 139 2006
7,527,094 Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process 153 2006
7,546,873 Low temperature barriers for use with in situ processes 111 2006
7,575,052 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 131 2006
7,575,053 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers 129 2006
7,831,133 Insulated conductor temperature limited heater for subsurface heating coupled in a three-phase WYE configuration 95 2006
7,831,134 Grouped exposed metal heaters 92 2006
7,860,377 Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters 110 2006
7,986,869 Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters 74 2006
8,027,571 In situ conversion process systems utilizing wellbores in at least two regions of a formation 72 2006
2007/0045,266 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 141 2006
2007/0045,267 Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters 179 2006
2007/0045,268 Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters 168 2006
2007/0108,200 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing 143 2006
2007/0108,201 Insulated conductor temperature limited heater for subsurface heating coupled in a three-phase wye configuration 148 2006
2007/0119,098 Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process 154 2006
2007/0133,959 Grouped exposed metal heaters 126 2006
2007/0133,960 In situ conversion process systems utilizing wellbores in at least two regions of a formation 147 2006
2007/0137,856 Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process 109 2006
2007/0137,857 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers 109 2006
2007/0144,732 Low temperature barriers for use with in situ processes 140 2006
2008/0217,321 Temperature limited heater utilizing non-ferromagnetic conductor 153 2006
2006/0289,340 METHODS FOR PRODUCING A TOTAL PRODUCT IN THE PRESENCE OF SULFUR 103 2006
2007/0000,810 METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CRUDE PRODUCT WITH REDUCED TAN 117 2006
7,549,470 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 186 2006
7,556,095 Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent 177 2006
7,556,096 Varying heating in dawsonite zones in hydrocarbon containing formations 169 2006
7,559,367 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 156 2006
7,559,368 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 162 2006
7,562,706 Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from tar sands formations 157 2006
7,581,589 Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid 152 2006
7,584,789 Methods of cracking a crude product to produce additional crude products 158 2006
7,591,310 Methods of hydrotreating a liquid stream to remove clogging compounds 149 2006
7,635,025 Cogeneration systems and processes for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 137 2006
2007/0095,536 Cogeneration systems and processes for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 138 2006
2007/0095,537 Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent 147 2006
2007/0125,533 Methods of hydrotreating a liquid stream to remove clogging compounds 96 2006
2007/0127,897 Subsurface heaters with low sulfidation rates 178 2006
2007/0131,415 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 141 2006
2007/0131,419 Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid 92 2006
2007/0131,420 Methods of cracking a crude product to produce additional crude products 91 2006
2007/0131,428 Methods of filtering a liquid stream produced from an in situ heat treatment process 170 2006
2007/0221,377 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 103 2006
2008/0017,370 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 69 2006
7,461,691 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 184 2007
7,533,719 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 162 2007
7,604,052 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 157 2007
7,610,962 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment 129 2007
7,631,689 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 142 2007
7,635,023 Time sequenced heating of multiple layers in a hydrocarbon containing formation 176 2007
7,683,296 Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters 107 2007
7,793,722 Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing 90 2007
7,866,385 Power systems utilizing the heat of produced formation fluid 96 2007
2007/0284,108 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 85 2007
2007/0289,733 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 75 2007
2008/0017,380 Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing 119 2007
2008/0035,347 Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters 109 2007
2008/0173,442 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 130 2007
2008/0173,444 Alternate energy source usage for in situ heat treatment processes 147 2007
2008/0173,449 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment 85 2007
7,798,221 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 117 2007
2009/0101,346 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 127 2007
7,735,935 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation containing carbonate minerals 115 2007
7,540,324 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 169 2007
7,562,707 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process 169 2007
7,631,690 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence 150 2007
7,635,024 Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures 140 2007
7,841,401 Gas injection to inhibit migration during an in situ heat treatment process 93 2007
7,845,411 In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system 108 2007
2008/0185,147 Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 130 2007
2008/0217,003 Gas injection to inhibit migration during an in situ heat treatment process 141 2007
2008/0217,004 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 96 2007
2008/0217,015 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence 100 2007
2008/0217,016 Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations 152 2007
2008/0236,831 Condensing vaporized water in situ to treat tar sands formations 144 2007
2008/0283,246 Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures 90 2007
2009/0014,180 Moving hydrocarbons through portions of tar sands formations with a fluid 149 2007
2009/0014,181 Creating and maintaining a gas cap in tar sands formations 156 2007
7,798,220 In situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation after drive process treatment 100 2008
7,832,484 Molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for heating a subsurface formation 96 2008
7,841,408 In situ heat treatment from multiple layers of a tar sands formation 105 2008
7,841,425 Drilling subsurface wellbores with cutting structures 98 2008
7,849,922 In situ recovery from residually heated sections in a hydrocarbon containing formation 104 2008
7,931,086 Heating systems for heating subsurface formations 90 2008
8,042,610 Parallel heater system for subsurface formations 71 2008
2009/0084,547 DOWNHOLE BURNER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 103 2008
2009/0090,158 WELLBORE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES FOR IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT PROCESSES 127 2008
2009/0095,476 MOLTEN SALT AS A HEAT TRANSFER FLUID FOR HEATING A SUBSURFACE FORMATION 101 2008
2009/0095,477 HEATING SYSTEMS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 104 2008
2009/0095,478 VARYING PROPERTIES OF IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION BASED ON ASSESSED VISCOSITIES 128 2008
2009/0095,479 PRODUCTION FROM MULTIPLE ZONES OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION 131 2008
2009/0126,929 TREATING NAHCOLITE CONTAINING FORMATIONS AND SALINE ZONES 127 2008
7,866,386 In situ oxidation of subsurface formations 104 2008
7,866,388 High temperature methods for forming oxidizer fuel 91 2008
2009/0189,617 CONTINUOUS SUBSURFACE HEATER TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT 132 2008
2009/0194,269 THREE-PHASE HEATERS WITH COMMON OVERBURDEN SECTIONS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 118 2008
2009/0194,333 RANGING METHODS FOR DEVELOPING WELLBORES IN SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 119 2008
2009/0200,023 HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS BY OXIDIZING FUEL ON A FUEL CARRIER 133 2008
2009/0200,854 SOLUTION MINING AND IN SITU TREATMENT OF NAHCOLITE BEDS 121 2008
 
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4,303,126 Arrangement of wells for producing subsurface viscous petroleum 201 1980
4,273,188 In situ combustion process for the recovery of liquid carbonaceous fuels from subterranean formations 283 1980
4,381,641 Substoichiometric combustion of low heating value gases 318 1980
4,366,668 Substoichiometric combustion of low heating value gases 298 1981
4,363,361 Substoichiometric combustion of low heating value gases 290 1981
4,551,226 Heat exchanger antifoulant 83 1982
4,828,031 In situ chemical stimulation of diatomite formations 229 1987
 
RAMEX SYN-FUELS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,928,765 Method and apparatus for shale gas recovery 301 1988
 
SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ B.V. (1)
4,605,680 Conversion of synthesis gas to diesel fuel and gasoline 287 1985
 
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (1)
2008/0006,410 Kerogen Extraction From Subterranean Oil Shale Resources 103 2007
 
CHEVRON U.S.A. INC. (1)
6,269,881 Oil recovery method for waxy crude oil using alkylaryl sulfonate surfactants derived from alpha-olefins and the alpha-olefin compositions 125 1999
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SHELL OIL COMPANY (42)
8,381,806 Joint used for coupling long heaters 21 2007
9,181,780 Controlling and assessing pressure conditions during treatment of tar sands formations 0 2008
8,791,396 Floating insulated conductors for heating subsurface formations 4 2008
8,662,175 Varying properties of in situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation based on assessed viscosities 20 2008
8,536,497 Methods for forming long subsurface heaters 16 2008
* 8,528,645 Systems and methods for producing oil and/or gas 0 2009
* 2011/0139,463 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING OIL AND/OR GAS 0 2009
9,129,728 Systems and methods of forming subsurface wellbores 0 2009
9,051,829 Perforated electrical conductors for treating subsurface formations 0 2009
9,022,118 Double insulated heaters for treating subsurface formations 0 2009
8,881,806 Systems and methods for treating a subsurface formation with electrical conductors 2 2009
8,636,323 Mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 17 2009
8,562,078 Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 18 2009
8,448,707 Non-conducting heater casings 0 2010
8,434,555 Irregular pattern treatment of a subsurface formation 32 2010
8,327,932 Recovering energy from a subsurface formation 38 2010
* 2011/0042,084 IRREGULAR PATTERN TREATMENT OF A SUBSURFACE FORMATION 16 2010
8,608,249 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 6 2010
8,816,203 Compacted coupling joint for coupling insulated conductors 2 2010
8,356,935 Methods for assessing a temperature in a subsurface formation 24 2010
8,967,259 Helical winding of insulated conductor heaters for installation 0 2011
8,939,207 Insulated conductor heaters with semiconductor layers 2 2011
8,875,788 Low temperature inductive heating of subsurface formations 0 2011
8,833,453 Electrodes for electrical current flow heating of subsurface formations with tapered copper thickness 0 2011
8,820,406 Electrodes for electrical current flow heating of subsurface formations with conductive material in wellbore 0 2011
8,502,120 Insulating blocks and methods for installation in insulated conductor heaters 15 2011
8,485,256 Variable thickness insulated conductors 15 2011
8,579,031 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 0 2011
8,943,686 Compaction of electrical insulation for joining insulated conductors 5 2011
8,857,051 System and method for coupling lead-in conductor to insulated conductor 1 2011
8,732,946 Mechanical compaction of insulator for insulated conductor splices 2 2011
8,586,866 Hydroformed splice for insulated conductors 2 2011
8,586,867 End termination for three-phase insulated conductors 1 2011
9,016,370 Partial solution mining of hydrocarbon containing layers prior to in situ heat treatment 0 2012
8,555,971 Treating tar sands formations with dolomite 18 2012
9,309,755 Thermal expansion accommodation for circulated fluid systems used to heat subsurface formations 0 2012
9,226,341 Forming insulated conductors using a final reduction step after heat treating 0 2012
9,080,409 Integral splice for insulated conductors 0 2012
9,080,917 System and methods for using dielectric properties of an insulated conductor in a subsurface formation to assess properties of the insulated conductor 0 2012
8,857,506 Alternate energy source usage methods for in situ heat treatment processes 0 2013
8,859,942 Insulating blocks and methods for installation in insulated conductor heaters 0 2013
9,337,550 End termination for three-phase insulated conductors 0 2013
 
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