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, TX2321

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John, Randy Carl Houston, US 3 450
Kim, Dong Sub Sugar Land, US 42 1882
Maziasz, Phillip James Oak Ridge, US 2 256
Santella, Michael Leonard Knoxville, US 2 256
Schneibel, Joachim Hugo Knoxville, US 2 256
Shingledecker, John Paul Knoxville, US 3 258
Sikka, Vinod Kumar Oak Ridge, US 9 287
Vinegar, Harold J Bellaire, US 330 66519

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6,328,104 Upgrading and recovery of heavy crude oils and natural bitumens by in situ hydrovisbreaking 333 2000
 
ALBERTA INNOVATES - ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT SOLUTIONS (1)
5,456,315 Horizontal well gravity drainage combustion process for oil recovery 231 1994
 
EXXON PRODUCTION RESEARCH COMPANY (1)
4,390,067 Method of treating reservoirs containing very viscous crude oil or bitumen 396 1981
 
Resource Technology Associates (1)
5,008,085 Apparatus for thermal treatment of a hydrocarbon stream 289 1989
 
GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (1)
5,759,022 Method and system for reducing NO.sub.x and fuel emissions in a furnace 141 1995
 
Institut Francais du Petrole (1)
5,363,094 Stationary system for the active and/or passive monitoring of an underground deposit 229 1992
 
Sulcon, Inc. (1)
4,518,548 Method of overlaying sulphur concrete on horizontal and vertical surfaces 200 1983
 
E.R. JOHNSON ASSOCIATES, INC. A CORP. OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (1)
4,428,700 Method for disposing of waste materials 228 1981
 
HALLIBURTON COMPANY (3)
4,445,574 Continuous borehole formed horizontally through a hydrocarbon producing formation 204 1982
4,470,459 Apparatus and method for controlled temperature heating of volumes of hydrocarbonaceous materials in earth formations 103 1983
4,808,925 Three magnet casing collar locator 212 1987
 
The Texas A&M University System (1)
5,305,239 Ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation of thin specimens 204 1989
 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY (1)
5,769,569 In-situ thermal desorption of heavy hydrocarbons in vadose zone 174 1996
 
FINE PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (1)
4,926,941 Method of producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers 267 1989
 
KURTIS, SOMA (1)
5,097,903 Method for recovering intractable petroleum from subterranean formations 231 1991
 
RKK, Ltd. (1)
5,050,386 Method and apparatus for containment of hazardous material migration in the earth 321 1990
 
ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (5)
5,339,897 Recovery and upgrading of hydrocarbon utilizing in situ combustion and horizontal wells 350 1992
6,755,251 Downhole gas separation method and system 115 2002
7,128,150 Acid gas disposal method 114 2002
7,331,385 Methods of treating a subterranean formation to convert organic matter into producible hydrocarbons 119 2004
2007/0246,994 In situ co-development of oil shale with mineral recovery 124 2007
 
COMPUTALOG LTD. (1)
6,192,748 Dynamic orienting reference system for directional drilling 231 1998
 
EFFECTIVE EXPLORATION LLC (1)
2004/0035,582 System and method for subterranean access 195 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 302 1995
 
Indugas, Inc. (3)
4,913,065 In situ thermal waste disposal system 226 1989
5,020,596 Enhanced oil recovery system with a radiant tube heater 287 1990
5,082,055 Gas fired radiant tube heater 305 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 217 1985
 
FRAMO ENGINEERING AS (1)
5,285,846 Thermal mineral extraction system 289 1992
 
PRATS, MICHAEL (2)
5,984,010 Hydrocarbon recovery systems and methods 284 1997
6,173,775 Systems and methods for hydrocarbon recovery 284 1999
 
The BOC Group, Inc. (1)
5,332,036 Method of recovery of natural gases from underground coal formations 163 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 90 1987
 
DCNS SA (1)
5,861,137 Steam reformer with internal hydrogen purification 496 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 310 1984
 
ENGELHARD CORPORATION (1)
4,927,857 Method of methanol production 318 1989
 
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
4,734,115 Low pressure process for C.sub.3.sup.+ liquids recovery from process product gas 211 1986
 
KAI Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,152,341 Electromagnetic method and apparatus for the decontamination of hazardous material-containing volumes 149 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 293 1980
4,398,151 Method for correcting an electrical log for the presence of shale in a formation 282 1982
4,583,046 Apparatus for focused electrode induced polarization logging 284 1983
4,499,209 Process for the preparation of a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst and preparation of hydrocarbons from syngas 233 1983
4,540,882 Method of determining drilling fluid invasion 295 1983
4,542,648 Method of correlating a core sample with its original position in a borehole 296 1983
4,571,491 Method of imaging the atomic number of a sample 308 1983
4,583,242 Apparatus for positioning a sample in a computerized axial tomographic scanner 286 1983
4,613,754 Tomographic calibration apparatus 304 1983
4,635,197 High resolution tomographic imaging method 279 1983
4,644,283 In-situ method for determining pore size distribution, capillary pressure and permeability 294 1984
4,570,715 Formation-tailored method and apparatus for uniformly heating long subterranean intervals at high temperature 353 1984
4,663,711 Method of analyzing fluid saturation using computerized axial tomography 280 1984
4,572,299 Heater cable installation 322 1984
4,585,066 Well treating process for installing a cable bundle containing strands of changing diameter 294 1984
4,704,514 Heating rate variant elongated electrical resistance heater 347 1985
4,671,102 Method and apparatus for determining distribution of fluids 305 1985
4,626,665 Metal oversheathed electrical resistance heater 331 1985
4,719,423 NMR imaging of materials for transport properties 309 1985
4,728,892 NMR imaging of materials 336 1985
4,640,352 In-situ steam drive oil recovery process 335 1985
4,730,162 Time-domain induced polarization logging method and apparatus with gated amplification level 279 1985
4,658,215 Method for induced polarization logging 283 1986
4,616,705 Mini-well temperature profiling process 301 1986
4,769,602 Determining multiphase saturations by NMR imaging of multiple nuclides 303 1986
4,769,606 Induced polarization method and apparatus for distinguishing dispersed and laminated clay in earth formations 285 1986
4,743,854 In-situ induced polarization method for determining formation permeability 280 1986
4,827,761 Sample holder 300 1987
4,856,341 Apparatus for analysis of failure of material 286 1987
5,306,640 Method for determining preselected properties of a crude oil 285 1987
4,886,118 Conductively heating a subterranean oil shale to create permeability and subsequently produce oil 395 1988
4,866,983 Analytical methods and apparatus for measuring the oil content of sponge core 283 1988
4,893,504 Method for determining capillary pressure and relative permeability by imaging 209 1988
4,884,455 Method for analysis of failure of material employing imaging 284 1989
4,987,368 Nuclear magnetism logging tool using high-temperature superconducting squid detectors 306 1989
5,046,559 Method and apparatus for producing hydrocarbon bearing deposits in formations having shale layers 342 1990
5,060,726 Method and apparatus for producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers having little or no vertical communication 307 1990
5,060,287 Heater utilizing copper-nickel alloy core 338 1990
5,065,818 Subterranean heaters 332 1991
5,103,909 Profile control in enhanced oil recovery 121 1991
5,189,283 Current to power crossover heater control 301 1991
5,168,927 Method utilizing spot tracer injection and production induced transport for measurement of residual oil saturation 285 1991
5,226,961 High temperature wellbore cement slurry 314 1992
5,255,742 Heat injection process 361 1992
5,297,626 Oil recovery process 339 1992
5,236,039 Balanced-line RF electrode system for use in RF ground heating to recover oil from oil shale 378 1992
5,366,012 Method of completing an uncased section of a borehole 561 1993
5,391,291 Hydrogenation catalyst and process 295 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 333 1993
5,404,952 Heat injection process and apparatus 318 1993
5,411,089 Heat injection process 312 1993
5,433,271 Heat injection process 303 1993
5,409,071 Method to cement a wellbore 292 1994
5,497,087 NMR logging of natural gas reservoirs 320 1994
5,498,960 NMR logging of natural gas in reservoirs 336 1994
5,541,517 Method for drilling a borehole from one cased borehole to another cased borehole 301 1995
5,862,858 Flameless combustor 336 1996
5,899,269 Flameless combustor 338 1996
5,744,025 Process for hydrotreating metal-contaminated hydrocarbonaceous feedstock 122 1997
6,056,057 Heater well method and apparatus 356 1997
6,079,499 Heater well method and apparatus 348 1997
6,094,048 NMR logging of natural gas reservoirs 286 1997
6,023,554 Electrical heater 345 1998
6,102,122 Control of heat injection based on temperature and in-situ stress measurement 312 1998
6,019,172 Flameless combustor 322 1999
6,218,333 Preparation of a hydrotreating catalyst 127 1999
6,540,018 Method and apparatus for heating a wellbore 177 1999
6,290,841 Hydrotreating process using sulfur activated non-calcined catalyst 125 2000
6,679,332 Petroleum well having downhole sensors, communication and power 218 2001
6,715,550 Controllable gas-lift well and valve 164 2001
6,981,553 Controlled downhole chemical injection 157 2001
7,147,059 Use of downhole high pressure gas in a gas-lift well and associated methods 160 2001
7,170,424 Oil well casting electrical power pick-off points 155 2001
7,259,688 Wireless reservoir production control 113 2001
6,581,684 In Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce sulfur containing formation fluids 285 2001
6,588,503 In Situ thermal processing of a coal formation to control product composition 240 2001
6,588,504 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce nitrogen and/or sulfur containing formation fluids 246 2001
6,591,906 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected oxygen content 269 2001
6,591,907 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 238 2001
6,688,387 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a hydrocarbon condensate 267 2001
6,698,515 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a relatively slow heating rate 235 2001
6,702,016 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with heat sources located at an edge of a formation layer 251 2001
6,708,758 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 237 2001
6,712,135 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation in reducing environment 233 2001
6,712,136 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a selected production well spacing 296 2001
6,712,137 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to pyrolyze a selected percentage of hydrocarbon material 232 2001
6,715,546 In situ production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation through a heat source wellbore 262 2001
6,715,547 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to form a substantially uniform, high permeability formation 237 2001
6,715,549 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected atomic oxygen to carbon ratio 193 2001
6,719,047 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a hydrogen-rich environment 246 2001
6,722,429 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation leaving one or more selected unprocessed areas 260 2001
6,722,430 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected oxygen content and/or selected O/C ratio 233 2001
6,722,431 In situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively permeable formation 263 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 238 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 233 2001
6,729,395 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 248 2001
6,729,396 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 231 2001
6,729,397 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected vitrinite reflectance 237 2001
6,729,401 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation and ammonia production 237 2001
6,732,794 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 238 2001
6,732,795 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to pyrolyze a selected percentage of hydrocarbon material 197 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 261 2001
6,736,215 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation, in situ production of synthesis gas, and carbon dioxide sequestration 243 2001
6,739,393 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation and tuning production 232 2001
6,739,394 Production of synthesis gas from a hydrocarbon containing formation 240 2001
6,742,587 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to form a substantially uniform, relatively high permeable formation 232 2001
6,742,588 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce formation fluids having a relatively low olefin content 269 2001
6,742,589 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 231 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 239 2001
6,745,831 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation by controlling a pressure of the formation 262 2001
6,745,832 Situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to control product composition 224 2001
6,745,837 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a controlled heating rate 245 2001
6,749,021 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a controlled heating rate 235 2001
6,752,210 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using heat sources positioned within open wellbores 259 2001
6,758,268 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a relatively slow heating rate 237 2001
6,761,216 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 233 2001
6,763,886 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 216 2001
6,769,483 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor in conduit heat sources 248 2001
6,769,485 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation through a heat source wellbore 236 2001
6,789,625 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using exposed metal heat sources 238 2001
6,805,195 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbon fluids and synthesis gas 225 2001
6,820,688 In situ thermal processing of coal formation with a selected hydrogen content and/or selected H/C ratio 215 2001
6,866,097 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to increase a permeability/porosity of the formation 198 2001
6,871,707 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with carbon dioxide sequestration 192 2001
6,877,554 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using pressure and/or temperature control 190 2001
6,880,635 In situ production of synthesis gas from a coal formation, the synthesis gas having a selected H2 to CO ratio 195 2001
6,889,769 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected moisture content 186 2001
6,896,053 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using repeating triangular patterns of heat sources 215 2001
6,902,003 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation having a selected total organic carbon content 177 2001
6,902,004 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a movable heating element 191 2001
6,910,536 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 179 2001
6,913,078 In Situ thermal processing of hydrocarbons within a relatively impermeable formation 201 2001
6,948,563 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen content 180 2001
6,953,087 Thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a permeability of the formation 211 2001
6,959,761 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with a selected ratio of heat sources to production wells 176 2001
6,966,372 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce oxygen containing formation fluids 181 2001
6,973,967 Situ thermal processing of a coal formation using pressure and/or temperature control 175 2001
6,994,160 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 207 2001
6,994,168 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation with a selected hydrogen to carbon ratio 174 2001
6,997,255 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation in a reducing environment 174 2001
7,036,583 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to increase a porosity of the formation 200 2001
7,086,468 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using heat sources positioned within open wellbores 187 2001
7,096,941 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation with heat sources located at an edge of a coal layer 169 2001
7,096,953 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation using a movable heating element 214 2001
2002/0027,001 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce a selected gas mixture 222 2001
2002/0033,253 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using insulated conductor heat sources 234 2001
2002/0036,089 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using distributed combustor heat sources 229 2001
2002/0038,069 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce a mixture of olefins, oxygenated hydrocarbons, and aromatic hydrocarbons 220 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 235 2001
2002/0040,780 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a selected mixture 232 2001
2002/0053,431 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a selected ratio of components in a gas 231 2001
2002/0076,212 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation producing a mixture with oxygenated hydrocarbons 232 2001
2003/0085,034 In situ thermal processing of a coal formation to produce pyrolsis products 222 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 111 2002
6,782,947 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation to increase permeability of the formation 293 2002
6,877,555 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation while inhibiting coking 226 2002
6,880,633 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a desired product 243 2002
6,915,850 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation having permeable and impermeable sections 197 2002
6,918,442 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation in a reducing environment 196 2002
6,918,443 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 206 2002
6,923,257 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a condensate 217 2002
6,929,067 Heat sources with conductive material for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 214 2002
6,948,562 Production of a blending agent using an in situ thermal process in a relatively permeable formation 219 2002
6,951,247 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using horizontal heat sources 234 2002
6,964,300 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with backproduction through a heater wellbore 225 2002
6,966,374 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation using gas to increase mobility 186 2002
6,981,548 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation 185 2002
6,991,032 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 209 2002
6,994,169 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation with a selected property 197 2002
6,997,518 In situ thermal processing and solution mining of an oil shale formation 217 2002
7,004,247 Conductor-in-conduit heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 227 2002
7,004,251 In situ thermal processing and remediation of an oil shale formation 232 2002
7,032,660 In situ thermal processing and inhibiting migration of fluids into or out of an in situ oil shale formation 213 2002
7,040,397 Thermal processing of an oil shale formation to increase permeability of the formation 204 2002
7,040,398 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation in a reducing environment 177 2002
7,040,399 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a controlled heating rate 202 2002
7,040,400 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation using an open wellbore 215 2002
7,051,807 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with quality control 146 2002
7,055,600 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with controlled production rate 214 2002
7,096,942 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation while controlling pressure 229 2002
2003/0079,877 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation in a reducing environment 253 2002
2003/0146,002 Removable heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 249 2002
6,932,155 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation via backproducing through a heater well 241 2002
6,969,123 Upgrading and mining of coal 230 2002
6,991,045 Forming openings in a hydrocarbon containing formation using magnetic tracking 188 2002
7,011,154 In situ recovery from a kerogen and liquid hydrocarbon containing formation 233 2002
7,051,808 Seismic monitoring of in situ conversion in a hydrocarbon containing formation 126 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 212 2002
7,066,254 In situ thermal processing of a tar sands formation 250 2002
7,066,257 In situ recovery from lean and rich zones in a hydrocarbon containing formation 184 2002
7,077,198 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers 242 2002
7,077,199 In situ thermal processing of an oil reservoir formation 227 2002
7,086,465 In situ production of a blending agent from a hydrocarbon containing formation 190 2002
7,090,013 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce heated fluids 227 2002
7,100,994 Producing hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon containing materials when treating a hydrocarbon containing formation 218 2002
7,104,319 In situ thermal processing of a heavy oil diatomite formation 216 2002
7,114,566 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 228 2002
7,128,153 Treatment of a hydrocarbon containing formation after heating 189 2002
7,156,176 Installation and use of removable heaters in a hydrocarbon containing formation 184 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 211 2002
2003/0196,789 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation and upgrading of produced fluids prior to further treatment 269 2002
2003/0201,098 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using one or more simulations 263 2002
7,055,602 Method and composition for enhanced hydrocarbons recovery 113 2003
6,923,258 In situ thermal processsing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce a mixture with a selected hydrogen content 202 2003
6,958,704 Permanent downhole, wireless, two-way telemetry backbone using redundant repeaters 208 2003
7,073,578 Staged and/or patterned heating during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 240 2003
7,121,341 Conductor-in-conduit temperature limited heaters 187 2003
7,219,734 Inhibiting wellbore deformation during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 202 2003
2004/0140,096 Insulated conductor temperature limited heaters 192 2003
2004/0144,540 High voltage temperature limited heaters 172 2003
2004/0144,541 Forming wellbores using acoustic methods 125 2003
2004/0146,288 Temperature limited heaters for heating subsurface formations or wellbores 201 2003
2005/0006,097 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 194 2003
7,121,342 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 278 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
7,320,364 Inhibiting reflux in a heated well of an in situ conversion system 132 2005
7,370,704 Triaxial temperature limited heater 143 2005
7,424,915 Vacuum pumping of conductor-in-conduit heaters 141 2005
7,490,665 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 137 2005
7,510,000 Reducing viscosity of oil for production from a hydrocarbon containing formation 143 2005
2005/0269,093 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 115 2005
2005/0269,313 Temperature limited heaters with high power factors 172 2005
2006/0005,968 Temperature limited heaters with relatively constant current 104 2005
2006/0289,536 Subsurface electrical heaters using nitride insulation 171 2005
2006/0178,546 Method and apparatus for making a middle distillate product and lower olefins from a hydrocarbon feedstock 80 2006
2006/0191,820 Hydrocarbon cracking process for converting gas oil preferentially to middle distillate and lower olefins 79 2006
7,225,866 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 202 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 153 2006
7,500,528 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing 141 2006
7,527,094 Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process 157 2006
7,546,873 Low temperature barriers for use with in situ processes 117 2006
7,575,052 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 133 2006
7,575,053 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers 131 2006
7,831,133 Insulated conductor temperature limited heater for subsurface heating coupled in a three-phase WYE configuration 97 2006
7,831,134 Grouped exposed metal heaters 94 2006
7,860,377 Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters 113 2006
7,986,869 Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters 76 2006
8,027,571 In situ conversion process systems utilizing wellbores in at least two regions of a formation 74 2006
2007/0045,266 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system 144 2006
2007/0045,267 Subsurface connection methods for subsurface heaters 182 2006
2007/0045,268 Varying properties along lengths of temperature limited heaters 171 2006
2007/0108,200 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing 146 2006
2007/0108,201 Insulated conductor temperature limited heater for subsurface heating coupled in a three-phase wye configuration 150 2006
2007/0119,098 Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process 158 2006
2007/0133,959 Grouped exposed metal heaters 128 2006
2007/0133,960 In situ conversion process systems utilizing wellbores in at least two regions of a formation 150 2006
2007/0137,856 Double barrier system for an in situ conversion process 111 2006
2007/0137,857 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers 111 2006
2007/0144,732 Low temperature barriers for use with in situ processes 143 2006
2008/0217,321 Temperature limited heater utilizing non-ferromagnetic conductor 156 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 119 2006
7,549,470 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 190 2006
7,556,095 Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent 181 2006
7,556,096 Varying heating in dawsonite zones in hydrocarbon containing formations 172 2006
7,559,367 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 159 2006
7,559,368 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 165 2006
7,562,706 Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from tar sands formations 160 2006
7,581,589 Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid 155 2006
7,584,789 Methods of cracking a crude product to produce additional crude products 161 2006
7,591,310 Methods of hydrotreating a liquid stream to remove clogging compounds 152 2006
7,635,025 Cogeneration systems and processes for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 140 2006
2007/0095,536 Cogeneration systems and processes for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 140 2006
2007/0095,537 Solution mining dawsonite from hydrocarbon containing formations with a chelating agent 149 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 181 2006
2007/0131,415 Solution mining and heating by oxidation for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 143 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 173 2006
2007/0221,377 Solution mining systems and methods for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 104 2006
2008/0017,370 Temperature limited heater with a conduit substantially electrically isolated from the formation 70 2006
7,461,691 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 188 2007
7,533,719 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 165 2007
7,604,052 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 160 2007
7,610,962 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment 132 2007
7,631,689 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 145 2007
7,635,023 Time sequenced heating of multiple layers in a hydrocarbon containing formation 179 2007
7,683,296 Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters 109 2007
7,793,722 Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing 92 2007
7,866,385 Power systems utilizing the heat of produced formation fluid 98 2007
2007/0284,108 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process 87 2007
2007/0289,733 Wellhead with non-ferromagnetic materials 75 2007
2008/0017,380 Non-ferromagnetic overburden casing 121 2007
2008/0035,347 Adjusting alloy compositions for selected properties in temperature limited heaters 111 2007
2008/0173,442 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 133 2007
2008/0173,444 Alternate energy source usage for in situ heat treatment processes 149 2007
2008/0173,449 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment 86 2007
7,798,221 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 121 2007
2009/0101,346 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 129 2007
7,735,935 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation containing carbonate minerals 117 2007
7,540,324 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 172 2007
7,562,707 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a line drive staged process 172 2007
7,631,690 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence 153 2007
7,635,024 Heating tar sands formations to visbreaking temperatures 143 2007
7,841,401 Gas injection to inhibit migration during an in situ heat treatment process 95 2007
7,845,411 In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system 113 2007
2008/0185,147 Wax barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations 132 2007
2008/0217,003 Gas injection to inhibit migration during an in situ heat treatment process 143 2007
2008/0217,004 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a checkerboard pattern staged process 97 2007
2008/0217,015 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence 101 2007
2008/0217,016 Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations 154 2007
2008/0236,831 Condensing vaporized water in situ to treat tar sands formations 146 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 151 2007
2009/0014,181 Creating and maintaining a gas cap in tar sands formations 158 2007
7,798,220 In situ heat treatment of a tar sands formation after drive process treatment 102 2008
7,832,484 Molten salt as a heat transfer fluid for heating a subsurface formation 100 2008
7,841,408 In situ heat treatment from multiple layers of a tar sands formation 108 2008
7,841,425 Drilling subsurface wellbores with cutting structures 100 2008
7,849,922 In situ recovery from residually heated sections in a hydrocarbon containing formation 106 2008
7,931,086 Heating systems for heating subsurface formations 92 2008
8,042,610 Parallel heater system for subsurface formations 72 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 129 2008
2009/0095,476 MOLTEN SALT AS A HEAT TRANSFER FLUID FOR HEATING A SUBSURFACE FORMATION 102 2008
2009/0095,477 HEATING SYSTEMS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 105 2008
2009/0095,478 VARYING PROPERTIES OF IN SITU HEAT TREATMENT OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION BASED ON ASSESSED VISCOSITIES 131 2008
2009/0095,479 PRODUCTION FROM MULTIPLE ZONES OF A TAR SANDS FORMATION 133 2008
2009/0126,929 TREATING NAHCOLITE CONTAINING FORMATIONS AND SALINE ZONES 129 2008
7,866,386 In situ oxidation of subsurface formations 106 2008
7,866,388 High temperature methods for forming oxidizer fuel 93 2008
2009/0189,617 CONTINUOUS SUBSURFACE HEATER TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT 136 2008
2009/0194,269 THREE-PHASE HEATERS WITH COMMON OVERBURDEN SECTIONS FOR HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 120 2008
2009/0194,333 RANGING METHODS FOR DEVELOPING WELLBORES IN SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS 122 2008
2009/0200,023 HEATING SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS BY OXIDIZING FUEL ON A FUEL CARRIER 135 2008
2009/0200,854 SOLUTION MINING AND IN SITU TREATMENT OF NAHCOLITE BEDS 123 2008
 
Chevron Research Company (7)
4,303,126 Arrangement of wells for producing subsurface viscous petroleum 202 1980
4,273,188 In situ combustion process for the recovery of liquid carbonaceous fuels from subterranean formations 284 1980
4,381,641 Substoichiometric combustion of low heating value gases 319 1980
4,366,668 Substoichiometric combustion of low heating value gases 299 1981
4,363,361 Substoichiometric combustion of low heating value gases 291 1981
4,551,226 Heat exchanger antifoulant 84 1982
4,828,031 In situ chemical stimulation of diatomite formations 231 1987
 
RAMEX SYN-FUELS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,928,765 Method and apparatus for shale gas recovery 304 1988
 
SHELL INTERNATIONALE RESEARCH MAATSCHAPPIJ B.V. (1)
4,605,680 Conversion of synthesis gas to diesel fuel and gasoline 288 1985
 
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (1)
2008/0006,410 Kerogen Extraction From Subterranean Oil Shale Resources 104 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 126 1999
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SHELL OIL COMPANY (44)
8,381,806 Joint used for coupling long heaters 22 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 21 2008
8,536,497 Methods for forming long subsurface heaters 17 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 4 2009
8,636,323 Mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 18 2009
8,562,078 Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 19 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 39 2010
* 2011/0042,084 IRREGULAR PATTERN TREATMENT OF A SUBSURFACE FORMATION 17 2010
8,608,249 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 7 2010
9,466,896 Parallelogram coupling joint for coupling insulated conductors 0 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 25 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 16 2011
8,485,256 Variable thickness insulated conductors 16 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
9,528,322 Dual motor systems and non-rotating sensors for use in developing wellbores in subsurface formations 0 2014
 
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
9,534,281 Turbocharger turbine housings formed from the stainless steel alloys, and methods for manufacturing the same 0 2014
 
LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. (1)
* 2008/0298,512 DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS 0 2008
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