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In Situ Combustion

In Situ Combustion patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

03/06/14 - 20140060823 - In situ combustion for steam recovery infill
Methods and systems produce petroleum products from a formation by a steam assisted process followed by an in situ combustion process. The steam assisted process utilizes an injector and first producer to form a steam chamber within the formation as the products are recovered. The in situ combustion then starts...

01/02/14 - 20140000878 - Method for shortening an injection pipe for underground coal gasification
A method for automatically shortening an injection well liner for underground coal gasification is provided....

12/26/13 - 20130341015 - Downhole combustor
A downhole combustor system for a production well is provided. The downhole combustor includes a housing, a combustor and an exhaust port. The housing is configured and arranged to be positioned down a production well. The housing further forms a combustion chamber. The combustor is received within the housing. The...

08/15/13 - 20130206403 - Enhanced oil recovery process
A method for recovering oil by injecting oxygen into an underground oil formation where in-situ combustion occurs. The oxygen may be co-injected with additional components to assist in the recovery of the oil, or it may be injected after the injection of the additional components sequentially. The recovered oil may...

08/08/13 - 20130199777 - Heating a hydrocarbon reservoir
A system and methods are provided for heating a hydrocarbon reservoir, wherein the reservoir includes a reduced oil saturation zone in proximity to a heavy oil zone. The method includes injecting an oxidizing gas into the reduced oil saturation zone and combusting hydrocarbons included within the reduced oil saturation zone....

06/13/13 - 20130146283 - Oil recovery process using crossed hortizonal wells
Method of entailing the simultaneous production of oil and combustion gases using gravity phase segregation and gravity drainage to produce hydrocarbons from a subterranean oil-bearing formation, comprising initially injecting a fluid such as a solvent, steam, or an oxidizing gas through a pair of horizontal wells placed high in the...

06/13/13 - 20130146284 - Staggered horizontal well oil recovery process
An in situ combustion process entailing the simultaneous production of oil and combustion gases that combines fluid drive, gravity phase segregation and gravity drainage to produce hydrocarbons from a subterranean oil-bearing formation, comprising initially injecting a gas through a pair of horizontal wells placed high in the formation and producing...

05/30/13 - 20130133884 - Horizontal well line-drive oil recovery process
An in situ combustion process entailing the simultaneous production of liquids and combustion gases that combines fluid drive, gravity phase segregation and gravity drainage to produce hydrocarbons from a subterranean oil-bearing formation, comprising initially injecting a gas through a horizontal well placed high in the formation and producing combustion gas...

04/25/13 - 20130098607 - Steam flooding with oxygen injection, and cyclic steam stimulation with oxygen injection
wherein the oxygen contact zone within the reservoir is less than substantially 50 metres long....

03/28/13 - 20130075092 - Process for dispersing nanocatalysts into petroleum-bearing formations
Embodiments include methods for recovering petroleum products from a formation containing heavy crude oil. In one embodiment, a method includes positioning a steam generator within the petroleum-bearing formation, flowing a fuel source and an oxidizing agent into the steam generator, generating and releasing steam from the steam generator to heat...

09/06/12 - 20120222859 - Dispersing separated hydrocarbon gas into separated oil during surface well testing for improved oil mobility
A surface well testing facility for dispersing separated hydrocarbon gas into separated oil from a multiphase well fluid for improved oil mobility and combustion efficiency. A multiphase fluid is produced from a well. The gas constituent and the oil constituent are separated from the multiphase fluid, the oil constituent having...

03/22/12 - 20120067568 - Method of using carbon dioxide in recovery of formation deposits
The present invention relates to systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing a reliable, high purity source of CO2 that is used in the recovery of formation deposits, such as fossil fuels. At least a portion of the fossil fuels recovered may be directly combusted or extracted using the same process...

08/19/10 - 20100206563 - In situ combustion processes and configurations using injection and production wells
Methods and systems relate to in situ combustion utilizing configurations of injection and production wells to facilitate the in situ combustion. The wells define vertically deviated lengths that have different orientations from one another. Further, heating processes such as resistive heating and cyclic steam stimulation may take place in one...

08/12/10 - 20100200227 - Bitumen production method
A method for the production of a CO2 rich stream for sequestration in depleted oil sand reservoirs and the production and use of a CO2 rich oxidant for in situ bitumen production from oil sand reservoirs....

06/24/10 - 20100155060 - Triangle air injection and ignition extraction method and system
The present invention is a process for recovering oil from an underground oil-containing reservoir. The process includes providing one or more injection wells for injecting a gaseous fluid (steam and air) into the reservoir, the one or more injection wells having a plurality of generally horizontal injector legs, the injector...

06/10/10 - 20100139915 - Producer well plugging for in situ combustion processes
Methods and apparatus relate to controlling location of inflow into a production well during in situ combustion. The production well includes intervals closable to the inflow at identified times. Once a combustion front from the in situ combustion passes one of the intervals, a blockage conveyed from surface into the...

09/24/09 - 20090236092 - Method and system for extraction of hydrocarbons from oil sands
A system and method for extracting hydrocarbon products from oil sands using nuclear energy sources for power to decrease the viscosity of bitumen in oil sands deposits and provide sufficient heat and pressure to produce liquid and gaseous hydrocarbon products. Steps for extracting the hydrocarbon products form the oil sands...

08/13/09 - 20090200022 - Cryogenic treatment of gas
Systems and methods of treating a gas stream are described. A method of treating a gas stream includes cryogenically separating a first gas stream to form a second gas stream and a third stream. The third stream is cryogenically contacted with a carbon dioxide stream to form a fourth and...

07/30/09 - 20090188667 - System and method for the recovery of hydrocarbons by in-situ combustion
A system and a method for recovering hydrocarbons from a reservoir containing hydrocarbons, by in-situ combustion. The system includes a primary liquid production wellbore having a substantially horizontal primary production length extending through the reservoir, a vent well in fluid communication with the reservoir at a venting position which is...

07/16/09 - 20090178805 - Production of natural gas from hydrates
Methods and apparatus for producing methane gas from a hydrate formation. A column of modified material substantially filling a wellbore extending into the hydrate formation. The column of modified material is permeable to gases. A heat source extends into the column of modified material and is operable to provide heat...