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Electro-Osmotic Production of Hydrocarbons Utilizing Conduction Heating of Hydrocarbonaceous Formations
An electro-osmotic method for the production of hydrocarbons utilizes in situ heating of earth formations having substantial electrical conductivity. A particular volume of an earth formation is bounded with a waveguide ...
In Situ Decontamination of Spills and Landiflls by Radio Frequency Heating
A water-containing region at or near the surface of the earth, such as a landfill, that is contaminated with hazardous materials is decontaminated by heating the region with bound radio frequency energy from a bound-wave ...
Method and Apparatus for Mitigation of Radio Frequency Electric Field Peaking in Controlled Heat Processing of Hydrocarbonaceous Formations In Situ
The effects of radio frequency electric field peaking in the earth formations surrounding a conductor excited by radio frequency energy in the controlled in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous earth formations are ...
Apparatus and Method for In Situ Controlled Heat Processing of Hydrocarbonaceous Formations
A system and method for the controlled in situ heat processing of hydrocarbonaceous earth formations involves the application of electromagnetic energy at a selected frequency or at selected frequencies to a waveguide ...
Single Well Stimulation for the Recovery of Liquid Hydrocarbons from Subsurface Formations
Water is vaporized in an annular upper region of a subsurface formation into which borehole extends from the surface. This creates a substantially nonconducting dielectric in such region extending outwardly from the borehole. ...
Conduction Heating of Hydrocarbonaceous Formations
A waveguide structure is emplanted in the earth to bound a particular volume of an earth formation with a waveguide structure formed of respective rows of discrete elongated electrodes wherein the spacing between rows is ...