Method and apparatus for producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers having little or no vertical communication

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Publication Type patent
Research Institute Institute for Clean and Secure Energy (ICSE)
Other Author Glandt, Carlos A.; Vinegar, Harold J.; Gardner, John W.
Title Method and apparatus for producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers having little or no vertical communication
Date 1991-10-29
Description An apparatus and method are disclosed for producing thick tar sand deposits by preheating of thin, relatively highly conductive layers which are a small fraction of the total thickness of a tar sand deposit, with horizontal electrodes and steam stimulation. The preheating is continued until the viscosity of the tar in a thin preheated zone adjacent to the highly conductive layers is reduced sufficiently to allow steam injection into the tar sand deposit. The entire deposit is then produced by steam flooding.
Type Text
Publisher United States Patent and Trademark Office
Subject producing tar sand deposits; conductive layers in tar sand deposits; tar sand; vertical communication; patent
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Glandt, C. A., Vinegar, H. J., & Gardner, J. W. (1991). Method and apparatus for producing tar sand deposits containing conductive layers having little or no vertical communication. United States Patent and Trademark Office. United States Patent 5,060,726.
Relation Has Part United States Patent 5,060,726
Rights Management (c)United States Patent and Trademark Office
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 60,453 bytes
Identifier ir-eua/id/3053
Source DSpace at ICSE
ARK ark:/87278/s6bz9550
Setname ir_eua
Date Created 2013-05-15
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 214112
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bz9550
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