Patent Number: 7,086,465

Title: In situ production of a blending agent from a hydrocarbon containing formation

Abstract: An in situ process for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is provided. The process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the reaction zone to a part of the formation such that heat from one or more heaters pyrolyzes at least some hydrocarbons within the part of the formation. A blending agent may be produced from the part of the formation, wherein a mixture produced with the blending agent has at least one selected property.

Inventors: Wellington; Scott Lee (Bellaire, TX), Karanikas; John Michael (Houston, TX), Maher; Kevin Albert (Bellaire, TX), Sumnu-Dindoruk; Meliha Deniz (Houston, TX), Vinegar; Harold J. (Bellaire, TX)

Assignee: Shell Oil Company

International Classification: E21B 36/00 (20060101); E21B 43/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018