Patent Number: 8,875,789

Title: Process for producing hydrocarbon fluids combining in situ heating, a power plant and a gas plant

Abstract: An in situ method of producing hydrocarbon fluids from an organic-rich rock formation may include heating an organic-rich rock formation, for example an oil shale formation, in situ to pyrolyze formation hydrocarbons, for example kerogen, to form a production fluid containing hydrocarbon fluids. The method may include separating the production fluid into at least a gas stream and a liquid stream, where the gas stream is a low BTU gas stream. The low BTU gas stream is then fed to a gas turbine where it is combusted and is used to generate electricity.

Inventors: Kaminsky; Robert D. (Houston, TX), Thomas; Michele M. (Houston, TX), Blanton; Lauren (Houston, TX), Nelson; Eric D. (Houston, TX), Symington; William A. (Houston, TX)

Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

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

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00