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Inventor:
Mikus; Thomas
Address:
Houston, TX
No. of patents:
17
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE35696 Heat injection process December 23, 1997
A method for heat injection into a subterranean formation is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion. The absence of a flame eliminates the flame as a radiant heat source and results in a more even temperature distribution throughout the length of the burner. Flameless combust
7654322 Systems and methods for producing oil and/or gas February 2, 2010
A system including a mechanism for recovering oil and/or gas from an underground formation, the oil and/or gas comprising one or more sulfur compounds; a mechanism for converting at least a portion of the sulfur compounds from the recovered oil and/or gas into a carbon disulfide form
7601320 System and methods for producing oil and/or gas October 13, 2009
A system including a mechanism for recovering oil and/or gas from an underground formation, the oil and/or gas comprising one or more sulfur compounds; a mechanism for converting at least a portion of the sulfur compounds from the recovered oil and/or gas into a carbon disulfide form
7426959 Systems and methods for producing oil and/or gas September 23, 2008
A system including a mechanism for recovering oil and/or gas from an underground formation, the oil and/or gas comprising one or more sulfur compounds; a mechanism for converting at least a portion of the sulfur compounds from the recovered oil and/or gas into a carbon disulfide form
7108730 Method for providing controlled heat to a process September 19, 2006
This invention relates to a method for providing controlled heat to a process utilizing a flameless distributed combustion. The method of the invention comprises providing an oxidation chamber, with an inlet for oxidant, an outlet for combustion products, and a flowpath between the i
7025940 Flameless combustor process heater April 11, 2006
A process heater is provided utilizing flameless combustion, the process heater having: an oxidation reaction chamber, the oxidation reaction chamber having an inlet for oxidant, an outlet for combustion products, and a flow path between the inlet and the outlet; a fuel conduit capable
6821501 Integrated flameless distributed combustion/steam reforming membrane reactor for hydrogen produc November 23, 2004
Disclosed is a new process and apparatus for steam reforming of any vaporizable hydrocarbon to produce H.sub.2 and CO.sub.2, with minimal CO, and no CO in the H.sub.2 stream, using a membrane steam reforming (MSR) reactor and flameless distributed combustion (FDC) which provides great
6269882 Method for ignition of flameless combustor August 7, 2001
A combustor method and apparatus is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion with one or more of three improvements to enhance ignition of the flameless combustor. A catalytic surface can be provided within a combustion chamber to provide flameless combustion at least in the
6079499 Heater well method and apparatus June 27, 2000
A method and apparatus is disclosed for heating of formations using fired heaters. The method includes the steps of:providing a wellbore within the formation to be heated, the wellbore comprisinga casing within the formation to be heated,a tubular defining, in the inside of the tubular, a fl
6056057 Heater well method and apparatus May 2, 2000
A method and apparatus is disclosed for heating of formations using fired heaters. Each fired heater may consist of two concentric tubulars emplaced in the formation, connected via a wellhead to a burner at the surface. Combustion gases from the burner go down to the bottom of the inner
6019172 Flameless combustor February 1, 2000
A combustor method and apparatus is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion with one or more of three improvements to enhance ignition of the flameless combustor. A catalytic surface can be provided within a combustion chamber to provide flameless combustion at least in the
5899269 Flameless combustor May 4, 1999
A combustor method and apparatus is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion with one or more of three improvements to enhance ignition of the flameless combustor. A catalytic surface can be provided within a combustion chamber to provide flameless combustion at least in the
5862858 Flameless combustor January 26, 1999
A combustor method and apparatus is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion. The absence of a flame eliminates the flame as a radiant heat source and results in a more even temperature distribution throughout the length of the burner. Flameless combustion is accomplished by pr
5404952 Heat injection process and apparatus April 11, 1995
A method for heat injection into a subterranean formation is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion and a gas fired heater having an electrical heated surface for ignition of the gas. The absence of a flame eliminates the flame as a radiant heat source and results in a more e
5392854 Oil recovery process February 28, 1995
A process to recover oil is provided wherein an oil containing subterranean formation is heated by conductive heat transfer. The high temperature levels of this process result in high recoveries of initial oil in place, and recovery of the oil within a short time period. This process is
5297626 Oil recovery process March 29, 1994
A process to recover oil is provided wherein an oil containing subterranean formation is heated by conductive heat transfer from heat injectors operating at temperatures above 900.degree. C. The high temperature levels of this process result in high recoveries of initial oil in place, an
5255742 Heat injection process October 26, 1993
A method for heat injection into a subterranean formation is provided. The method utilizes flameless combustion. The absence of a flame eliminates the flame as a radiant heat source and results in a more even temperature distribution throughout the length of the burner. Flameless combust










 
 
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