GB2500498A - Excavating deposits from an underground formation layer - Google Patents

Excavating deposits from an underground formation layer Download PDF

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GB2500498A
GB2500498A GB201306907A GB201306907A GB2500498A GB 2500498 A GB2500498 A GB 2500498A GB 201306907 A GB201306907 A GB 201306907A GB 201306907 A GB201306907 A GB 201306907A GB 2500498 A GB2500498 A GB 2500498A
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chain cutter
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Hendrik Martinus Wentinck
Michael Ruggier
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Shell International Research Mij BV
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21CMINING OR QUARRYING
    • E21C29/00Propulsion of machines for slitting or completely freeing the mineral from the seam
    • E21C29/04Propulsion of machines for slitting or completely freeing the mineral from the seam by cable or chains
    • E21C29/14Propulsion of machines for slitting or completely freeing the mineral from the seam by cable or chains by haulage cable or chain pulling the machine along the working face
    • E21C29/145Means for tensioning the haulage chains or cables
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B11/00Other drilling tools
    • E21B11/06Other drilling tools with driven cutting chains or similarly driven tools
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/30Specific pattern of wells, e.g. optimizing the spacing of wells
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/30Specific pattern of wells, e.g. optimizing the spacing of wells
    • E21B43/305Specific pattern of wells, e.g. optimizing the spacing of wells comprising at least one inclined or horizontal well
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21CMINING OR QUARRYING
    • E21C25/00Cutting machines, i.e. for making slits approximately parallel or perpendicular to the seam
    • E21C25/54Slitting by unguided cutter cables or cutter chains, or by unguided tools drawn along the working face by cables or the like
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21CMINING OR QUARRYING
    • E21C25/00Cutting machines, i.e. for making slits approximately parallel or perpendicular to the seam
    • E21C25/56Slitting by cutter cables or cutter chains or by tools drawn along the working face by cables or the like, in each case guided parallel to the face, e.g. by a conveyor, by a guide parallel to a conveyor
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21CMINING OR QUARRYING
    • E21C27/00Machines which completely free the mineral from the seam
    • E21C27/02Machines which completely free the mineral from the seam solely by slitting
    • E21C27/04Machines which completely free the mineral from the seam solely by slitting by a single chain guided on a frame with or without auxiliary slitting means
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21CMINING OR QUARRYING
    • E21C29/00Propulsion of machines for slitting or completely freeing the mineral from the seam
    • E21C29/04Propulsion of machines for slitting or completely freeing the mineral from the seam by cable or chains
    • E21C29/14Propulsion of machines for slitting or completely freeing the mineral from the seam by cable or chains by haulage cable or chain pulling the machine along the working face
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21CMINING OR QUARRYING
    • E21C41/00Methods of underground or surface mining; Layouts therefor
    • E21C41/16Methods of underground mining; Layouts therefor
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B28WORKING CEMENT, CLAY, OR STONE
    • B28DWORKING STONE OR STONE-LIKE MATERIALS
    • B28D1/00Working stone or stone-like materials, e.g. brick, concrete or glass, not provided for elsewhere; Machines, devices, tools therefor
    • B28D1/02Working stone or stone-like materials, e.g. brick, concrete or glass, not provided for elsewhere; Machines, devices, tools therefor by sawing
    • B28D1/08Working stone or stone-like materials, e.g. brick, concrete or glass, not provided for elsewhere; Machines, devices, tools therefor by sawing with saw-blades of endless cutter-type, e.g. chain saws, i.e. saw chains, strap saws
    • B28D1/088Sawing in situ, e.g. stones from rocks, grooves in walls

Abstract

Deposits, such as coal, tar sand, heavy crude oil and/or minerals are excavated from an underground formation layer (4) by: - inserting a chain cutter string (11) into a 1st section (8, 9) and a control cable (12) into a 2nd section (10) of a T-,V-,U-,or L-shaped channel assembly (8, 9, 10) traversing the layer (4); - connecting the control cable (12) to the chain cutter string (11) at a branchpoint (13) of said 1st & 2nd sections (8, 9 &10); and - pulling the chain cutter string (11) in a continuous or oscillating manner through the first section (8,9) while continuously pulling the control cable (12), such that the chain cutter string (11) carves deposits from the layer (4) and the control cable (12) optimizes the performance and reduces the risk of breakage of the chain cutter string (11).
GB201306907A 2010-10-22 2011-10-20 Excavating deposits from an underground formation layer Expired - Fee Related GB2500498B (en)

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EP11183234 2011-09-29
PCT/EP2011/068297 WO2012052496A1 (en) 2010-10-22 2011-10-20 Excavating deposits from an underground formation layer

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US442896A (en) * 1890-12-16 johnson
US2796129A (en) * 1951-08-13 1957-06-18 Orpha B Brandon Oil recovery process
US4232904A (en) * 1979-02-21 1980-11-11 Hurd Robert L Method and apparatus for deep mining using chain driven in fixed direction
US5033795A (en) * 1989-11-09 1991-07-23 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Interior Method of mining a mineral deposit seam
US20020030398A1 (en) * 2000-03-13 2002-03-14 Drake Ronald D. Method and system for mining hydrocarbon-containing materials
US6688702B1 (en) * 2002-12-16 2004-02-10 Grigori A. Abramov Borehole mining method
US20070039729A1 (en) * 2005-07-18 2007-02-22 Oil Sands Underground Mining Corporation Method of increasing reservoir permeability
US7647967B2 (en) * 2006-01-12 2010-01-19 Jimni Development LLC Drilling and opening reservoir using an oriented fissure to enhance hydrocarbon flow and method of making

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US20150308267A1 (en) 2015-10-29 application
GB2500498B (en) 2016-01-06 grant

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