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High strength alloys

United States Patent

7,785,427
August 31, 2010
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High strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one composition of a metal alloy includes chromium, nickel, copper, manganese, silicon, niobium, tungsten and iron. System, methods, and heaters that include the high strength metal alloys are described herein. At least one heater system may include a canister at least partially made from material containing at least one of the metal alloys. At least one system for heating a subterranean formation may include a tubular that is at least partially made from a material containing at least one of the metal alloys.
Maziasz; Phillip James (Oak Ridge, TN), Shingledecker; John Paul (Knoxville, TN), Santella; Michael Leonard (Knoxville, TN), Schneibel; Joachim Hugo (Knoxville, TN), Sikka; Vinod Kumar (Oak Ridge, TN), Vinegar; Harold J. (Bellaire, TX), John; Randy Carl (Houston, TX), Kim; Dong Sub (Sugar Land, TX)
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
11/ 788,858
20080038144
April 20, 2007
GOVERNMENT INTEREST The Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Agreement No. ERD-05-2516 between UT-Battelle, LLC, operating under prime contract No. DE-ACO5-00OR22725 for the US Department of Energy and Shell Exploration and Production Company. The Government has certain rights in the invention pursuant to Agreement No. SD 10634 between Sandia National Laboratories and Shell Exploration and Production Company.