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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7635023 Time sequenced heating of multiple layers in a hydrocarbon containing formation December 22, 2009
A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation may include providing heat to a first hydrocarbon layer in the formation from a first heater located in an opening in the formation. The opening and the first heater may have a horizontal or inclined portion located in the first
7632977 Method and apparatus for making a middle distillate product and lower olefins from a hydrocarbon December 15, 2009
Disclosed is a process for making middle distillate and lower olefins. The process includes catalytically cracking a gas oil feedstock within a riser reactor zone by contacting under suitable catalytic cracking conditions within the riser reactor zone the gas oil feedstock with a mid
7631690 Heating hydrocarbon containing formations in a spiral startup staged sequence December 15, 2009
Methods for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation are described herein. Methods may include treating a first zone of the formation. Treatment of a plurality of zones of the formation may be begun at selected times after the treatment of the first zone begins. The treatment of a
7631689 Sulfur barrier for use with in situ processes for treating formations December 15, 2009
Methods for forming a barrier around at least a portion of a treatment area in a subsurface formation are described herein. Sulfur may be introduced into one or more wellbores located inside a perimeter of a treatment area in the formation having a permeability of at least 0.1 darcy.
7628908 Systems, methods, and catalysts for producing a crude product December 8, 2009
Systems and method for contacting a crude feed that has a total acid number of at least 0.1 with one or more catalysts produces a total product that includes a crude product are described. At least one of the catalysts includes vanadium. The crude product is a liquid mixture at 25.de
7628121 Apparatus and process for cooling hot gas December 8, 2009
An apparatus for cooling hot gas comprises: (i) a vertical elongated vessel provided with a cooling medium compartment comprising in use a first cooling medium, an inlet to supply fresh first cooling medium and a outlet for discharge of used first cooling medium, the vessel further p
7625539 Process for producing a purified gas stream December 1, 2009
A process for producing a purified gas stream from a feed gas stream comprising contaminants, the process comprising the steps of: (a) removing contaminants from the feed gas stream to obtain the purified gas stream and a sour gas stream comprising H.sub.2S and RSH; (b) separating th
7625481 Systems and methods of producing a crude product December 1, 2009
Contact of a crude feed with a hydrogen source in the presence of an inorganic salt catalyst produces a total product that includes a crude product. The crude feed has a residue content of at least 0.2 grams of residue per gram of crude feed. The inorganic salt catalyst comprises alk
7625432 Process for the removal of contaminants December 1, 2009
A process for the reduction of carbonyl sulfide (COS) in a gas stream is described. It comprises contacting the gas stream with an iron oxide-based material. The present invention relates to the removal of COS from any type of gas stream, in particular those which include one or more
7619129 Process for the separation of olefins and paraffins November 17, 2009
A process for the separation of olefinic hydrocarbons from a liquid feedstock composition comprising at least one olefinic hydrocarbon and at least one paraffinic hydrocarbon, said process comprising contacting the liquid feedstock with a supported ionic liquid membrane wherein the s
7615196 Systems for producing a crude product November 10, 2009
System for producing a crude product, comprising: an upstream contacting zone; one or more catalysts in the upstream contacting zone, the one or more catalysts comprising a first catalyst, the first catalyst having, per gram of first catalyst, 0.0001 grams to 0.06 grams of: one or more
7612022 Method and composition for enhanced hydrocarbons recovery November 3, 2009
A method of treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The method may include providing a hydrocarbon recovery composition to the hydrocarbon containing formation. Hydrocarbons in the hydrocarbon containing formation may interact with the hydrocarbon recovery compositi
7611689 Faujasite zeolite, its preparation and use in hydrocracking November 3, 2009
The invention provides a zeolite of the faujasite structure which has a unit cell size in the range of from 24.40 to 24.50 .ANG.; a bulk silica to alumina ratio (SAR) in the range of from 5 to 10; and an alkali metal content of less than 0.15 wt %. Such zeolites have been found to have a
7611635 System and method for separating a fluid stream November 3, 2009
A system (1) for separating a fluid stream (2) comprising gas, a light liquid and a heavy liquid, the system comprising a separation vessel (5) that is arranged to define a downwardly extending separation space and comprises a downwardly sloping tube (8), the separation space having an
7610962 Sour gas injection for use with in situ heat treatment November 3, 2009
Systems, methods, and heaters for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. At least one method for providing acidic gas to a subsurface formation is described herein. The method may include providing heat from one or more heaters to a portion of a subsurface formation; p
7610953 Assembly of baffles and seals and method of assembling a heat exchanger November 3, 2009
An assembly of baffles and seals for mounting in a heat exchanger shell, comprising a plurality of longitudinal baffles; a plurality of longitudinal seals for sealingly engaging longitudinal rims of the longitudinal baffles against the heat exchanger shell after mounting, and further
7610951 Apparatus and process for cooling hot gas November 3, 2009
Process to cool hot gas by passing the hot gas through a tube having a main tubular part and an upstream tubular part, wherein (i) the exterior of main tubular part is cooled by an evaporating liquid cooling medium flowing freely around said tube, (ii) the upstream tubular part is cooled
7609065 System and method for locating an anomaly October 27, 2009
A method and a system are provided for allowing determination of a direction and distance from a tool to anomaly in a formation. The apparatus for performing the method includes at least one transmitter and at least one receiver. An embodiment of the method includes transmitting elec
7604052 Compositions produced using an in situ heat treatment process October 20, 2009
Systems, methods, and heaters for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. At least one method for producing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation includes providing heat to the subsurface formation using an in situ heat treatment process. One or more formation particles
7603758 Method of coupling a tubular member October 20, 2009
A tubular member is expanded by pressurizing an interior region within the tubular member.
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
7601316 Method of reducing NOx and particulates from internal combustion engines October 13, 2009
Oxides of nitrogen are adsorbed onto the surfaces of, and particulates are trapped in, pores of channels (130, 133, 139-151) in a porous, interdigitated ceramic particulate filter (57, 100) that has relative rotation with respect to a gas inlet distributor (76, 101). The distributor
7598426 Self-lubricating diesel fuel and method of making and using same October 6, 2009
A diesel fuel comprising a mixture of normal paraffins and branched paraffins. The normal paraffins present in the diesel fuel is less than about 99% by weight; and the aromatic content in the diesel fuel is less than about 10% by weight. The diesel fuel has a cetane number of at least
7598406 Production of ethylene oxide October 6, 2009
Process for the recovery of ethylene oxide (EO) from fat absorbent (FA) which comprises providing a feed of elevated temperature FA to an EO Stripper, providing a stripping gas feed and contacting the stripping gas feed at elevated temperature with the elevated temperature FA feed, o
7597748 Process to separate solids from solids laden gaseous flow October 6, 2009
A process to separate solids from a solids laden gaseous flow containing more than 100 mg/Nm.sup.3 solids by separating solids from the gaseous flow using a gas-solids separator resulting in a gaseous flow containing less than 50 mg/Nm.sup.3 solids and an underflow having the separated
7597742 Process for treating a loaded solvent stream having a time-varying concentration of contaminant October 6, 2009
The invention provides a process for treating a loaded solvent stream having a time-varying contaminant concentration, the process comprising the steps of: (a) providing a plurality of hold-up tanks; (b) feeding the loaded solvent stream in dependence on its contaminant concentration to
7597724 Gasoline composition October 6, 2009
A gasoline composition is provided containing a hydrocarbon base fuel containing 5 to 20% v olefins, not greater than 5% v olefins of at least 10 carbon atoms, not greater than 5% v aromatics of at least 10 carbon atoms, initial boiling point in the range 24 to 45.degree. C., T.sub.10
7597147 Temperature limited heaters using phase transformation of ferromagnetic material October 6, 2009
Systems, methods, and heaters for treating a subsurface formation are described herein. Systems and methods for making heaters are described herein. At least one heater includes a ferromagnetic conductor and an electrical conductor. The electrical conductor is electrically coupled to
7597140 Expansion device for expanding a pipe October 6, 2009
A pipe expansion device having an expansion cone tapering in forward direction, a cone-guide, an actuator for displacing the expansion cone and the elongated cone-guide relative to each other, a retrievable end anchor, and a middle anchor joined to the expansion cone.
7597067 Process to reduce the temperature of a hydrogen and carbon monoxide containing gas and heat exch October 6, 2009
A process to reduce the temperature of a hydrogen and carbon monoxide containing gas by contacting the gas with a metal alloy surface having a lower temperature than the temperature of the gas, wherein the metal alloy surface has between 0 and 20 wt % iron, between 0 and 5 wt % alumi
7594942 Gas/liquid separator September 29, 2009
A gas/liquid separator comprising a vertical vessel having an inlet for a gas/liquid mixture; a gas/liquid separation device arranged within the vessel, which separation device has an inlet in fluid communication with the inlet of the vessel, and an outlet means for at least partially
7591941 Systems, methods, and catalysts for producing a crude product September 22, 2009
Contact of a crude feed with one or more catalysts produces a total product that includes a crude product. The crude feed may include Micro-Carbon Residue (MCR), oxygen, sulfur, or mixtures thereof. The crude product is a liquid mixture at 25.degree. C. and 0.101 MPa. The crude produ
7591310 Methods of hydrotreating a liquid stream to remove clogging compounds September 22, 2009
A method includes producing formation fluid from a subsurface in situ heat treatment process. The formation fluid is separated to produce a liquid stream and a gas stream. At least a portion of the liquid stream is provided to a hydrotreating unit. At least a portion of selected in situ
7591188 Stress and/or tension monitoring systems and methods September 22, 2009
There is disclosed a system comprising a structure, from 1 to 10 dynamic tension sensors, adapted to monitor a dynamic tension level of at least one point along a length of the structure, and a controller adapted to calculate a dynamic bending stress or strain level at a plurality of
7589245 Process for preparing linear alpha olefins September 15, 2009
A process for the preparation of linear alpha olefins having 2n carbon atoms from linear alpha olefins having n carbon atoms comprising the steps of (a) dimerizing a linear alpha olefin having n carbon atoms in the presence of a dimerization catalyst to produce a linear internal olef
7588681 Systems, methods, and catalysts for producing a crude product September 15, 2009
Contact of a crude feed with one or more catalysts produces a total product that includes a crude product. The crude product is a liquid mixture at 25.degree. C. and 0.101 MPa. The one or more catalyst may include an uncalcined catalyst. One or more other properties of the crude prod
7588627 Process for the removal of H.sub.2S and mercaptans from a gas stream September 15, 2009
The invention relates to a process for the removal of, H.sub.2S and mercaptans from a gas stream comprising these compounds, which process comprises the steps of: (a) removing H.sub.2S from the gas stream by contacting the gas stream in a H2S-removal zone with a first aqueous alkalin
7584789 Methods of cracking a crude product to produce additional crude products September 8, 2009
A method for producing a crude product is disclosed. Formation fluid is produced from a subsurface in situ heat treatment process. The formation fluid is separated to produce a liquid stream and a first gas stream. The first gas stream includes olefins. The liquid stream is fractionated
7582588 Method of manufacturing a catalyst September 1, 2009
A method of manufacturing a catalyst, a catalyst precursor, or a catalyst support comprising: (a) mixing a refractory metal oxide or precursor thereof with a liquid to form a paste; (b) adding said paste to an extruder, the extruder having a die plate comprising one or more dies, eac
7582203 Hydrocarbon cracking process for converting gas oil preferentially to middle distillate and lowe September 1, 2009
Described is a hydrocarbon cracking process for converting a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock selectively to middle distillate and lower olefins by catalytically cracking a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock within a riser reactor zone by contacting the heavy hydrocarbon feedstock with both a mi
7581905 Vessel for storing particulate matter and discharge device for use in the same September 1, 2009
The invention pertains to a vessel (1) for storing particulate matter, such as pulverised coal or fly ash, comprising a main part (2) and, at its bottom portion, at least one discharge device (3), which comprises a converging outer shell (10) and a permeable, converging inner shell (14)
7581589 Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid September 1, 2009
A method for producing alkylated hydrocarbons is disclosed. Formation fluid is produced from a subsurface in situ heat treatment process. The formation fluid is separated to produce a liquid stream and a first gas stream. The first gas stream includes olefins. The liquid stream is fr
7578347 Method of sealing an annular space in a wellbore August 25, 2009
A method of sealing a space in a wellbore formed in an earth formation comprises inserting a plurality of swellable particles into the space by pumping them in a carrier fluid, the particles being susceptible to swelling upon contact with a selected fluid, and inducing the selected f
7578038 Apparatus and methods for remote installation of devices for reducing drag and vortex induced vi August 25, 2009
Apparatus and methods for remotely installing vortex-induced vibration (VIV) reduction and drag reduction devices on elongated structures in flowing fluid environments. The apparatus is a tool for transporting and installing the devices. The devices installed can include clamshell-sh
7575053 Low temperature monitoring system for subsurface barriers August 18, 2009
A system for monitoring temperature of a subsurface low temperature zone is described. The system includes a plurality of freeze wells configured to form the low temperature zone, one or more lasers, and a fiber optic cable coupled to at least one laser. A portion of the fiber optic cabl
7575052 In situ conversion process utilizing a closed loop heating system August 18, 2009
An in situ conversion system for producing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation is described. The system includes a plurality of u-shaped wellbores in the formation. Piping is positioned in at least two of the u-shaped wellbores. A fluid circulation system is coupled to the piping.
7569156 Process for the manufacture of synthesis gas by partial oxidation of a liquid hydrocarbon-contai August 4, 2009
The invention is directed to a process to prepare a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide by performing a partial oxidation on a hydrocarbon feed using a multi-orifice burner provided with an arrangement of separate passages, wherein the hydrocarbon flows through a passage of the b
7568363 Treating of a crude containing natural gas August 4, 2009
A process for treating a crude containing natural gas comprising supplying the crude to a stabilization unit to obtain a gaseous stream and crude oil; supplying a compressed, gaseous stream at a low temperature to the bottom of a first column; partly condensing the first gaseous overhead
7565936 Combined telemetry system and method July 28, 2009
Telemetry systems and methods are disclosed for real time communication of information between multiple positions in a wellbore.
7563919 Process for the preparation of an alkanediol and a dialkyl carbonate July 21, 2009
An alkanediol and a dialkyl carbonate are prepared in a process comprising: (a) contacting an alkylene carbonate with an alkanol feedstock under transesterification conditions in a reactive distillation zone to obtain a top stream comprising dialkyl carbonate and the alkanol and a bo
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