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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7511178 Process of preparing ethylene glycol March 31, 2009
The invention provides a process of preparing glycolaldehyde by reacting formaldehyde with hydrogen and carbon monoxide in the presence of a catalyst composition which is based on, a) a source of rhodium, and b) a ligand of general formula R.sup.1P--R.sup.2(I), wherein R.sup.1 is a b
7510597 Method and separator for cyclonic separation of a fluid mixture March 31, 2009
A method for cyclonic separation of gaseous and liquid fractions from a multiphase fluid mixture comprises: providing a cyclonic separation vessel (1) having a bottom section (4), a top section (3) and a tubular midsection (2), which is co-axial to a central axis (5); injecting the m
7510173 Gas-liquid contacting tray March 31, 2009
A gas-liquid contacting tray suitable for horizontal mounting in a normally vertical column, which tray comprises a tray plate with substantially circular circumference and having top and bottom surfaces, which tray plate is provided with passages for gas between the bottom and the t
7510020 Wellbore system extending through a salt layer March 31, 2009
A wellbore system is provided including a wellbore formed in an earth formation, the wellbore extending into a salt layer of the earth formation. The wellbore system comprises a tubular conduit arranged in the wellbore whereby at least a portion of the tubular conduit is surrounded b
7510012 Bubble breaker assembly March 31, 2009
A method and system are disclosed for dispersing gas bubbles in a multiphase mixture in a production tubing in an crude oil production well or in a riser connected to such a well, by means of one or more bubble breaker assemblies in which a plurality of orifices are arranged that are
7510000 Reducing viscosity of oil for production from a hydrocarbon containing formation March 31, 2009
Certain embodiments provide a method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation. The method includes applying electrical current to one or more electrical conductors located in an opening in the formation to provide an electrically resistive heat output. The heat is allowed to trans
7508735 Method of analyzing vertical seismic profile data, method of producing a hydrocarbon fluid, and March 24, 2009
A P-wave slowness-polarization data set resolving P-wave slowness against P-wave polarization angle is extracted from a multi-offset vertical seismic profiling data set. A function relating P-wave polarization angle to P-wave slowness, and being dependent on at least three free param
7507770 Process for the production of hydrocarbons March 24, 2009
A process for the preparation of a titania catalyst or a titania catalyst carrier is described. It comprises the steps of: obtaining a wet filtercake of titania, the titania having been made by hydrolysis of a suitable titanium compound, optionally admixing the wet filtercake with on
7507689 Catalyst composition March 24, 2009
There is provided a catalyst carrier comprising a refractory inorganic material having a sodium solubilization rate no greater than 5 ppmw/5 minutes. There is further a catalyst comprising a refractory inorganic material carrier having a sodium solubilization rate no greater than 5 p
7504545 Process for the preparation of alkylene glycols March 17, 2009
A process for the conversion of an alkylene oxide to the corresponding alkylene glycol in the presence of carbon dioxide, water and a catalytic composition comprising a mixture of an organic base present in an amount in the range of from 10 to 90 mol % (based on the mixture) and a salt o
7504525 Catalyst composition March 17, 2009
There is provided a catalyst carrier comprising a refractory inorganic material having a sodium solubilization rate no greater than 5 ppmw/5 minutes. There is further a catalyst comprising a refractory inorganic material carrier having a sodium solubilization rate no greater than 5 p
7504367 Method of controlling lubricant properties by means of diluting the same March 17, 2009
A process is provided for controlling two or more properties of a lubricant or working fluid for use in a system in which operating conditions change. The process contains the steps of: (i) providing a base fluid in which the two or more properties are optimal for "warm" operating co
7501531 Process for the preparation of alkylene carbonate March 10, 2009
A process for the preparation of an alkylene carbonate, said process comprising contacting the corresponding alkylene oxide with carbon dioxide in the presence of a metal salt immobilised on a solid support, wherein the metal salt comprises a cation of a metal selected from those in
7501062 Process for permeation enhanced reactive extraction of levulinic acid March 10, 2009
A process for permeation enhanced reactive extraction of levulinic acid from a liquid aqueous phase comprising levulinic acid, wherein the levulinic acid from the aqueous phase is brought into contact with a liquid alcohol phase at esterification conditions in the presence of a catal
7500528 Low temperature barrier wellbores formed using water flushing March 10, 2009
A method of forming an opening for a low temperature well is described. The method includes drilling an opening in a formation. Water is introduced into the opening to displace drilling fluid or indigenous gas in the formation adjacent to a portion of the opening. Water is produced f
7497941 Process to prepare a lubricating base oil and a gas oil March 3, 2009
A process to prepare two or more lubricating base oil grades and a gas oil by (a) hydrocracking/hydroisomerizing a Fischer-Tropsch product, wherein weight ratio of compounds having at least 60 or more carbon atoms and compounds having at least 30 carbon atoms in the Fischer-Tropsch produ
7494535 Cyclonic fluid separator February 24, 2009
A cyclonic fluid separator for separating condensable, liquid and/or solid components from a fluid mixture includes an upstream fluid inlet section in which the fluid mixture is accelerated to a supersonic velocity to expand and cool the fluid mixture such that one or more condensable fl
7493966 System and method for drilling using a modulated jet stream February 24, 2009
A system and method for making a hole in an object, the system having jet means for generating an abrasive jet formed of a mixture of a fluid and abrasive particles, and for blasting the abrasive jet with an erosive power into impingement with the object in an impingement area, thereby
7493779 Method of removing solid carbon dioxide February 24, 2009
The invention provides a method of removing solid carbon dioxide from cryogenic equipment, including the steps of: (a) introducing a stream including ethane to the cryogenic equipment to convert solid carbon dioxide to liquid form whereby a mixture of liquid ethane and liquid carbon
7491859 Process for the telomerization of a conjugated diene, catalyst and bidentate ligand useful there February 17, 2009
Process for the telomerization of a conjugated diene,wherein the conjugated diene is reacted with a compound containing an active hydrogen atom and having a formula R'--H in the presence of a telomerization catalyst based on:(a) a source of group VIII metal,(b) a bidentate ligandwher
7491380 Catalytic reactor February 17, 2009
The invention relates to a reactor (1), suitable for the catalytic conversion of a feed mixture which is capable of explosion and/or ignition, comprising a feed supply chamber (2), an effluent discharge chamber (3), a catalyst bed (4) having an upstream surface (5) and a downstream s
7491314 Process to produce pipeline-transportable crude oil from feed stocks containing heavy hydrocarbo February 17, 2009
A process for the production of a pipeline-transportable crude oil from a bitumen feed, the process comprising: (1) dividing the bitumen feed into two fractions, the first fraction comprising between 20 and 80 wt % of the feed, the second fraction comprising between 80 and 20 wt % of the
7490665 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters February 17, 2009
Certain embodiments provide a heating system configured to heat at least a part of a subsurface formation. The system includes an electrical power supply. A heater section includes one or more electrical conductors electrically coupled to the electrical power supply. The heater section
7488835 Process for the preparation of alkylene carbonates February 10, 2009
A process for the catalytic carboxylation of alkylene oxides with carbon dioxide, in the presence of a catalyst composition and water, wherein the catalyst composition comprises an alkali metal halide and a macrocyclic chelating compound.
7488372 Process for inhibiting deposition of solids from a gaseous stream February 10, 2009
The present invention relates to a process for degassing an aqueous solution containing a hydroformylation product and separating a volatile metal species from gaseous stream to inhibit or prevent deposition of a solid material from the gaseous stream. To separate the volatile metal
7485597 Method for improving the selectivity of a catalyst and a process for the epoxidation of an olefi February 3, 2009
A method for improving the selectivity of a supported highly selective epoxidation catalyst comprising silver in a quantity of at most 0.17 g per m.sup.2 surface area of the support, which method comprises contacting the catalyst, or a precursor of the catalyst comprising the silver
7485353 Silicon rubber comprising an extender oil and process to prepare said extender oil February 3, 2009
A silicon rubber composition containing a hydrocarbon extender oil, wherein the oil is a Fischer-Tropsch derived oil. A process to prepare a silicon rubber extender oil having a CN number as measured according to IEC 590 of between 15 and 30%, a kinematic viscosity at 40.degree. C. of
7482312 Engine oils for racing applications and method of making same January 27, 2009
An automotive racing oil and method of making same, the automotive racing oil comprising base oil comprising polyalphaolefin and racing oil components effective to produce automotive racing oil properties comprising a kinematic viscosity of from about 3.2 centistokes (cSt) to about 2
7481274 Temperature limited heaters with relatively constant current January 27, 2009
Certain embodiments provide a system configured to heat a subsurface formation. The system includes an electrical power supply. A heater section includes one or more electrical conductors electrically coupled to the electrical power supply. At least one of the electrical conductors i
7479565 Process for the production of an olefin oxide, a 1,2-diol, a 1,2-diol ether, or an alkanolamine January 20, 2009
A process is provided for the epoxidation of an olefin comprising the steps of: contacting a feed comprising an olefin and oxygen with a catalyst comprising a silver component deposited on a fluoride-mineralized carrier; and producing a product mix comprising an olefin oxide, wherein
7478536 Floating hydrocarbon treating plant January 20, 2009
A floating hydrocarbon treating plant containing a vessel having a hull and a deck and having tanks located below the deck for storing hydrocarbons, and a plant for treating hydrocarbons located at the deck of the vessel is provided. The plant for treating hydrocarbons includes space
7478483 Adjustable support apparatus and method January 20, 2009
An adjustable support comprising: a first gripper, a second gripper separated from the first gripper by a distance, a first block connectable to the first gripper, a second block connectable to the second gripper, an alignment element connectable to the first block and the second block,
7475724 Method of determining a fluid inflow profile of wellbore January 13, 2009
A method of determining a fluid inflow profile along the length of a permeable inflow region of an underground wellbore comprising: transferring heat into or from the permeable inflow region of the wellbore during a well shut period; starting production of hydrocarbon fluids via the
7474969 Method and system for production metering of oil wells January 6, 2009
The present invention relates to a method and system for determining multiphase fluid streams flowing from individual wells of a cluster of crude oil, gas and/or other fluid production wells, wherein the fluid streams produced by the individual wells are commingled and routed via a f
7474221 Marking of pipe joints January 6, 2009
An improved method of permanently marking the location of a tubular joint, the method including creating a cavity into the end surface of one of the tubular ends that are to be joined by a forge weld or screw thread connection, inserting a marker into said cavity and subsequently joining
7473347 Process to prepare a lubricating base oil January 6, 2009
Process to prepare two or more base oil grades, which base oil grades have different kinematic viscositys at 100.degree. C. from a waxy paraffinic Fischer-Tropsch product having a content of non-cyclic iso-paraffins of more than 70 wt % by: (a) obtaining from the waxy paraffinic Fisc
7470644 Process for combusting coke December 30, 2008
The invention pertains to a process for combusting coke of a coke-containing FCC catalyst in a regeneration unit of a FCC unit having the introduction of oxygen-containing gas through a gas-transport unit into the regeneration unit and combusting the coke by means of an oxygen-contai
7470410 Support system for reactor vessel internals December 30, 2008
The invention is a support system for use with a reactor vessel that defines a reactor zone and has an inlet manway providing an opening into the reactor zone. The support system comprises a manway insert that is supported by the inlet manway and extends through the opening of the in
7470304 Process for the manufacture of sulphur-containing ammonium phosphate fertilizers December 30, 2008
The invention relates to a process for the manufacture of sulphur-containing fertilizers comprising the steps of: (a) mixing ammonia, phosphoric acid and water in a reactor unit to obtain an ammonium phosphate mixture; (b) introducing the mixture obtained in step (a) into a granulato
7467913 Faired truss spar December 23, 2008
A spar structure is disclosed for offshore hydrocarbon recovery operations having a vertically oriented elongated floating hull with a buoyant upper section, a ballasted lower section, and a truss member separating the floating hull from the lower ballasted section. A anchoring system
7467671 Drill bit with protection member December 23, 2008
A method is provided for removing a body of selected material from the interior of a casing extending into a borehole formed in an earth formation. The method comprises lowering a drill bit for further drilling of the borehole, into the casing, the drill bit having a longitudinal axi
7465840 Process for the preparation of alkylene glycol December 16, 2008
A process for the preparation of an alkylene glycol, said process comprising reacting the corresponding alkylene carbonate with water and/or an alcohol in the presence of a metalate immobilised on a solid support, wherein the solid support is a strongly basic ion exchange resin havin
7464774 Drill bit and system for drilling a borehole December 16, 2008
A drill bit for drilling a borehole in an object, the drill bit having a central longitudinal axis and comprising: a pilot section for drilling a pilot bore section of the borehole in the object; an under-reaming section in a following position with respect to the pilot section, the
7464763 Method of injecting lift gas and gas lift flow control device December 16, 2008
A method is disclosed for injecting lift gas or other fluid into a production conduit of an oil well via one or more wear resistant downhole gas lift flow control devices which each comprise: a tubular valve housing (1) comprising a flow passage (2) having an upstream end (9) which i
7462752 Process to convert linear alkanes into alpha olefins December 9, 2008
This invention provides for a process to convert branched or linear alkanes to branched or linear alpha olefins (AO) of the same carbon number. The process comprises the steps of: a) halogenating linear alkanes, branched alkanes, or a mixture of linear and branched alkane to produce
7462748 Process for the preparation of alkylene glycol December 9, 2008
A process for the preparation of an alkylene glycol, said process comprising reacting the corresponding alkylene carbonate with water in the presence of a catalyst, wherein the catalyst comprises bicarbonate as active phase, immobilized on a solid support, having one or more electrop
7462730 Branched ester composition December 9, 2008
A branched ester composition obtainable by the reaction of a carboxylic acid with a branched alcohol composition under esterification reaction conditions wherein the branched alcohol composition has from about 8 to about 36 carbon atoms and an average number of branches per molecule of
7462209 Reactor for performing a steam reforming reaction and a process to prepare synthesis gas December 9, 2008
A reactor vessel for performing a steam reforming reaction having a vessel inlet for natural gas and steam; a vessel inlet for a hot gaseous medium; a vessel outlet for the steam reforming product; and a reactor space which is a bed of steam reforming catalyst, which reactor space inlet
7461691 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation December 9, 2008
An in situ process for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is provided. The process may include providing heat from one or more heaters to at least a portion of the formation. The heat may be allowed to transfer from the one or more heaters to a part of the formation such tha
7461580 Casing conveyed well perforating apparatus and method December 9, 2008
Disclosed is a casing conveyed perforating system and methods for externally perforating a wellbore and casing. The perforating system is attached to the outside of the casing and is conveyed along with the casing when it is inserted into the wellbore. The perforation may be accompli
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