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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8575402 Process for the production of alkylene glycol November 5, 2013
The invention provides a process for the production of an alkylene glycol comprising converting an alkene to the corresponding alkylene oxide; absorbing the alkylene oxide in an aqueous absorbent and then stripping; supplying the aqueous alkyene oxide stream to a carboxylation reactor;
8574542 ZSM-5, its preparation and use in ethylbenzene dealkylation November 5, 2013
A new configuration of ZSM-5 is provided whereby the crystals have a higher average silica to alumina ratio at the edges of each crystallite than in the center as determined from a narrow slit line scan profile obtained from SEM/EDX or TEM/EDX elemental analysis. Such ZSM-5 crystals
8574539 Process for selective oxidation of hydrogen sulphide November 5, 2013
The present invention provides a process for the selective oxidation of hydrogen sulphide in a hydrogen sulphide-containing hydrocarbon and/or hydrogen feed gas to elemental sulphur in a reaction zone containing a Claus catalyst, comprising the steps of: i) reacting in the reaction zone
8569561 Method for revamping an HF or sulphuric acid alkylation unit October 29, 2013
The present invention provides a method for revamping an HF or sulphuric acid alkylation unit to an ionic liquid alkylation unit, wherein the HF or sulphuric acid alkylation unit comprise at least: --a reactor unit for contacting catalyst and hydrocarbon reactants; --a separator unit for
8569548 Process for the preparation of alkylene glycols October 29, 2013
A process for the preparation of an alkylene glycol, said process comprising contacting an alkylene oxide with carbon dioxide and water in the presence of a catalytic composition comprising an active anion, selected from the group consisting of metalates, carbonate, bicarbonate and h
8569547 Process for recovering monoalkylbenzene October 29, 2013
The invention relates to a process for recovering monoalkylbenzene from a gas stream comprising oxygen and monoalkylbenzene, wherein the gas stream comprising oxygen and monoalkylbenzene is contacted with a liquid stream comprising a naphthalene compound. Further, the present invention r
8569534 Process for producing diphenyl carbonate October 29, 2013
Processes for producing diaryl carbonates are disclosed, where such processes may provide for the production of diaryl carbonates from green house gases, such as carbon dioxide. The processes disclosed advantageously integrate diethyl carbonate and diaryl carbonate production, elimin
8569527 Reactor system, an absorbent and a process for reacting a feed October 29, 2013
The present invention provides a reactor system comprising: --one or more purification zones comprising an absorbent which comprises silver, an alkali or alkaline earth metal, and a support material having a surface area of more than 20 m2/g, and --a reaction zone comprising a catalyst,
8569525 Process for producing ethylene oxide October 29, 2013
The present invention provides a process for producing ethylene oxide, comprising (a) cracking an ethane-comprising feed in a cracking zone under cracking conditions to obtain olefins including at least ethylene and hydrogen; (b) converting an oxygenate feedstock in an oxygenate-to-o
8569388 Process for preparing olefins from synthesis gas using a cobalt and manganese containing catalys October 29, 2013
The invention relates to a process for preparing olefins from synthesis gas, wherein the synthesis gas is contacted with a catalyst which contains cobalt, manganese and a third element selected from the group consisting of aluminium, gallium, indium, thallium, tin, lead and bismuth.
8568679 Process for removing sulfur from a fuel gas stream additionally containing carbon dioxide and li October 29, 2013
Disclosed is a process for the removal of sulfur from a fuel gas stream that additionally contains carbon dioxide and a light olefin as well as an organic sulfur compound. The process includes hydrotreating the fuel gas stream followed by a catalytic reduction of the resulting hydrot
8568518 Method of making SAPO-34 membranes for use in gas separations October 29, 2013
A method of making a crystalline silicoaluminophosphate-34 (SAPO-34) membrane. The method comprises the steps of providing a porous support having a pore size distribution such that a small proportion of its pores are larger than 10 microns, seeding the porous support with SAPO-34 seed
8563186 Systems and processes of operating fuel cell systems October 22, 2013
The present invention is directed to systems and processes for operating molten carbonate fuel cell systems. A process for operating the molten carbonate fuel cell includes providing a hydrogen-containing stream comprising molecular hydrogen to a molten carbonate fuel cell anode; hea
8563185 Process and reactor for the production of hydrogen and carbon dioxide and a fuel cell system October 22, 2013
The invention relates to a process for the production of hydrogen and carbon dioxide from a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock, comprising: a) supplying a gaseous hydrocarbonaceous feedstock and steam to a reaction zone comprising a steam reforming catalyst and catalytically reforming the h
8562928 Process for producing hydrogen, sulfur and sulfur dioxide from hydrogen sulfide-containing gas s October 22, 2013
A process for making molecular hydrogen, elemental sulfur and sulfur dioxide from hydrogen sulfide. The process involves contacting a gas stream of hydrogen sulfide within a contacting zone with a contacting composition comprising metal sulfide in a lower sulfided state and yielding
8562864 Asphalt mixture October 22, 2013
A phosphorescent asphalt mixture comprising a binder, aggregate and a phosphorescent compound is disclosed. The phosphorescent compound has formula MAl.sub.2O.sub.4, wherein M is chosen from Sr, Ba and Ca, and wherein the phosphorescent compound has been doped with at least one rare
8562818 Hydrocarbon composition October 22, 2013
A hydrocarbon composition is provided containing: at least 5 wt. % of hydrocarbons having boiling point in the range from an initial boiling point of the composition up to 204.degree. C.; at least 10 wt. % of hydrocarbons having a boiling point in the range from 204.degree. C. up to
8562817 Hydrocarbon composition October 22, 2013
A hydrocarbon composition is provided containing: at least 0.05 grams of hydrocarbons having boiling point in the range from an initial boiling point of the composition up to 204.degree. C. (400.degree. F.) per gram of the composition; at least 0.1 gram of hydrocarbons having a boiling
8562256 Floating system connected to an underwater line structure and methods of use October 22, 2013
There is disclosed a floating system positioned in a body of water having a water bottom, the system comprising a host member floating in the water; an elongated underwater line structure, comprising a top connected to the host; a bottom extending to the seabed and adapted to connect to
8562078 Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing October 22, 2013
A system for treating a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation includes one or more substantially horizontal or inclined tunnels extending from one or more shafts. A production system is located in at least one of the tunnels. The production system is configured to produce fluid
8561720 Methods and systems for drilling October 22, 2013
A method of steering a drill bit to form an opening in a subsurface formation, comprises a) determining a distance from design of a well, and b) determining an angle offset from design of the well wherein angle offset from design is the difference between the inclination and azimuth
8293956 Gasoline compositions October 23, 2012
A gasoline composition is provided containing: (a) a gasoline base fuel; and (b) a terpene composition in an amount in the range of from 0.1 to 40% vol. based on total gasoline composition, said terpene composition comprising at least 60% wt. pinenes and having an acidity of at most 0.05
8293692 Lubricating oil composition October 23, 2012
The present invention provides a lubricating oil composition comprising at least one type of base oil selected from mineral oils and synthetic oils, and a succinate ester and a sarcosinic acid as rust prevention agents. The succinate ester content is preferably set at 0.01 to 0.1 wt.
8290632 Method for controlling production and downhole pressures of a well with multiple subsurface zone October 16, 2012
A method for controlling the influx of fluids into a multizone well in which each inflow zone is provided with an inflow control device, comprises: assessing the flux of oil, gas, water and other effluents from the well; monitoring production variables, including ICD position and/or
8287613 Gas-solids separator October 16, 2012
Gas-solids separator comprises a tubular housing, an inlet for introducing a gas-solids mixture at one end of said housing, which inlet is executed such that it imparts a swirl to the gas-solids mixture, a solids outlet opening at the opposite end of said housing, and a co-axially po
8282316 Method and assembly for installing oilfield equipment at the water bottom October 9, 2012
Subsea oilfield equipment (2), such as an oil and/or gas production template, is installed at the water bottom (16) by means of a submerged installation vessel (1) from which hoisting lines (3A, 3B) are deployed to support the equipment during the installation procedure, which lines
8281879 Method of drilling a wellbore October 9, 2012
A method of drilling a wellbore comprises arranging a drill string and an expandable tubular in the wellbore such that a lower end portion of the wall of the tubular extends radially outward and in an axially reverse direction so as to form an expanded section extending around a remainin
8281861 Circulated heated transfer fluid heating of subsurface hydrocarbon formations October 9, 2012
A method of heating a subsurface formation includes introducing a molten salt into a first passageway of a conduit-in-conduit heater at a first location. The molten salt is passed through the conduit-in-conduit heater in the formation to a second location. Heat transfers from the molten
8278241 Amorphous silica-alumina composition and a method of making and using such composition October 2, 2012
Described is a novel amorphous silica-alumina composition having a high ratio of pore volume contained in large pores to pore volume contained in medium to small pores. The amorphous silica-alumina composition also may have the characteristic of a strong aluminum-NMR penta-coordinated pe
8276661 Heating subsurface formations by oxidizing fuel on a fuel carrier October 2, 2012
A method of heating a portion of a subsurface formation includes drawing fuel on a fuel carrier through an opening formed in the formation. Oxidant is supplied to the fuel at one or more locations in the opening. The fuel is combusted with the oxidant to provide heat to the formation.
8275551 Method of imaging of seismic data involving a virtual source, methods of producing a hydrocarbon September 25, 2012
Method of imaging seismic data recorded using a set of seismic receivers positioned to receive seismic responses from a subsurface formation upon activating a seismic source. The seismic responses are direction-sensitive responses. A virtual signal received by receiver k from the vir
8273912 Process for the preparation of an alkylene carbonate and an alkylene glycol September 25, 2012
The invention provides a reaction system for the production of an alkylene carbonate comprising: an epoxidation zone containing an epoxidation catalyst located within an epoxidation reactor; a carboxylation zone containing an bromide-containing carboxylation catalyst located within a
8273138 Liquid fuel compositions September 25, 2012
Liquid fuel compositions comprising one or more C.sub.4+ compounds derived from a water-soluble oxygenated hydrocarbon.
8273137 Fuel composition September 25, 2012
A middle distillate fuel composition is provided comprising (a) a middle distillate base fuel, (b) a Fischer-Tropsch derived paraffinic wax component, and (c) one or more cold flow additives; a method for formulating a middle distillate fuel composition comprising a middle distillate
8272455 Methods for forming wellbores in heated formations September 25, 2012
A method for forming a wellbore in a heated formation includes flowing liquid cooling fluid to a bottom hole assembly in a wellbore in a heated formation. At least a portion of the liquid cooling fluid is vaporized at or near a region to be cooled. Vaporizing the liquid cooling fluid
8269056 Process for the preparation of an olefinic product September 18, 2012
Process for the preparation of an olefinic product, which process comprises contacting a reaction mixture comprising an oxygenate feedstock and an olefinic component with an oxygenate conversion catalyst comprising a molecular sieve having one-dimensional 10-membered ring channels, i
8268164 Systems and methods of producing a crude product September 18, 2012
The present invention is directed to a crude product composition. The crude product has, per gram of crude product: at least 0.001 grams of naphtha, the naphtha having an octane number of at least 70, and the naphtha having at most 0.15 grams of olefins per gram of naphtha; at least
8267185 Circulated heated transfer fluid systems used to treat a subsurface formation September 18, 2012
A method for heating a subsurface formation includes applying heat from a plurality of heaters to at least a portion of the subsurface formation. A portion of one or more of the heaters are allowed to move relative to the heaters respective wellhead using sliding seals to accommodate the
8267184 Method of radially expanding a tubular element September 18, 2012
A method of radially expanding a tubular element extending into a wellbore formed in an earth formation comprises inducing the wall of the tubular element to bend radially outward and in an axially reverse direction so as to form an expanded tubular section extending around a remaini
8267170 Offset barrier wells in subsurface formations September 18, 2012
A plurality of first barrier wells are formed in a formation for a first barrier. A substantially constant spacing separates adjacent first barrier wells. The formation is analyzed to determine the principal fracture direction of at least one layer of the formation. An offset distanc
8262905 Oil and polar additive impregnated composition useful in the catalytic hydroprocessing of hydroc September 11, 2012
A composition that comprises a support material having incorporated therein a metal component and impregnated with both hydrocarbon oil and a polar additive. The composition that is impregnated with both hydrocarbon oil and polar additive is useful in the hydrotreating of hydrocarbon
8261832 Heating subsurface formations with fluids September 11, 2012
A method of treating a hydrocarbon formation includes providing heat to the hydrocarbon formation from a plurality of heaters. The heat transfers from the heaters so that at least a section the formation reaches a selected temperature. The section includes hydrocarbons having an API
8258784 System and method for measuring a time-varying magnetic field and method for production of a hyd September 4, 2012
In accordance with the present disclosure, a system and a method are disclosed for measuring a time varying magnetic field. In one aspect, a system comprises a plurality of induction coils arranged to measure the time varying magnetic field using at least one voltage induced in at le
8258193 Process for removal of hydrogen cyanide and ammonia from synthesis gas September 4, 2012
The invention provides a process for removal of HCN and NH.sub.3 from synthesis gas, the process comprising the steps of: (a) contacting feed synthesis gas comprising HCN with a HCN hydrolysis sorbent in the presence of water, thereby obtaining synthesis gas comprising NH.sub.3; (b)
8257673 Process for removing sulfur from separate less reactive and more reactive fuel gas streams conta September 4, 2012
Disclosed is a process for removing organic sulfur from more than one reactive fuel gas stream. A reactor vessel that is provided with at least one bed of hydrodesulfurization catalyst is used to hydrodesulfurize multiple reactive fuel gas streams with a less reactive fuel gas stream
8257112 Press-fit coupling joint for joining insulated conductors September 4, 2012
A fitting for coupling an end of a first insulated conductor to an end of a second insulated conductor is described. The fitting includes a sleeve placed over the end of the first insulated conductor and the end of the second insulated conductor and a core coupling located inside the sle
8256533 Distance holder with helical slot September 4, 2012
A distance holder for connection to, and rotation with, a drill string in an earth formation drilling device arranged to supply a jet of abrasive fluid for the purpose of providing a borehole by removing earth formation material through abrasion, comprises a housing with a chamber which
8256512 Movable heaters for treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations September 4, 2012
A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation includes providing heat to a first portion of the formation using a heater. The heating section of the heater is at least partially located in a substantially horizontal or inclined portion of a wellbore and is located in or pr
8252874 Ligands and catalyst systems for the oligomerization of olefinic monomers August 28, 2012
The present invention relates to ligands and catalyst systems and a process for the simultaneous trimerization and tetramerization of olefinic monomers using said ligands, the ligands having the general formula (I): (R.sup.1).sub.2P--P(R.sup.1).sub.m(R.sup.2).sub.n.dbd.N(R.sup.3) (I
8252255 Process for producing purified synthesis gas from synthesis gas comprising trace amounts of sulp August 28, 2012
The invention provides a process for producing purified synthesis gas from synthesis gas comprising sulphur contaminants in the ppmv range, the process comprising the step of: (a) contacting the synthesis gas comprising sulphur contaminants with solid sorbent comprising a metal organ

 
 
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