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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8252222 Mould and process for shaping a sulphur cement product August 28, 2012
The present invention provides a mold for shaping a sulphur cement product, which mold has an inner surface describing an inner volume for receiving a cast material, an outer surface and a barrier comprised between the inner surface and the outer surface, which barrier has a thermal
8251005 Spar structures August 28, 2012
A spar platform comprising a deck; a buoyant tank assembly, comprising three spaced buoyant sections connected to the deck; a counterweight; and a counterweight spacing structure connecting the counterweight to the buoyant tank assembly.
8246915 Heat-exchanger for carrying out an exothermic reaction August 21, 2012
Disclosed is a removable cooling module (1), for use in a reactor (20) for carrying out an exothermic reaction, comprising a coolant feed tube (2); a distribution chamber (4); a plurality of circulation tubes (5); and a collection chamber (6); said coolant feed tube (2) having at its
8246843 Process and device for the separation of oil/water mixtures August 21, 2012
The invention describes a process for the separation of an oil/water mixture into an oil rich phase and a water rich phase using an inline separation device, an inlet, a vortex generating chamber, a central separation chamber, and an outlet and providing an oil rich phase discharge p
8246812 Catalyst and its use in desulphurisation August 21, 2012
A catalyst is provided comprising nickel in a reduced valence state on a carrier comprising zinc oxide and alumina, wherein the Zn:Ni atomic ratio is at least 12, and the catalyst particles are prepared by: mixing zinc oxide in the form of a powder and alumina or an alumina precursor i
8245780 Method of detecting fluid in-flows downhole August 21, 2012
A method of measuring fluid in-flow in a region of interest in a wellbore comprises deploying a fiber optic cable concurrently with placement of a downhole tubular, transmitting a light signal along the cable and receiving a reflected signal from the region of interest, and interpret
8242063 Lubricating grease composition August 14, 2012
A lubricating grease composition comprising base oil and a blended thickener which comprises, as the thickener constituents, (a) one or more urea-type compounds; (b) one or more fatty acid metal salts; and (c) at least one type of amide compound selected from the group comprised of
8241583 Process for cracking a hydrocarbon feed August 14, 2012
A process for cracking a hydrocarbon feed in a reactor assembly comprising: a reactor vessel; a solid catalyst inlet by which catalyst is introduced and a solid catalyst outlet by which catalyst is removed from the reactor vessel; a plurality of feed nozzles by which feed is introduc
8241489 Systems, methods, and catalysts for producing a crude product August 14, 2012
Contact of a crude feed with one or more catalysts produces a total product that includes a crude product. The crude feed has a total content of alkali metal, and alkaline-earth metal, in metal salts of organic acids of at least 0.00001 grams per gram of crude feed. The crude product
8240774 Solution mining and in situ treatment of nahcolite beds August 14, 2012
A method for treating a nahcolite containing subsurface formation includes solution mining a first nahcolite bed above a hydrocarbon containing layer using a plurality of first solution mining wells. A second nahcolite bed is solution mined below the hydrocarbon containing layer usin
8238730 High voltage temperature limited heaters August 7, 2012
A heater system may include an alternating current supply and an electrical conductor. An alternating current may be applied to one or more electrical conductors at a voltage above about 200 volts. The electrical conductors may be located in a formation. The electrical conductors may
8233782 Grouped exposed metal heaters July 31, 2012
A system for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation is described. The system includes two or more groups of elongated heaters. The group includes two or more heaters placed in two or more openings in the formation. The heaters in the group are electrically coupled below the surf
8230927 Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process July 31, 2012
A system configured to heat a portion of a formation includes a plurality of heat sources. At least one production well is in the formation. A bottom portion of the production well is a sump in an underburden of the formation below the heated portion of the formation. Fluids from the
8225866 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation July 24, 2012
An oil shale formation may be treated using an in situ thermal process. Heat may be applied to the formation to raise a temperature of a portion of the formation to a pyrolysis temperature. Heat input into the formation may be controlled to raise the temperature of portion at a selec
8224165 Temperature limited heater utilizing non-ferromagnetic conductor July 17, 2012
A heater is described. The heater includes a ferromagnetic conductor and an electrical conductor electrically coupled to the ferromagnetic conductor. The ferromagnetic conductor is positioned relative to the electrical conductor such that an electromagnetic field produced by time-var
8224164 Insulated conductor temperature limited heaters July 17, 2012
A heater may include an electrical conductor. Applying alternating current to the electrical conductor may resistively heat the electrical conductor. The electrical conductor may include an electrically resistive ferromagnetic material. The ferromagnetic material may at least partially
8224163 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters July 17, 2012
A heater system may include an alternating current supply and an electrical conductor. Alternating current may be applied to one or more electrical conductors at a frequency between about 100 Hz and about 1000 Hz. The electrical conductors may be located in a formation. The electrica
8221614 Base oil formulations July 17, 2012
Base oil formulation containing (i) a Fischer-Tropsch derived light base oil and (ii) a Fischer-Tropsch derived gas oil. The formulation can be prepared by back-blending a Fischer-Tropsch derived light base oil with a Fischer-Tropsch derived gas oil, for instance derived from the same
8220539 Controlling hydrogen pressure in self-regulating nuclear reactors used to treat a subsurface for July 17, 2012
An in situ heat treatment system for producing hydrocarbons from a subsurface formation includes a plurality of wellbores in the formation. At least one heater is positioned in at least two of the wellbores. A self-regulating nuclear reactor provides energy to at least one of the hea
8217190 Processes for the production of ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol July 10, 2012
The invention provides a process for the production of ethylene oxide and, optionally, ethylene glycol. A base is added at various positions downstream of the quench section of an ethylene oxide absorber. This mitigates corrosion in the ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol plant.
8215253 Floating structure motion suppression systems and methods July 10, 2012
A system comprising a floating structure, the structure subject to waves and/or water currents; and at least one motion suppression system attached to the floating structure; the motion suppression system comprising a first oscillating water column tuned to a first frequency and a se
8212557 Method for analyzing a multi-phase fluid July 3, 2012
A method for determining individual component flow-rates in a multi-phase fluid flowing in a pipe comprises the steps of: a) flowing the fluid through a magnetic resonance based apparatus comprising a magnetic resonance module and at least one pre-polarization module through which th
8204693 Method for virtual metering of injection wells and allocation and control of multi-zonal injecti June 19, 2012
A method for virtually metering flow rates in a cluster of injection wells comprises: closing each well in and performing a dynamically disturbed injection test (DDIT) on it, during which the injection rate to the well is varied while the flow rate in the header conduit assembly (HCA
8200072 Temperature limited heaters for heating subsurface formations or wellbores June 12, 2012
Systems and methods are described for heating a subsurface formation. Alternating electrical current may be applied to one or more electrical conductors. The electrical conductors may be located in a subsurface formation. The electrical conductors may provide an electrically resistiv
8198398 Process for removing fouling June 12, 2012
The invention relates to a process for removing fouling on a surface, wherein the surface is contacted with an aqueous solution of a guanidine of formula R.sup.1R.sup.2N--C(.dbd.NH)--NR.sup.3R.sup.4 (I) wherein R.sup.1, R.sup.2, R.sup.3 and R.sup.4 may be the same or different and e
8196669 Method of drilling a wellbore June 12, 2012
A method of drilling a wellbore (1) into an earth formation is disclosed. The method comprises arranging a drill string (6) and an expandable tubular element (8) coaxially in the wellbore, the drill string having an axially extending fluid passage (30), the tubular element surrounding th
8196658 Irregular spacing of heat sources for treating hydrocarbon containing formations June 12, 2012
A method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation includes providing heat input to a first section of the formation from one or more heat sources located in the first section. Fluids are produced from the first section through a production well located at or near the center of
8193374 Process for the preparation of alkylene carbonate and/or alkylene glycol June 5, 2012
The invention provides a reaction system for the production of an alkylene carbonate and/or an alkylene glycol comprising: an epoxidation zone containing an epoxidation catalyst located within an epoxidation reactor; a carboxylation zone containing an iodide-containing carboxylation
8192682 High strength alloys June 5, 2012
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
8191630 Creating fluid injectivity in tar sands formations June 5, 2012
Methods for treating a tar sands formation are described herein. Methods for treating a tar sands may include heating a portion of a hydrocarbon layer in the formation from one or more heaters located in the portion. The heat may be controlled to increase the permeability of at least par
8188017 Organic molybdenum compounds and oil compositions containing the same May 29, 2012
The present invention provides novel organic molybdenum compounds, the use thereof as friction-modifiers and lubricating compositions which contain said compounds. The organic molybdenum compounds can be represented by the general formula (1) which is indicated below, ##STR00001## w
8187365 Process for removal of metal carbonyls from a synthesis gas stream May 29, 2012
The invention provides a process for removal of metal carbonyls from a synthesis gas stream comprising metal carbonyls, the process comprising the steps of: (a) adsorption of metal carbonyls by contacting the synthesis gas stream with solid adsorbent comprising activated carbon and/o
8187349 Gasification reactor vessel May 29, 2012
A gasification reactor vessel comprising a combustion chamber in the upper half of the vessel, provided with a product gas outlet at the bottom end of the combustion chamber, at least two burner openings are present in the wall of the combustion chamber, which burner openings are loc
8186423 Apparatus for cooling a hot gas May 29, 2012
An apparatus for cooling a hot gaseous medium includes a vessel, wherein a bundle of pipes is disposed in a coolant compartment, and wherein a liquid coolant flows around the bundle. The pipes are mounted near upstream ends in a thermal shield and extend through openings in a support
8182561 Process to provide a particulate solid material to a pressurised reactor May 22, 2012
The invention is directed to a process to provide a particulate solid carbonaceous material to a pressurized gasification reactor comprising following steps, (a) transporting the solid material from a first lower pressure zone to a higher pressure zone using a bulk materials pump com
8181481 Method and apparatus for cooling a stream, in particular a hydrocarbon stream such as natural ga May 22, 2012
Method and apparatus for cooling a stream in a heat exchanger against a refrigerant fluid being cycled in a refrigerant circuit. The cycling of the refrigerant fluid includes feeding a first refrigerant fluid into an axial compressor and compressing it to obtain a compressed first re
8178587 Method for recovering a natural gas contaminated with high levels of CO.sub.2 May 15, 2012
The present invention provides a method for recovering a natural gas contaminated with high levels of carbon dioxide. A gas containing methane and carbon dioxide is extracted from a reservoir containing natural gas, where carbon dioxide comprises at least 50 vol. % of the extracted gas.
8178468 Catalysts, preparation of such catalysts, methods of using such catalysts, products obtained in May 15, 2012
A catalyst that includes one or more metals from Column 6 of the Periodic Table and/or one or more compounds of one or more metals from Column 6 of the Periodic Table and a support. The support comprises from 0.01 grams to 0.2 gram of silica and from 0.80 grams to 0.99 grams of alumina p
8177865 High power diesel fuel compositions comprising metal carboxylate and method for increasing maxim May 15, 2012
A high power diesel fuel composition and method for increasing immediate power output of a diesel engine using same, the high power diesel fuel composition comprising: about 50% v/v or more ultra low sulfur diesel fuel; and, from about 40 to about 60 ppmw of one or more metal carboxy
8177305 Heater connections in mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing fo May 15, 2012
A system for treating a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation includes one or more shafts. At least two substantially horizontal or inclined tunnels extend from one or more of the shafts. A plurality of heat sources are located in at least one heat source wellbore extending bet
8176790 Pressure sensor assembly and method of using the assembly May 15, 2012
A pressure sensor assembly comprises a sensor housing having a flexible wall that is configured to deform in response to a pressure difference between the interior and exterior of the sensor housing; -a first fiber optical cable section that is bonded to the flexible wall of the sensor
8172335 Electrical current flow between tunnels for use in heating subsurface hydrocarbon containing for May 8, 2012
A system for treating a subsurface hydrocarbon containing formation includes one or more shafts. A first substantially horizontal or inclined tunnel extends from one or more of the shafts. A second substantially horizontal or inclined tunnel extends from one or more of the shafts. Two
8168842 Process for the alkylation of a cycloalkene May 1, 2012
Process for the alkylation of a cycloalkene, which process comprises alkylating a cycloalkene with an oxygenate under alkylating conditions in the presence of a zeolite; to yield an alkylated cycloalkene. Composition obtainable by such a process and use of such a composition as a gasolin
8168838 Hydrocarbon compositions useful as lubricants May 1, 2012
A process for the preparation of a synthetic predominantly single carbon number hydrocarbon fluid comprises the steps of: contacting an alpha olefin having a carbon number of 4 to 30 with a single site catalyst under conditions effective to produce reactive hydrocarbon oligomers that
8168573 Lubricating oil composition May 1, 2012
The present invention provides a lubricating oil composition comprising a mixture of both a poly-alpha-olefin and an ester compound, the lubricating oil composition having an SAE viscosity grade of 75W-85, satisfying GL-5 in terms of API gear oil designation and having a viscosity in
8168557 Method of restoring catalytic activity to a spent hydrotreating catalyst, the resulting restored May 1, 2012
A method of restoring catalytic activity to a spent hydroprocessing catalyst that has a first carbon concentration. The concentration of carbon on the spent hydroprocessing catalyst is reduced to provide a carbon-reduced catalyst having a second carbon concentration that is less than
8168331 Electrochemical element for use at high temperatures May 1, 2012
An electrochemical element for use at a high temperature has an anode, a cathode comprising an intercalation material having an upper reversible potential-limit of at most 4 V versus Li/Li.sup.+ as active material, and an electrolyte arranged between the cathode and anode, which electrol
8167976 Gas separation membrane system and a method of preparing or reconditioning and the use thereof May 1, 2012
A gas separation membrane system and a method of preparing such gas separation membrane system by providing a porous support upon which is supported a membrane layer comprising a first gas-selective material and having a membrane thickness and removing therefrom a substantial portion
8167058 Method and assembly for abrasive jet drilling May 1, 2012
A method for supplying a jet of abrasive fluid for the purpose of providing a borehole by removing earth formation material through abrasion comprises a drill string and a drilling assembly connected to the drill string. The drilling assembly comprises a jetting device with a mixing
8166832 Oil sampling device having a flexible piston and chamber May 1, 2012
A device, system, and method for retrieving a sample of oil from an engine, comprising, a chamber having an inside wall and at least one oil inlet, a piston head received in said chamber and slidable between an empty position in which it is disposed substantially at said inlet and a

 
 
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