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Mineral oils: processes and products

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10/02/2014 > 11 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.

20140291199 - Methods for upgrading of contaminated hydrocarbon streams: A method of upgrading a heteroatom-containing hydrocarbon feed by removing heteroatom contaminants is disclosed. The method includes contacting the heteroatom-containing hydrocarbon feed with an oxidant to oxidize the heteroatoms, contacting the oxidized-heteroatom-containing hydrocarbon feed with caustic and a selectivity promoter, and removing the heteroatom contaminants from the heteroatom-containing hydrocarbon feed.... Agent: Auterra, Inc.

20140291200 - Process for conversion of feedstocks obtained from renewable sources based on marine fuels: m

20140291203 - Catalytic system and process for the total hydroconversion of heavy oils: A catalytic system characterized in that it comprises: a first catalyst, having a hydrogenating function, consisting of solid particles of which at least 95% by volume having an equivalent diameter smaller than 20 μm, containing one or more sulfides of metals of group VI and/or VIII B, possibly prepared starting... Agent: Eni, S.p.a.

20140291201 - Hydroprocessing and apparatus relating thereto: One exemplary embodiment can be a process for hydroprocessing. The process can include providing a hydroprocessing zone having at least two beds, and quenching downstream of a first bed of the at least two beds with a first vacuum gas oil that may be lighter than another vacuum gas oil... Agent: Uop, LLC

20140291202 - Production of low cloud point distillate fuels: Methods are provided for dewaxing a distillate fuel boiling range feed to improve one or more cold flow properties of the distillate fuel feed, such as cloud point, with reduced consumption of hydrogen during the dewaxing process. The reduced hydrogen consumption is achieved by using a dewaxing catalyst with a... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140291204 - Process and apparatus employing microchannel process technolgoy: This invention relates to a process for conducting a hydrocracking or a hydrotreating process in a microchannel reactor. This invention also relates to a process and apparatus for flowing a vapor and liquid into a plurality of microchannels in a microchannel processing unit.... Agent: Velocys, Inc.

20140291205 - Methods and apparatuses for heating hydrocarbon streams for processing: Methods and apparatuses for processing hydrocarbon streams are provided. In an embodiment, a method for processing a hydrocarbon stream includes heating a feed stream in a convective bank. In the method, the feed stream is reacted in a first reaction zone to form a first effluent. The first effluent is... Agent: Upo LLC

20140291206 - Catalytic processes and systems for base oil production using zeolite ssz-32x: Processes and catalyst systems are provided for dewaxing a hydrocarbon feedstock to form a lubricant base oil. A layered catalyst system of the present invention may comprise a first hydroisomerization dewaxing catalyst disposed upstream from a second hydroisomerization dewaxing catalyst. Each of the first and second hydroisomerization dewaxing catalysts may... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20140291207 - Method for producing a diesel fuel: A method relating to oil refining, which can be used to produce low-sulfur diesel fuel, comprising oil demineralization and distillation, and extraction and mixing of diesel fractions, followed by hydrogen refining of the mixture. In an atmospheric tower, two diesel fractions that boil at 171-341° C. and 199-360° C. are... Agent:

20140291208 - Process for regenerating ionic liquids by adding light hydrocarbon stream: A process for removing at least one impurity from a hydrocarbon feed such as vacuum gas oil in which the process includes the steps of contacting the feed with a hydrocarbon-immiscible phosphonium ionic liquid to produce a hydrocarbon and hydrocarbon-immiscible phosphonium ionic liquid mixture, and separating the mixture to produce... Agent: Uop LLC

20140291209 - Heat recovery for bitumen froth treatment plant integration with sealed closed-loop cooling circuit: A system and process for recovering heat from a bitumen froth treatment plant use a sealed closed-loop heat transfer circuit. The system has a heat removal exchanger associated with the plant and receiving hot froth treatment process stream; heat recovery exchanger; the circuit; and an oil sands process fluid line.... Agent: Fort Hills Energy L.p.

  
09/25/2014 > 2 patent applications in 2 patent subcategories.

20140284250 - Device for extracting sulphur-containing compounds by liquid-liquid extraction by means of a soda solution with an optimized final washing step: Process of extracting sulphur-containing compounds from a hydrocarbon cut of the gasoline or LPG type by liquid-liquid extraction with a soda solution employing a unit (2) for pretreatment of the feedstock to be treated placed upstream of the extraction unit (4), the soda being introduced into the extraction column (4)... Agent: Ifp Energies Nouvelles

20140284251 - Fuel desulfurization method: A fuel desulfurization method is provided in the present invention. In the step (a), a fuel is oxidized by adding an ionic liquid, an oxidant, and an acid catalyst. In the step (b), the oxidized fuel is mixed with a desulfurization agent to form a desulfurized fuel. In the step... Agent:

  
09/18/2014 > 31 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20140262935 - Asphalt oxidation technique: The present invention relates to a method for oxidizing asphalt which comprises dispersing an oxygen containing gas throughout an asphalt flux in an oxidation zone while the asphalt flux is maintained at a temperature which is within the range of about 400° F. to 550° F., wherein the oxygen containing... Agent: Building Materials Investment Corporation

20140262936 - System and method for cleaning and recovery of hydrocarbons: A system has a heater that heats a contaminated input hydrocarbon to a process temperature. An ionizer applies an electron inducing voltage to the heated hydrocarbon and a flocculent supply provides a charged flocculent into the ionized hydrocarbon. A separator removes the flocculent and contaminants from the hydrocarbon to produce... Agent: Sundance Services International Limited

20140262937 - Partial upgrading process for heavy oil and bitumen: A bitumen and heavy oil upgrading process and system is disclosed for the synthesis of hydrocarbons, an example of which is synthetic crude oil (SCO). The process integrates Fischer-Tropsch technology with gasification and hydrogen rich gas stream generation. The hydrogen rich gas generation is conveniently effected using singly or in... Agent:

20140262938 - Process and apparatus for recovering and blending hydroprocessed hydrocarbons and composition: A process and apparatus provides for blending a heavy naphtha stream with a diesel stream to increase the yield of diesel. The diesel stream is recovered separately from a kerosene stream to leave the kerosene stream undiminished. The blended diesel provides a valuable composition.... Agent: Uop LLC

20140262939 - Apparatus and method for altering the properties of fuel by processing through the application of a magnetic field: A system and method for altering the properties of a fuel by exposure of the fuel to a magnetic field is described herein. The method comprises generating a magnetic field; exposing a material to the magnetic field, and determining the optimum settings of the magnetic field parameters for the particular... Agent:

20140262940 - Integration of residue hydrocracking and hydrotreating: A process for upgrading residuum hydrocarbons is disclosed. The process may include: contacting a residuum hydrocarbon fraction and hydrogen with a first hydroconversion catalyst in a first ebullated bed hydroconversion reactor system; recovering a first effluent from the first ebullated bed hydroconversion reactor system; solvent deasphalting a vacuum residuum fraction... Agent: Lummus Technology Inc.

20140262941 - Two stage hydrocracking process and apparatus for multiple grade lube oil base feedstock production: Multiple grades of lube oil base feedstock are produced within a two-stage hydrocracking unit. Effluent from a first hydrocracking zone is sent to a separation zone, which includes multiple separation vessels, and a heavy liquid stream enters one cell of a dual cell fractionator charge heater and is flashed in... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20140262942 - Hydroprocessing thermally cracked products: Embodiments herein relate to a process flow scheme for the processing of gas oils and especially reactive gas oils produced by thermal cracking of residua using a split flow concept. The split flow concepts disclosed allow optimization of the hydrocracking reactor seventies and thereby take advantage of the different reactivities... Agent: Lummus Technology Inc.

20140262943 - Heavy oil hydrocracking process: A process for the production of high yields of high quality products from heavy hydrocarbonaceous feedstock comprising a two-stage, close-coupled process. The first stage comprises a thermo-catalytic zone into which is introduced a mixture comprising the feedstock, coal, a liquid catalyst precursor, and hydrogen. The second, close-coupled stage comprises a... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20140262944 - Production of base oils from petrolatum: Methods are provided for producing lubricant base oils from petrolatum. After solvent dewaxing of a brightstock raffinate to form a brightstock base oil, petrolatum is generated as a side product. The petrolatum can be hydroprocessed to form base oils in high yield. The base oils formed from hydroprocessing of petrolatum... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140262945 - Process for improving cold flow properties and increasing yield of middle distillate feedstock through liquid full hydrotreating and dewaxing: Novel liquid-full process for improving cold flow properties and increasing yield of middle distillate fuel feedstock by hydrotreating and dewaxing the feedstock in liquid-full reactors.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20140262946 - Process and apparatus for recovering hydroprocessed hydrocarbons with single product fractionation column: A hot stripped hydroprocessed stream from a stripper column may be sent directly to a vacuum fractionation column instead of being first processed in an atmospheric fractionation column. If a separate warm stripper column is used, both the warm stripped stream and a hot stripped stream may be fractionated in... Agent: Uop LLC

20140262947 - Fixed bed hydrovisbreaking of heavy hydrocarbon oils: The disclosure relates to processes for upgrading heavy hydrocarbon oils such as heavy crude oils, atmospheric residuum, vacuum residuum, heavy oils from catalytic treatment, heavy cycle oils from fluid catalytic cracking, thermal tars, as oils from visbreaking, oils from oil sands, bitumen, deasphlter rock, and heavy oils derived from coal.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140262948 - Process and apparatus for recovering hydroprocessed hydrocarbons with stripper columns: Two or three strippers are used to strip three hydroprocessed effluent streams, perhaps from a slurry hydrocracking reactor, separated by temperature instead of a single stripper to preserve separations previously made and conserving energy and reducing vessel size. A cold stripped stream may be taken as a diesel blending stock... Agent: Uop LLC

20140262949 - Method for automated temperature control of reactor system: Methods of controlling the heat-up and/or cool-down of a reactor system. One method includes collecting data sets for a hydrocracker reactor system at a first heat-up rate, generating a stability detection model of the reactor, modifying the heat-up rate through an operating region where initiation of reactions are expected and... Agent:

20140262951 - Clay removal through sonication: The present disclosure refers to a method for clay removal using sonication treatment process for hydrocarbon recovery from a variety of mine pits or tailing ponds, to convert contaminated hydrocarbons substances into de-asphalted oil, heavy oil fuel or asphalt output. This method may generally require a solvent for removal of... Agent: Petrosonic Energy Inc.

20140262950 - Hydrohalogenation of vinyl terminated polymers and their functionalized derivatives for fouling mitigation in hydrocarbon refining processes: A compound useful for reducing fouling in a hydrocarbon refining process is provided. A method for preparing the compound includes hydrohalogenating a polymer having a vinyl chain end to obtain a halogen-containing terminal group, and reacting the terminal group with a polyamine. Methods of using the compound and compositions thereof... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140262953 - Functionalized polymers containing polyamine succinimide for antifouling in hydrocarbon refining processes: A multipurpose chemical additives (MPC) is disclosed to mitigate fouling in hydrocarbon refinery processes, such as in a heat exchanger. A method for reducing fouling of a hydrocarbon is also disclosed that includes (i) providing a crude hydrocarbon for a refining process; and (ii) adding an additive to the crude... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140262952 - Functionalized polymers containing polyamine succinimide for demulsification in hydrocarbon refining processes: A method for treating an emulsion of a hydrocarbon is disclosed. The method includes providing an emulsion of a crude hydrocarbon, and adding an additive to the emulsion to obtain a treated hydrocarbon.... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140262955 - Process, method, and system for removing heavy metals from fluids: Trace element levels of mercury in crude oil are reduced by first passing the crude oil through a filtration device to generate filtered crude having a reduced concentration of mercury and a reject stream having a concentrated mercury level. In one embodiment, the filtration device is back-flushed to generate the... Agent:

20140262954 - Process, method, and system for removing heavy metals from oily solids: Oil is recovered from a mercury containing Hg-containing solids containing abradants by mixing the solids with a sulfidic compound in a molar ratio of sulfur compound to mercury from 5:1 to 5,000:1, and the sulfidic compound when dissolved in water, yields S2-, SH—, Sx2-, or SxH— anions, and optionally a... Agent:

20140262956 - Novel resid hydrotreating catalyst: Catalyst supports, supported catalysts, and a method of preparing and using the catalysts for the demetallation of metal-containing heavy oil feedstocks are disclosed. The catalyst supports comprise precipitated alumina prepared by a low temperature pH swing process. A large portion of the pore volume of the catalyst supports has pores... Agent: Advanced Refining Technologies LLC

20140262957 - Evaluation of distillate composition of a crude: Methods are provided for characterizing crude oils, crude fractions, or other potential feedstocks for forming lubricating base oils in order to determine the suitability of a feedstock for lubricating base oil production. One type of characterization is to determine the isoparaffin, naphthene, and/or aromatics contents of the distillate portion of... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140262962 - Hydrocarbons recovery with sonic treatment: The present disclosure refers to a method for hydrocarbon recovery from a variety of oil spills, using a proprietary sonic treatment process for removal of solids from hydrocarbon substances, to convert contaminated hydrocarbons into de-asphalted oil and heavy oil fuel output. This method may generally require a solvent for removal... Agent: Petrosonic Energy Inc.

20140262958 - Production of non-carcinogenic brightstock extracts: Provided are multiple correlations for relationships between MI value for a brightstock extract and the distillation cut point temperature used for separation of the vacuum resid that is used to form the brightstock extract. Based on these correlations, a BSE having a desired MI value can be formed based on... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140262959 - Solvent and asphaltenes separation post sonication: A system and process for solvent and asphaltene separation after sonic treatment of heavy oil feedstocks are disclosed. The separation process involves solvent selection and use of a proprietary sonic reactor which are paramount for the efficient operation of the whole process. The solvent and asphaltene separation system include portable... Agent: Petrosonic Energy Inc.

20140262960 - Solvent recovery system below supercritical conditions: A system and process for solvent recovery after sonic treatment of heavy oil feedstocks is disclosed. The system avoids supercritical variations. The separation process involves solvent selection and use of a proprietary sonic reactor. The solvent recovery process may include pressure variations to solvent materials in order to obtain separation... Agent: Petrosonic Energy Inc.

20140262961 - Solvent selection process: A method for solvent selection to be used in asphaltene and de-asphalted oils (DAO) separation process is disclosed. Such process uses solvents and sonication in heavy oil, which is the main feedstock for asphaltenes and DAO's. The method may involve consideration of variety of factors that drive solvent selection. The... Agent: Petrosonic Energy Inc.

20140262963 - Process and apparatus for recovering and blending hydroprocessed hydrocarbons and composition: A process and apparatus provides for blending a heavy naphtha stream with a diesel stream to increase the yield of diesel. The diesel stream is recovered separately from a kerosene stream to leave the kerosene stream undiminished. The blended diesel provides a valuable composition.... Agent: Uop LLC

20140262964 - Method of processing a bituminous feed by staged addition of a bridging liquid: The present disclosure relates to a method of processing a bituminous feed. The bituminous feed is contacted with an extraction liquor to form a slurry. A bridging liquid is added to the slurry in at least two stages and solids within the slurry are agitated to form an agglomerated slurry... Agent:

20140262965 - Liquid fuel production process and apparatus employing direct and indirect coal liquefaction: A method and apparatus for producing liquids from coal including diesel and jet fuel blends and BTX in which the coal feed is converted to liquids in a DCL reactor, the produced liquids are upgraded and separated into, naphtha and DCL jet or diesel blend stock streams, the C3/180-350° F.... Agent: Accelergy Corporation

  
09/11/2014 > 16 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.

20140251868 - Process and apparatus for treating hydrocarbon streams: A process and apparatus are disclosed for treating a hydrocarbon stream, the process including flowing the hydrocarbon stream through a hydrocarbon treating vessel, heating a portion of the hydrocarbon treating vessel to a predetermined temperature and for a predetermined amount of time and controlling sensitization and chloride stress corrosion cracking... Agent: Uop LLC

20140251869 - Method for producing base lubricating oil from oils recovered from combustion engine service: A method for producing ILSAC GF5 or higher compatible oils from used oil, comprising separating material having a boiling point less than about 350° F. from recovered oil to produce de-volatized oil fraction and light oil fraction. Separating material with a boiling point greater than about 350° F. and less... Agent: Verolube, Inc.

20140251870 - Process for the start-up of hydrotreatment or hydroconversion units: m

20140251871 - Process to upgrade and desulfurize crude oil by supercritical water: This present invention generally relates to a process for upgrading and desulfurizing crude oil using supercritical water. In general, the invention provides a process for removal of contaminants from a crude oil stream by mixing the crude oil stream with supercritical water and then filtering out the precipitated solid compounds... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20140251872 - Integrated desulfurization and denitrification process including mild hydrotreating of aromatic-lean fraction and oxidation of aromatic-rich fraction: Deep desulfurization of hydrocarbon feeds containing undesired organosulfur and organonitrogen compounds to produce a hydrocarbon product having low levels of sulfur-containing and nitrogen-containing compounds, is achieved by first subjecting the entire feed to an extraction zone to separate an aromatic-rich fraction containing a substantial amount of the refractory organosulfur and... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20140251873 - Integrated desulfurization and denitrification process including mild hydrotreating and oxidation of aromatic-rich hydrotreated products: Reduction of sulfur-containing and nitrogen-containing compounds from hydrocarbon feeds is achieved by first contacting the entire feed with a hydrotreating catalyst in a hydrotreating reaction zone operating under mild conditions to convert the labile organosulfur and organonitrogen compounds. An extraction zone downstream of the hydrotreating reaction zone separates an aromatic-rich... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20140251874 - Separator for desalting petroleum crude oils having rag layer withdrawal: An improved separator for desalting petroleum crude oils which may be operated in a continuous manner under automatic control; the improved desalter is therefore well suited to modern refinery operation with minimal downtime. A portion of the emulsion layer is withdrawn from the desalter through external withdrawal ports according to... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140251875 - Process and system for processing tar sand: A process and system to separate crude from tar sands. A tar sand and crude oil mixture is created using ground tar sands. The tar sand and crude oil mixture is mixed under high pressure in a treatment vessel with either natural gas or exhaust gas from an internal combustion... Agent: Ener Gen LLC

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