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08/18/16
20160240878 
 Enhanced electrochemical oxidation of carbonaceous deposits in liquid-hydrocarbon fueled solid oxide fuel cells patent thumbnailEnhanced electrochemical oxidation of carbonaceous deposits in liquid-hydrocarbon fueled solid oxide fuel cells
Embodiments of a method of removing carbonaceous deposits in a liquid-hydrocarbon fueled solid oxide fuel cell and related system are provided. The method includes providing a solid oxide fuel cell system having an anode, a cathode, a solid oxide electrolyte oriented between the anode and cathode, an amplifier cathode disposed proximate the solid oxide electrolyte and the cathode, a fuel cell electric circuit electrically connecting the anode and the cathode, and an amplifier electric circuit electrically connecting the anode and the amplifier cathode.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


08/18/16
20160240876 
 Pre-reformer for selective reformation of higher hydrocarbons patent thumbnailPre-reformer for selective reformation of higher hydrocarbons
Systems and methods are provided integrating an annular pre-reformer as part of an anode recuperator of a fuel cell system.. .
Bloom Energy Corporation


08/18/16
20160239591 
 Method and system to enhance computations for a physical system patent thumbnailMethod and system to enhance computations for a physical system
A method and system for performing computations of physical systems are described. The method and system involve a hardware aware flexible layout for storing two dimensional (2-d) or three-dimensional (3-d) data in memory for stencil computations, which may be used for exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons.

08/18/16
20160238930 
 Hemiacetal compound, polymer, resist composition, and patterning process patent thumbnailHemiacetal compound, polymer, resist composition, and patterning process
A polymer for resist use is obtainable from a hemiacetal compound having formula (1a) wherein r1 is h, ch3 or cf3, r2 to r4 each are h or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, x1 is a divalent hydrocarbon group, zz designates a non-aromatic mono- or polycyclic ring of 4 to 20 carbon atoms having a hemiacetal structure, k1=0 or 1, and k2=0 to 3. A resist composition comprising the polymer displays controlled acid diffusion and low roughness during both positive and negative tone developments..
Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238739 
 Determination of formation properties using graphical methods patent thumbnailDetermination of formation properties using graphical methods
A method for estimation of water properties and hydrocarbon properties in a subsurface formation include acquiring a plurality of well log measurements from the subsurface formation. The water properties and the formation properties are parameterized with respect to a selected set of well log measurements.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


08/18/16
20160238547 
 Sensing element compositions and sensor system for  detecting and monitoring structures for hydrocarbons patent thumbnailSensing element compositions and sensor system for detecting and monitoring structures for hydrocarbons
Carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets, and/or metal oxides are incorporated in a polymer to form a sensing element that may be applied on to a surface for sensing hydrocarbon leakage, mechanical stress, and/or temperature change of a hydrocarbon transportation and/or storage structure. Electrical signals from the sensing element are processed to check for indicators of leakage, stress and/or temperature change..
1835963 Alberta Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237858 
 Flexibly operable power plant and  the operation thereof patent thumbnailFlexibly operable power plant and the operation thereof
One embodiment relates to a power plant having a large steam generator, which is equipped with hydrocarbon-fired burners and/or with a gas turbine and which has a water/steam circuit connected thereto, and comprising at least one device for generating a co2-rich gas flow, wherein the electrical power output of the electricity-generating part, of the power plant to the electrical grid is subject to power regulation controlled, at the power grid side. Some embodiments relate to a flexible operating method for the power plant that is fired with hydrocarbon-containing fuel, which operating method permits in particular a rapid adaptation of the power plant output to the power demands from the grid..
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe Gmbh


08/18/16
20160237814 
 Estimation of formation properties by analyzing response to pressure changes in a wellbore patent thumbnailEstimation of formation properties by analyzing response to pressure changes in a wellbore
A system and method for estimating properties of a hydrocarbon-producing formation includes varying the pressure in one or more first wellbores and analyzing the effect of the pressure variations in one or more second wellbores. The analysis may be accomplished by applying the pressure variations at varying timescales to enable the testing of multiple paths through the formation at the same time.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237779 
 Method and  filling an annulus between casing and rock in an oil or gas well patent thumbnailMethod and filling an annulus between casing and rock in an oil or gas well
The invention relates to the decommissioning of hydrocarbon wells. It concerns the artificial promoting or inducing of creep in the overburden formation 3 surrounding an oil well 1, so that the formation rock 3 encroaches against the casing 5 to form a seal.
Conocophillips Company


08/18/16
20160237614 
 Fluorine-containing polymer and treatment agent patent thumbnailFluorine-containing polymer and treatment agent
A fluorine-containing polymer including: (a) a repeat unit in which the α-position is an acrylate ester monomer substituted with a monovalent organic group or a halogen atom and which is derived from a fluorine-containing monomer having a fluoroalkyl group; (b) a repeat unit which is an alkyl acrylate having a c6-13 alkyl group and is derived from a non-fluorine monomer; and (c) a repeat unit derived from a non-fluorine (meth)acrylate monomer having a cyclic hydrocarbon group. Also disclosed is a surface treatment agent containing the fluorine-containing polymer, a method of treating a substrate with the surface treatment agent and a treated substrate..
Daikin Industries, Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237444 

Engineering of hydrocarbon metabolism in yeast


The present invention relates to the development of genetically engineered yeasts that can produce hydrocarbons in a controllable and economic fashion. More specifically the invention relates to the production of liquid alkanes and alkenes that can be used for liquid transportation fuels, specialty chemicals, or feed stock for further chemical conversion..
Biopetrolia Ab


08/18/16
20160237357 

Surface passivation fouling reduction


A method of passivating a metal surface of hydrocarbon processing equipment is provided in which a water soluble molybdate compound is introduced into water or steam which is in contact or will come into contact with a metal surface of the hydrocarbon processing equipment to passivate the metal surface to inhibit surface coke formation.. .
Ecolab Usa Inc.


08/18/16
20160237355 

Fuel-cell reactor


A reactor containing one or more spiral paths adapted to facilitate the reaction of feed stock, syn-gas with a catalyst or catalysts, for the purpose of synthesizing multiple longer chains of hydrocarbons where there the reactor is further adapted to manage the inflow of syn-gas feed stock, the outflow of hydrocarbon products the recycling of catalysts to ensure minimal maintenance interruptions, where the solid catalyst nodules are of a geometry and size contusive to fluid like movement through the reactor and through a regenerative catalysts management operation. The unit operates with minimal support infrastructure..
Portable Gtl Systems, Llc


08/18/16
20160237354 

Method and producing a hydrocarbon fraction and a hydrocarbon fraction and its use


Provided is a method and apparatus for producing a hydrocarbon fraction. The hydrocarbon fraction is formed from biomass based synthesis gas, the synthesis gas is fed through at least two catalyst layer, the first catalyst layer includes fe-based catalyst, the second catalyst layer includes co-based catalyst, and the synthesis gas is treated by supplying the synthesis gas through the first and second catalyst layers in order to form a hydrocarbon composition including the hydrocarbon fraction.
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy


08/18/16
20160237337 

Composition and enhanced hydrocarbon recovery


The invention relates to a hydrocarbon recovery composition, which composition contains: a) a first anionic surfact ant selected from the group consisting of a propoxylated primary alcohol carboxylate and a propoxylated primary alcohol glycerol sulfonate; and b) a second anionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of a propoxylated primary alcohol carboxylate and a propoxylated primary alcohol glycerol sulfonate, and wherein the first and second anionic surfactants are different. Further, the invention relates to an injectable liquid containing the hydrocarbon recovery composition and a method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation..
William Marsh Rice University


08/18/16
20160237311 

Low dielectric constant, low dielectric dissipation factor coatings, films and adhesives


Curable functionalized imide-linked polyimides compounds have been synthesized that have been found to possess very low dielectric constant and extremely low dissipation factor. These compounds also have a range of high to low modulus, extremely low moisture uptake and are very thermally stable.
Designer Molecules, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237278 

Halogen-free resin composition and uses thereof


Disclosed are a halogen-free resin composition, and a prepreg and a laminate prepared by using the same. The halogen-free resin composition comprises the following components according to organic solid matters by weight parts: (a) 40-80 parts by weight of allyl modified benzoxazine resin; (b) 10-20 parts by weight of hydrocarbon resin; (c) 10-40 parts by weight of allyl modified polyphenylene oxide resin; (d) 0.01-3 parts by weight of initiating agent; (e) 10-100 parts by weight of filler; and (f) 0-80 parts by weight of phosphoric flame retardant.
Shengyi Technology Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160237233 

Styrene-carboxylic acid copolymer foam


Prepare a polymer foam by expanding a foamable polymer composition of a copolymer component and a blowing agent where the copolymer component accounts for more than 50 weight-percent of the total polymer weight in the foamable polymer composition and is one or more than one styrene-carboxylic acid copolymer having an acid number of 20 or higher while the blowing agent comprises a fluorinated blowing agent, less than 70 weight-percent of which is 1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane and less than five weight-percent is carbon dioxide and c3-c5 hydrocarbons make up less than 30 mole-percent of the blowing agent; expand the foamable polymer composition into a polymer foam having an average cell size of less than 0.5 millimeters where the copolymer composition is a continuous phase in the polymer foam.. .
Dow Global Technologies Llc


08/18/16
20160237211 

Process for preparing a furan-based polyamide, a furan-based oligomer and compositions and articles comprising the furan-based polyamide


A furan-based polyamide is prepared by the following steps: (1) preparing a furan-based oligomer of formula (1) h2n—r—(nh—co—f—co—nh—r)n—nh2 (1) where r is a hydrocarbon moiety and f is a furan (cyclo-c4h2o) moiety and n represents the average degree of oligomerization, and where n is within the range of 1 to 10 by reacting 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid or its derivative with a diamine at a temperature of at most 100° c.; (2) contacting the oligomer of step (1) with a bifunctional linker selected from an acid or a derivative thereof where the acid is furandicarboxylic acid or a non-aromatic dicarboxylic acid; provided that if the hydrocarbon moiety r is aromatic, then the bifunctional linker is an aromatic dicarboxylic acid or a derivative thereof, at a mole ratio of the oligomer to the difunctional linker within the range of 0.8 to 1.5 at polycondensation conditions, and (3) isolating the resulting polyamide.. .
Furanix Technologies B.v.


08/18/16
20160237202 

Silicone-modified epoxy resin and composition and cured article thereof


An epoxy resin represented by the following formula (1) wherein r1 represents an alkylene group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms and optionally containing an ester or ether bond; r2 represents a monovalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or a monovalent aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms; r3 represents an oxygen atom or a phenylene group; k represents 1 to 10 as an average value; m represents an integer of 0 to 2; n represents 0 to 10 as an average value; and a plurality of groups r1, r2, r3, k, or m present in the formula may be the same or different from each other.. .

08/18/16
20160237190 

Compound, resin and photoresist composition


A1 represents a c1-c12 divalent saturated hydrocarbon group or *-a2-x1-(a3-x2)a-a4-, where * represents a binding site to an oxygen atom, a2, a3 and a4 each independently represent a c1-c12 divalent hydrocarbon group, x1 and x2 each independently represent —o—, —co—o—, —o—co— or —o—co—o—, and “a” represents 0 or 1.. .

08/18/16
20160237123 

Compositions and methods for the treatment of viral infections


The invention provides compositions, kits and methods utilizing polypeptides having a viral alpha-helix heptad repeat domain in a stabilized α-helical structure (herein also referred to as sah). The compositions are useful for treating and/or preventing viral infections.
Dana-farber Cancer Institute, Inc.


08/18/16
20160237100 

Bisaminoalkoxysilane compounds and methods for using same to deposit silicon-containing films


Where r1 is selected from hydrogen, a c1 to c10 linear alkyl group, a c3 to c10 branched alkyl group, a c3 to c10 cyclic alkyl group, a c3 to c10 alkenyl group, a c3 to c10 alkynyl group, a c4 to c10 aromatic hydrocarbon group; r2, r3, r4, and r5 are each independently selected from hydrogen, a c4 to c10 branched alkyl group, a c3 to c10 cyclic alkyl group, a c3 to c10 alkenyl group, a c3 to c10 alkynyl group, and a c4 to c10 aromatic hydrocarbon group; r6 is selected from a c1 to c10 linear alkyl group, a c3 to c10 branched alkyl group, a c3 to c10 cyclic alkyl group, a c3 to c10 alkenyl group, a c2 to c10 alkynyl group, and a c4 to c10 aromatic hydrocarbon group.. .

08/18/16
20160237022 

Alkyl aromatic hydroalkylation for the production of plasticizers


Wherein r1 is a saturated or unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon optionally substituted with an alkyl and/or an oxo-ester, and r2 is a c4 to c14 hydrocarbyl, preferably the residue of a c4 to c14 oxo-alcohol. Also provided are processes for making the compounds and plasticized polymer compositions containing said compounds..

08/18/16
20160237004 

Upgrading paraffins to distillates and lube basestocks


A process for converting paraffins, especially light paraffins, e.g. C3-c8 paraffins, to higher boiling range paraffinic liquid hydrocarbons comprises endothermically dehydrogenating the light paraffin combined with a thermally coupled, exothermic reaction such as olefin oligomerization to supply heat for the endothermic conversion..
Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company


08/18/16
20160237002 

Process for dehydroaromatization of alkanes with in-situ hydrogen removal


A process for conversion of natural gas to aromatic hydrocarbons in a catalytic membrane reactor is described herein. The catalytic membrane reactor comprises a dehydrogenation catalyst and a membrane that can selectively transport hydrogen under high temperature operating conditions such as 600° c.
Protia As


08/18/16
20160237001 

Optimizing an alkylation olefins source


Alkylate is produced by supplying iso-c4+ hydrocarbon feed to an alkylation reactor, and by further selectively supplying to the alkylation reactor an olefin selected from the group consisting of refinery grade propylene (rgp) and polymer grade propylene (pgp), and combinations thereof. The olefin feed is controlled such that the proportion of pgp supplied through the olefin feed inlet exceeds that of rgp for a predetermined time interval, using a special purpose computer programmed to optimize the allocation of pgp between alkylation production and a commodity market in order to increase total net profit margin..
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


08/18/16
20160236180 

Catalyst for the oxidation of co and hc at low temperatures


The present invention relates to a catalyst for the removal of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon from the exhaust gas of lean-operated internal combustion engines on a supporting body, which bears platinum and/or palladium on one or more refractory carrier materials and also contains cerium oxide and which, after reductive treatment at 250° c. And after co adsorption, is characterized by certain peaks in diffuse reflectance infrared fourier transform spectroscopy (drifts), and also relates to the use thereof for removing carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon from the exhaust gas of lean-operated internal combustion engines..
Umicore Ag & Co. Kg


08/18/16
20160236173 

Polymerization system having a regeneration device for an adsorptive and/or catalytic cleaning device, regeneration device, and regeneration method


A polymerisation system for obtaining at least one polymerisation product from at least one gaseous, hydrocarbon-rich feed stream, which system has at least one catalytic and/or adsorptive cleaning device for the at least partial extraction of at least one undesirable component in the at least one feed stream and a regeneration device for the regeneration of the cleaning device. The regeneration device is designed to at least intermittently condition and conduct a regeneration gas stream through the cleaning device by means of a partially closed gas circuit.
Linde Aktiengesellschaft


08/18/16
20160235066 

Process for preparing a novel formulation of rimsulfuron and use of the same


R3 is hydrogen or a hydrocarbon radical having 1 to 18 c atoms which is unsubstituted or substituted. A method for controlling weeds, including applying to a plant, plant part, or locus thereof, an effective amount of the herbicidal composition.

08/11/16
20160233509 

Electroactive polymers, manufacturing process thereof, electrode and use thereof


Disclosed is an oligomeric or polymeric compound comprising at least two structural units of formula (i) wherein ar is a carbocyclic aromatic radical or a heterocyclic aromatic radical with the two carbonyl carbon atoms being attached to two ring carbon atoms of the ar group forming together with the imide-nitrogen atom a five-membered or a six-membered ring x is a divalent group selected from —cr1r2—, —co—, —sir3r4—, —p(o)r5—, —p(o)(or6)—, —pr7—, —p(or8)—, —s(o)— or —s(o)2—. R1 to r8 independently of one another are hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl groups, r9 is a divalent hydrocarbon group or a covalent bond, and r10, r11 and r12 independently of one another are hydrogen or c1-c6 alkyl or r10 and r11 or r10 and r12 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a cycloaliphatic ring or a bicyclic aliphatic system the oligomeric or polymeric compound comprising units of formula (i) of the invention can be used as redox-active material in storage means for electric energy, for example in batteries, redox-flow cells, fuel cells or capacitors..
Evonik Degussa Gmbh


08/11/16
20160233335 

High selectivity nitride removal process based on selective polymer deposition


A silicon nitride cap on a gate stack is removed by etching with a fluorohydrocarbon-containing plasma subsequent to formation of source/drain regions without causing unacceptable damage to the gate stack or source/drain regions. A fluorohydrocarbon-containing polymer protection layer is selectively deposited on the regions that are not to be etched during the removal of the nitride cap.
Zeon Corporation


08/11/16
20160231052 

Methods and configuration of an ngl recovery process for low pressure rich feed gas


Separating propane and heavier hydrocarbons from a feed stream by cooling the feed stream, introducing the chilled feed stream into a feed stream separation unit, pumping the separator bottom stream, introducing the pressurized separator bottom stream into a stripper column, reducing the pressure of the separator overhead stream, introducing the letdown separator overhead stream into an absorber column, collecting a stripper overhead stream from the stripper column, chilling the stripper overhead stream, reducing the pressure of the chilled stripper overhead stream, introducing the letdown stripper overhead stream into the absorber column, collecting an absorber bottom stream, pumping the absorber bottom stream, heating the absorber bottom stream, introducing the heated absorber bottom stream into the stripper column, and collecting the stripper bottom stream from the stripper column. The stripper column bottom stream includes the propane and heavier hydrocarbons and less than about 2.0% of ethane by volume..
Fluor Technologies Corporation


08/11/16
20160231051 

Integrated process and recovery of helium rich streams


The present invention relates a process and apparatus that recovers a helium rich stream from a mixed gas having low concentrations of helium therein. More specifically, the invention relates to an integrated process and apparatus for treating a mixed feed gas from an operating process that produces a liquid product from natural gas containing helium, such as processes that produce ammonia, methanol, or liquid hydrocarbons..

08/11/16
20160230988 

Method and system for effluent combustion


Methods and systems of burning a multi-phase hydrocarbon fluid include determining a water content of the multi-phase hydrocarbon fluid, communicating the multiphase hydrocarbon fluid to a fuel port of a burner in a primary fuel flow, initiating a flame at the burner to combust the multi-phase hydrocarbon fluid, communicating an auxiliary fuel source to the burner fuel port in an auxiliary fuel flow, and controlling the primary and auxiliary fuel flows based on the water content of the multi-phase hydrocarbon fluid.. .
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


08/11/16
20160230635 

Diagnostic device


A diagnostic device includes: a diesel oxidation catalyst (doc) for oxidizing hydrocarbon (hc) and nitrogen monoxide in an exhaust gas; a selective catalytic reduction (scr) catalyst for reducing and purifying nox contained in the exhaust gas; a nox purification rate calculation unit which calculates, based on nox values at upstream and downstream sides of the scr catalyst, a low temperature nox purification rate and a high temperature nox purification rate; a hc heat generation rate calculation unit which calculates an hc purification rate based on at least the difference between the exhaust gas heat quantities at upstream and downstream sides of the doc; and a deterioration determination unit which determines the deterioration in the no2 producing capability of the doc based on the calculated low temperature nox purification rate, the calculated high temperature nox purification rate, and the calculated hc purification rate.. .
Isuzu Motors Limited


08/11/16
20160230550 

Method of tracing flow of hydrocarbon from a subterranean reservoir


A method of tracing flow of hydrocarbon from a subterranean reservoir including forming a dispersion, injecting a hydraulic fracturing fluid containing the dispersion down a well penetrating a hydrocarbon reservoir, thereafter collecting a sample of hydrocarbon fluid flowing from the reservoir, and analysing the sample to determine whether the tracer compound is present in the sample. The dispersion includes a discontinuous condensed phase having a hydrocarbon-soluble tracer compound and a continuous phase which includes an aqueous liquid..
Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company


08/11/16
20160230549 

Estimation of fluid properties from well logs


A method for estimation of water properties and hydrocarbon properties in a subsurface formation includes acquiring a plurality of well log measurements from the subsurface formation. The water properties and the hydrocarbon properties are parameterized with respect to a selected set of well log measurements.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation


08/11/16
20160230543 

Tracer and method


A tracer material for tracing fluid flows from a hydrocarbon reservoir. The tracer material is a particulate tracer material including a plurality of particles of a porous particulate solid material, the particles having pores containing a tracer composition characterised in that a retaining material overlies the tracer composition in at least some of the pores.
Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company


08/11/16
20160230541 

Method and system for monitoring fluid flux in a well


Fluid flux in a fluid injection and/or hydrocarbon fluid production well is monitored in a cost efficient and accurate manner by inducing the fluid flux to move an acoustic emission device in a longitudinal direction through the well, measuring a longitudinal velocity (v) of the acoustic emission device at various longitudinally spaced locations in the well using a fiber optical distributed acoustic sensing (das) assembly which monitors the longitudinal position of the acoustic emission device against time along at least part of the length of the well, and monitoring the fluid flux at various locations along the length of the well on the basis on the measured velocity (v) of the acoustic emission device.. .
Shell Oil Company


08/11/16
20160230526 

Placement and uses of lateral assisting wellbores and/or kick-off wellbores


Improving the flow of hydrocarbons from shale lateral wellbores in unconventional wellbores may be accomplished with various configurations of assisting lateral wellbores and/or kick-off wellbores from primary lateral wellbores and/or secondary or assisting lateral wellbores. By extending fracture networks from adjacent lateral wellbores and/or adjacent kick-off wellbores so that the fracture networks from different wellbores are in fluid communication with one another, the flow of various fluids between the adjacent wellbores provides another dimension of control over the wellbores and fracture networks used to recover hydrocarbons from the shale intervals of interest..
Baker Hughes Incorporated


08/11/16
20160230524 

Planning and performing re-fracturing operations based on microseismic monitoring


An embodiment of a method of stimulating an earth formation includes: disposing a stimulation device at a borehole in an earth formation, the earth formation having been stimulated by an initial stimulation operation; subsequent to the stimulation operation, performing a probe operation configured to cause movement of existing fractures in the formation; and measuring microseismic events occurring in the formation by one or more seismic receivers. The method further includes: identifying one or more target zones in the formation based on the measuring, the one or more target zones exhibiting a reduced micro seismicity relative to another zone in the formation; and designing a re-stimulation operation configured to stimulate the one or more target zones to increase hydrocarbon production from the formation..
Magnitude Microseismic Llc


08/11/16
20160230522 

Deepgad bitumen-heavy oil extraction process


A process useful in mixing reagents delivered to an injector well which reacts with bitumen-heavy petroleum products in the injector well. The reaction produces significant heat to the bitumen reservoir rock, the heat lowers the viscosity of the material, and permits the flowable material to be collected by a nearby producer well, usually beneath the injector well.

08/11/16
20160230516 

Device for firefighting and containment of oil or gas from damaged wellhead or pipeline break


The presented invention pertains to devices and techniques for containment of burning, as well as of non-burning, hydrocarbon energy resources blown out of a damaged wellhead or pipeline on the land or under water. The device can be monolithic or modular and assembled into a bell-shaped dome structure using a single or multi-layer flexible fire-proof material.

08/11/16
20160230514 

Drilling engineering analysis roadmap builder for hydrocarbon reservoir modeling


Methods, systems, and computer program products for developing and presenting wellbore pipe string related operation engineering parameter roadmaps in hydrocarbon reservoir modeling are disclosed. A computer-implemented method may include receiving a plurality of depth intervals, associating different computational model calculations with each depth interval, selecting input parameter values for each set of computational model calculations, generating computational model results for each set of computational model calculations associated with each interval to yield a graphical interval plot for the depth interval; and displaying a plurality of graphical interval plots together on a wellbore roadmap.
Landmark Graphics Corporation


08/11/16
20160230291 

Electrochemical hydroxide systems and methods using metal oxidation


There are provided methods and systems for an electrochemical cell including an anode and a cathode where the anode is contacted with a metal ion that converts the metal ion from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state. The metal ion in the higher oxidation state is reacted with hydrogen gas, an unsaturated hydrocarbon, and/or a saturated hydrocarbon to form products..
Calera Corporation


08/11/16
20160230125 

Consumer products comprising amino modified hydrocarbons


Products selected from the group consisting of: hair conditioners, fabric softeners, skin moisturizers, shampoos, paper product additives, cosmetics, personal cleansing products, shave preparation products, detergents, non-woven additives, oral care products, and assembled products comprising treated paper or non-woven components, and comprising a polyisobutylene composition.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


08/11/16
20160230102 

Hydroprocessing catalyst for heavy hydrocarbon oil, manufacturing hydroprocessing catalyst for heavy hydrocarbon oil, and hydroprocessing heavy hydrocarbon oil


The hydroprocessing catalyst for a heavy hydrocarbon oil, includes, as a carrier, a phosphorus-silica-containing alumina carrier containing 0.1% by mass to 4% by mass of phosphorus in terms of oxide based on the carrier, and 0.1% by mass to 1.5% by mass of silica based on the carrier, the carrier supporting 8% by mass to 20% by mass of at least one selected from metals in group 6 of the periodic table in terms of oxide based on the catalyst and 2% by mass to 6% by mass of at least one selected from metals in groups 8 to 10 of the periodic table in terms of oxide based on the catalyst.. .
Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd


08/11/16
20160230101 

Additives to enhance metal and amine removal in refinery desalting processes


It has been discovered that metals and/or amines can be removed or transferred from a hydrocarbon phase to a water phase in an emulsion breaking process by using a composition that contains water-soluble hydroxyacids. Suitable water-soluble hydroxyacids include, but are not necessarily limited to glycolic acid, gluconic acid, c2-c4 alpha-hydroxy acids, poly-hydroxy carboxylic acids, thioglycolic acid, chloroacetic acid, polymeric forms of the above hydroxyacids, poly-glycolic esters, glycolate ethers, and ammonium salt and alkali metal salts of these hydroxyacids, and mixtures thereof.
Baker Petrolite Llc


08/11/16
20160230079 

Composition and enhanced hydrocarbon recovery


The invention relates to a hydrocarbon recovery composition, which composition contains: a) a first propoxylated primary alcohol sulfate; and b) a second propoxylated primary alcohol sulfate, and the first and second propoxylated primary alcohol sulfate are different. Further, the invention relates to an injectable liquid containing the hydrocarbon recovery composition and a method for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation..
William Marsh Rice University


08/11/16
20160230077 

Gas hydrate inhibitors


The technology described herein relates to gas hydrate inhibitors suitable for use in preventing, inhibiting, or otherwise modifying crystalline gas hydrates in crude hydrocarbon streams. The technology relates to gas hydrate inhibitor additives, additive formulations, compositions containing such gas hydrate inhibiting additives and additive formulations, and methods and processes of using such gas hydrate inhibiting additives and additive formulations in preventing, inhibiting, or otherwise modifying crystalline gas hydrate formation..
The Lubrizol Corporation


08/11/16
20160229992 

Sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture and motor vehicle tires


A sulfur-crosslinkable rubber mixture includes from 40 to 100 phr of at least one natural and/or synthetic polyisoprene, and 15 phr or more of at least one hydrocarbon resin which is built up to the extent of 50 to 100 wt. % from aliphatic c5 monomers and to the extent of 0 to 50 wt.
Continental Reifen Deutschland Gmbh


08/11/16
20160229960 

Fluorine-containing silicon compound, producing same, and producing fluorine-containing silicon resin


Wherein each r1 independently represents a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; each r2 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and n is an integer satisfying 0≦n≦2. There can be provided a fluorine-containing silicon compound having good storage stability and useful as a raw material of a composition for forming a silicon-containing intermediate film and a silicon-containing photoresist composition used for a fine processing in the manufacturing process of a semiconductor device..

08/11/16
20160229936 

Vinyl alcohol polymer and production method thereof, additive for drilling mud, drilling mud, additive for drilling cement slurry, and drilling cement slurry


Provided by the present invention is a vinyl alcohol polymer crosslinked by a structure represented by the following formula (1) and/or a disulfide structure, in which the vinyl alcohol polymer is not completely dissolved in a mixture prepared by: adding the vinyl alcohol polymer to water so as to give a concentration of 4% by mass; and stirring at 95° c. For 3 hrs.
Kuraray Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160229934 

Hydrocarbon conversion process


The invention relates to a process for converting hydrocarbons into products containing aldehydes and/or alcohols. The invention also relates to producing olefins from the aldehyde and alcohol, to polymerizing the olefins, and to equipment useful for these processes..
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


08/11/16
20160229929 

Amino modified hydrocarbons


Wherein r comprises a hydrocarbon, c comprises a cyclic connector; z comprises an amine; and w comprises a functional group, wherein functional group w is substantially free of oxygen in the instance where the cyclic connector, c, further comprises a carbonyl group.. .

08/11/16
20160229768 

Methane conversion apparatus and process using a supersonic flow reactor


Apparatus and methods are provided for converting methane in a feed stream to acetylene. A hydrocarbon stream is introduced into a supersonic reactor and pyrolyzed to convert at least a portion of the methane to acetylene.
Uop Llc


08/11/16
20160229708 

Excage: synthesis of viologen-like pyridinium-based cages for the selective capture of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons


The compound includes a salt formed with a suitable counter anion.. .

08/11/16
20160228858 

Hydrogenation treatment catalyst for heavy hydrocarbon oil, and hydrogenaton treatment of heavy hydrocarbon oil


A hydrogenation treatment catalyst is provided for heavy hydrocarbon oil, in which a hydrogenation-active component is supported on a silica-containing porous alumina carrier containing 0.1% to 1.5% by mass of silica based on the carrier. The total pore volume is 0.55 to 0.75 ml/g.
Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd.


08/11/16
20160228818 

Three-way catalyst and its use in exhaust systems


A three-way catalyst is disclosed. The three-way catalyst comprises a palladium component comprising palladium and a ceria-zirconia-alumina mixed or composite oxide, and also comprises a rhodium component comprising rhodium and a zirconia-containing material.
Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company


08/11/16
20160228817 

Automotive catalytic aftertreatment system


A catalytic aftertreatment system for a diesel engine exhaust gas is described. The system comprises a diesel oxidation catalyst (doc) and an aftertreatment device located downstream of the diesel oxidation catalyst (doc), which aftertreatment device requires periodic heat treatment, and means to generate a temperature increase within the aftertreatment device, said diesel oxidation catalyst (doc) comprising an upstream zone of length from 0.5 to 2 inches (12.7-50.81 mm) of higher oxidation activity for hydrocarbons (hc) than the remainder of the diesel oxidation catalyst (doc)..
Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company


08/11/16
20160228816 

Reactor reducing nox from exhaust gases produced by industrial processes


A reactor apparatus and method for removing and/or reducing nox, co, carbon particulates and hydrocarbons from exhaust gases produced by industrial processes includes a reactor including an inlet plenum, a reaction chamber, an outlet plenum, and a heat exchanger wherein gases exiting the reaction chamber heat gases entering the reaction chamber. Egr is drawn through a cooling heat exchanger with an injection blower and is delivered through control valves to the reaction chamber, the inlet plenum and to an add fuel mixing chamber whereby mixed fuel and egr is delivered to the reaction chamber.
Noxtech, Inc.


08/11/16
20160228813 

Integrated process and recovery of helium rich streams


The present invention relates a process and apparatus that recovers a helium rich stream from a mixed gas having low concentrations of helium therein. More specifically, the invention relates to an integrated process and apparatus for treating a mixed feed gas from an operating process that produces a fluid product from natural gas containing helium, such as processes that produce ammonia, methanol, or liquid hydrocarbons..

08/11/16
20160227781 

Antibacterial treatment agent, antibacterial treatment method, and water supply-and-drainage member


A highly hot-water-resistant antibacterial treatment agent is provided, which is capable of suppressing the sliminess of water supply-and-drainage members such as drainage members, for a long period of time, equipped to a kitchen sink or bathroom drain. The antibacterial treatment agent includes: a quaternary ammonium salt represented by formula (1) below; and a polyhydric carboxylic acid having a c6 or higher hydrocarbon group and two or more carboxyl groups.
Lixil Corporation


08/04/16
20160226090 

Solid polymer power generation or electrolysis method and system


There are provided: a solid polymer power generation or electrolysis method that does not require injection of energy from the outside and maintenance of a high temperature, and is capable of converting carbon dioxide to a useful hydrocarbon while producing energy, controlling the production amounts of the hydrocarbons or the like and a ratio sorted by kind of the hydrocarbons, improving utilization efficiency of a product, and simplifying equipment for separation and recovery; and a system for implementing the solid polymer power generation or electrolysis method. Carbon dioxide is supplied to the side of one electrode 111 of a reactor 110 having a membrane electrode assembly 113, hydrogen is supplied to the side of the other electrode 112, and the amounts of the hydrocarbons produced per unit time and the ratio sorted by kind of the hydrocarbons are changed by controlling a power generation voltage of the reactor 110..
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


08/04/16
20160225632 

Metal doping of amorphous carbon and silicon films used as hardmasks in substrate processing systems


Systems and methods for depositing a metal-doped amorphous carbon hardmask film or a metal-doped amorphous silicon hardmask film includes arranging a substrate in a processing chamber; supplying a carrier gas to the processing chamber; supplying a hydrocarbon precursor gas or a silicon precursor gas to the processing chamber, respectively; supplying a metal-based precursor gas to the processing chamber; one of creating or supplying plasma in the processing chamber; and depositing a metal-doped amorphous carbon hardmask film or a metal-doped amorphous silicon hardmask film on the substrate, respectively.. .
Lam Research Corporation


08/04/16
20160225588 

Systems and methods for decreasing carbon-hydrogen content of amorphous carbon hardmask films


Systems and methods for depositing an amorphous carbon hardmask film include arranging a substrate in a processing chamber; supplying a carrier gas to the processing chamber; supplying a hydrocarbon precursor to the processing chamber; supplying fluorine precursor from a group consisting of wfa, nfb, sfc, and f2 to the processing chamber, wherein a, b and c are integers greater than zero; one of supplying plasma to the processing chamber or creating plasma in the processing chamber, wherein fluorine from the fluorine precursor combines with hydrogen from the hydrocarbon precursor in gas phase reactions; and depositing an amorphous carbon hardmask film on the substrate.. .
Lam Research Corporation


08/04/16
20160223929 

Liquid developer, developer cartridge, and image forming apparatus


Wherein m and n each independently represent an integer of 1 to 10,000; m+n represents an integer of 10 to 10,000; and r1, r2, and r3 each independently represent a single bond or a divalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms.. .

08/04/16
20160223909 

Conductive polymer composition, coated article, patterning process and substrate


Wherein ra1 to ra4 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a linear, branched, or cyclic monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms and optionally containing a heteroatom; and ra1 and ra2, or ra3 and ra4 may be bonded to each other to form a ring. There can be provided a conductive polymer composition that has excellent antistatic performance and applicability, does not adversely affect a resist, and can be suitably used in lithography using electron beam or the like..

08/04/16
20160223697 

Poynting vector minimal reflection boundary conditions


A method for exploring for hydrocarbons, including: simulating a seismic waveform, using a computer, wherein computations are performed on a computational grid representing a subsurface region, said computational grid using perfectly matched layer (pml) boundary conditions that use an energy dissipation operator to minimize non-physical wave reflections at grid boundaries; wherein, in the simulation, the pml boundary conditions are defined to reduce computational instabilities at a boundary by steps including, representing direction of energy propagation by a poynting vector, and dissipating energy, with the dissipation operator, in a direction of energy propagation instead of in a phase velocity direction; and using the simulated waveform in performing full waveform inversion or reverse time migration of seismic data, and using a physical property model from the inversion or a subsurface image from the migration to explore for hydrocarbons.. .

08/04/16
20160223695 

Producing a hydrocarbon fluid wherein using a fiber optical distributed acoustic sensing (das) assembly


A method of producing a hydrocarbon fluid from a subsurface formation, wherein use is made of a directionally sensitive distributed acoustic sensing (das) fiber optical assembly having adjacent lengths of optical fiber (a,b) with different directional acoustic sensitivities, which are used to detect the direction (α) of acoustic signals relative to the lengths of optical fiber (a,b).. .
Shell Oil Company


08/04/16
20160223499 

Apparatus for and gas analysis


A method for preparing a sample for analysis includes separating a gas sample into at least one component sample in a separation unit. The output of the at least one component sample from the separation unit is detected, for example, using a thermal conductivity detector.
Weatherford Switzerland Trading And Development Gmbh


08/04/16
20160223478 

Epr systems for flow assurance and logging


An electron paramagnetic resonance (epr) system and method allows the measurement paramagnetic characteristics of materials in real-time, such as heavy oil, hydrocarbons, asphaltenes, heptane, vanadium, resins, drilling fluid, mud, wax deposits or the like. The epr systems and methods discussed herein are low cost, small and light weight, making them usable in flow-assurance or logging applications.
William Marsh Rice University


08/04/16
20160223447 

Condition-based monitoring for materials in wellbore applications


A method for analyzing material wear in a hydrocarbon production environment is disclosed. The method includes the steps of preparing a sample of material to be disposed proximate the hydrocarbon production environment; selecting a placement location for the sample of material, wherein the placement location is in fluid communication with a fluid flow for which the impact of the fluid flow on the sample of material is to be tested; disposing the sample of material in the placement location for a pre-determined amount of time; allowing the sample of material to be exposed to the fluid flow; retrieving the sample of material from the placement location after the pre-determined amount of time has passed; and analyzing the sample of material for wear caused by the hydrocarbon production environment..
Hydril Usa Distribution, Llc


08/04/16
20160222861 

Diagnostic device


A diagnostic device includes: a doc for oxidizing hydrocarbon (hc) contained in an exhaust gas; a first sensor for detecting an exhaust gas temperature at a doc inlet; a second sensor for detecting an exhaust gas temperature at a doc outlet; a third sensor for detecting ambient temperature; an hc heat generation rate calculation unit which calculates, based on detection values of the first and second sensors, a difference in an exhaust gas heat quantity between upstream and downstream sides of the doc, calculates, based on the detection values of the three sensors, a heat loss quantity released to-the outside air from the doc, and adds the heat loss quantity and the exhaust gas heat quantity difference to calculate a heat generation quantity of hc in the doc; and a doc deterioration determination unit which determines, based on the calculated hc heat generation quantity, deterioration of the doc.. .
Isuzu Motors Limited


08/04/16
20160222852 

Synergistic combinations of low temperature nox adsorbers


Nitrogen oxides (nox), carbon monoxide (co), and residual hydrocarbons are adsorbed and stored from a low temperature, cold-start, diesel engine (or lean-burn gasoline engine) exhaust stream by a combination of a silver-based (ag/al2o3) nox adsorber material and a zeolite-platinum group metal (zeolite-pgm) adsorber material for low temperature temporary storage of the nox. The combination of nox adsorber materials is formed as separate washcoats on channel walls of an extruded flow-through monolithic support.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


08/04/16
20160222849 

Use of a lubricant in a mounting mat, making such a mat and mounting mat


The invention refers to the use of lubricants in a mounting mat, wherein the mounting mat is made for mounting a pollution control element into a housing, to reduce the cold peak pressure or compression of the mounting mat, the mounting mat comprising: —a non-woven mat of inorganic fibers, wherein—the lubricants are distributed in the mat, and wherein—the lubricants belong to a group consisting of: —saturated hydrocarbons (linear and/or branched and/or cyclic, —olefinically unsaturated hydrocarbons (linear and/or branched and/or cyclic), —fatty alcohols and fatty acids (linear and/or branched and saturated and/or olefinically unsaturated), —carboxylic acid esters—carbonic acid esters and/or —silicone oils and/or organofunctional silanes, silioxanes.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company


08/04/16
20160222782 

Applications of advanced isotope geochemistry of hydrocarbons and inert gases to petroleum production engineering


A system and method is provided for enhancing hydrocarbon production. The method and system involve geochemistry analysis and include multiply substituted isotopologue and position specific isotope geochemistry for at least one hydrocarbon compound of interest associated with free gas and sorbed gas.

08/04/16
20160222781 

Applications of advanced isotope geochemistry of hydrocarbons and inert gases to petroleum production engineering


A system and method is provided for enhancing hydrocarbon production. The method and system involve geochemistry analysis and include multiply substituted isotopologue and position specific isotope geochemistry.

08/04/16
20160222774 

Reducing the carbon emissions intensity of a fuel


A method for reducing a carbon emissions intensity of a fuel includes producing a first hydrocarbon fluid; capturing a carbon dioxide (co2) fluid from the first hydrocarbon fluid production; and injecting the captured carbon dioxide into a subterranean zone from one or more wellbores to enhance a production of a second hydrocarbon fluid from the zone, at least one of the first or the second hydrocarbon fluids processable into a hydrocarbon fuel that includes a low carbon intensity fuel based, at least in part, on the captured and injected co2 fluid.. .

08/04/16
20160222762 

Diphenyliodonium salts as sulfidogenesis inhibitors and antimicrobials


The present invention generally relates to the use of diphenyliodonium salts for lowering sulfide concentrations and for preventing growth of microbes in a water injection system, a hydrocarbon extraction system, or a hydrocarbon production system. Treating oilfield injection and produced fluids containing high levels of microbes with diphenyliodonium salts can significantly decrease the amount of hydrogen sulfide produced, which can be used to measure sulfidogenesis.
Ecolab Usa Inc.


08/04/16
20160222761 

Subsea heat exchangers for offshore hydrocarbon production operations


A subsea heat exchanger is disclosed that includes a production fluid inlet, a production fluid outlet, and first and second heat exchanger units coupled to the inlet and outlet. Each heat exchanger unit includes an outer tubular member, an inner tubular member disposed within the outer tubular member, and an annulus radially disposed between the inner tubular member and the outer tubular member.
Bp Corporation North America Inc.


08/04/16
20160222735 

Megan underwater drilling structures and methods


Structures and methods are disclosed for underwater drilling. One embodiment includes a housing having a plurality of interconnected, pre-set drilling tubes, wherein there are multiple drill casings in each of the plurality of interconnected, pre-set drilling tubes.
Megan 1313, Inc.


08/04/16
20160222592 

Packaging material having a barrier coating based on starch, and coating mass, method, and device for producing such a barrier coating


A packaging material includes a starch-based barrier coating. After deducting an optional filler component, the barrier coating has 30 to 90% by weight of starch, wherein at least >20% of the starch has an average molecular weight of at least 500,000 g/mol, and >20% by weight of the starch are present in the barrier coating in the form of gelatinized starch particles.
Innogel Ag


08/04/16
20160222580 

Water/oil repellant composition, article and process for producing article


A water/oil repellent composition which comprises a copolymer (a) comprising from 40 to 95 mass % of monomer (a1)) units, from 1 to 60 mass % of monomer (a2) units and from 0 to less than 5 mass % of monomer (a3) units, a copolymer (b) comprising from 40 to 91 mass % of monomer (b1) units, from 2 to 20 mass % of monomer (b2) units, from 5 to 20 mass % of monomer (b3) units, and from 2 to 20 mass % of vinyl chloride (b4) units, and a liquid medium (c), wherein monomers (a1) and (b1) are (z—y)nx [z is a c1-6 polyfluoroalkyl group, etc., y is a divalent organic group having no fluorine atom, etc., n is 1 or 2, and x is a specific group having a polymerizable unsaturated group], monomers (a2) and (b2) are vinylidene chloride or vinylidene fluoride, and monomers (a3) and (b3) are a (meth)acrylate having a saturated hydrocarbon group having at least 12 carbon atoms.. .
Asahi Glass Company, Limited


08/04/16
20160222528 

Method for electrochemical reduction of co2 in an electrochemical cell


The invention refers to method for electrochemical reduction of co2 in an electrochemical cell having a cathode and an anode. The method comprises: at the cathode, reducing the co2; at the anode, oxidizing a first hydrocarbon generating a second hydrocarbon..
Alstom Technology Ltd


08/04/16
20160222502 

Method for the preparation of ag/c nanocomposite films by laser-induced carbonization of alkane


Ag/c crystalline nanocomposite films and a method of forming the films with controllable ag/c molar ratios using a concurrent excimer laser-induced ablation of a silver target and a hydrocarbon gas under a vacuum atmosphere. Metal/carbon nanocomposites prepared by concurrent irradiation of a metal target, in the presence of a hydrocarbon gas, during an excimer laser induced process..
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


08/04/16
20160222313 

Working fluid for a steam cycle process


The present invention relates to a working fluid for a steam-turbine cycle process, said fluid comprising a working medium, a lubricant and preferably an emulsifier. The working medium is a c1 to c4 alcohol and/or a c3 to c5 ketone, optionally mixed with water.
Fuchs Petrolub Se


08/04/16
20160222308 

Desulfurization process and desulfurizer


A desulfurization process includes desulfurizing a hydrocarbon fuel using a desulfurizing agent including a support, nickel sulfide on the support, and zinc oxide. The desulfurizing agent is heated to 250° c.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160222299 

Methods, systems, and devices for liquid hydrocarbon fuel production, hydrocarbon chemical production, and aerosol capture


Methods, systems, and devices for liquid hydrocarbon fuel production, hydrocarbon chemical production, and aerosol capture are provided. For example, a carbon-oxygen-hydrogen (c—o—h) compound may be heated to a temperature of at least 800 degrees celsius such that the c—o—h compound reacts through a non-oxidation reaction to generate at least a hydrocarbon compound that may be at least a component of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel or a hydrocarbon chemical.
Proton Power, Inc.


08/04/16
20160222216 

A producing nanostructured carbon material based on carbon black


A method for producing nanostructured carbon material, including (a) combusting hydrocarbon fuel in an oxygen-enriched environment to produce combustion products having a temperature of 1,000-3,150° c.; (b) forming a postcombustion gas stream having a velocity of 40-800 m/s; (c) forming a working mixture by introducing hydrocarbon feedstock and a catalyst precursor for carbon nanostructures growth into the postcombustion gas stream; (d) introducing the working mixture into a reaction zone, wherein the reaction zone is maintained at a temperature of 900-2,300° c., and wherein the catalyst precursor is decomposed into catalyst particles, while the hydrocarbon feedstock is decomposed to form carbon nanostructures and gaseous products; and (e) separating carbon nanostructures from the gaseous products of the decomposition of hydrocarbon feedstock.. .
Mcd Technologies S.a.r.l.


08/04/16
20160222197 

Sulfur-crosslinkable rubber blend and vehicle pneumatic tire


A sulfur-crosslinkable rubber blend which includes from 60 to 100 phr of at least one butadiene rubber and 51 phr or more of at least one hydrocarbon resin which is built up to the extent of 30 to 100 wt. % from aromatic monomers.
Continental Reifen Deutschland Gmbh


08/04/16
20160222188 

Plasticiser for sealants, plastisols and adhesives


A plasticizer composition for mastics, plastisols and adhesives is disclosed. The plasticizer includes at least one hydrocarbon-containing cut or a cut originating from biomass conversion and at least one fatty acid monoester.
Total Marketing Services


08/04/16
20160221914 

Method for catalytic conversion of ketoacids and hydrotreatment to hydrocarbons


The present invention relates to catalytic conversion of ketoacids, including methods for increasing the molecular weight of ketoacids, the method can include providing in a reactor a feedstock comprising at least one ketoacid, water and a base. The feedstock is then subjected to base catalysed condensation reactions..
Neste Oyj


08/04/16
20160221912 

Method for catalytic conversion of ketoacids via ketoacid dimer intermediate and hydrotreatment to hydrocarbons


The present invention relates to catalytic conversion of ketoacids, including methods for increasing the molecular weight of ketoacids. The method can include providing in a reactor a raw material having at least one ketoacid.
Neste Oyj


08/04/16
20160221897 

Transalkylation of heavy aromatic hydrocarbon feedstocks


A process for producing xylene comprises contacting a first feed comprising c9+ aromatic hydrocarbons and hydrogen with a first catalyst composition comprising a first molecular sieve having a constraint index of 3 to 12 and at least one hydrogenation component. The first catalyst composition dealkylates at least part of the c9+ aromatic hydrocarbons containing c2+ alkyl groups and to saturate the resulting c2+ olefins to produce a second feed.
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


08/04/16
20160221896 

Catalyst system and use in heavy aromatics conversion processes


Disclosed are a catalyst system and its use in a process for the conversion of a feedstock containing c8+ aromatic hydrocarbons to produce light aromatic products, comprising benzene, toluene and xylene. The catalyst system comprises (a) a first catalyst bed comprising a first catalyst composition, said first catalyst composition comprising a zeolite having a constraint index of 3 to 12 combined (i) optionally with at least one first metal of group 10 of the iupac periodic table, and (ii) optionally with at least one second metal of group 11 to 15 of the iupac periodic table; and (b) a second catalyst bed comprising a second catalyst composition, said second catalyst composition comprising (i) a meso-mordenite zeolite, combined (ii) optionally with at least one first metal of group 10 of the iupac periodic table, and (iii) optionally with at least one second metal of group 11 to 15 of the iupac periodic table, wherein said meso-mordenite zeolite is synthesized from tea or mtea and having a mesopore surface area of greater than 30 m2/g and said meso-mordenite zeolite comprises agglomerates composed of primary crystallites, wherein said primary crystallites have an average primary crystal size as measured by tem of less than 80 nm and an aspect ratio of less than 2..
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


08/04/16
20160221895 

Catalyst compositions and use in heavy aromatics conversion processes


Disclosed is a catalyst composition and its use in a process for the conversion of a feedstock containing c8+ aromatic hydrocarbons to produce light aromatic products, comprising benzene, toluene and xylene. The catalyst composition comprises a mordenite zeolite synthesized from tea or mtea, optionally at least one first metal of group 10 of the iupac periodic table, and optionally at least one second metal of group 11 to 15 of the iupac periodic table, wherein said mordenite zeolite has a mesopore surface area of greater than 30 m2/g and said mordenite zeolite comprises agglomerates composed of primary crystallites, wherein said primary crystallites have an average primary crystal size as measured by tem of less than 80 nm and an aspect ratio of less than 2..
Exxonmobil Chemical Patents Inc.


08/04/16
20160221894 

Producing c5 olefins from steam cracker c5 feeds


Producing c5 olefins from steam cracker c5 feeds may include reacting a mixed hydrocarbon stream comprising cyclopentadiene, c5 olefins, and c6+ hydrocarbons in a dimerization reactor where cyclopentadiene is dimerized to dicyclopentadiene. The dimerization reactor effluent may be separated into a fraction comprising the c6+ hydrocarbons and dicyclopentadiene and a second fraction comprising c5 olefins and c5 dienes.
Lummus Technology Inc.


08/04/16
20160221892 

System and efficiently using excess electrical energy


A plant having a first device for the preparation of ethyne by partial oxidation of at least one hydrocarbon, generating a first ethyne-containing product gas stream, having a second device for the electrothermal preparation of ethyne, generating a second ethyne-containing product gas stream, and having a separating device for separating ethyne from a gas stream, to which both the first and the second product gas streams are fed, can make efficient use of excess electrical energy by operating the device for the electrothermal preparation of ethyne with excess electrical energy.. .
Evonik Degussa Gmbh


08/04/16
20160221828 

Method of producing carbon nanostructures, and carbon nanotubes


A method of producing a carbon nanostructure is provided that enables production of a high-quality carbon nanostructure with a high yield. The method of producing a carbon nanostructure includes supplying a feedstock gas to a catalyst and growing a carbon nanostructure by chemical vapor deposition.
Zeon Corporation


08/04/16
20160221648 

Floating offshore facility and a drilling a well


A floating offshore facility for offshore hydrocarbon production, comprising an upper deck, a lower deck, a well bay comprising a plurality of drilling slots and a plurality of production slots surrounding said drilling slots, a cart supporting a drilling riser and being movable together with said drilling riser inside the opening of the plurality of the drilling slots, and a drilling rig movable above the well bay to drill the well through the drilling riser.. .
Total Sa


08/04/16
20160221647 

Twin-hull offshore structure comprising an interconnecting central deck


A floating hydrocarbon processing/storage structure with a first and second assembly, each including a hull having side walls, one or more storage tanks and a deck structure, a connection structure interconnecting the hulls, processing equipment situated on the deck structures, at least one riser connected to a subsea hydrocarbon well and to the processing equipment and/or storage tanks, with a mooring system connecting the processing/storage structure to the sea bed, each hull including a hull deck structure bridging the side walls, the connection structure including a central deck extending at or near the height of the hull deck structures along at least 70% of the length of the hulls, the central deck supporting at least one of: risers vertically extending from the central deck between the hulls to the sea bed, fluid ducts horizontally supported on the central deck, and at least one drilling/work-over rig or crane.. .
Sbm Schiedam B.v.




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