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 new patent  Corrosion-resistant coatings and methods of making the same

Corrosion-resistant coatings and methods of making and using the coatings are provided. The corrosion-resistant coating includes magnetic particles dispersed in a polymer matrix, where the polymer matrix is non-polar and at least partially hydrophobic and the magnetic particles contain an adhesion region comprising a ferromagnetic material, and a polymer interface... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

 new patent  Date seed-based multi-modal particulate admixture for moderate to severe loss control

A date palm seed lost circulation material (LCM) is provided having a date palm seed admixture of date palm seed particles of various sizes. The date palm seed particles may have a size greater than about 2380 microns in a range of about 40% to about 42% by weight, particles... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

 new patent  Power generation from waste energy in industrial facilities

Optimizing power generation from waste heat in large industrial facilities such as petroleum refineries by utilizing a subset of all available hot source streams selected based, in part, on considerations for example, capital cost, ease of operation, economics of scale power generation, a number of ORC machines to be operated,... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

 new patent  Utilizing clean gas to reliably operate main and pilot relief valve

A relief valve assembly including a main relief valve and a pilot relief valve. The main relief valve is positioned adjacent a valve seat of a pressure vessel containing a sour gas. The main relief valve includes a main valve diaphragm selectively sealable against the valve seat of the pressure... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

 new patent  Cored rock analysis planning through ct images

Embodiments of the disclosure include methods, machines, and non-transitory computer-readable medium having one or more computer programs stored therein to enhance core analysis planning for a plurality of core samples of subsurface material. Embodiments can include positioning electronic depictions of structure of encased core samples of subsurface material on a... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Two-component lost circulation pill for seepage to moderate loss control

A two-component lost circulation material (LCM) is provided having a polymer component and a sodium hydroxide component. The polymer component may include a carrier fluid such as water, a particulate material such as fly ash, a fibrous material such as polypropylene fibers, and an acrylic polymer. The sodium hydroxide component... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Wellbore analysis using tm01 and te01 mode radar waves

A method of wellbore analysis using TM01 and TE01 modes of radar waveforms can include transmitting, at a first time, a radar waveform from a wellhead into a tubing disposed in a wellbore positioned in a reservoir. The radar waveform is either a TM01 mode or a TE01 mode waveform.... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Water-cut sensor system

Provided in some embodiments is a method of manufacturing a pipe conformable water-cut sensors system. Provided in some embodiments is method for manufacturing a water-cut sensor system that includes providing a helical T-resonator, a helical ground conductor, and a separator at an exterior of a cylindrical pipe. The helical T-resonator... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Characterization of crude oil by nmr spectroscopy

A system and a method for applying 13C or 1H NMR spectroscopy to a sample of oil in order to calculate and assign an indicative property such as cetane number, pour point, cloud point, aniline point and/or octane number of a gas oil or naphtha fraction of the crude oil.... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Flaky date fruit qulansuwa (cap) for moderate to severe loss control

A lost circulation material (LCM) having date fruit caps is provided. The date fruit cap LCM includes date fruit caps from a date tree. The date fruit caps have multiple flakes (for example, three flakes) attached at one end to an end cap and free at the other end. The... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Date tree waste-based compound fibrous lcms

A date tree waste-based lost circulation material (LCM) is provided. The date tree waste LCM may include includes fibers from the date tree waste produced from processing date trees in the production of date fruits. The date tree waste may include fibers from one or more of the following: date... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Downhole separation efficiency technology to produce wells through a dual completion

Systems and methods for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well include a fluid production tubular and a gas production tubular extending separately into the well. An electrical submersible pump is in fluid communication with the fluid production tubular. A cyclone separator is within the well. The cyclone separator has a... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Downhole separation efficiency technology to produce wells through a single string

Systems and method for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well include a combined product tubular extending into the well, a gas production tubular in fluid communication with the combined product tubular and a fluid production tubular in fluid communication with the combined product tubular. A jet pump is located a... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Electrical submersible pump with proximity sensor

A system and method for producing fluid from a subterranean wellbore that includes an electrical submersible pump (“ESP”) system and a receptacle. The ESP system is landed in the receptacle while sensing the presence of the ESP system with respect to the receptacle. The ESP system includes a motor, a... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Characterization of crude oil by near infrared spectroscopy

A system and a method for determining one or more distillation temperatures for one or more given distillation weight percentages of a crude oil sample are provided, which can be used to produce a simulated distillation curve. Simulated distillation temperatures of crude oil samples are assigned as a function of... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Systems and methods for mapping hydrocarbon reservoirs using electromagnetic transmissions

Provided are systems and methods for mapping hydrocarbon reservoirs. Operations include disposing an electromagnetic (EM) transmitter and an EM receiver into first and second wellbores of first and second wells, respectively, penetrating a resistive layer of a subsurface formation bounded by first and second conductive layers. The EM transmitter and... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Methods and systems for estimating sizes and effects of wellbore obstructions in water injection wells

Methods and systems to estimate physical dimensions of actual obstructions identified as being in a wellbore of an injection well are provided. Methods and systems include the determination of a well performance model with a simulated obstruction, using inflow performance and outflow performance relationships.... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

On-board fuel adjustment by molecular separation

An on-board fuel separation system includes a supply fuel tank configured to store an input fuel stream; a fuel separator fluidly coupled to the supply fuel tank and configured to separate the input fuel stream into a first fractional fuel stream and a second fractional fuel stream. The fuel separator... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Processes for high severity fluid catalytic cracking systems

Embodiments of methods for converting gas condensate into a product stream comprising propylene comprise feeding gas condensate at a top region of a downflow high severity fluidized catalytic cracking reactor (HSFCC), where the gas condensate comprises: at least 50% by weight paraffins, and less than 0.1% by weight olefins. The... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Crude quality enhancement by simultaneous crude stabilization, sweetening, and desalting via microwave assisted heating

Embodiments of the disclosure include processes using microwave heating to promote the separation of components of crude oil. In some embodiments, microwave-heated water may be used to heat the interphase between the gas phase and the oil phase of a crude oil stream to promote the separation of sulfur (for... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Hydraulic fracturing in kerogen-rich unconventional formations

The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method for treating a geologic formation that includes providing a hydraulic fracture model, providing a first value representative of a volume of kerogen breaker in a fracturing fluid, determining a discrete fracture network (DFN) based on... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Characterization of crude oil by ultraviolet visible spectroscopy

A system and a method for determining one or more distillation temperatures for one or more given distillation weight percentages of a crude oil sample are provided, which can be used to produce a simulated distillation curve. Simulated distillation temperatures of crude oil samples are assigned as a function of... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Nano-indentation test to determine mechanical properties of reservoir rock

Nano-indentation test to determine mechanical properties of reservoir rock can be implemented as multi-stage or single-stage tests. An experimental nano-indentation test (multi-stage or single-stage) is performed on a solid sample. A numerical nano-indentation test (multi-stage or single-stage) is performed on a numerical model of the solid sample. One or more... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Relative valuation naphtha streams

A system and a method for determining the relative value of a naphtha stream is provided, by conducting analysis on the crude oil sample, after which modules or steps are performed to estimate the total liquid yields, estimate raw product yields, normalize raw product yields, determine the value of each... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Systems and methods for mapping hydrocarbon reservoirs using electromagnetic transmissions

Provided are systems and methods for mapping hydrocarbon reservoirs. Operations include disposing an electromagnetic (EM) transmitter and an EM receiver into first and second wellbores of first and second wells, respectively, penetrating a resistive layer of a subsurface formation bounded by first and second conductive layers. The EM transmitter and... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Systems and methods for rapid prediction of hydrogen-induced cracking (hic) in pipelines, pressure vessels, and piping systems and for taking action in relation thereto

Methods and systems of predicting the growth rate of hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC) in a physical asset (e.g., a pipeline, storage tank, etc.) are provided. The methodology receives a plurality of inputs regarding physical characteristics of the asset and performs parametric simulations to generate a simulated database of observations of the... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Systems and methods for monitoring and optimizing flare purge gas with a wireless rotameter

A method for optimizing purge gas of a flare system includes measuring a flow of flare fluids within a flare system to obtain a measured flow value. The flow of the flare fluids is compared to a target flow to obtain a difference between the flow of the flare fluids... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Characterization of crude oil by near infrared spectroscopy

A system and a method for calculating and assigning one or more indicative properties (e.g., cetane number, pour point, cloud point, aniline point) of a fraction of an oil sample based on an index calculated and assigned based on near infrared spectroscopy data of the sample.... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Sensor for monitoring for the presence and measurement of aqueous aldehyde biocides

An analytical system and method periodically monitoring an injection water distribution pipeline for the presence and concentration of formaldehyde or other aldehyde-functional biocide includes pumps, one of which provides a predetermined volume of injection water drawn from the pipeline at a sampling point and the other a predetermined volume of... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Slug flow monitoring and gas measurement

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for monitoring slug flow in subterranean wells. In one aspect, a method includes at a time instant, transmitting an acoustic signal across a cross-section of a pipeline flowing multiphase fluid including gaseous fluid and liquid fluid, wherein... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Characterization of crude oil by simulated distillation

A system and a method is provided for calculating and assigning one or more indicative properties (e.g., cetane number, pour point, cloud point and/or aniline point) of a fractions of a crude oil sample based upon gas chromatographic simulated distillation data.... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Characterization of crude oil by fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry

A system, method and computer program product are provided for calculating one or more indicative properties, e.g., one or more of the cetane number, octane number, pour point, cloud point and aniline point of oil fractions, from the density and Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) of... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Characterization of crude oil by high pressure liquid chromatography

A system and a method are provided for calculating one or more indicative properties, e.g., one or more of the cetane number, octane number, pour point, cloud point and aniline point of oil fractions, from the density and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) data of a sample of the crude... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Low-phosphorus and non-phosphorus gelled hydrocarbon well treatment fluids

Gelled fluids include a gellable organic solvent, an aluminum crosslinking compound, and a mutual solvent. The gelled fluids may be prepared by combining an aluminum crosslinking compound and a first volume of a gellable organic solvent to form a pre-solvation mixture; gelling the pre-solvation mixture to form a pre-solvated gel;... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Automated preventive and predictive maintenance of downhole valves

A method of automated preventive and predictive maintenance for downhole valves in a well system is described. The method includes receiving, at a plurality of first times, first diagnostics data of the plurality of downhole valves, where each downhole valve is at a respective first valve position at a respective... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/14/17 / #20170356291

Automatic pumping control for leak-off tests

Example methods and systems are described for automatic pumping control for a leak-off test (LOT) of a subterranean region. In some aspects, injection fluid is flowed into a closed wellbore in a subterranean region. Wellbore pressure in response to flowing the injection fluid into the closed wellbore is measured. A... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/14/17 / #20170356788

Systems and methods to obtain diagnostic information related to a bi-directional prover

The invention provides generally methods and systems in a bi-directional sphere prover for generating diagnostic information by calculating and using multiple meter factors (MF) from four detector switches. A Data Acquisition and Monitoring System gathers the signals of the four detector switches and calculates the base prover volume (BPV) for... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/14/17 / #20170357739

Determining cumulative water flow on a grid-by-grid basis in a geocellular earth model

Four-dimensional fluid flow data is received that is associated with a time dimension and I, J, and K dimensions. The four-dimensional fluid flow data includes, for each of plural time steps, a fluid flow amount for the respective time step and for a respective I, J, K cell. Using the... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/07/17 / #20170347788

Underwater marine growth brushing mechanism with passive self-adjust for curved surfaces

A cleaning device that passively self-adjusts to improve biofoul removal across curved, non-uniform, or irregular underwater surfaces. The cleaning device includes a motor, one or more shafts coupled to the motor and coupled to one another via at least one universal joint, and a cleaning mechanism for removing biofoul from... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/07/17 / #20170349815

Enhancements of gelled hydrocarbon systems

Gelled hydrocarbon fracturing fluids and their methods of preparation and use are provided. The gelled hydrocarbon fracturing fluid includes a hydrocarbon fluid, a phosphate ester, a crosslinker and a viscosifier. The crosslinker may include iron, aluminum, or combinations thereof and the viscosifier may include clay, graphite, carbon nanotubes, metallic oxide... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/07/17 / #20170349819

Enhanced oil recovery by in-situ steam generation

Embodiments of the invention provide methods and composition for stimulating a hydrocarbon-bearing, heavy oil containing formation, a deep oil reservoir, or a tight oil reservoir, whereby exothermic reactants are utilized to generate in-situ steam and nitrogen gas downhole in the formation or the reservoir as an enhanced oil recovery process.... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/07/17 / #20170349846

Systems and methods for upgrading heavy oils

In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a heavy oil may be upgraded by a process that may include removing at least a portion of metals from the heavy oil in a hydrodemetalization reaction zone to form a hydrodemetalization reaction effluent, removing at least a portion of metals... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/07/17 / #20170350830

Systems and methods for determining water-cut of a fluid mixture

Provided in some embodiments are systems and methods for measuring the water content (or water-cut) of a fluid mixture. Provided in some embodiments is a water-cut sensor system that includes a helical T-resonator, a helical ground conductor, and a separator provided at an exterior of a cylindrical pipe. The helical... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/07/17 / #20170350997

Quantifying geologic growth history of subsurface oil field structures based on structural growth indications

A measure of structural growth of subsurface geological formations layers or intervals is obtained to investigate and analyze layer structure development history. The measure or indication can be considered a structural growth index (SGI) and is used to evaluate for possible presence of hydrocarbons in the layers or strata in... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/07/17 / #20170351000

Computer processing of borehole to surface electromagnetic transmitter survey data

Data obtained with an electromagnetic energy transmitter in borehole to surface electromagnetic (BSEM) transmitter is processed. The processed data provides measures of detected electromagnetic fields, induced polarization and electromagnetic well logging information of interest for surveying and mapping of subsurface formations.... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

12/07/17 / #20170351001

Magnetic induction based localization for wireless sensor networks in underground oil reservoirs

Example computer-implemented methods, computer-readable media, and computer systems are described for accurate localization of wireless sensor devices in underground oil reservoirs. In some aspects, every sensor measures respective received magnetic field strengths (RMFSs) on a plurality of respective magnetic induction (MI) links and transmits the measured respective RMFSs to at... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/30/17 / #20170341508

Adjusting a fuel on-board a vehicle

Techniques for separating a fuel on-board a vehicle include mixing an input fuel stream and a fluid solvent; separating the mixture into a first liquid fuel stream and a second liquid fuel stream, the first liquid fuel stream including a first portion of the input fuel stream defined by a... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/30/17 / #20170342332

Production of upgraded petroleum by supercritical water

A method for upgrading a petroleum feedstock using a supercritical water petroleum upgrading system includes introducing the petroleum feedstock, water and an auxiliary feedstock. The method includes operating the system to combine the petroleum feedstock and the water to form a mixed petroleum feedstock and introducing separately and simultaneously into... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/30/17 / #20170342336

Integrated slurry hydroprocessing and steam pyrolysis of crude oil to produce petrochemicals

An integrated slurry hydroprocessing and steam pyrolosyis system for the production of olefins and aromatic petrochemicals from a crude oil feedstock is provided. Crude oil, a steam pyrolysis residual liquid fraction and slurry reside are combined and treated in a hydroprocessing zone in the presence of hydrogen under conditions effective... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/30/17 / #20170342827

Systems and methods for acoustic testing of laminated rock to determine total organic carbon content

Provided in some embodiments are systems and methods for preparing oriented samples of a laminated rock having different lamination orientations, for each of different stress-levels, transmitting an acoustic pulse through each oriented sample while tri-axially compressing the oriented sample at the stress-level to generate test data indicative of acoustic velocities... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170333881

Catalyst to attain low sulfur gasoline

This invention relates to a hydrodesulfurization catalyst, a method for preparing the catalyst, and a method for the preparation of low sulfur gasoline fuel with minimal loss of RON. The catalyst particles include a group VIB metal and a support material having relatively high surface area, and optionally includes one... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170334241

Magnetic omni-wheel with roller bracket

A multidirectional wheel for traversing a surface is provided that includes a magnet and a plurality of rollers disposed around an outer periphery of each of the hubs of the wheels. The rollers are mounted for rotation in a second axial direction that is perpendicular to a first axial direction... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170334379

Molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell for transportation-related auxiliary power units

A vehicular power system, a vehicle and a method of providing auxiliary power to a vehicle using an auxiliary power unit that uses a molten metal anode solid oxide fuel cell rather than an internal combustion engine. The auxiliary power unit includes a container with numerous fuel cells disposed within... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170335161

Reversible aminal gel compositions, methods, and use

A well treatment composition for use in a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir comprising a reversible aminal gel composition. The reversible aminal gel composition includes a liquid precursor composition. The liquid precursor composition is operable to remain in a liquid state at about room temperature. The liquid precursor composition comprises an organic amine... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170335648

Mat for wellhead cellar

A system and method for covering a cellar at a wellhead to prevent and control fluids and gases from the cellar. The covering includes a mat that circumscribes a wellhead tubular that projects upward from the cellar. A split seam in the mat extends radially from the opening to the... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170335684

Anisotropy and dip angle determination using electromagnetic (em) impulses from tilted antennas

Transient responses of a tri-axial resistivity tool corresponding to an electromagnetic (EM) impulse are derived. A transient response of a directional resistivity tool (DRT) corresponding to the EM impulse is derived based on the transient responses of the tri-axial resistivity tool. A theoretical late time transient response of the DRT... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170335992

Adaptive high integrity esd system

A valve integrity manager is coupled with a servo or stepper motor to direct micro stroke testing of emergency shutdown valves. During testing, the system orders a closure of 20-25% of an emergency shutdown valve, providing data that either confirms the operability of the valve or a deficiency, while minimizing... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170336310

Analyzing drilling fluid rheology at a drilling site

The present disclosure describes methods and systems for analyzing drilling fluid rheology at a drilling site. One method includes obtaining, from a wellbore drilling system implementing a wellbore drilling operation at a wellbore drilling site, a sample of a drilling fluid being used in the wellbore drilling operation at the... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170337302

Iterative and repeatable workflow for comprehensive data and processes integration for petroleum exploration and production assessments

A global objective function is initialized to an initial value. A particular model simulation process is executed using prepared input data. A mismatch value is computed by using a local function to compare an output of the particular model simulation process to corresponding input data for the particular model simulation... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170326534

Heat generating catalyst for hydrocarbons cracking

A method of making a heat generating catalyst for hydrocarbon cracking. The method includes providing at least one mordenite framework-inverted (MFI) zeolite having a Si/Al molar ratio of 15 or greater and providing at least one metal oxide precursor. Further, the at least one metal oxide precursor is dispersed within... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327664

Sulfur extended asphalt modified with crumb rubber for paving and roofing

The present invention relates to asphalt compositions. The present invention provides for a sulfur rubber asphalt binder composition that includes a base asphalt having a softening point, elemental sulfur, and a recycled crumb rubber material. The crumb rubber material is combined with the base asphalt and the elemental sulfur to... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327722

High temperature viscoelastic surfactant (ves) fluids comprising nanoparticle viscosity modifiers

where R1 is a saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group of from 17 to 29 carbon atoms, R2 and R3, are each independently selected from a straight chain or branched alkyl or hydroxyalkyl group of from 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R4 is selected from H, hydroxyl, alkyl or hydroxyalkyl groups... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327733

High temperature viscoelastic surfactant (ves) fluids comprising polymeric viscosity modifiers

where R1 is a saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon group of from 17 to 29 carbon atoms, R2 and R3 are each independently selected from a straight chain or branched alkyl or hydroxyalkyl group of from 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R4 is selected from H, hydroxyl, alkyl or hydroxyalkyl groups... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327747

Delayed coking plant combined heating and power generation

A system includes a heat exchange system and a power generation system. The heat exchange system includes first, second, and third heat exchangers each operable as a continuous source of heat from a delayed coking plant. The first and second heat exchangers heat first and second fluid streams to produce... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327750

Internal heat generating material coupled hydrocarbon cracking

A method of cracking a hydrocarbon feed which includes introducing vaporizing a hydrocarbon feed and a heat generating material (HGM) stream comprising at least one aldehyde or ketone to a cracking reactor. The hydrocarbon feed and the HGM stream are vaporized and may be vaporized prior or subsequent to introduction... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

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11/16/17 / #20170327752

Refinery pre-heat train systems and methods

A crude oil refinery pre-heat train (PHT) includes a crude oil stream pipeline system that extends through the PHT and is configured to carry a stream of crude oil from an inlet of the PHT to a furnace of the PHT; heat exchangers positioned in the crude oil stream pipeline... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327754

Conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals

Embodiments for an integrated hydrotreating and steam pyrolysis process for the processing of crude oil comprising recycling the higher boiling point fraction of the upgraded crude oil to increase the yield of petrochemicals such as olefins and aromatics.... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170328156

Electric submersible pump cable anchored in coiled tubing

A system for deploying a power cable within a coiled tubing includes a power cable operable to power an electrical submersible pump, the power cable extendable through a coiled tubing. A plurality of anchor assemblies are spaced along a length of the power cable, each of the anchor assemblies secured... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170328241

Kalina cycle based conversion of gas processing plant waste heat into power

A system includes a waste heat recovery heat exchanger configured to heat a heating fluid stream by exchange with a heat source in a crude oil associated gas processing plant; and a Kalina cycle energy conversion system including a first group of heat exchangers to heat a first portion of... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170328827

Smart high integrity protection system

A computer-based corrosion/erosion module, communicatively coupled with a probe, estimates corrosion/erosion rates in a pipeline based on metal loss measurements. A High Integrity Protection System (HIPS), upstream of the corrosion/erosion module, includes at least two pressure-sensing elements, connected to the pipeline, for capturing pressure readings associated with inside pressures of... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170328847

Nuclear magnetic resonance and saturation well logs for determining free water level and reservoir type

Provided in some embodiments are systems and methods for determining characteristics of a hydrocarbon reservoir. Embodiments include conducting a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) logging operation of a targeted reservoir section of a wellbore extending into a hydrocarbon reservoir to generate a NMR log of the targeted reservoir section, conducting a... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170329310

Split range control using proportional-integral control with flow valves

Example computer-implemented methods, apparatuses, and systems are described for implementing split range control using Proportional-Integral (PI) control on a process. In some aspects, a feedback signal from the process is received. A proportional control is performed on the feedback signal to generate a first control output while an integral control... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170330647

Power cable for use with artificial lift systems

A method for providing power to an artificial lift system includes providing at least two conductors, each conductor being an insulated conductor having insulating material surrounding such conductor. The at least two conductors are surrounded with a composite fiber jacket to form a power cable, the composite fiber jacket being... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170319984

Processes for analysis and optimization of multiphase separators, particular in regards to simulated gravity separation of immiscible liquid dispersions

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for evaluating performance, performing process control, optimization and design of gravity separation process systems that are used to separate immiscible liquid dispersions (e.g., water-in-oil, oil-in-water mixtures) and emulsions for two-phase (liquid-liquid) or three-phase (gas-liquid-liquid) systems. According to one aspect, the design,... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170320747

Methods for processing fumed metallic oxides

Novel methods for processing fumed metallic oxides into globular metallic oxide agglomerates are provided. The methodology may allow for fumed metallic oxide particles, such as fumed silica and fumed alumina particles, to be processed into a globular morphology to improve handling while retaining a desirable surface area. The processes may... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170320985

Methods for synthesizing acryloyl-based copolymers, terpolymers

in which the organic solvent is chosen from monoethylene glycol, ethanol, toluene, or combination thereof; and (B) initiating a polymerization reaction in the reaction mixture to polymerize the monomeric repeating units, thereby synthesizing the acryloyl-based copolymer. Methods for inhibiting formation of clathrate hydrates include contacting a fluid with the acryloyl-based... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170321012

Succinimide-based copolymers and use as hydrate inhibitors

in which R1 is chosen from divalent C4-C7 aliphatic groups and divalent C4-C7 heteroaliphatic groups, optionally substituted with one or more C1-C6 aliphatic groups, heteroatoms independently chosen from O, N, and S, or combinations thereof, where: the divalent C4-C7 heteroaliphatic groups include one or two heteroatoms independently chosen from O,... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170321050

Acrylamide-based copolymers, terpolymers, and use as hydrate inhibitors

in which R1, R2, and R3 are chosen from C1 to C30 aliphatic groups, R4 is chosen from divalent C4 to C7 linear aliphatic groups and divalent C4 to C7 linear heteroaliphatic groups, optionally substituted with one or more C1-C6 linear aliphatic groups, C1-C6 branched aliphatic groups, or combination thereof,... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170321108

Acryloyl-based copolymers, terpolymers, and use as hydrate inhibitors

in which R1 and R3 are chosen from divalent C4-C7 aliphatic groups and divalent C4-C7 heteroaliphatic groups, optionally substituted with one or more C1-C6 aliphatic groups, heteroatoms independently chosen from O, N, and S, or combination thereof, where the divalent C4-C7 heteroaliphatic groups of R1 and R3 include one or... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170321522

Determining wellbore leak crossflow rate between formations in an injection well

Some examples of determining wellbore leak crossflow rate between formations in an injection well are described. During normal operation of an injection well, multiple bottomhole pressures are determined based on multiple surface injection pressures. An Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR) for the injection well is determined based on the multiple bottomhole... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

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11/09/17 / #20170321537

Calculating static bottomhole pressures for dry and wet gas wells

A wellbore is divided into a plurality of depth intervals. For each depth interval of the plurality of depth intervals, a specific gas gravity, pseudo-critical gas properties, a pseudo-reduced gas pressure and temperature, a gas deviation factor, and a gas gradient and a bottom node pressure are determined. The determined... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170323084

Determining an apparent molecular weight for a depth interval for a wellbore

An initial value is set for an apparent molecular weight. Iterating occurs on calculations to determine a converged value for the apparent molecular weight, including the following. A specific gas gravity is determined. Pseudo-critical gas properties are determined. A pseudo-reduced gas pressure and temperature are determined. A gas deviation factor... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/02/17 / #20170313947

Integrated heavy liquid fuel coking with chemical looping concept

A process for power generation using a chemical looping combustion concept is integrated with heavy liquid fuel coking in a cracking reactor, and is configured such that petcoke deposits on metal oxide particles from the cracking reactor are used as fuel in the chemical looping combustion reaction. The process is... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

11/02/17 / #20170317258

System and harvesting energy down-hole from an isothermal segment of a wellbore

Systems and methods of generating power in a wellbore extending through a subterranean formation are described. A swirling flow of pressurized fluid is passed through a vortex tube to generate a temperature differential between first and second outlets of the vortex tube. The temperature differential is applied to a thermoelectric... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170306239

Integrated multi-stage solvent deasphalting and delayed coking process to produce high quality coke

Process embodiments for producing high grade coke and fuel grade coke from residual oil comprises: introducing the residual oil and a first paraffinic solvent having a carbon number Cn to a first solvent deasphalting unit to produce a high quality deasphalted oil (HQDAO) fraction and a first asphalt fraction; passing... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170306240

Process for producing high quality coke in delayed coker utilizing mixed solvent deasphalting

Process embodiments for producing green coke from residual oil comprise introducing residual oil and a solvent mixture into a mixing vessel to produce a feed mixture, the solvent mixture comprising at least one paraffinic solvent with a carbon number from 3 to 8 and at least one aromatic solvent, where... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170306731

Methods and providing esp stage sequential engagement

A method for providing artificial lift with an electric submersible pump system includes providing an electric submersible pump system having a motor, a pump assembly, a seal assembly, and a shaft assembly extending along a central axis from the motor to the pump assembly. The pump assembly includes two or... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170306803

Organic rankine cycle based conversion of gas processing plant waste heat into power and cooling

A system includes a waste heat recovery heat exchanger configured to heat a heating fluid stream by exchange with a heat source in a crude oil associated gas processing plant; and an Organic Rankine cycle energy conversion system. The Organic Rankine cycle energy conversion system includes a heat exchanger configured... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170307540

Systems and methods for constructing and testing composite photonic structures

Systems and methods are disclosed relating to composite photonic materials used to design structures and detecting material deformation for the purpose of monitoring structural health of physical structures. According to one aspect, a composite structure is provided that includes a base material, an optical diffraction grating and one or more... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170307584

Characterizing lubricant oil degradation using fluorescence signals

Methods, systems, and apparatus to diagnose lubrication oil deterioration. In one aspect, a method includes irradiating a lubrication oil sample with a light beam to emit a light-induced fluorescence, detecting and processing the light-induced fluorescence signal to determine a temporal variation of a fluorescence intensity, identifying a steady state of... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170297366

Method for traversing surface with magnetic omni-wheel

A method for traversing a magnetically inducible surface using a multidirectional wheel is provided. The method includes providing a vehicle having the multidirectional wheel, rotating a hub of the wheel along a first axial direction of rotation, continuing rotation of the hub of the wheel so as to cause a... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170298263

Rapidly dehydrating lost circulation material (lcm)

A rapidly dehydrating lost circulation material (LCM) composition is provided. The LCM composition may include a carrier fluid, volcanic ash, a viscosifier, and date tree rachis fibers. The carrier fluid may be water and the viscosifier may be a cellulosic microfiber. The LCM composition may form a rapidly dehydrating loss... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170298284

Vanadium corrosion inhibitors in gas turbine applications

The present embodiments describe a method to reduce vanadium corrosion in a gas turbine by adding an oleophilic corrosion inhibitor into a combustion fuel, in which the oleophilic corrosion inhibitor comprises carbon black support particles and magnesium bonded to the carbon black support particles. The carbon black support particles comprise... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170298717

Downhole chemical injection use in esp applications

Provided is a chemical injection pump that is installed below an electric submersible pump. In general, the chemical injection pump is either driven by an electric motor that draws power from the electric submersible pump motor or from energized fluid leaving the electric submersible pump output port. The electric submersible... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170299485

Determining rock properties

Techniques for determining rock properties include exerting a compressive load with a test apparatus across a rock sample that includes a specified length-to-diameter ratio; measuring, with a strain gauge, a strain on the rock sample during the compressive loading; determining, based at least in part on the compressive load, a... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170299486

Determining rock properties

A compressive load is exerted with a test apparatus across a rock sample that has a specified length-to-diameter ratio. A strain on the rock sample is measured during the compressive loading with a strain gauge. A mechanical property of the rock sample is determined based at least in part on... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170299759

Magnetic induction based localization for wireless sensor networks in underground oil reservoirs

Example computer-implemented methods, computer-readable media, and computer systems are described for accurate localization of wireless sensor devices in underground oil reservoirs. In some aspects, every sensor measures respective received magnetic field strengths (RMFSs) on a plurality of respective magnetic induction (MI) links and transmits the measured respective RMFSs to at... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/12/17 / #20170291167

Nano-sized zeolite supported catalysts and methods for their production

According to one or more embodiments described, a zeolite supported catalyst may be synthesized by a process that includes combining a colloidal mixture with a metal oxide support material to form a support precursor material, processing the support precursor material to form a support material, and impregnating the support material... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/12/17 / #20170292056

Invert emulsion drilling fluids

A composition includes an oil phase; a water phase emulsified in the oil phase; a viscosifier including a carbon chain and a polar group disposed along the carbon chain; and a hydrophobic nanomaterial having an average particle size of less than about 1 μm. The hydrophobic nanomaterial including a silane... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/12/17 / #20170293835

Data-driven simulation multiphase choke performance

A data base is updated that contains oil production rate test data. The oil production rate test data are collected, uploaded, and divided into subsets by a downstream-to-upstream pressure ratio. For each subset, the data is split by an oil flow rate. For each resulted subset, the data is split... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/05/17 / #20170282708

Adjusting a fuel on-board a vehicle

Techniques for separating a fuel on-board a vehicle include mixing an input fuel stream and a fluid solvent; separating the mixture into a first liquid fuel stream and a second liquid fuel stream, the first liquid fuel stream including a first portion of the input fuel stream defined by a... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/05/17 / #20170283678

Modification of bentonite properties for drilling fluids

Disclosed is a method for modifying bentonite to allow the bentonite to be useful in drilling mud applications. The method includes the steps of: preparing bentonite local to Saudi Arabia using raw water to remove contaminants from the bentonite; grinding the bentonite to a fine powder; sieving the fine powder... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/05/17 / #20170284174

Optimal well placement under constraints

Information associated with a plurality of constraints for well placement is received. For each of the plurality of constraints, information associated with the constraint is converted into a binary matrix. An overall constraint matrix is determined by convolving the binary matrices associated with the plurality of constraints. Feasible regions are... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/05/17 / #20170284590

Variable speed pipeline pig with internal flow cavity

Embodiments provide a housing defining a trailing end, a leading end and longitudinal axis extending therebetween, at least one relief channel extending longitudinally through the housing between the trailing end and the leading end thereof, the at least one relief channel defining an annular wall, a closure member disposed within... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/05/17 / #20170284591

Variable speed pipeline pig with internal flow cavity

Embodiments provide a method of controlling a flow of pipeline fluid through a pipeline pig that includes a bypass channel and at least one relief channel extending therethrough. The method includes (a) inserting the pipeline pig into a pipeline through which the pipeline fluid is flowing, (b) increasing a differential... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/05/17 / #20170284661

Gas-assisted liquid fuel oxygen reactor

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for low-CO2 emission combustion of liquid fuel with a gas-assisted liquid fuel oxygen reactor. The system comprises an atomizer that sprays fuel and CO2 into an evaporation zone, where the fuel and CO2 is heated into a vaporized form. The system... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/05/17 / #20170285221

Generating dynamically calibrated geo-models in green fields

Techniques to generate dynamically calibrated geo-models green fields are described. A geo-model representing a field on which wells are drilled in a hydrocarbon-bearing formation adjusted to generate multiple adjusted geo-models. Each adjusted geo-model represents a variant of the numerical geo-model. Using each adjusted geo-model, multiple simulated rates of change of... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

10/05/17 / #20170286802

Automated core description

An image associated with a core sample is received. The image represents a property of the core sample. A plurality of values of at least one image attribute are determined from the received image. A core description of the core sample is determined from a set of core descriptions. The... Saudi Arabian Oil Company








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