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Swirl tube separators

A separation swirl tube comprising: a tubular housing, a gas-solids inlet opening, a gas outlet conduit, a vane, and a VSP vortex stabilizer and associated methods and systems.... Shell Oil Company

Methane oxidation catalyst, process to prepare the same and using the same

The present invention provides a methane oxidation catalyst comprising one or more noble metals supported on zirconia, wherein the zirconia comprises tetragonal zirconia and monoclinic zirconia, and wherein the weight ratio of tetragonal zirconia to monoclinic zirconia is in the range of from 1:1 to 31:1. The invention further provides... Shell Oil Company

Method for treating off gas and producing hydrogen

The present invention relates to a method for obtaining a hydrogen rich gas from an off gas. Further, the invention relates to a system for operating said method.... Shell Oil Company

Grease composition

A grease composition comprising a polyalphaolefin and a thickener which is a fatty acid salt of calcium is disclosed. The composition is suitable for use at a seal-metal interface in a sealed bearing.... Shell Oil Company

Methods of measuring hydrogen sulfide concentrations in reservoir fluids

A chemical probe composition comprising a base fluid and a chemical probe, wherein the chemical probe is capable of reacting with hydrogen sulfide to form a fluorophore and associated methods and systems.... Shell Oil Company

Methods for selecting a loading pressure drop tolerance specification for a multitubular fixed-bed reactor

A method for a selecting a loading pressure drop tolerance specification for a plurality of tubes in a multitubular fixed-bed reactor, wherein the plurality of tubes comprise a packed bed of epoxidation catalyst, the method comprising: defining a first loading pressure drop tolerance range for the plurality of tubes based... Shell Oil Company

Use of a lubricating composition

The present invention relates to a method for advancing the spark timing of a spark-ignited internal combustion engine, the method comprising lubricating the spark-ignited internal combustion engine with a lubricating composition comprising base oil and an anti-knock additive, wherein the anti-knock additive is an aromatic amine.... Shell Oil Company

Production of higher hydrocarbons from solid biomass

A process for the production of an aromatics-rich hydrocarbons useful as gasoline component from solid biomass is provided. The process provides for longer condensation catalyst life by contacting the stable oxygenated hydrocarbon intermediate produced from digestion and hydrodoxygenation of the solid biomass to a binder-free shaped ZSM-5 catalyst.... Shell Oil Company

Grease composition

A grease composition comprises a base oil and an aluminium complex soap thickener, with graphite, molybdenum di-sulphide, calcium carbonate and bismuth sulphide all included as additives. The composition exhibits advantageous load, wear and friction performance, especially in extreme pressure environments, and is particularly suitable for use on open gears.... Shell Oil Company

Well emergency separation tool for use in separating a tubular element

A method of separating a tubular element, comprising providing a tubular element having an inner and an outer surface, a circumference of said outer surface, and a first end and a second end; radially surrounding said tubular element with an explosive material, wherein said explosive material is capable of generating... Shell Oil Company

Systems and methods for providing feed material to a pressurized system

Methods and systems for transferring feed materials between zones having substantially different pressures, where the transfer can be continuous or semi-continuous. The methods and systems include a plurality of lock hoppers to receive feed material from a low pressure zone and pressurize it with fluid to a pressure of a... Shell Oil Company

Thermally activated strong acids

An acid-generating fluid comprising a thermally activated strong acid precursor.... Shell Oil Company

Method and system for recording seismic signals

A first stationary seismic receiver array is provided in a first non-vertically directed first borehole section of a first array of non-vertically directed first borehole sections, and a second stationary seismic receiver array is provided in a second non-vertically directed first borehole section of the first array of non-vertically directed... Shell Oil Company

Method and cooling down a cryogenic heat exchanger and liquefying a hydrocarbon stream

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for cooling down a cryogenic heat exchanger adapted to liquefy a hydrocarbon stream, such as a natural gas stream. The method comprises: (i) receiving one or more refrigerant temperature indications, providing an indication of the temperature of the refrigerant, (ii) comparing... Shell Oil Company

Oil production using multistage surfactant polymer chemical flood

A process for recovering oil from an oil-bearing formation is disclosed comprising providing a first oil recovery formulation comprising a first surfactant able to create low interfacial tension with reservoir crude oil; injecting the first oil recovery formulation into the oil-bearing formation via an injection well (201); providing a second... Shell Oil Company

Process to prepare paraffin wax

The present invention provides a paraffin wax having a congealing point according to ASTM D938 of at least 75° C. and a Saybolt colour according to ASTM D156 of at least 25 cm.... Shell Oil Company

Use of composition comprising titanium or zirconium alkoxide or aryloxide in aromatic carbonate preparation process

The invention relates to a process for preparing an aromatic carbonate, comprising reacting a dialkyl carbonate or an alkyl aryl carbonate with an aryl alcohol or an alkyl aryl carbonate, resulting in an aromatic carbonate which is an alkyl aryl carbonate or a diaryl carbonate, wherein a composition comprising a... Shell Oil Company

Process for production of aromatics via pyrolysis of lignin-comprising material

(c) reacting at least part of the pyrolysis vapours coming from step (b) in a second reactor comprising a catalyst, to produce hydrocarbon products comprising aromatics.... Shell Oil Company

Process for preparing a base oil having a reduced cloud point

recovering the second permeate.... Shell Oil Company

Process to prepare paraffin wax

hydrofinishing one or more wax fractions having a congealing point in the range of 30 to 75° C. thereby obtaining one or more hydrofinished wax fractions having a congealing point in the range of 30 to 75° C.... Shell Oil Company

Lubricant composition inhibiting adsorption of alpha-olefin, and method and agent for inhibiting adsorption of alpha-olefin

A method for inhibiting adsorption of α-olefin in a lubricant composition to a metal surface is disclosed. The lubricant composition comprises any of oils of Group III, Group IV and polyisobutylenes classified into Group V according to the API base oil classification or a mixture thereof as a base oil,... Shell Oil Company

Method of preparing oxalic acid

The present invention provides a method of preparing oxalic acid (H2C2O4), the method at least comprising the steps of: (a) providing a metal formate (HCO2M) containing stream, wherein the metal (M) of the metal formate (HCO2M) is a monovalent metal selected from the group consisting of Li, Na, K, Cs,... Shell Oil Company

Detecting broadside acoustic signals with a fiber optical distributed acoustic sensing (das) assembly

A distributed fiber optic acoustic sensing system comprises an elongate body having an outer surface, an optical fiber disposed on the outer surface at a first predetermined wrap angle, and light transmitting and receiving means optically connected to the fiber for. The elongate body may include at least one substantially... Shell Oil Company

Method of and system for creating a seismic profile

A seismic source (50) is buried in a multi-layered subsurface formation below a fast layer (30) and above a reflecting interface (10). The seismic source (50) excites a critically refracted (CR) wave that travels laterally along a fast layer bottom interface (35), and emanates downwardly into a slow layer (40)... Shell Oil Company

Process for the separation of glycols

The invention provides a process for the separation of MEG from a glycol stream comprising MEG and 1,2-BDO, said process comprising the steps of: (a) providing the glycol stream and an azeotrope-forming agent to a distillation column, (b) subjecting the glycol stream and the azeotrope-forming agent to distillation at a... Shell Oil Company

Process and composition for alkaline surfactant polymer flooding

A process and an oil recovery composition for producing oil from a formation utilizing an oil recovery formulation comprising a surfactant, an ammonia liquid, a chelating agent, a polymer, and water are provided.... Shell Oil Company

Lubricating oil composition

Lubricating composition comprising (i) base oil and (ii) a Verkade base compound having the formula (1): wherein R1, R2 and R3 are each independently selected from hydrogen and saturated or unsaturated, straight chain or branched, C1-C22 alkyl groups. The lubricating composition of the present invention exhibits improved base number retention... Shell Oil Company

System and positioning of tubular members

A system and method for positioning oilfield tubulars on a drilling floor (2), having an automated tubular handling system, to permit alignment and automated make up and break out of threading operations between a stationary tubular (8) and a moving tubular (34), utilizing image information from radially offset cameras (54,... Shell Oil Company

Pressure testing method and apparatus

The present disclosure provides a method for conducting a pressure test on an apparatus. The method may include selecting a maximum test pressure for the pressure test, providing a first volume of liquid in the enclosed space and estimating a volume of gas in the enclosed space. The method may... Shell Oil Company

Process for liquid-liquid extraction of a blend of non-uniform oligomers and polymers

A process for liquid-liquid extraction of an oil-blend of non-uniform oligomeric and polymeric components comprising: (a) preselecting a desired molecular weight (Mw) boundary between heavy and light components; (b) selecting an extractive solvent or an extractive mixture of solvents, which form essentially a single phase with the light components; (c)... Shell Oil Company

Process to prepare a heavy paraffin wax

The present invention provides a paraffin wax having a congealing point according to ASTM D938 of at least 100° C. and a Saybolt colour according to ASTM D156 of at least 25 cm.... Shell Oil Company

Systems and methods for multi-dimensional geophysical data visualization

Example of systems and methods are provided for visualization of multi-dimensional geophysical data visualization. Combining several attributes from multi-dimensional geophysical data or seismic data using color modeling techniques provide for the interpretation of data more efficiently by a user. A color space is defined and multi-dimensional geophysical data attributes are... Shell Oil Company

Method for preparing a catalyst

The invention relates to a method for preparing a catalyst or catalyst precursor comprising a catalytically active material and a carrier material. The invention relates to a catalyst particle and catalyst precursor thereof obtainable by said method. The catalyst may be used in a process for synthesising hydrocarbons.... Shell Oil Company

Process for the production of n-butanol and 1,4-butanediol from furan

The present invention provides a process for the production of n-butanoland 1,4-butanediol, said process comprising contacting furan with hydrogen and water in the presence of a catalytic composition, comprising at least one element selected from those in groups 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the periodic table on a solid... Shell Oil Company

Lubricating oil composition for internal combustion engines

A lubricating oil composition for internal combustion engines is disclosed. The composition exhibits a lower coefficient of friction and improved cleaning properties without causing a deterioration in thermal and oxidation stability.... Shell Oil Company

11/30/17 / #20170342209

Composition comprising titanium or zirconium alkoxide or aryloxide and use thereof

The invention relates to a composition comprising a titanium or zirconium alkoxide or aryloxide, wherein the alkoxy group in the titanium or zirconium alkoxide is a group of formula R-0− wherein R is an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms and the aryloxy group in the titanium or... Shell Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170334816

Process for the separation of glycols

The invention provides a process for the separation of MEG and 1,2-BDO from a first mixture comprising MEG and 1,2-BDO, said process comprising the steps of: (i) providing said first mixture comprising MEG and 1,2-BDO as a feed to a distillation column; (ii) providing a feed comprising glycerol to the... Shell Oil Company

11/23/17 / #20170335225

Lubricating composition

Lubricating composition comprising (i) base oil and (ii) a metal-free phosphonate compound having the general formula P(═O)(R1)(OR2)(OR3) wherein R1, R2 and R3 are the same or different and each independently selected from a straight chain or branched, saturated or unsaturated, C4-C22 alkyl group. The lubricating composition of the present invention... Shell Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327374

Process for the preparation of syngas

The invention is directed to a process for the preparation of a syngas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide from a methane comprising gas, which process comprises the steps of: (a) reacting the methane comprising gas with an oxidising gas in an autothermal reformer to obtain a hot raw syngas comprising... Shell Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327430

Process for preparing a sulphur-containing soil improver

A process for preparing an elemental sulphur-containing composition for use as a fertilizer and/or soil improver comprises wet milling elemental sulphur in a liquid to produce a micronized sulphur slurry for application to soil, and further comprises adding a preventive scavenging additive for fixating sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide gases... Shell Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327730

Hydrocarbon recovery composition and a use thereof

The invention relates to a hydrocarbon recovery composition comprising one or more internal olefin sulfonates and/or one or more alkoxylated alcohols and/or alkoxylated alcohol derivatives and a method of recovering hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon formation comprising feeding a hydrocarbon recovery composition into the formation, allowing the hydrocarbon recovery composition to... Shell Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327762

Lubricating oil composition for sliding glide surface

A lubricating oil composition for a sliding guide surface, which exhibits excellent low friction properties and extreme pressure properties so as to enable high precision machining in a machine tool, is disclosed.... Shell Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170327764

Lubricating oil composition for sliding glide surface

A lubricating oil composition for a sliding guide surface, which exhibits excellent low friction properties and extreme pressure properties so as to enable high precision machining in a machine tool, is disclosed.... Shell Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170328157

Anchor use in a wellbore

An anchoring system for anchoring a tool (24) in a downhole tubular element (2) comprises: an anchor (28) having a central body (40) connected to, or integrally formed with, the tool (24); a slip element (50) radially movable relative to the central body (32) between a retracted and an expanded... Shell Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170328184

Method and system for installing a tubular element in a borehole

A radially expandable tubular element (1) is installed in an underground borehole by:—lowering the tubular element (1) into the borehole a work string (2) and an anchor tool (16) to which the tubular element (1) is connected via a dimple connection (32) to increase the weight carrying capacity of the... Shell Oil Company

11/16/17 / #20170328185

Expanding a tubular element in a wellbore

A system for radially expanding a tubular element (2) in an underground borehole (3) comprises an expansion string (16) extending into the tubular element (2) and including an expander (27) and a jack device (24) for pulling the expander (27) through the tubular element (2) so as to radially expand... Shell Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170320047

Process to prepare a composite ionic liquid

The present invention provides a process to prepare a composite ionic liquid, the process at least comprising the steps: (a) mixing an ammonium salt and a solid aluminium salt to obtain a first mixture; (b) stirring under heating the first mixture of step (a); (c) adding to the first mixture... Shell Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170320049

Process for preparing an aromatic carbonate production catalyst

The invention relates to a process for drying a catalyst carrier or drying a catalyst comprising a carrier on which a metal is supported, wherein the carrier or catalyst is contacted with a drying agent which comprises an organic carbonate. Further, the invention relates to a process for preparing a... Shell Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170320842

Process for the production of 1,4-butanediol and tetrahydrofuran from furan

The present invention provides a process for the preparation of 1,4-butanediol and tetrahydrofuran said process comprising contacting furan with hydrogen and water in the presence of a supported catalytic composition comprising rhenium and palladium in a weight ratio of at least 1:1 and a total combined weight rhenium and palladium... Shell Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170321136

Fuel composition

Use of a liquid fuel composition comprising (a) a gasoline base fuel and (b) from 0.5 to 50% v/v of naphtha as a fuel for a spark ignition internal combustion engine, wherein the spark ignition internal combustion engine is comprised within the powertrain of a hybrid electric vehicle.... Shell Oil Company

11/09/17 / #20170321332

Process for producing liquid hydrogen

The invention relates to an integrated process for continuous production of liquid hydrogen, comprising (a) producing gaseous hydrogen by electrolysis; and (b) liquefying said gaseous hydrogen in a hydrogen liquefaction unit, which liquefaction unit is powered by energy essentially from renewable sources; and, (c) when additional power is needed, using... Shell Oil Company

11/02/17 / #20170312741

Hydroprocessing catalyst prepared with waste catalyst fines and its use

A hydroprocessing catalyst composition that comprises a shaped support that is formed from a mixture of inorganic oxide powder and catalyst fines and wherein the shaped support has incorporated therein at least one metal component, a chelating agent and a polar additive. The hydroprocessing catalyst composition is prepared by incorporating... Shell Oil Company

11/02/17 / #20170313640

Process for the separation of glycols

The invention provides a process for the separation of MEG and 1,2-BDO from a first mixture comprising MEG and 1,2-BDO in a first solvent by the steps of: (i) combining said first mixture with a second solvent stream comprising a second solvent in a first extraction column; (ii) recovering (a)... Shell Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170305823

Process for reclaiming alcohols

A method of recovering an alcohol from an aqueous stream comprising: providing an aqueous stream comprising an alcohol; extracting at least a portion of the alcohol from the aqueous stream with a solvent to form an extracted solvent stream; extracting at least a portion of the solvent from the extracted... Shell Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170306182

Superhydrophobic compositions and coating process for the internal surface of tubular structures

A method for depositing a coating includes creating a vacuum within an interior volume of a tubular structure, wherein the tubular structure also includes an internal surface. Gas is supplied to the interior volume of the tubular structure, wherein the gas includes a plasma precursor in the gas phase. The... Shell Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170306248

Ebullated bed process for high conversion of heavy hydrocarbons with a low sediment yield

An ebullated bed process for the hydroconversion of heavy hydrocarbon feedstocks that provides for high conversion of the heavy hydrocarbon with a low sediment yield. The process uses for its catalyst bed small particles of a specifically defined shaped hydroprocessing catalyst which is contacted with the heavy hydrocarbon feedstock under... Shell Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170306249

Method of operating an ebullated bed process to reduce sediment yield

An improved method of operating a conventional ebullated bed process for the hydroconversion of heavy hydrocarbon feedstocks so as to provide for low or reduced sediment content in the conversion product without the loss of hydrodesulfurization function.... Shell Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170306250

Ebullated bed process for high conversion of heavy hydrocarbons with a low sediment yield

An ebullated bed process for the hydroconversion of heavy hydrocarbon feedstocks that provides for high conversion of the heavy hydrocarbon with a low sediment yield. The process uses for its catalyst bed an impregnated shaped ebullated bed catalyst having a low macroporosity and a geometry such that its characteristic cross... Shell Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170306254

Fuel composition having low vapour pressure

A liquid fuel composition is provided that is suitable use in a spark ignition engine; the composition comprises a mixture of hydrocarbons and exhibits a vapour pressure of greater than around 25 kPa and below around 50 kPa. The composition provides improvements in fuel 5 economy particularly in hybrid electric... Shell Oil Company

10/26/17 / #20170307774

Seismic lineation mapping method and system

A method for seismic geological lineation mapping, wherein a seismic dataset is collected, with information about minor lineations generated by Seismic dataset subtle structural geological features in an underground earth formation. Seismic attribute volumes are identified in the seismic dataset, relating to trace continuity, amplitude, frequency and phase. The attribute... Shell Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170297006

Process for preparing a chlorine comprising catalyst, the prepared catalyst, and its use

The invention concerns a process for preparing a chlorine comprising catalyst by (a) providing a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst comprising titania and at least 5 weight percent cobalt; (b) impregnating the catalyst with a solution comprising chloride ions; and (c) heating the impregnated catalyst at a temperature in the range of between... Shell Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170298035

Relating to ethylene oxide recovery

A process for recovering an ethylene oxide (EO) enriched product stream from fat absorbent (FA) comprising water, EO, and acetaldehyde. The process comprises passing a feed of FA from a loopgas EO absorber to a multi-stage countercurrent distillation zone, the feed of FA having a concentration of EO in the... Shell Oil Company

10/19/17 / #20170298172

Improvements relating to polyurethanes

A process for making a polyurethane foam, comprising combining, at an isocyanate index of at most 120: (a) a polyol component comprising (i) from 10 to 70 parts by weight of a first polyol having a number average molecular weight of 2000 to 12000 Dalton, and a functionality of 2... Shell Oil Company

10/12/17 / #20170291119

Process and the preparation of alkylene glycol

A process for the preparation of an alkylene glycol from an alkene is provided, along with an absorber apparatus. The process comprises: supplying a gas composition to an absorber comprising a column of vertically stacked trays, wherein each of the vertically stacked trays comprises: a perforated gas-liquid contacting member or... Shell Oil Company

10/12/17 / #20170292355

Process of recovering oil

A process of recovering oil from an oil-bearing formation which process comprises injecting a surfactant containing enhanced oil recovery formulation into the formation via an injection well and recovering oil and optionally gas via a recovery well which process comprises determining the apparent viscosity of the enhanced oil recovery formulation... Shell Oil Company

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10/05/17 / #20170283709

Method for starting up a fischer tropsch process

The invention relates to a method to start up a Fischer-Tropsch process. A catalyst with a latent activity is used. The catalyst comprises titania, cobalt, promoter, and chlorine. The catalyst comprises more than 0.7 and less than 4 weight percent of the element chlorine, calculated on the total weight of... Shell Oil Company

10/05/17 / #20170285204

Method and system for acquisition of seismic data

A method may include providing a sensor in a first wellbore segment, providing a sensor in a second wellbore segment, observing upgoing acoustic waves or downgoing acoustic waves with the sensors, and separating the upgoing acoustic waves and/or the downgoing acoustic waves from a total wavefield. The first wellbore segment... Shell Oil Company

09/28/17 / #20170274360

High metals content hydrolysis catalyst for use in the catalytic reduction of sulfur contained in a gas stream, and a making and using such composition

Disclosed is a composition useful in the hydrolysis of sulfur compounds that are contained in a gas stream. The composition comprises a calcined co-mulled mixture of psuedoboehmite, a cobalt compound, and a molybdenum compound such that the composition comprises gamma-alumina, at least 7.5 wt. % molybdenum, and at least 2.75... Shell Oil Company

09/28/17 / #20170275555

Lubricating composition

A lubricating composition for use in the crankcase of an engine comprising (i) a base oil; (ii) one or more organo-molybdenum compounds at a level sufficient to provide from 100 to 1000 ppmw of molybdenum; and (iii) from 0.2 wt % to 5.0 wt %, by weight of the lubricating... Shell Oil Company

09/21/17 / #20170267914

Alkoxylated alcohol composition and preparation of same

The invention relates to an alkoxylated alcohol composition, wherein the composition comprises an alkoxylated alcohol which is of the formula (I) Formula (I) R—O—[PO]x[EO]y—H wherein R is a hydrocarbyl group which has a weight average carbon number of from 5 to 32, PO is a propylene oxide group, EO is... Shell Oil Company

09/14/17 / #20170260822

Methods and systems for drilling

A method of controlling a direction of drilling of the drill string used to form an opening in a subsurface formation, comprises varying a speed of the drill string during rotational drilling such that the drill string is at a first speed during a first portion of the rotational cycle... Shell Oil Company

09/07/17 / #20170252728

Catalyst for alkane oxidative dehydrogenation and/or alkene oxidation

The invention relates to a process for treating a catalyst for alkane oxidative dehydrogenation and/or alkene oxidation, which catalyst is a mixed metal oxide catalyst containing molybdenum, vanadium and niobium, wherein the process comprises: contacting the catalyst with a gas mixture comprising an inert gas and oxygen (O2), wherein the... Shell Oil Company

09/07/17 / #20170254920

Chemically-selective imager for imaging fluid of a subsurface formation and using same

An imager and method for imaging fluid of a subsurface formation is disclosed. The imager includes a housing having a sidewall defining a passage to receive a core sample of the subsurface formation therethrough. The housing is positioned in a downhole tool and has a fluid inlet to receive fluid... Shell Oil Company

09/07/17 / #20170256159

Suppressing nuisance alarms of a floating production, storage and offloading (fpso) surveillance system

A Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) surveillance system (7) is equipped with an adjustable alarm threshold that suppresses nuisance alarms if liquid level variations in FPSO crude oil and/or other liquid storage tanks (6) monitored by the system do not exceed estimated oscillating liquid level variations due to oscillating... Shell Oil Company

08/31/17 / #20170246589

Process for removing nitrous oxide from a gas stream

A process for the removal of nitrous oxide from a gas stream having a contaminating concentration of nitrous oxide to provide a gas stream with a significantly reduced concentration of nitrous oxide is described. The process includes the use of a process system having multiple N2O decomposition reactors each of... Shell Oil Company

08/31/17 / #20170246590

Process for removing nitrous oxide from a gas stream

A process for the removal of nitrous oxide from a gas stream having a contaminating concentration of nitrous oxide to provide a gas stream with a significantly reduced concentration of nitrous oxide is described. The process includes the use of a process system having multiple N2O decomposition reactors each of... Shell Oil Company

08/31/17 / #20170247603

Method of treating a hydrocarbon containing formation

The invention relates to a method of treating a hydrocarbon containing formation, comprising: a) providing an aqueous composition which comprises i) an internal olefin sulfonate (IOS) surfactant; ii) an acid which has a pKa between 4 and 12; and iii) the conjugate base of the acid mentioned under ii), to... Shell Oil Company

08/31/17 / #20170247604

Process for oil recovery

A process for recovering oil and gas from an underground formation by injecting an ammonia containing enhanced oil recovery formulation into the oil-bearing formation, which process comprises (i) reacting steam with methane containing gas, (ii) combining the reaction mixture obtained with further steam, (iii) removing carbon dioxide to obtain hydrogen,... Shell Oil Company

08/31/17 / #20170248418

Method of detecting flow line deposits using gamma ray densitometry

A method of measuring a flow line deposit comprising: providing a pipe comprising the flow line deposit; measuring unattenuated photon counts across the pipe; and analyzing the measured unattenuated photon counts to determine the thickness of the flow line deposit and associated systems.... Shell Oil Company

08/31/17 / #20170248711

Integrated seismic monitoring system and method

An integrated seismic system and method for monitoring seismic parameters of a subsurface structure is provided. The integrated seismic system includes a base station; a plurality of mobile satellite nodes, each of the plurality of mobile satellite nodes having sensor stations for collecting seismic data from the subsurface structure; and... Shell Oil Company

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08/24/17 / #20170240491

Process for the conversion of saccharide-containing feedstock

The invention provides a process for the catalytic conversion of a saccharide-containing feedstock in a reactor, wherein saccharide-containing feedstock is provided to the reactor as a feed stream through a feed pipe and is contacted with a catalyst system in the reactor and wherein, as the saccharide-containing feedstock is fed... Shell Oil Company

08/24/17 / #20170240518

Process for preparing furfural from biomass

Furfural is produced from biomass material containing pentosan, in high yields, in a production process comprising treating the biomass with a solution containing at least one α-hydroxysulfonic acid thereby hydrolyzing the biomass to produce a product stream containing at least one C5-carbohydrate compound in monomeric and/or oligomeric form, and dehydrating... Shell Oil Company

08/17/17 / #20170233360

Closed-loop production of furfural from biomass

Methods and processes for the production of valuable organic products and alcohols from biomass material using a closed-loop process having numerous advantages over prior production methods are described. In the process, the biomass is subjected to acid-catalyzed digestion, followed by a separation of the digestion product stream into a solid... Shell Oil Company

08/17/17 / #20170233361

Process for the manufacture of furural and furfural derivatives

The present invention provides a process for preparing furfural and furfural derivatives using a furfural-derived solvent.... Shell Oil Company

08/17/17 / #20170233362

One-step production of furfural from biomass

Methods and processes for the production of valuable organic products and alcohols from biomass using a single-step dehydration extraction process having numerous advantages over prior production methods are described.... Shell Oil Company

08/17/17 / #20170233662

Saturator and reusing water from a fischer-tropsch reactor

The present invention relates to a saturator. The present invention further relates to a method for reusing a waste water stream from a Fischer-Tropsch reactor. The invention further relates to system for recycling waste water from a Fischer-Tropsch reactor preferably within a gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant.... Shell Oil Company

08/10/17 / #20170226076

Process for preparing furfural from biomass

Furfural is produced from biomass material containing pentosan, in high yields, in a production process comprising treating the biomass with a solution containing at least one α-hydroxysulfonic acid thereby hydrolyzing the biomass to produce a product stream containing at least one C5-carbohydrate compound in monomeric and/or oligomeric form, and dehydrating... Shell Oil Company

08/10/17 / #20170226443

Lubricating oil composition

A lubricating oil composition for automotive transmissions is disclosed. It offers an automotive transmission (especially a fuel-saving type) which satisfies all requirements as regards the properties of resistance to churning, maintenance of the oil film and low-temperature viscosity. It comprises a GTL low viscosity base oil and a Group 1... Shell Oil Company

08/10/17 / #20170226828

Assembly and creating an expanded tubular element in a borehole

In an assembly for lowering and expanding a tubular element in a borehole on an expansion string, at least part of the weight of the tubular element is transmitted to the expansion string via an internal upset and support means protruding from an outer surface of the expansion string below... Shell Oil Company

08/10/17 / #20170226831

Downhole lift gas injection system

A downhole lift gas injection valve is retrievably connected to a downhole hanger device from which a lift gas injection conduit is suspended within a production tubing of a hydrocarbon fluid production well, wherein the valve receives the lift gas from an annular space surrounding the tubing via a side... Shell Oil Company

08/03/17 / #20170218280

Fischer-tropsch catalysts

The invention relates to the preparation of a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst support and of a Fischer-Tropsch catalyst. A silica comprising support is subjected to hydrothermal treatment. The hydrothermal treatment results in catalysts having improved C5+ selectivity as compared with catalysts prepared with a non-treated silica comprising support.... Shell Oil Company

08/03/17 / #20170218282

Process for preparing a high purity fischer-tropsch gasoil fraction

The present invention provides A process for preparing Fischer-Tropsch gasoil fraction, comprising: a) providing a Fischer-Tropsch-derived gasoil feedstock containing one or more contaminants; b) providing the Fischer-Tropsch-derived gasoil feedstock to a pretreatment zone to be pretreated to remove at least part of the one or more contaminants in the Fischer-Tropsch-derived... Shell Oil Company

08/03/17 / #20170218717

Kinetic shear ram

The present disclosure relates to a blowout preventer having a body and a kinetic shear ram disposed within the body, and associated systems and methods.... Shell Oil Company

07/27/17 / #20170210675

Process for preparing a urea-sulphur fertiliser

A process for the manufacture of a urea-sulphur fertiliser composition, the process comprising providing feeds comprising elemental sulphur, urea, and optionally a surfactant, such as a multifunctional ionic surfactant; merging the feeds in order to obtain a combined feed; passing the combined feed through a mixing stage in order to... Shell Oil Company

07/27/17 / #20170210997

Hydrocarbon condensate stabilizer and a producing a stabilized hydrocarbon condenstate stream

A mixed phase unstabilized hydrocarbon stream is created by partially evaporating an unstabilized hydrocarbon condensate stream, including indirectly heat exchanging the unstabilized hydrocarbon condensate stream against an effluent stream in a feed-effluent heat exchanger. The mixed phase unstabilized hydrocarbon stream is fed into a stabilizer column. A liquid phase of... Shell Oil Company

07/27/17 / #20170211370

Method and system for transmitting information in a jet drilling system

An abrasive jet drilling system is employed for transmitting information from a downhole location to a surface location. A jet drilling system is provided, with a drill string extending from surface to a downhole location in a borehole. A fluid flow with a mixture of drilling fluid and a quantity... Shell Oil Company

07/27/17 / #20170212061

Methods of detecting flow line deposits using gamma ray densitometry

A method of measuring a flow line deposit comprising: providing a pipe comprising the flow line deposit; measuring unattenuated photon counts across the pipe; and analyzing the measured unattenuated photon counts to determine the thickness of the flow line deposit and associated systems.... Shell Oil Company

07/20/17 / #20170204683

Low break out safety joint and releasably connecting a tubing expansion assembly to a drill string

A low break out screw threaded safety joint for releasably connecting a Bottom Hole Assembly (BHA) of a well tubular expansion assembly to a drill string comprises a pair of intermeshing TOothed MAte (TOMA) rings (24) with intermeshing sawtooth profiles (25,26) teethed profiles that have a low break out performance... Shell Oil Company

07/13/17 / #20170198222

Process for producing hydrocarbons

A process for converting biomass to products is described. Biomasss is contacted with hydrogen in the presence of a fluidized bed of hydropyrolysis catalyst in a reactor vessel under hydropyrolysis conditions; and products and char are removed from the reactor vessel. The products leave the fluidized bed at an exit... Shell Oil Company

07/13/17 / #20170198224

Fischer-tropsch gasoil fraction

The present invention provides a Fischer-Tropsch gasoil fraction having: (a) an initial boiling point of at least 220° C.; (b) a final boiling point of at most 360° C.; (c) a kinematic viscosity at 25° C. according to ASTM D445 of from 3.8 to 4.4 cSt; and (d) of a... Shell Oil Company

07/13/17 / #20170198549

Hydraulic lock compensating dummy valve

A dummy valve comprising a housing and a rupture disc disposed within the housing, wherein the housing and the rupture disc define a first internal chamber and associated systems and methods.... Shell Oil Company

07/13/17 / #20170198550

Injector fill displacement tubes

A well bore system comprising: a well bore (110); a tubular (130) disposed within the well bore (110), wherein the tubular (130) and the well bore (110) define an annulus; a first conduit (140) disposed within the tubular (130); and a second conduit (160) disposed within the annulus and associated... Shell Oil Company








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