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 new patent  System and background element switching for models in model predictive estimation and control applications

It is advantageous to switch an active element with a background element. By using a switching mechanism, a background element can be made active while the application remains active. That is, the application does not need to be taken offline to switch the active element with a previously loaded background... Shell Oil Company

Fuel composition

A fuel composition for powering a combustion engine the composition comprising: a liquid base fuel; and a copolymer obtainable by copolymerizing at least the following monomers: —at least one bicyclic (meth)acrylate ester; —at least one fatty-alkyl (meth)acrylate; —optionally, and preferably, at least one aromatic vinyl monomer; and —optionally other ethylenically... Shell Oil Company

Fluidized solids distributor

A solids distributor (100) comprising: a solids standpipe (110); a gas line (120); a solids transfer line (130) in fluid communication with the solids standpipe (110) and the gas line (120); and a distributor (140) in fluid communication with the solids transfer line (130). A solids distributor system comprising the... Shell Oil Company

Preparation of catalyst

A process for preparing a hydrocarbon conversion catalyst that comprises a specially made silica-alumina composition and a metal or metal compound selected from Group VIB and Group VIII metals. The silica-alumina composition is made by preparing an aqueous mixture containing aluminum sulfate followed by adding alkali metal aluminate to the... Shell Oil Company

Method for hydrocarbon recovery

The invention relates to a method of treating a hydrocarbon containing formation comprising providing a hydrocarbon recovery composition to at least a portion of the hydrocarbon containing formation and allowing the hydrocarbon recovery composition to contact the formation wherein the hydrocarbon recovery composition comprises an alcohol alkoxy sulfate and an... Shell Oil Company

Oil and water emulsion detection and control for desalters

A method for detecting information concerning an emulsion layer within a desalter vessel. Liquid samples are drawn from various depths within the desalter vessel, and each sample is passed through a fluid density and flow measurement device. Information concerning the emulsion layer can be used to adjust injection of demulsifying... Shell Oil Company

Method and system for locking an upper end of an expanded tubular within a host casing

A to be expanded tubular (4) can be locked to a previously installed host casing (2) using a self energizing top anchor (SETA) tool. This SETA tool has an anchoring section with a set of anchoring slips (1), and a centralizer which is connected to the body of the anchoring... Shell Oil Company

Method and system for inhibiting cement deposition in a jack and pull (jap) expansion assembly

wherein during the cycling of the jack the annular non-return valve is continuously open and the second non-return valve cycles with the jack movement to inhibit curing of cement in the expansion tool string.... Shell Oil Company

Hybrid push and pull expanding well tubulars

A hybrid push and pull method for expanding a tubular in a wellbore utilizes an expansion assembly with a sealed and another, optionally expandable, cone, wherein during at least part of the expansion process the sealed cone is moved up through the tubular by a combination of push and pull... Shell Oil Company

Expanding well tubulars interconnected by pin-box assemblies optimized for expansion

C) configuring the box connector member (5) such that it has at least one thread (10) that does not engage a thread on the pin member (6).... Shell Oil Company

Method of making a gold on palladium gas separation membrane

A method is provided for preparing a carbon monoxide resistant gold-alloy gas separation membrane system. A palladium layer is provided upon a surface of a tubular porous substrate, wherein the palladium layer has a mean surface roughness (Sa) of less than 2.5 microns, followed by submerging the tubular porous substrate... Shell Oil Company

Inducibly degradable polyacetal compositions for use in subterranean formations

Inducibly degradable compositions comprising polyacetal and associated methods and systems.... Shell Oil Company

Process for the preparation of a catalyst support

Process for preparing a catalyst support which process comprises a) mixing pentasil zeolite having a bulk silica to alumina molar ratio in the range of from 20 to 150 with water, a silica source and an alkali metal salt, b) extruding the mixture obtained in step (a), c) drying and... Shell Oil Company

Process for preparing a syngas and syngas cooling device

(ii) the preheated methane comprising gas obtained in step (c) has a temperature between 400 and 650° C.... Shell Oil Company

Lubricating oil compositions comprising a heavy high saturates base oil

A lubricating oil composition comprising a heavy high saturates base oil is provided. Methods for using said lubricant composition for lubricating an engine, a gear box, and in general industrial lubricant applications, including as a bearing and circulating oil, are also provided.... Shell Oil Company

Process for the separation of clycols

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 weight ratio of at least 10:1 (MEG:1,2- BDO), said process comprising the steps of; (i) providing the first mixture as a feed to a distillation column at a... Shell Oil Company

Asymmetric modified carbon molecular sieve hollow fiber membranes having improved permeance

The present invention provides an asymmetric modified CMS hollow fiber membrane having improved gas separation performance properties and a process for preparing an asymmetric modified CMS hollow fiber membrane having improved gas separation performance properties. The process comprises treating a polymeric precursor fiber with a solution containing a modifying agent... Shell Oil Company

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

The present invention provides a process for the production of THF and 1,4-BDO from furan in the presence of a catalytic composition, wherein the catalytic composition contains at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Fe, Ru, Os, Co, Rh, Jr, Ni, Pd, Pt and, optionally, contains one... Shell Oil Company

Improvements relating to polyols and polyurethanes

A polyether polyol containing composite metal cyanide complex catalyst residue, said polyether polyol having a functionality in the range of from 2.9 to 4.5, a hydroxyl value in the range of from 28 to 42 and containing in the range of from 8 to 60 wt % ethylene oxide moieties... Shell Oil Company

Non-obtrusive methods of measuring flows into and out of a subsea well and associated systems

A fluid level monitoring system comprising: a subsea well comprising a wellbore and a wellhead; a subsea well isolation device installed on the wellhead; and a fluid level monitoring device and associated methods.... Shell Oil Company

Method using carbon monoxide resistant membrance to control h2/co ratio of synthesis gas feed to fischer-tropsch unit

An integrated process for making high molecular weight hydrocarbons from a synthesis gas feed to a Fischer-Tropsch unit. A carbon monoxide resistant gold-on-palladium membrane system (membrane system) is used to control the hydrogen-to-carbon monoxide molar ratio of a feed to the Fischer-Tropsch unit. The membrane system is operatively connected between... Shell Oil Company

Guidance device and installing flanges

e) transmit a torque record to a remote computer or data storage.... Shell Oil Company

A polar additive-containing hydroprocessing catalyst and making and using thereof

A method of making a hydroprocessing catalyst composition that includes impregnating a support material with metals and an organic acid compound followed by a controlled drying of the impregnated support and incorporation thereafter of a polar additive into the dried, impregnated support. The hydroprocessing catalyst is made by this method.... Shell Oil Company

A performing a reaming operation at a wellsite using reamer performance metrics

Methods of performing a reaming operation at a wellsite are disclosed. The method involves measuring surface drilling parameters (e.g., surface torque and surface weight on bit) from surface sensors positioned about a rig, measuring downhole drilling parameters (e.g., downhole weight on bit and downhole torque) from downhole sensors positioned about... Shell Oil Company

Paleogeographic reconstruction of an area ofthe earth crust

A Paleo Event Table creator tool box is described which is induced and/or allows a user to spatially join a selected area of interest of the earth crust to one selected tectonic plate in a tectonic plate model, which selected tectonic plate has an overlap with the area of interest,... Shell Oil Company

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

01/25/18 / #20180022556

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

01/25/18 / #20180023377

Thermally activated strong acids

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

01/25/18 / #20180024260

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

01/18/18 / #20180017320

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

01/04/18 / #20180002591

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

01/04/18 / #20180002618

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

12/28/17 / #20170369415

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

12/28/17 / #20170369787

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

12/28/17 / #20170369794

Process for preparing a base oil having a reduced cloud point

recovering the second permeate.... Shell Oil Company

12/28/17 / #20170369799

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

12/28/17 / #20170369812

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

12/28/17 / #20170370011

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

12/28/17 / #20170370767

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

12/28/17 / #20170371057

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

12/21/17 / #20170362150

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

12/21/17 / #20170362493

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

12/21/17 / #20170362529

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

12/21/17 / #20170362905

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

12/21/17 / #20170363525

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

12/14/17 / #20170355655

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

12/14/17 / #20170355852

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

12/14/17 / #20170358130

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

12/07/17 / #20170348677

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

12/07/17 / #20170349515

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

12/07/17 / #20170349855

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

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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

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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

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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