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Method and apparatus for stabilizing gas/liquid flow in a vertical conduit

A method and apparatus for stabilizing gas/liquid flow in a vertical conduit by utilizing one or more flow stabilizing devices positioned inside the conduit along a structural support tube. The flow stabilizing devices are configured and dimensioned to accelerate the velocity of the flowing two-phase fluid mixture in the conduit to sustain upward liquid flow.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Monitoring hydrocarbon reservoirs using induced polarization effect

Some examples of monitoring hydrocarbon reservoirs using induced polarization effect includes inducing polarization in a subterranean zone using an induced polarization fluid. The subterranean zone includes first formations and second formations. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Detecting tracer breakthrough from multiple wells commingled at a gas oil separation plant

Methods and systems for determining tracer breakthrough from multiple wells commingled at a gas oil separation plant (gosp) are provided. An example hydrocarbon reservoir monitoring method includes periodically sampling fluid carried by a water line of a gas oil separation plant (gosp). ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

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 fluorophore materials constructed such that localized perturbations create a measurable change in the structure's diffraction pattern. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Prevention of gas accumulation above esp intake with inverted shroud

A system for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well includes an electrical submersible pump assembly with a pump, intake, protector, and motor. A production tubing is in fluid communication with the electrical submersible pump assembly and has an inner bore sized to deliver well fluids containing both gases and liquids from the electrical submersible pump assembly to a wellhead assembly. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Prevention of gas accumulation above esp intake

A system for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well includes an electrical submersible pump assembly with a pump, intake, protector, and motor. A production tubing is in fluid communication with the electrical submersible pump assembly and has an inner bore sized to deliver fluids from the electrical submersible pump assembly to a wellhead assembly. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Mitigating corrosion of carbon steel tubing and surface scaling deposition in oilfield applications

Mitigating corrosion and surface scale formation in a sour gas well includes providing an oil-based liquid to a sour gas well having carbon steel tubing with iron sulfide on a surface of the carbon steel tubing, contacting the carbon steel tubing with the oil-based liquid, and adsorbing a first portion of the oil-based liquid onto the iron sulfide, thereby yielding a hydrophobic coating on the carbon steel tubing.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Lost circulation zone isolating liner

A method and system for remediating a lost circulation zone in a wellbore. A flexible liner is deployed adjacent the lost circulation zone that blocks fluid communication between the wellbore and surrounding formation. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Sand consolidation with petroleum products

Consolidating sand in a subterranean formation includes decreasing a viscosity of a petroleum product to yield a consolidating material, providing the consolidating material to the subterranean formation, and consolidating sand in the subterranean formation with the consolidating material to yield a consolidated region in the subterranean formation.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

In-situ steam quality enhancement using microwave with enabler ceramics for downhole applications

A steam injector assembly for handling steam in a subterranean well includes a steam separation system, the steam separation system directing an initial high quality steam to a subterranean formation and directing low quality fluid mix to a heating system. The heating system includes a ceramic-containing member located in a travel path of the low quality fluid mix and an electromagnetic antenna positioned to heat the ceramic-containing member with electromagnetic waves. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Rock type based free water level inversion

A determination of the free water level for a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir is provided that accounts for the different classified rock types (that is, facies) in the reservoir. The free water level for each unique combination of facies is determined using a least squares minimization between a reference bulk volume of oil (bvolog) determined from well logs a bulk volume of oil (bvocalc) calculated from a saturation height function for each of the facies present in the reservoir. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Emu impulse antenna for low frequency radio waves using giant dielectric and ferrite materials

An electromagnetic energy source for emitting pulses of electromagnetic energy includes a sonde assembly having a first section axially aligned with, and spaced from, a second section. An energy storage capacitor includes an electrode mounted in each of the first section and the second section of the sonde assembly and operable to generate an electric field. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Emu impulse antenna with controlled directionality and improved impedance matching

An electromagnetic energy source for emitting pulses of electromagnetic energy includes a sonde assembly and an energy storage capacitor. The energy storage capacitor has an electrode mounted in the sonde assembly and operable to generate an electric field, and a capacitive charge storage medium surrounding the electrode. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Emu impulse antenna

An electromagnetic energy source for emitting pulses of electromagnetic energy includes a sonde assembly having a first section axially aligned with, and spaced from, a second section. An energy storage capacitor of the sonde assembly includes an electrode mounted in each of the first section and the second section of the sonde assembly and operable to generate an electric field, and a capacitive charge storage medium mounted in each of the first section and the second section of the sonde assembly and surrounding each electrode. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180267187

Continuous seismic reservoir monitoring using a common focus point method

A method of continuous seismic reservoir monitoring includes receiving a plurality of seismic data sets associated with a reservoir during a period, where the plurality of seismic data sets corresponds to seismic data received at different times during the period. The reservoir includes a plurality of reflectors, where each reflector has a reflection coefficient. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180266246

Apparatus, computer readable medium, and program code for evaluating rock properties while drilling using downhole acoustic sensors and a downhole broadband transmitting system

Apparatus, computer readable medium, and program code for identifying rock properties in real-time during drilling, are provided. An example of an embodiment of such an apparatus includes a downhole sensor subassembly connected between a drill bit and a drill string, acoustic sensors operably coupled to a downhole data interface, and a surface computer operably coupled to the downhole data interface. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180266226

Downhole heat orientation and controlled fracture initiation using electromagnetic assisted ceramic materials

A fracturing assembly for forming fractures in a subterranean formation includes a source tool having a rotational joint moveable to orient the source tool in a range of directions and a directional electromagnetic antenna having an electromagnetic wave source. A ceramic-containing member is located within a distance of the electromagnetic antenna to be heated to a fracture temperature by electromagnetic waves produced by the electromagnetic wave source. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180266208

Systems and methods for stage cementing

A stage cementing tool includes a top sub-assembly; a bottom sub-assembly; a housing that connects the top and bottom sub-assembly and includes a bore therethrough from the top sub-assembly to the bottom sub-assembly, the housing including a plurality of ports radially arranged in the housing, each port including a fluid path between an interior radial surface of the housing and an outer radial surface of the housing; at least one sleeve that rides on a portion of the housing; and a controller mounted in the housing and configured to control the sleeve to adjust, based on receipt of a command to the controller from the terranean surface, between a first position such that the sleeve mandrel decouples fluid communication from the bore to an exterior of the housing through the fluid paths and a second position such that the sleeve mandrel fluidly couples the bore with the exterior of the housing through the fluid paths.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180266197

Apparatus for loss circulation material performance evaluation

An apparatus for evaluating loss circulation material (lcm) in loss circulation zones is described. The apparatus includes a drilling fluid reservoir that can carry a wellbore drilling fluid. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180266183

Notching a wellbore while drilling

A wellbore is drilled in a formation using a drill string assembly that includes a drill string. A drill bit is connected to a downhole end of the drill string. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180265992

Coating carbon steel tubing with iron sulfide

Treating carbon steel tubing includes contacting the carbon steel tubing with a first treatment solution including a salt; corroding the carbon steel tubing with the salt to yield a corroded surface on the carbon steel tubing; contacting the corroded surface on the carbon steel tubing with a second treatment solution comprising sulfide ions; and forming an iron sulfide layer on the corroded surface of the carbon steel tubing by chemically bonding the sulfide ions in the second treatment solution with iron in the carbon steel tubing. In some cases, the first treatment solution also includes sulfide ions, and the iron sulfide layer is formed by contacting the carbon steel tubing with the first treatment solution.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180265798

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 a particle size less than 40 nanometer (nm), and oxygen content less than 1 weight percent (wt %), and a surface area of at least 50 square meters per gram (m2/gram).. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180265797

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 a particle size less than 40 nanometer (nm), and oxygen content less than 1 weight percent (wt %), and a surface area of at least 50 square meters per gram (m2/gram).. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/20/18 / #20180265792

Integrated supercritical water and steam cracking process

A method for producing a supercritical water (scw)-treated product is provided. The method comprising the steps of introducing a crude oil stream and a water stream to a supercritical water process, wherein the crude oil stream can undergo conversion reactions to produce the supercritical water (scw)-treated product, wherein the scw-treated product includes an increased paraffin concentration as compared to crude oil stream. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/06/18 / #20180254495

Novel modular electrochemical cell and stack design

An electrochemical cell, electrochemical cell assembly and a method of assembling an electrochemical cell assembly. The cell includes a pair of current collectors that when joined together form a three-dimensional electrode assembly with an ion-exchange membrane disposed between the anode and cathode of the electrode assembly. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/06/18 / #20180252099

Determining a rock formation content

Techniques for determining an amount of chert in a rock formation include identifying first logging data for a selected zone of a first subterranean formation that includes chert, quartz, and zircon; identifying second logging data for a second subterranean formation that is different than the first subterranean formation, the second subterranean formation including chert, quartz, and zircon; determining a first volumetric ratio of quartz to zircon in the selected zone based on the first logging data; determining a second volumetric ratio of quartz to zircon based on the second logging data; determining a maximum value of the second volumetric ratio; and calculating, based on the first and second volumetric ratios and the maximum value of the second volumetric ratio, a volumetric percentage of chert in the selected zone.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/06/18 / #20180252081

In-situ replacement of fluids in a well tool

An assembly for circulating tool fluid of a downhole tool includes a tool fluid source line extending into a subterranean well from a wellhead spool assembly to the downhole tool. A tool fluid return line extends out of the subterranean well from the downhole tool to the wellhead spool assembly. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

09/06/18 / #20180252053

Mono-bore wellbore completion with a retrievable portion

A first polish bore receptacle includes a first uphole end and a second downhole end. The first downhole end of the first polish bore receptacle attaches at an uphole end of a liner disposed at a downhole end of a wellbore. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/23/18 / #20180240021

Well performance classification using artificial intelligence and pattern recognition

A heterogeneous classifier based on actual reservoir and well data is developed to qualitatively classify oil well producer performance, and based on the classification drill a new well into a producing reservoir or adjust fluid flows in an existing well. The data includes perforation interval(s), completion type, and how far or close the perforated zones are located relative to the free water level or gas cap. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/23/18 / #20180239739

Three-dimensional elastic frequency-domain iterative solver for full waveform inversion

Certain implementations of a three-dimensional elastic frequency domain-iterative solver for full waveform inversion can be implemented as a method in which frequency domain numerical simulation of elastic waves is performed in three-dimensional (3d) media.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/23/18 / #20180239041

Generating geophysical images using directional oriented wavefield imaging

The present disclosure describes methods and systems, including computer-implemented methods, computer program products, and computer systems, for generating geophysical images. One computer-implemented method includes receiving a set of seismic data associated with a subsurface region; generating source analytic wavefields and receiver analytic wavefields based on the set of seismic data; decomposing the source analytic wavefields and receiver analytic wavefields; computing directions of propagations for the source analytic wavefields and receiver analytic wavefields; computing, for a plurality of subsurface points, an azimuth angle and a reflection angle for a respective subsurface point based on the directions of propagations; generating for each of the plurality of subsurface points, a weighting function for a respective subsurface point based on the azimuth angle and the reflection angle of the respective subsurface point; and generating a subsurface image using the weighting functions of the plurality of subsurface points.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/23/18 / #20180238725

Flow data acquisition and telemetry processing system

Processing electronics provide flow data acquisition and telemetry for multiphase flow tomographic ultrasonic transceiver arrays. The processing electronics forms pulse drive signals to cause a tomographic pulse sequence to be emitted. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/23/18 / #20180238154

Conditioning a subterranean formation

Techniques for hydraulically fracturing a geologic formation include circulating a proppant-free hydraulic fracturing liquid into a wellbore that is formed from a terranean surface into a geologic formation within a subterranean zone that is adjacent the wellbore; fluidly contacting the geologic formation with the proppant-free hydraulic fracturing liquid for a specified duration of time; and subsequent to the specified duration of time, circulating a hydraulic fracturing liquid that includes proppant into the wellbore to fracture the geologic formation.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/23/18 / #20180238152

Flow meter well tool

A flow meter well tool includes a volumetric well flow meter to be positioned in a wellbore. The volumetric well flow meter includes a hollow cylindrical tubing to be positioned in the wellbore. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/23/18 / #20180238146

Caliper steerable tool for lateral sensing and accessing

Lateral wellbores intersecting a main wellbore are located with calipers on a tool. Each caliper includes first and second segments pinned to one another. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/23/18 / #20180237703

Systems and methods for cracking hydrocarbon streams utilizing cracking catalysts

According to one or more embodiments, a hydrocarbon feed stream may be cracked by a method comprising contacting the hydrocarbon feed stream with a cracking catalyst in a reactor unit. The hydrocarbon feed stream may have an api gravity of at least 40 degrees. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/23/18 / #20180237702

Systems and methods for cracking hydrocarbon streams such as crude oils utilizing catalysts which include zeolite mixtures

A hydrocarbon feed stream may be cracked by a method including contacting the hydrocarbon feed stream with a cracking catalyst in a reactor unit. The hydrocarbon feed stream has an api gravity of at least 40 degrees. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180231477

Rock sample preparation method by using focused ion beam for minimizing curtain effect

A process for the preparation and imaging of a sample of rock from an oil and gas reservoir is provided. A sample of reservoir rock may be obtained, such as from a core sample obtained using a core sampling tool inserted in a wellbore extending into an oil and gas reservoir. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230771

Permeable lost circulation drilling liner

A layer of permeable material is positioned on an area of lost circulation lithology in a wellbore. An example of the permeable material includes a planar member with perforations that is rolled into and retained in an annular configuration. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230767

Method and apparatus for reducing downhole losses in drilling operations, sticking prevention, and hole cleaning enhancement

A downhole tool for use within a wellbore extending into an underground formation includes a wellbore wall disengaging assembly having a tubular string defining a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of longitudinal blades forming a retractable sleeve around the tubular string, the retractable sleeve having a substantially contiguous inner profile in a closed position, and wherein the retractable sleeve is actuated based on an internal pressure in the tubular string proximate to the downhole tool. A method of disengaging a downhole tool from a wall of a wellbore extending into an underground formation includes lowering a wellbore wall disengaging assembly, the assembly comprising a tubular string defining a longitudinal axis, and a plurality of longitudinal blades forming a retractable sleeve around the tubular string, the retractable sleeve having a substantially contiguous inner profile in a closed position, and actuating the retractable sleeve.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230761

Smart selective drilling fluid system

A drilling fluid system and associated method for supplying drilling mud to a drilling operation includes a plurality of first sensors associated with a first mud pit, configured to measure a plurality of properties of the drilling mud in the first mud pit, a plurality of second sensors associated with a second mud pit, configured to measure the plurality of properties of the drilling mud in the second mud pit, and a control unit configured to receive measurements from the plurality of first sensors and the plurality of second sensors, determine which of the mud pits comprises drilling mud with a desired plurality of properties, and cause to operate a first valve associated with the first mud pit or a second valve associated with the second mud pit for selecting drilling mud from the first mud pit or the second mud pit based on the determination.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230751

Drilling and operating sigmoid-shaped wells

Provided are systems and methods for drilling a horizontally-oriented well having a sigmoid-shaped wellbore including an upper sigmoid portion having a downward curving wellbore trajectory and a lower sigmoid portion having an upward curving wellbore trajectory. The upper sigmoid portion having a first trajectory having a generally horizontal gradient at an entry point of the wellbore and that increases in downward gradient to a vertical gradient at an inflection point. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230662

Self-installing offshore platform

A self-installing offshore platform includes a top deck that supports an offshore facility, a column having a top end and a bottom end, the top end connected to the top deck, the column that supports the top deck to maintain the top deck above water in a water body in both the deployed state and the undeployed state of the self-installing offshore platform, a skirt connected to the bottom end of the column, the skirt residing above a floor of the water body in the undeployed state of the self-installing offshore platform and residing on the floor of the water body in the deployed state of the self-installing offshore platform, and a ballastable float positioned between the top deck and the skirt, the ballastable float floating in the water when the self-installing offshore platform transitions from the undeployed state to the deployed state.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230369

Viscosifying modified proppant system for carbon dioxide based fracturing fluids

Viscosifying proppants including proppant particles coated with a co2-philic coating in which the co2-philic coating has a solvable portion that viscosifies a co2-based fluid when the viscosifying proppant is added to the co2-based fluid are provided. Methods of making viscosifying proppants are also provided that include coating proppant particles with a precursor material of a co2-philic material, and polymerizing the precursor material to form a viscosifying proppant. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230368

Viscosifying modified proppant system for carbon dioxide based fracturing fluids

Viscosifying proppants including proppant particles coated with a co2-philic coating in which the co2-philic coating has a solvable portion that viscosifies a co2-based fluid when the viscosifying proppant is added to the co2-based fluid are provided. Methods of making viscosifying proppants are also provided that include coating proppant particles with a precursor material of a co2-philic material, and polymerizing the precursor material to form a viscosifying proppant. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230366

Viscosifying proppants for use in carbon dioxide-based fracturing fluids and methods of making and use thereof

Viscosifying proppants including proppant particles coated with a co2-philic coating in which the co2-philic coating has a solvable portion that viscosifies a co2-based fluid when the viscosifying proppant is added to the co2-based fluid are provided. Methods of making viscosifying proppants are also provided that include coating proppant particles with a precursor material of a co2-philic material, and polymerizing the precursor material to form a viscosifying proppant. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230070

Process for recovery of light alkyl mono-aromatic compounds from heavy alkyl aromatic and alkyl-bridged non-condensed alkyl aromatic compounds

Embodiments in the present disclosure describe a process for recovery of lighter mono-aromatic compounds from a stream containing alkyl bridged non-condensed alkyl multi-aromatic compounds by conversion to non-condensed alkyl mono-aromatic compounds. The process includes supplying, to a reactor, a hydrocarbon feedstock containing alkyl bridged non-condensed alkyl aromatic compounds and a hydrogen stream. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230026

Chlorination-assisted coagulation processes for water purification

Chlorination-assisted coagulation processes and systems are disclosed for removing organic and inorganic contaminants from aqueous compositions and streams such as produced water generated by petroleum production operations. The chlorination-assisted coagulation process includes converting at least a portion of chloride ions in the aqueous composition to hypochlorite ions or hypochlorous acid by passing an electric current through at least a portion of the aqueous composition under anaerobic conditions, the aqueous composition including the chloride ions, iron (ii) compounds, and one or more organic compounds. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230015

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. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223642

Inverted y-tool for downhole gas separation

An inverted y-tool is positioned in multiphase wellbore fluid flowing through a wellbore. The inverted y-tool separates at least a portion of gas from the multiphase wellbore fluid and, after separating at least the portion of the gas from the multiphase wellbore fluid, directs the multiphase wellbore fluid to a downhole pump that pumps the wellbore fluid in an uphole direction.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223197

Process and system for conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals and fuel products integrating steam cracking and fluid catalytic cracking

Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable conversion of crude oil feeds with several processing units in an integrated manner into petrochemicals. The designs utilize minimum capital expenditures to prepare suitable feedstocks for the steam cracker complex. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223177

Nanoparticle-enhanced resin coated frac sand composition

A nanoparticle-resin coated frac sand composition is provided. The nanoparticle-resin coated frac sand composition includes a silica sand, an epoxy resin, methanol, a hardener, and nanoparticles. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223175

Retarded acid systems, emulsions, and methods for using in acidizing carbonate formations

In one embodiment, a retarded acid system comprises an aqueous acid and a retarding surfactant. The aqueous acid may comprise from 5 wt. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223169

Spacer fluid compositions that include surfactants

In one embodiment, a spacer fluid may comprise a base fluid and a surfactant package. The surfactant package may comprise one or more surfactants, where the surfactant package comprises a first surfactant having the chemical structure r—(oc2h4)x—oh. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223168

Spacer fluids and cement slurries that include surfactants

According to at least one embodiment of the present disclosure, a well bore cementing system may comprise a spacer fluid and a cement slurry. The spacer fluid may be positioned within a well bore, and the spacer fluid may comprise a first surfactant package comprising one or more surfactants. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223167

Spacer fluid compositions, methods, and systems for aqueous based drilling mud removal

Spacer fluids include an emulsion, a surfactant package, and at least one additive that modifies the rheology of the spacer fluid, the density of the spacer fluid, or both. The emulsion may include an aqueous external phase and a hydrocarbon-based internal phase. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223166

Invert emulsion based drilling fluid and methods of using same

A drilling fluid composition which includes a base fluid, one or more additives, and a viscosifier package. The base fluid is an invert emulsion comprising oil and water. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223165

Emulsifier compositions for invert emulsion fluids and methods of using the same

Drilling fluid compositions include invert emulsion fluids having an oleaginous phase, an aqueous phase, and an emulsifier composition that includes an ethoxylated alcohol compound and a polyaminated fatty acid compound. The ethoxylated alcohol compound has the formula r1—(och2ch2)n—oh, where r1 is a hydrocarbyl group having from 8 to 22 carbon atoms and n is from 1 to 8. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223164

Emulsified drilling fluids and methods of making and use thereof

Drilling fluids and methods of making and using drilling fluids are provided. The drilling fluid contains an aqueous phase, an oleaginous phase, and at least one surfactant having the formula r—(oc2h4)x—oh, where r is a hydrocarbyl group having from 8 to 20 carbon atoms and x is an integer from 1 to 10. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223163

Compositions and methods of making of shale inhibition fluids

Provided here are polyethylene glycol-based drilling fluid compositions and methods of making and using such compositions during drilling operations for recovery of hydrocarbons. Various other embodiments may be disclosed and claimed.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223162

Development of anti-bit balling fluids

Anti-bit balling drilling fluids and methods of making and using drilling fluids are provided. The anti-bit balling drilling fluid contains water, a clay-based component, and at least one of a surfactant having the formula: r—(oc2h4)x—oh, where r is a hydrocarbyl group having from 10 to 20 carbon atoms and x is an integer from 1 and 10, or a polyethylene glycol having the formula: h—(o—ch2—ch2)n—oh, where n is an integer from 1 to 50. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223161

Development of anti-bit balling fluids

Anti-bit balling drilling fluids and methods of making and using drilling fluids are provided. The anti-bit balling drilling fluid contains water, a clay-based component, and at least one of a surfactant having the formula: r—(oc2h4)x—oh, where r is a hydrocarbyl group having from 10 to 20 carbon atoms and x is an integer from 1 and 10, or a polyethylene glycol having the formula: h—(o—ch2—ch2)n—oh, where n is an integer from 1 to 50. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223160

Anti-bit balling drilling fluids, and methods of making and use thereof

Anti-bit balling drilling fluids and methods of making and using drilling fluids are provided. The anti-bit balling drilling fluid contains water, a clay-based component, and a polyethylene glycol having the formula: h—(o—ch2—ch2)n—oh, where n is an integer from 1 to 50.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223159

Anti-bit balling drilling fluids, and methods of making and use thereof

Anti-bit balling drilling fluids and methods of making and using drilling fluids are provided. The anti-bit balling drilling fluid contains water, a clay-based component, and at least one of a surfactant having the formula: r—(oc2h4)x—oh, where r is a hydrocarbyl group having from 10 to 20 carbon atoms and x is an integer from 1 and 10, or a polyethylene glycol having the formula: h—(o—ch2—ch2)n—oh, where n is an integer from 1 to 50. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223158

Drilling fluid compositions with enhanced rheology and methods of using same

Drilling fluid compositions include a base fluid, at least one additive chosen from an emulsifier, weighting material, fluid-loss additive, viscosifier, or alkali compound, and from 0.1 wt. % to 1 wt. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223157

Oil-based fluid compositions for hydrocarbon recovery applications

Disclosed here are drilling fluid compositions containing linear alpha olefins, an invert emulsifier, a filtration control agent; and an inorganic mineral component including one or more of lime, calcium chloride, and barite. Also disclosed here are methods of using such compositions during drilling operations for recovery of hydrocarbons. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223156

Enhanced filtration control packages, wellbore servicing fluids utilizing the same, and methods of maintaining the structure of a wellbore

A wellbore servicing fluid comprises an aqueous base fluid, one or more alkali metal or alkali earth metal salts, at least one visocisifier, and a filtration control package. The filtration control package may comprise a carboxylic acid and an ethoxylated alcohol compound. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223155

Compositions and methods of use of water-based drilling fluids with increased thermal stability

Provided here are water-based drilling fluids containing weighting agents and an alkanolamine, and methods of using such compositions during drilling operations for recovery of hydrocarbons. The weighting agents can include manganese tetroxide and barium sulfate. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223153

Lubricants for water-based drilling fluids

Embodiments are directed to a lubricant package for water based drilling fluids. The lubricant package includes water, a polyethylene glycol, and a lubricating agent. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223152

Nanosilica dispersion well treatment fluid

A well treatment fluid is provided having an acidic nanosilica dispersion and an alkanolamine. The nanosilica dispersion and the alkanolamine may form a gelled solid after interaction over a period. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223151

Nanosilica dispersion lost circulation material (lcm)

A lost circulation material (lcm) is provided having a nanosilica dispersion and an alkanolamine. The nanosilica dispersion and the alkanolamine may form a gelled solid after interaction over a period. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223150

Nanosilica dispersion lost circulation material (lcm)

A lost circulation material (lcm) is provided having a nanosilica dispersion. The nanosilica dispersion of the lcm may form a gelled solid after interaction with a formation over a period. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223149

Nanosilica dispersion well treatment fluid

A well treatment fluid is provided having an acidic nanosilica dispersion. The nanosilica dispersion of well treatment fluid may form a gelled solid after interaction with a formation over a period. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223148

Nanosilica dispersion lost circulation material (lcm)

A lost circulation material (lcm) is provided having an acidic nanosilica dispersion. The nanosilica dispersion of the lcm may form a gelled solid after interaction with a formation over a period. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180222797

Cement slurries, cured cement and methods of making and use thereof

Cement slurries, cured cements, and methods of making cured cement and methods of using cement slurries are provided. The cement slurries have, among other attributes, improved rheology, such as improved flowability and pumpability and may be used, for instance, in the oil and gas drilling industry. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180222796

Cement slurries, cured cements and methods of making and use thereof

Cement slurries, cured cements, and methods of making cured cement and methods of using cement slurries are provided. The cement slurry contains water, a cement precursor material, an alcohol surfactant having from 10 to 20 carbon atoms and a carboxylic acid comprising an aliphatic chain having from 16 to 18 carbons. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180221853

Process for oxidative desulfurization with integrated sulfone decomposition

The process provided herein is concerned with disposal of oxidized sulfur compounds formed by oxidative desulfurization. The process uses solid base catalyst in the presence of a caustic solution or solid base catalyst pretreated with a base and eliminates the need to separate the sulfones from the hydrocarbon streams and recover the hydrocarbons.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180221813

Modified siloxane composite membranes for heavy hydrocarbon recovery

Composite membranes include a polymer material that is selectively permeable to heavy (c3+) hydrocarbons over methane. The polymer material may be a modified poly(dimethylsilane) having a backbone including dimethylsiloxyl monomers, substituted methylsiloxyl monomers, and internal-network monomers. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/02/18 / #20180218524

Auto-generation of map landmarks using sensor readable tags

An image of a geographical area is generated, the geographical area including at least one sensor-readable tag (srt). The image of the geographical area includes images of the at least one srt. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/02/18 / #20180217284

Virtual source redatuming using radiation pattern correction

Received shot gathers are sorted to a common receiver gather. A target three-dimensional (3d) amplitude spectrum of seismic wavefield direct arrivals is computed from synthetic data. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/02/18 / #20180217073

High spatial resolution nuclear magnetic resonance logging

Certain techniques for nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) whole core logging are described. Nmr tests are performed on a standard sample using a nmr radio frequency (rf) coil having a length. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/02/18 / #20180217049

In-situ hic growth monitoring probe

The present application concerns in-situ intrusive probe systems and methods. The probe systems described herein can be installed flush to a hydrocarbon containing structure, such as a pipeline, vessel, or other piping system carrying crude, gas or sour products. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/02/18 / #20180216447

Shrouded electrical submersible pump

A system for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well includes an electrical submersible pump assembly with a motor, a seal section, and a pump. A packer assembly with a mechanical valve is retrievable with the electrical submersible pump assembly and is a primary high pressure mechanical barrier. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

08/02/18 / #20180215683

Isomerization process using feedstock containing dissolved hydrogen

A process and system is provided including hydroisomerization reaction zone for production of high octane gasoline blending components that provide high selectivity for producing high octane isomers of light paraffins. A light paraffin feed is enriched by incorporation of dissolved hydrogen, thereby permitting a reaction phase that is liquid or substantially liquid to produce high octane gasoline blending components. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/26/18 / #20180210977

Systems and methods for automatic reservoir simulation model performance tuning

A process and system for modifying reservoir simulation models and analyzing their associated execution on high-performance grid computing (hpgc) clusters with the objective of reducing overall turnaround time and improving cluster efficiency. The system modifies the original reservoir simulation model engineering data and simulator control parameters to optimal settings, which results in reducing run time while providing equal or better accuracy of the results. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/26/18 / #20180209248

Automatic control of production and injection wells in a hydrocarbon field

In a hydrocarbon field including multiple production wells and injection wells, at a hydrocarbon field level, a long-term field-level target and optional long-term well-level targets for the field are received by a field-level processor. The long-term field-level target including a long-term field-level production target indicating a quantity of hydrocarbons to be produced and a long-term field-level injection target indicating a quantity of fluid to be injected into the field. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/26/18 / #20180208864

Integrated hydrotreating and steam pyrolysis system including residual bypass for direct processing of a crude oil

A system is provided that is directed to a steam pyrolysis zone integrated with a hydroprocessing zone including residual bypass to permit direct processing of crude oil feedstocks to produce petrochemicals including olefins and aromatics.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/26/18 / #20180208863

Integrated hydrotreating, solvent deasphalting and steam pyrolysis system for direct processing of a crude oil

A system is provided integrating a steam pyrolysis zone with a hydrotreating zone and a solvent deasphalting zone to permit direct processing of crude oil feedstocks to produce petrochemicals including olefins and aromatics.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/26/18 / #20180208862

Integrated solvent deasphalting and steam pyrolysis system for direct processing of a crude oil

A system is provided integrating a steam pyrolysis zone integrated with a solvent deasphalting zone to permit direct processing of crude oil feedstocks to produce petrochemicals including olefins and aromatics.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/26/18 / #20180208527

Dual catalyst processes and systems for propylene production

Processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems are disclosed for producing propylene from butene by at least partially metathesizing butene in a metathesizing reaction zone having a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesis reaction product and at least partially cracking the metathesis reaction product in a cracking reaction zone having a cracking catalyst to form a cracking reaction product that includes propylene. The metathesis catalyst may be a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide having a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support comprising from 5 weight percent to 50 weight percent alumina. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/26/18 / #20180208526

Multiple-stage catalyst systems and processes for propene production

Processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems are disclosed for producing propene by at least partially isomerizing butene in an isomerization reaction zone having an isomerization catalyst to form an isomerization reaction product, at least partially metathesizing the isomerization reaction product in a metathesis reaction zone having a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesis reaction product, and at least partially cracking the metathesis reaction product in a cracking reaction zone having a cracking catalyst. The isomerization catalyst may be mgo, and the metathesis catalyst may be a mesoporous silica catalyst support impregnated with a metal oxide. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/26/18 / #20180208524

Multiple-stage catalyst system for self-metathesis with controlled isomerization and cracking

Embodiments of processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems for producing propylene comprising introducing a hydrocarbon stream comprising 2-butene to an isomerization catalyst zone to isomerize the 2-butene to 1-butene, passing the 2-butene and 1-butene to a metathesis catalyst zone to cross-metathesize the 2-butene and 1-butene into a metathesis product stream comprising propylene and c4-c6 olefins, and cracking the metathesis product stream in a catalyst cracking zone to produce propylene. The isomerization catalyst zone comprises a silica-alumina catalyst with a ratio by weight of alumina to silica from 1:99 to 20:80. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/19/18 / #20180202721

Recovery and re-use of waste energy in industrial facilities

Configurations and related processing schemes of specific inter-plants and hybrid, intra- and inter-plants waste heat recovery schemes for thermal energy consumption reduction in integrated refining-petrochemical facilities synthesized for grassroots medium grade crude oil semi-conversion refineries to increase energy efficiency from specific portions of low grade waste heat sources are described. Configurations and related processing schemes of specific inter-plants and hybrid, intra- and inter-plants waste heat recovery schemes for thermal energy consumption reduction in integrated refining-petrochemical facilities synthesized for integrated medium grade crude oil semi-conversion refineries and aromatics complex for increasing energy efficiency from specific portions of low grade waste sources are also described.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/19/18 / #20180201819

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. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180196448

Gas assisted chemical injection system

A system and method for dispensing an injection material to an injection point. The injection material is stored in a tank and disposed to parallel piped vessels. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180196162

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for modeling complex wellbores in field-scale reservoir simulation

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for a near-well unstructured grid model builder for generating a full-field unstructured grid for reservoir simulation. As described further below, the near-well unstructured grid model builder may include a workflow interface and a parallel unstructured grid model builder. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180195982

Nano-level evaluation of kerogen-rich reservoir rock

Nano-level evaluation of kerogen-rich reservoir rock is described. A nano-scale beam is formed from kerogen-rich reservoir rock. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180195637

Locally-actuated partial stroke testing system

Embodiments of the present disclosure describe both mechanically-operated and electrically-operated, locally-actuated partial stroke testing devices and systems for testing operation of an emergency isolation valve.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180195469

Onboard fuel reforming using solar or electrical energy

An operational control system for an internal combustion engine, an internal combustion engine, a vehicle and a method of onboard generation of hydrogen in a vehicle being powered by an internal combustion engine. The operational control system includes a source of electric current, a gas generator with a supply of hydrogen precursor material and one or both of an scr device and a fuel octane boosting device. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180195375

Electrical submersible pumping system with separator

A system and method of producing fluid from a wellbore, and that separates water from the fluid. The system includes an electrical submersible pumping system with a pump having impellers and diffusers, and a separation system at a discharge end of the pump. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180195010

Methods and systems for optimizing demulsifier and wash water injection rates in gas oil separation plants

Control strategy and algorithms to be utilized in a programmable logic control for automating injection rates of demulsifier and wash-water in a gas-oil-separation plant (gosp). The logic control system can be programmed on a distributed control system (dcs) of the plant. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180194988

Emulsifiers for invert emulsion drilling fluids

The present disclosure relates to the creation of emulsifiers for use in an oil-based drilling mud. The disclosed emulsifiers may be created by the reaction of synthetic linear saturated fatty acids and polyamines under the conditions specified. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180194985

High performance brine viscosifier

A viscosity-retaining formulation for use in high-temperature hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir applications. The formulation includes a brine composition and a viscosity enhancing composition, the viscosity enhancing composition operable to enhance viscosity retention of the viscosity-retaining formulation at least, in part, through micellization, the viscosity enhancing composition including a polycation composition and an anionic surfactant composition.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180194984

Methods and compositions for in-situ polymerization reaction to improve shale inhibition

A method of modifying an alteration zone of a formation near a wellbore using a non-newtonian polymeric composition created from a reaction of a non-newtonian combination comprises the steps of mixing an anhydrous tetraborate and a fluid to create a crosslinker solution, mixing a crosslinkable polyvinyl alcohol and water to create a polymer solution, where the crosslinker solution and the polymer solution form the non-newtonian combination, pumping the non-newtonian combination to a reaction zone in the wellbore, where pumping the non-newtonian combination is configured to induce mixing of the polymer solution and the crosslinker solution, allowing the non-newtonian combination to react to form the non-newtonian polymeric composition, allowing the non-newtonian polymeric composition to migrate to the alteration zone, where the non-newtonian polymeric composition migrates due to gravity, and allowing the non-newtonian polymeric composition to interact with the alteration zone to modify the alteration zone.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180191295

Maintaining a solar power module

A solar power system includes a plurality of solar power cells mounted on an outer surface of a spherical frame, the spherical frame including an inner surface that defines an interior volume; a heat sink that includes a hollow housing mounted within the interior volume of the spherical frame; and a phase change material positioned in the hollow housing of the heat sink, the phase change material thermally coupled to the inner surface of the spherical frame to receive heat from the outer surface of the spherical frame.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180191294

Maintaining a solar power module

A solar power system includes a plurality of solar power cells mounted on an outer surface of a spherical frame, the spherical frame including an inner surface that defines an interior volume; at least one magnet mounted adjacent the outer surface of the spherical frame or within the interior volume of the spherical frame and configured to generate a magnetic field within the interior volume; and a magnetized heat transfer fluid disposed and flowable within the interior volume of the spherical frame based, at least in part, on an amount of heat transferred from the outer surface of the spherical frame into the magnetized heat transfer fluid and the magnetic field.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180191291

Maintaining a solar power module

A solar power system includes a plurality of solar power cells mounted on a spherical frame; a hemispherical reservoir mounted to the spherical frame to enclose at least a portion of the spherical frame such that a gap is defined between the spherical frame and an interior surface of the reservoir, the reservoir configured to hold a fluid that includes a solar cell cleaning solution; and at least one actuator mounted to the spherical frame and operable to rotate a portion of the spherical frame that supports the plurality of solar power cells through the gap.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180191008

Mechanical energy storage in flow batteries to enhance energy storage

A hybrid flow redox battery system includes an electrochemical cell with an ion-exchange membrane, an anode, and a cathode, an anolyte tank, a catholyte tank, one or more tank separators, a plurality of electrolyte pathways, one or more turbines, and one or more power generation circuits. The anolyte tank includes a lower anolyte opening positioned below an upper anolyte opening. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187533

Hydrocarbon production by fluidically isolating vertical regions of formations

Techniques of hydrocarbon production by fluidically isolating vertical regions of formation are described. A subterranean zone entrapping hydrocarbons includes multiple vertically arranged regions. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187493

Subsurface hanger for umbilical deployed electrical submersible pump

A subsurface hanger apparatus for suspending an electrical submersible pump in subsurface tubing of a well includes a spool assembly having: a tubular shaped spool housing, a spool electrical pad, and a spool cable lead extending out of the spool housing. The apparatus also includes a hanger assembly having a cylindrical hanger housing, a hanger electrical pad, a hanger cable lead extending out of the hanger assembly in a direction opposite the spool cable lead, and a cable hanger sub circumscribing the hanger cable lead. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187492

Drilling bottom hole assembly for loss circulation mitigation

A drilling bottom hole assembly for loss circulation mitigation includes a drill bit configured to drill a wellbore in a formation. The drill bit is attached to a drill string. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187107

Conversion of crude oil to aromatic and olefinic petrochemicals

A system includes a hydroprocessing zone configured to remove impurities from crude oil; a first separation unit configured to separate a liquid output from the hydroprocessing zone into a light fraction and a light fraction; an aromatic extraction subsystem configured to extract aromatic petrochemicals from the light fraction; and a fluid catalytic cracking unit configured to crack the heavy fraction into multiple products.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187106

Conversion of crude oil to aromatic and olefinic petrochemicals

A system includes a hydroprocessing zone configured to remove impurities from crude oil; a first separation unit configured to separate a liquid output from the hydroprocessing zone into a light fraction and a heavy fraction; an aromatic extraction subsystem configured to extract aromatic petrochemicals from the light fraction; and a pyrolysis section configured to crack the heavy fraction into multiple olefinic products.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187104

Systems and methods for separation and extraction of heterocyclic compounds and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon feedstock

Methods of extracting 1-4 cycle heterocyclic compounds and 2-5 cycle polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon feedstock are described. The methods include providing a hydrocarbon feedstock containing crude oil fractions, and determining an a/r ratio and an asphaltene concentration of the hydrocarbon feedstock. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187100

Hydrocracking process and system including separation of heavy poly nuclear aromatics from recycle by ionic liquids and solid adsorbents

A process for the treatment of a hydrocracking unit bottoms recycle stream, and preferably the fresh hydrocracker feed to remove heavy poly-nuclear aromatic (hpna) compounds and hpna precursors employs, in the alternative, an adsorption step which removes most of the hpna compounds followed by an ionic liquid extraction step to remove the remaining hpna compounds, or a first ionic liquid extraction step which removes most of the hpna compounds followed by an adsorption step to remove the remaining hpna compounds. Ionic liquids of the general formula q+a− are identified for use in the process; organic polar solvents are identified for removal of the hpna compounds in solution. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187099

Integrated solvent deasphalting, hydrotreating and steam pyrolysis system for direct processing of a crude oil

A system is provided integrating a steam pyrolysis zone integrated with a solvent deasphalting zone and a hydrotreating zone to permit direct processing of crude oil feedstocks to produce petrochemicals including olefins and aromatics.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187097

Systems and processes for power generation

Processes for generating electric power are provided. The processes involve combining a supercritical water stream with a pressurized, heated hydrocarbon-based composition in a mixing device to create a combined feed stream. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187096

Systems and processes for deasphalting oil

Processes for producing deasphalted oil are provided which involve combining a supercritical water stream with a pressurized, heated, hydrocarbon-based composition to create a combined feed stream, introducing the combined feed stream to a supercritical reactor to produce and upgraded product, and depressurizing the upgraded product. The depressurized upgraded product is separated into a light and a heavy fraction, where the heavy fraction has a greater concentration of asphaltene than the light fraction. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187095

Simultaneous crude oil dehydration, desalting, sweetening, and stabilization

Integrated gas oil separation plant systems and methods are disclosed. Systems and methods include treating a crude oil inlet feed stream with a high pressure production trap (hppt), a low pressure production trap (lppt), a low pressure degassing tank (lpdt), a first heat exchanger, a second heat exchanger, a lppt recycle water stream, a fresh wash water supply stream, and a lpdt recycle water stream, where the lpdt recycle water stream is operable to supply recycle water from the lpdt to an output stream from the hppt to form the lppt inlet feed stream.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187093

Method to remove sulfur and metals from petroleum

A method to selectively remove metal compounds and sulfur from a petroleum feedstock is provided. The method comprising the steps of feeding a pre-heated water stream and a pre-heated petroleum feedstock to a mixing zone, mixing the pre-heated water stream and the pre-heated petroleum feedstock to form a mixed stream, introducing the mixed stream to a first supercritical water reactor to produce an upgraded stream, combining the upgraded stream and a make-up water stream in a make-up mixing zone to produce a diluted stream, wherein the make-up water stream increases the ratio of water to oil in the diluted stream as compared to the upgraded stream, and introducing the diluted stream to a second supercritical water reactor to produce a product effluent stream. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187062

Flaky date fruit 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. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187061

Flaky date fruit 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. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180186710

Integrated process for the production of benzene and xylenes from heavy aromatics

Systems and processes for maximizing the production of benzene and para-xylene from heavy reformate are provided. An integrated process and system may include a c9 dealkylation reactor, a transalkylation reactor, and a c10+ dealkylation reactor. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/28/18 / #20180179436

Oil recovery process using an oil recovery composition of aqueous salt solution and dilute polymer for carbonate reservoirs

An oil recovery composition of an aqueous solution of one or more salts and dilute polymer and processes for enhanced oil recovery using the oil recovery composition are provided. An oil recovery composition may include an aqueous solution of one or more salts having a salinity of about 5000 parts-per-million (ppm) to about 6000 ppm and a polymer having a concentration of 250 ppm to 500 ppm. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/28/18 / #20180178861

Hinged vehicle chassis

A robotic vehicle chassis is provided. The robotic vehicle chassis includes a first chassis section, a second chassis section, and a hinge joint connecting the first and second chassis sections such that the first and second chassis sections are capable of rotation with respect to each other in at least a first direction. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/21/18 / #20180172020

Wellbore tools including smart materials

A wellbore pump that includes a pump housing, a pump stage positioned within the pump housing, the pump stage including a stationary diffuser and a rotating impeller positioned within the diffuser, a pump head attached to the first end of the pump housing, a compression tube attached between the pump head and the diffuser, the compression tube increasing a contacting force to prevent rotation of the diffuser with the impeller, and a ring-shaped memory material positioned around the diffuser, the memory material capable of reversibly expanding from a temporary state to a permanent state in response to wellbore operating conditions to form an interference fit with an inner surface of the pump housing during operation of the wellbore pump under the wellbore operating conditions.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/21/18 / #20180172010

Centrifugal pump with adaptive pump stages

A centrifugal pump with adaptive pump stages includes an impeller configured to provide kinetic energy to fluid flow through the pump. The impeller has multiple geometric dimensions. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/21/18 / #20180171782

Detecting a multi-modal tracer in a hydrocarbon reservoir

The present disclosure describes methods and systems for detecting a multi-modal tracer in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes injecting a multi-modal tracer at a first location in a reservoir, wherein the multi-modal tracer mixes with subsurface fluid in the reservoir; collecting fluid samples at a second location in the reservoir; and analyzing the fluid samples to detect a presence of the multi-modal tracer in the fluid samples.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/21/18 / #20180171240

Method to remove metals from petroleum

A method to remove a metals impurity from a petroleum feedstock for use in a power generating process is provided. The method comprising the steps of mixing a heated feedstock with a heated water stream in a mixing device to produce a mixed stream; introducing the mixed stream to a supercritical water reactor in the absence of externally provided hydrogen and externally provided oxidizing agent to produce a reactor effluent comprising a refined petroleum portion; cooling the reactor effluent to produce a cooled stream; feeding the cooled stream to a rejecter configured to separate a sludge fraction to produce a de-sludged stream; reducing the pressure of the de-sludged stream to produce a depressurized product; separating the depressurized product to produce a gas phase product and a liquid product; separating the liquid product to produce a petroleum product, having a reduced asphaltene content, reduced concentration of metals impurity, and reduced sulfur.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/21/18 / #20180171202

Arc fiber trio-date tree waste-based trinary fibrous mix for moderate to severe loss control

A date tree fiber mix lost circulation material (lcm) is provided that includes a trinary mix of fibers produced from date trees. The date tree fiber mix lcm may include date tree trunk fibers produced from date tree trunks, date tree leaf and leaf stem fibers produced from date tree leaves and leaf stems, and date tree panicle fibers produced from date tree panicles. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/21/18 / #20180171201

Loss circulation material for seepage to moderate loss control

A two-component lost circulation material (lcm) is provided. The two-component lcm includes a polymer component and a sodium hydroxide component. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/21/18 / #20180171200

Date tree waste-based binary fibrous mix for moderate to severe loss control

A date tree fiber mix lost circulation material (lcm) is provided. The date tree fiber mix lcm may include includes date tree trunk fibers produced from date tree trunks and date tree leaf and leaf stem fibers produced from date tree leaves and leaf stems. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/21/18 / #20180169794

Preparation of electrodes on cfrp composites with low contact resistance comprising laser-based surface pre-treatment

Various examples are provided related to the preparation of electrodes on carbon fiber reinforced polymer (cfrp) composites with low contact resistance. Laser-based surface preparation can be used for bonding to cfrp composites. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180163729

Wellbore debris handler for electric submersible pumps

Systems and methods for decreasing a size of debris entering an electrical submersible pump assembly in a subterranean well with a debris handling assembly include a handler housing with an inner bore and a housing cutting profile located on an inner surface of the inner bore. A cutting blade is secured to a rotating shaft within the inner bore of the handler housing, the cutting blade being aligned with a first portion of the housing cutting profile. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180163525

Using radio waves to fracture rocks in a hydrocarbon reservoir

The present disclosure describes methods and systems for fracturing geological formations in a hydrocarbon reservoir. One method includes forming a borehole in a hydrocarbon reservoir from a surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir extending downward into the hydrocarbon reservoir; transmitting an electromagnetic (em) wave through the borehole: directing at least a portion of the em wave to rocks at a location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir; and fracturing the rocks at the location below the surface in the hydrocarbon reservoir by irradiating the rocks around the borehole using at least the portion of the em wave, wherein irradiating the rocks elevates pore-water pressure in the rocks causing fracturing of the rocks.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180163524

Downhole wellbore high power laser heating and fracturing stimulation and methods

A system for fracturing a formation comprising a laser surface unit configured to generate a laser beam, a power cable electrically connected to a power source, a fluid line connected to a cooling fluid source, a protective shaft extending into the wellbore, the motor configured to rotate a motor shaft, and the thermal shocking tool comprising a protective case, a rotational shaft connected to the motor shaft, the laser delivery device extending from the rotational shaft configured to transform the laser beam to a focused laser beam operable to increase the temperature of the formation to a fracture temperature, and the cooling system extending from the rotational shaft opposite the laser delivery device configured to introduce the cooling fluid stream onto the formation such that the cooling fluid stream reduces the temperature of the formation such that thermal shocks occur and fractures are formed in the formation.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180163517

Induced cavitation to prevent scaling on wellbore pumps

A downhole production assembly includes a downhole pump that can be positioned at a downhole location in a wellbore, and a cavitation chamber located upstream of an inlet of the downhole pump in the wellbore. The cavitation chamber can induce cavitation in a wellbore fluid pumped in the uphole direction by the downhole pump to prevent scaling on the downhole pump.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180163143

Supercritical reactor systems and processes for petroleum upgrading

Supercritical upgrading reactors and reactor systems for upgrading a petroleum-based compositions comprising one or more catalyst layers and, in some embodiments, one or more purging fluid inlets, where one or more catalyst layers at least partially sift and convert heavy hydrocarbon fractions to light hydrocarbon fractions to produce an upgraded supercritical reactor product. In some embodiments, upgrading reactor systems comprise one or more supercritical upgrading reactors and one or more supercritical standby reactors alternating functions such that a supercritical upgrading reactor is converted to a supercritical standby reactor and the supercritical standby reactor is converted to a supercritical upgrading reactor, where the supercritical upgrading reactor upgrades a combined feed stream while a supercritical standby reactor delivers a cleaning fluid into the supercritical standby reactor.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180163116

Acid-soluble plug forming rapidly dehydrating loss control slurry

A rapidly dehydrating lost circulation material (lcm) composition that forms an acid-soluble plug is provided. The lcm composition may include a carrier fluid, an acid-soluble-particulate material, a viscosifier, and date tree rachis fibers. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180156744

Nano-level evaluation of kerogen-rich reservoir rock

Examples of nano-level evaluation of kerogen-rich reservoir rock are described. A micro-scale beam is formed from kerogen-rich reservoir rock. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180156030

Thru-tubing retrievable subsurface completion system

Provided are systems and methods for thru-tubing completion including a sub-surface completion unit (scu) system including a scu wireless transceiver for communicating with a surface control system of a well by way of wireless communication with a down-hole wireless transceiver disposed in a wellbore of the well, one or more scu anchoring seals having an un-deployed position (enabling the scu to pass through production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to seal against a wall of the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore to provide zonal isolation between adjacent regions in the wellbore) and one or more scu centralizers having an un-deployed position (enabling the scu to pass through the production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to position the scu in the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore).. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180156021

System and method for removing sand from a wellbore

A system and method of removing sand from a wellbore by mixing the sand with a liquid to form a slurry, and forcing the slurry through a discharge line to surface. The sand is separated from the production fluid within the wellbore by centrifugal action created using a specially design screen or tangential perforations, and directed into a portion of the wellbore that is sealed from the remainder of the wellbore. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180156013

Thru-tubing retrievable intelligent completion system

Provided are systems and methods for thru-tubing completion including a sub-surface completion unit (scu) system including a scu wireless transceiver for communicating with a surface control system of a well by way of wireless communication with a down-hole wireless transceiver disposed in a wellbore of the well, one or more scu anchoring seals having an un-deployed position (enabling the scu to pass through production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to seal against a wall of the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore to provide zonal isolation between adjacent regions in the wellbore) and one or more scu centralizers having an un-deployed position (enabling the scu to pass through the production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to position the scu in the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore).. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180156009

Thru-tubing subsurface completion unit employing detachable anchoring seals

Provided are systems and methods for thru-tubing completion including a sub-surface completion unit (scu) system including a scu wireless transceiver for communicating with a surface control system of a well by way of wireless communication with a down-hole wireless transceiver disposed in a wellbore of the well, one or more scu anchoring seals having an un-deployed position (enabling the scu to pass through production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to seal against a wall of the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore to provide zonal isolation between adjacent regions in the wellbore) and one or more scu centralizers having an un-deployed position (enabling the scu to pass through the production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to position the scu in the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore).. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180156008

Modular thru-tubing subsurface completion unit

Provided are systems and methods for thru-tubing completion including a sub-surface completion unit (scu) system including a scu wireless transceiver for communicating with a surface control system of a well by way of wireless communication with a down-hole wireless transceiver disposed in a wellbore of the well, one or more scu anchoring seals having an un-deployed position (enabling the scu to pass through production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to seal against a wall of the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore to provide zonal isolation between adjacent regions in the wellbore) and one or more scu centralizers having an un-deployed position (enabling the scu to pass through the production tubing disposed in the wellbore of the well) and a deployed position (to position the scu in the target zone of the open-hole portion of the wellbore).. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180155643

Process and system for conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals and fuel products integrating solvent deasphalting of vacuum residue

Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable conversion of crude oil feeds with several processing units in an integrated manner into petrochemicals. The designs utilize minimum capital expenditures to prepare suitable feedstocks for the steam cracker complex. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180155642

Process and system for conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals and fuel products integrating steam cracking, fluid catalytic cracking, and conversion of naphtha into chemical rich reformate

Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable conversion of crude oil feeds with several processing units in an integrated manner into petrochemicals. The designs utilize minimum capital expenditures to prepare suitable feedstocks for the steam cracker complex. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180155641

Process and system for conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals and fuel products integrating vacuum residue hydroprocessing

Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable conversion of crude oil feeds with several processing units in an integrated manner into petrochemicals. The designs utilize minimum capital expenditures to prepare suitable feedstocks for the steam cracker complex. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180155639

Process and system for conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals and fuel products integrating vacuum residue conditioning and base oil production

Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable conversion of crude oil feeds with several processing units in an integrated manner into petrochemicals. The designs utilize minimum capital expenditures to prepare suitable feedstocks for the steam cracker complex. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180155638

Process and system for conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals and fuel products integrating steam cracking and conversion of naphtha into chemical rich reformate

Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable conversion of crude oil feeds with several processing units in an integrated manner into petrochemicals. The designs utilize minimum capital expenditures to prepare suitable feedstocks for the steam cracker complex. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company








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