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 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

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

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

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

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

06/07/18 / #20180155635

Integrated process for in-situ organic peroxide production and oxidative heteroatom conversion

An oxidative treatment process, e.g., oxidative desulfurization or denitrification, is provided in which the oxidant is produced in-situ using an aromatic-rich portion of the original liquid hydrocarbon feedstock. The process reduces or replaces the need for the separate introduction of liquid oxidants such as hydrogen peroxide, organic peroxide and organic hydroperoxide in an oxidative treatment process.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180155633

Process and system for conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals and fuel products integrating delayed coking 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 / #20180155611

Stabilization of petroleum surfactants for enhancing oil recovery

The present technology relates to compositions and related methods for stabilizing surfactants capable of increasing liquid hydrocarbon production from subterranean reservoirs. In some embodiments, the technology relates to the stabilization of sulfonate based surfactants for enhanced oil recovery (“eor”) operations. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180155599

Rapidly dehydrating lost circulation material (lcm)

A rapidly dehydrating lost circulation material (lcm) composition is provided. The lcm composition may include a carrier fluid, volcanic ash, a viscosifier, and date tree rachis fibers. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180154318

Water separation in flowlines or trunk lines

A sink is configured to attach to a bottom surface of a flowline that is configured to flow a mixture of at least two immiscible fluids. One of the immiscible fluids is water. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180149357

Dynamic multi-legs ejector for use in emergency flare gas recovery system

A system and method for recycling flare gas back to a processing facility that selectively employs different numbers of ejector legs depending on the flare gas flowrate. The ejector legs include ejectors piped in parallel, each ejector has a flare gas inlet and a motive fluid inlet. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180149354

Staged chemical looping process with integrated oxygen generation

Disclosed is a method for enhanced fuel combustion to maximize the capture of by-product carbon dioxide. According to various embodiments of the invention, a method for combusting fuel in a two-stage process is provided, which includes in-situ oxygen generation. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180149003

Well kickoff systems and methods

Systems and methods for removing fluid from a subterranean well with a fluid removal system includes lowering an elongated member into tubing of the subterranean well to a lower position, the elongated tubing having a plunger or valve body located at an end, wherein fluid passes past the plunger or through a valve opening as the valve body moves into the subterranean well. The plunger or valve body is moved in a direction out of the subterranean well so that fluid cannot pass the plunger or through the valve opening, moving the fluid out of the subterranean well.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180148633

Water treatment schemes for injection water flooding recovery processes in carbonate reservoirs

Disclosed are water treatment apparatus and processes for the generation of injection water from seawater and produced water. The first water treatment apparatus includes a reverse osmosis (ro) unit that treats the seawater, a pretreatment unit that pretreats the produced water, and a carrier gas extraction (cge) unit or dynamic vapor recompression (dyvar) that treats the pretreated produced water and generates fresh water. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180148626

Invert emulsion drilling fluids with fatty acid and fatty diol rheology modifiers

Provided here are various invert emulsion drilling fluid compositions. The invert emulsion fluid is a water in oil emulsion, which can include an invert emulsifier to stabilize the water in oil emulsion, a 16 to 18 carbon carboxylic acid, a 36 carbon fatty dimer diol, a polymeric filter control agent, and an inorganic mineral including one or more of lime, calcium chloride, and barite. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180148625

Invert emulsion drilling fluids with fatty acid and fatty amine rheology modifiers

Provided here are various invert emulsion drilling fluid compositions. One such invert emulsion drilling fluid is a water in oil emulsion, which can include an invert emulsifier to stabilize the water in oil emulsion, a fatty acid, a 36 carbon fatty dimer diamine, a filtration control agent; and an inorganic mineral including one or more of lime, calcium chloride, and barite. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/24/18 / #20180142190

Treatment of sulfide scales

Treating a sulfide scale includes contacting the sulfide scale with an oxidizing composition that includes a first oxidizer and a second oxidizer.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/24/18 / #20180142168

Process and system for conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals and fuel products integrating vacuum gas oil hydrotreating and steam 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

05/24/18 / #20180142167

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

An integrated process converting crude oil to petrochemical products including olefins and aromatics, and fuel products, is disclosed. The process includes steam cracking and fluid catalytic cracking. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/24/18 / #20180142166

Process and system for conversion of crude oil to petrochemicals and fuel products integrating vacuum gas oil hydrocracking and steam 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

05/17/18 / #20180137223

Parallel reservoir simulation with accelerated aquifer calculation

Reservoir simulation for simulation models which include a large edge aquifer region is provided with a speed up in processing reducing computer processing time. Connected aquifer grid cells in a vertical column are amalgamated to reduce the total number of active cells in the solution phase. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/17/18 / #20180136353

Use of wavelet cross-correlation for virtual source denoising

Seismic shot gather data is received from a computer data store for processing. The received seismic shot gather data is separated into downgoing and upgoing wavefields, a time-frequency-wavenumber (t-f-k) three-dimensional (3d) data cube comprising multiple time-frequency (t-f) slices is formed. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/17/18 / #20180135384

Subsurface safety valve for cable deployed electrical submersible pump

A safety valve system for a subterranean well includes a central body with a central body profile and a supporting body having a supporting profile shaped to support the central body profile. An outer diameter seal circumscribes the central body to seal between the central body and the supporting body. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/17/18 / #20180134964

Pyrolysis to determine hydrocarbon expulsion efficiency of hydrocarbon source rock

An open system pyrolysis of a first hydrocarbon source rock sample obtained from a natural system is performed within a pyrolysis chamber by maintaining the pyrolysis chamber at a substantially constant temperature. Hydrocarbons are recovered from the pyrolysis chamber released by the first hydrocarbon source rock sample. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/10/18 / #20180128130

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180128096

Polymeric tracers

Tracing subterranean fluid flow includes providing a first polymeric tracer to a first injector, collecting a first aqueous sample from a first producer, and assessing the presence of the first polymeric tracer in the first aqueous sample. The first polymeric tracer includes a first polymer formed from at least a first monomer. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/10/18 / #20180128083

Hydraulically assisted deployed esp system

A system and method for providing artificial lift to production fluids within a subterranean well includes loading an electrical submersible pump assembly into an interior cavity of a pump launcher. The electrical submersible pump assembly has a motor and a pump. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/10/18 / #20180127642

Dual-phase acid-based fracturing composition with corrosion inhibitors and method of use thereof

A dual-phase acid-based fracturing composition with corrosion inhibitors and method for use in acid-based matrix and fracturing operations in oil and gas wells is provided. The composition includes an acid, a hydrocarbon, a hydrocarbon-soluble corrosion inhibitor, an acid-soluble corrosion inhibitor, and an acid-soluble inhibitor aid.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/10/18 / #20180127634

Reversible aminal gel compositions, methods, and use

A well treatment composition for use in a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir comprising a reversible aminal gel composition is disclosed. The reversible aminal gel composition includes a liquid precursor composition. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/10/18 / #20180127632

Date tree spikelet-based additive for mechanical reinforcement of weak and unstable lost circulation material (lcm) seals/plugs

A lost circulation material (lcm) having chips formed from date tree spikelets of a date tree is provided. The date tree spikelets may be obtained from the waste product of date tree and date fruit processing. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/03/18 / #20180120237

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 measureable change in the structure's diffraction pattern. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

05/03/18 / #20180119533

Wellbore system with lateral wells

A well system that intersects a subterranean formation, and which includes a motherbore disposed in a non-producing formation that is between producing zones. Connate fluids in the formation can be produced with the well system; alternatively, fluids can be injected into the formation through the well system. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

04/12/18 / #20180100845

Method for non-intrusive measurement of low water content in oil

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for determining trace amounts of water in oil, including the steps of obtaining a blended sample of a low water content fluid including an amount of water and an amount of oil, transferring a portion of the blended sample to a cuvette to create a measurement sample, covering a viewing surface of the cuvette with an opaque sheet with a slit, providing a barrier with a fixed opening between a laser source and a laser-receptive surface of the cuvette, transmitting a pulsed laser beam from the laser source into the cuvette; inducing fluorescence in the measurement sample, focusing the fluorescence through a collecting lens and transmitting the fluorescence to a spectrometer, and measuring the fluorescence with the spectrometer by dispersing the fluorescence with a spectrograph and intensifying the fluorescence with an intensified charge coupled device.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

04/12/18 / #20180100380

Well control using a modified liner tie-back

One example of a wellbore control tool and a method of use is described. A leak is detected in a cased wellbore comprising a multiple telescoping casing sections. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

04/12/18 / #20180100374

Choke system for wellhead assembly having a turbine generator

A wellhead assembly for use with a well that includes a production tree, a production line for carrying produced fluid from the production tree, and a choke in the production line. The choke assembly includes a turbine member that rotates in response to fluid flowing through the production line. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

04/05/18 / #20180094866

Systems for recovery and re-use of waste energy in hydrocracking-based configuration for integrated crude oil refining and aromatics complex

Configurations and related processing schemes of specific direct or indirect inter-plants integration for energy consumption reduction 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 direct or indirect inter-plants integration for energy consumption reduction 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

04/05/18 / #20180094865

Systems for recovery and re-use of waste energy in hydrocracking-based configuration for integrated crude oil refining and aromatics complex

Configurations and related processing schemes of specific direct or indirect inter-plants integration for energy consumption reduction 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 direct or indirect inter-plants integration for energy consumption reduction 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

04/05/18 / #20180094864

Systems for recovery and re-use of waste energy in crude oil refining and aromatics complex

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

04/05/18 / #20180094863

Systems for recovery and re-use of waste energy in crude oil refining facility and aromatics complex

Configurations and related processing schemes of inter-plants and hybrid, intra- and inter-plants' direct or indirect heating systems 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 inter-plants and hybrid, intra- and inter-plants' direct or indirect heating systems 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

04/05/18 / #20180094862

New systems for recovery and re-use of waste energy in crude oil refining facility and aromatics complex through simultaneous intra- plant integration and plants' thermal coupling

Configurations and related processing schemes of direct or indirect (or both) intra-plants and thermally coupled heating systems 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 direct or indirect (or both) intra-plants and thermally coupled heating systems 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

04/05/18 / #20180094861

Recovery and re-use of waste energy in industrial facilities

Configurations and related processing schemes of direct or indirect inter-plants (or both) heating systems 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 direct or indirect inter-plants (or both) heating systems 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

04/05/18 / #20180094507

Chemical attenuator sleeve

A chemical attenuator sleeve for mitigating chemical reaction in a well borehole includes an inner member having a plurality of perforations, a first outer member disposed on an outer circumference of the inner member, a second outer member at least partially enveloping the first outer member, the second outer member having an outer diameter that is greater than an outer diameter of the first outer member, and a chemical composition disposed between the outer diameter of the first outer member and an inner diameter of the second outer member. The chemical composition may include mgo, mg(oh)2, cao, ca(oh)2, naoh, and mixtures thereof.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

04/05/18 / #20180094500

Vehicle mounted blowout preventor equipment

A leak containment system for sealing around a fluid flow member includes a ram sealing system mounted on a mobile vehicle. The ram sealing system has a sealing chamber having a generally cylindrical shape when the ram sealing system is in a closed position, and a ram assembly located at an end of the sealing chamber. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

04/05/18 / #20180093218

Metal organic framework absorbent platforms for removal of co2 and h2s from natural gas

Provided herein are metal organic frameworks comprising metal nodes and n-donor organic ligands which have high selectivity and stability in the present of gases and vapors including h2s, h2o, and co2. Methods include capturing one or more of h2s, h2o, and co2 from fluid compositions, such as natural gas.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/29/18 / #20180088014

Determining rock properties

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

03/29/18 / #20180087366

Wellbore system

A system and method of producing a deposit of gas and liquid hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation, where a pressure of the gas hydrocarbons is regulated. Strategically regulating a pressure of the gas hydrocarbons prevents the gas hydrocarbons from expanding into a path of the liquid hydrocarbons flowing to a wellbore. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/29/18 / #20180086971

High temperature fracturing fluids with nano-crosslinkers

A fracturing fluid system for increasing hydrocarbon production in a subterranean reservoir formation is provided. The fracturing fluid system comprising a fluid composition and a base fluid, the fluid composition comprising a nano-crosslinker, and a base polymer; and the base fluid operable to suspend the fluid composition, the base fluid comprising water; wherein the fluid composition and the base fluid are combined to produce the fracturing fluid system, wherein the fracturing fluid system is operable to stimulate the subterranean reservoir formation. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/29/18 / #20180086962

Date tree leaflet-based flaky lost circulation material

A lost circulation material (lcm) having flakes formed from date tree leaflets is provided. The flakes of the date tree leaflet lcm may be formed by tearing and shredding date tree leaflets from date trees. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180081077

Method for measurement of hydrocarbon content of tight gas reservoirs

Measures of the hydrocarbon content of a shale gas formation or reservoir are obtained. Nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) well logs are obtained from a well in the reservoir measures of the total fluid, including both water and hydrocarbon, in the shale of the reservoir. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180080905

Underwater pipeline inspection crawler

An inspection crawler, and systems and methods for inspecting underwater pipelines are provided. The system includes the inspection crawler having a housing with a first side, an opposing second side, a power source, and a controller. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180080904

Underwater pipeline inspection crawler

A system for underwater inspection including an inspection crawler are provided. The inspection crawler includes a housing having first and second sides, a power source, a controller, an inspection tool, at least two driving wheels, and a moveable center of gravity. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180080893

Method for non-linear high salinity water cut measurements

The present disclosure relates to a method for determining a water cut value of a composition comprising a hydrocarbon. In some embodiments, the disclosure relates to an apparatus for determining the water cut value of the composition that comprises one or more of a capacitance probe, a temperature probe, a salinity probe, and a computer.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180080307

Coordinated water environment mobile robots

A two-part, selectively dockable robotic system having counterbalanced stabilization during performance of an operation on an underwater target structure is provided. The robotic system includes a first underwater robotic vehicle that is sized and shaped to at least partially surround the underwater target structure. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180079975

Integrated hydrotreating and steam pyrolysis system including hydrogen redistribution for direct processing of a crude oil

Steam pyrolysis and hydroprocessing are integrated including hydrogen redistribution to permit direct processing of crude oil feedstocks to produce petrochemicals including olefins and aromatics. A feed is initially split into a light portion and a heavy portion, and the heavy portion is hydroprocessed. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180079947

Cement having cross-linked polymers

A composition and method of forming a wellbore cement that includes a cross-linked polyamide. The polyamide is formed by reacting a di-functional amine with an aromatic tri-functional carboxylic acid. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180079476

Underwater vehicles and inspection methods

A method for performing operations using a water environment robotic system on a target section of pipeline located in an underwater environment is provided. The method includes the steps of deploying the underwater robotic vehicle into the water and visually inspecting the underwater environment to locate the pipeline and its plurality of weld joints. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180079475

Reusable buoyancy modules for buoyancy control of underwater vehicles

A water environment robotic system and method has a buoyancy configuration which can be selectively altered. The system includes an underwater robotic vehicle and a buoyancy module that is configured to be selectively buoyantly engaged and buoyantly disengaged with the underwater robotic vehicle. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/22/18 / #20180079086

Attachment mechanisms for stabilzation of subsea vehicles

Systems and methods for securing a remotely operated vehicle (rov) to a subsea structure during cleaning, maintenance, or inspection of the structure surface are provided. In one or more embodiments, an attachment mechanism includes a pair of grasping hooks that are raised and lowered when driven by a motorized drive. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/15/18 / #20180073975

Integrated ultrasonic testing and cathodic protection measurement probe

This application discloses integrated probes and probe systems, which can be attached to the robotic arms of a remotely operated vehicle to perform both cathodic protection (cp) voltage measurements and ultrasonic testing (ut) thickness measurements at an underwater surface. In some embodiments, the integrated probe system couples an inner and outer gimbal together such that one or more electrically conductive legs pass from the outer gimbal through the inner gimbal. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/15/18 / #20180073867

Magnetically coupled integrated ultrasonic testing and cathodic protection measurement probe

This application discloses magnetically coupled integrated probes and probe systems, attachable to the robotic arms of a remotely operated vehicle to perform both cathodic protection (cp) voltage measurements and ultrasonic testing (ut) thickness measurements at an underwater surface. The integrated probe system can include a spring for coupling to an rov end effector. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/15/18 / #20180073400

Modified goswami cycle based conversion of gas processing plant waste heat into power and cooling with flexibility

A system includes a waste heat recovery heat exchanger configured to heat a heating fluid stream by exchange with a heat source in a crude oil associated gas processing plant; and a modified goswami energy conversion system. The modified goswami energy conversion system includes a first group of heat exchangers configured to heat a first portion of a working fluid by exchange with the heated heating fluid stream; and a second group of heat exchangers configured to heat a second portion of the working fluid. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/15/18 / #20180073348

Weight on bit calculations with automatic calibration

A method of forming a wellbore with a drill string and that includes continuously and automatically measuring a tare value of the drill string. The tare value of the drill string is measured while the drill string is rotating, fluid is circulating in the drill string, and after the drill string has been axially stationary for a set period of time. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/15/18 / #20180072936

Methods and systems for neutralizing hydrogen sulfide during drilling

The method comprising the steps of mixing an amount of scavenger into a drilling mud to produce a scavenger-containing drilling mud such that the scavenger-containing drilling mud has a scavenging capacity, wherein the drilling mud is at a target ph, and introducing the scavenger-containing drilling mud into the wellbore during drilling operations, where the scavenger-containing drilling mud is operable to work with a drill bit to drill the wellbore, where the amount of scavenger in the scavenger-containing drilling mud is operable to irreversibly react with hydrogen sulfide present in the drilling mud to produce a scavenged hydrogen sulfide.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/08/18 / #20180067465

Emergency shutdown system for dynamic and high integrity operations

Provided in some embodiments are systems and methods for emergency shutdown (esd) systems. Embodiments provide for receiving, from a central logic solver (cls) of an emergency shutdown (esd) system for a plant via a first communication channel, a command indicative of a first state for an esd valve, in response to receiving the command, controlling the esd valve to operate in the first state, obtaining, from a central status monitor (csm) of the esd system via a second communication channel, current status information for the plant, determining a second state for the esd valve based at least in part on the current status information obtained from the csm, and controlling the esd valve to operate in the second state.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/08/18 / #20180066613

Adjusting a fuel on-board a vehicle

A fuel separation system includes a fuel separator configured to receive a fuel stream and separate the fuel stream, based on a volatility of the fuel stream, into a vapor stream defined by a first auto-ignition characteristic value and a first liquid stream defined by a second auto-ignition characteristic value, the second auto-ignition characteristic value greater than the first auto-ignition characteristic value; and a heat exchanger fluidly coupled between a fuel input of the fuel stream and the fuel separator, the heat exchanger configured to transfer heat from the vapor stream to the fuel stream, and output a heated fuel stream to the fuel separator and a second liquid stream defined by the first auto-ignition characteristic value.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/08/18 / #20180066515

Controlling hydrocarbon production

Techniques for controlling hydrocarbon production includes (i) identifying a plurality of reservoir measurements of a subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir located between at least one injection wellbore and at least one production wellbore; (ii) processing the identified plurality of reservoir measurements to generate a petrophysical model of the subterranean hydrocarbon reservoir; (iii) determining, based on the petrophysical model, a flow of an injectant from the injection wellbore toward the production wellbore; and (iv) adjusting an inflow control device (icd) positioned about the production wellbore based on the determined flow of the injectant.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/08/18 / #20180066497

Stage cementing tool

A system for cementing a tubular in a wellbore that includes a sleeve made up of an annular housing with a cement seal on outer surface of the housing. The sleeve further includes a sliding block, a stationary block, an arm attached to the sliding block, and a passage formed through a sidewall of the housing, and that receives a free end of the arm. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/08/18 / #20180066197

Process to recover gasoline and diesel from aromatic complex bottoms

Systems and methods are disclosed for crude oil separation and upgrading, which include the ability to reduce aromatic complex bottoms content in gasoline and higher-quality aromatic compounds. In some embodiments, aromatic complex bottoms are recycled for further processing. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/08/18 / #20180066194

Integrated gas oil separation plant for crude oil and natural gas processing

Systems and methods of integrated gas oil separation are disclosed. Systems include a high pressure production trap (hppt), a low pressure production trap (lppt), a low pressure degassing tank (lpdt), a first knockout drum (kod) fluidly coupled to the lpdt and operable to accept an atmospheric pressure off-gas from the lpdt, an atmospheric pressure compressor fluidly coupled to the first kod and operable to compress the atmospheric pressure off-gas to introduce the atmospheric pressure off-gas from the lpdt into the lppt inlet feed stream, a second kod fluidly coupled to the lppt and operable to accept a low pressure off-gas from the lppt, and a low pressure compressor fluidly coupled to the second kod and operable to compress the low pressure off-gas to introduce the low pressure off-gas from the lppt into the crude oil inlet feed stream.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/01/18 / #20180058188

Formation water salinity from borehole measurements

The present disclosure describes various embodiments related to methods for determining salinity of water in a borehole of a formation and the water in the formation. Various methods may use inelastic and capture gamma-ray spectra obtained from a pulsed neutron logging tool. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/01/18 / #20180058157

Fiber reinforced and powered coil tubing

Examples of fiber reinforced and powered coil tubing include a hollow fiber reinforced composite coiled tubing with a tubing wall having an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall thickness. The inner surface is formed to prevent absorption of fluids flowed through the coiled tubing to the tubing wall. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/01/18 / #20180057758

Systems and methods for the conversion of feedstock hydrocarbons to petrochemical products

According to an embodiment disclosed, a feedstock hydrocarbon may be processed by a method which may include separating the feedstock hydrocarbon into a lesser boiling point hydrocarbon fraction and a greater boiling point hydrocarbon fraction, cracking the greater boiling point hydrocarbon fraction in a high-severity fluid catalytic cracking reactor unit to form a catalytically cracked effluent, cracking the lesser boiling point hydrocarbon fraction in a steam cracker unit to form a steam cracked effluent, and separating one or both of the catalytically cracked effluent or the steam cracked effluent to form two or more petrochemical products. In one or more embodiments, the feedstock hydrocarbon may include crude oil and one of the petrochemical products may include light olefins.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/01/18 / #20180057729

Date tree trunk-based fibrous loss circulation materials

A date tree trunk-based lost circulation material (lcm) is provided. The date tree trunk lcm includes date tree trunk fibers produced from date tree trunks. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/01/18 / #20180057425

Systems and methods for producing propylene

According to one or more embodiments described herein, propylene may be produced by a process which may comprise one or more of at least partially metathesizing a first portion of a first stream to form a first metathesis-reaction product, at least partially cracking the first metathesis-reaction product to form a cracking-reaction product.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

03/01/18 / #20180057127

Wirelessly controlled subsystems for underwater remotely operated vehicles

A system for underwater remotely operated vehicles (rovs) and wirelessly controlled subsystems is provided. The system comprises an rov and a subsystem mounted to the rov. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/22/18 / #20180051546

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

02/22/18 / #20180051543

Click together electrical submersible pump

An electrical submersible pump assembly for producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean well includes a motor-seal click connector releasably connecting a motor to a seal section and engaged by relative axial movement between the motor and the seal section, and a pump-seal click connector releasably connecting the pump to the seal section and engaged by relative axial movement between the pump and the seal section. Electrical conductors are located within a sidewall of the motor housing, a sidewall of the seal section housing, and a sidewall of the pump housing. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/22/18 / #20180050450

Systems and methods for configuring field devices using a configuration device

A system and method is disclosed for configuring a group of mobile field devices using a configuration device (an hmi) is provided. In particular, the hmi is programmed to configure identically programmed field devices that are arbitrarily arranged in an application-dependent formation by defining and providing configuration parameters to the devices via wired and/or wireless communication. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/22/18 / #20180050329

Hybrid catalyst for olefin metathesis

An olefin metathesis catalyst and method for producing same is provided.. . ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/15/18 / #20180048007

System and method for fueling alternative fuel vehicles

Disclosed is an alternative fuel fueling station useful for fueling both electrical and hydrogen alternative fuel vehicles simultaneously. The alternative fuel fueling station includes a solid oxide fuel cell, an electrical conduit, and a compressed hydrogen conduit, such that the alternative fuel fueling station can fuel both the electrical and hydrogen alternative fuel vehicles simultaneously.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/15/18 / #20180045704

Multiple function dual core flooding apparatus and methods

A dual core flooding apparatus is disclosed. The dual core flooding apparatus includes at least two core holders each configured to contain a core plug. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/15/18 / #20180045078

Modified goswami cycle based conversion of gas processing plant waste heat into power and cooling

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

02/08/18 / #20180038992

Automatic petro-physical log quality control

Software-based quality control analysis of well log data. At least some of the various embodiments are computer-readable mediums storing a program that, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to read data from a well log, and perform a quality control analysis on the data.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/08/18 / #20180038976

Surface consistent statics solution and amplification correction

Methods for correcting seismic signals by determining a signature of an outcropping geobody (e.g., a sand dune) from unprocessed seismic data, attenuating the seismic data using a variable gap deconvolution, and performing a surface consistent deconvolution and amplitude correction on the seismic data. A signature associated with the outcropping geobody and corresponding to the geometry of the geobody may be identified from the unprocessed seismic data. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/08/18 / #20180038210

Integrated pump and compressor and method of producing multiphase well fluid downhole and at surface

An integrated system is disclosed to handle production of multiphase fluid consisting of oil, gas and water. The production stream is first separated into two streams: a liquid dominated stream (gvf<5% for example) and a gas dominated stream (gvf>95% for example). ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/08/18 / #20180038204

Systems and methods for developing hydrocarbon reservoirs

Provided in some embodiments are systems and methods for developing a hydrocarbon reservoir. A method may include, for each of a plurality of prosed hydrocarbon wells, determining a reservoir entry point corresponding to a location at a top limiting surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir, determining a reservoir exit point corresponding to a location at a bottom limiting surface of the hydrocarbon reservoir, and determining a well trajectory that includes a path that extends downward gradually from the reservoir entry point at the top limiting surface to reservoir exit point at the bottom limiting surface. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/08/18 / #20180037828

Production of upgraded petroleum by supercritical water

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

02/01/18 / #20180031524

Integrated sediment and water analysis device and method

Provided herein are methods and devices for determining water and sediment content in a hydrocarbon fluid sample. The methods and devices for determining water and sediment content in a hydrocarbon fluid sample include a karl fischer titration device and a titration vessel configured to implement a karl fischer titration and an ultrasonic particle detector configured to identify sediment in the hydrocarbon fluid sample.. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/01/18 / #20180031397

Flow line insert with indentations

An example implementation of the subject matter described within this disclosure is a thermowell with the following features. A body has a closed end, an open end, an outer surface, and defining an interior cavity starting prior to the closed end and terminating at the open end. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/01/18 / #20180030359

Combined solid adsorption-hydrotreating process for whole crude oil desulfurization

A whole crude oil desulfurization system and process includes a combination of an adsorption zone and a hydroprocessing zone. This combined process and system reduces the requisite throughput for the hydroprocessing unit, conventionally a very costly and process both in terms of energy expenditures and catalyst depletion. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

02/01/18 / #20180030185

Addition of monovalent salts for improved viscosity of polymer solutions used in oil recovery applications

An oil recovery composition having a brine, a hydrolyzable polymer, and a monovalent cations to divalent cations ration in the range of about 3:1 to about 4.5:1 is provided. An oil recovery composition may be formed from a brine recovered from production water and a polymer. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

01/25/18 / #20180023360

Wellhead flowline protection system

A system and method for the application of differential pressure indicating transmitters in conjunction with pressure sensors, pressure transmitters and position switches to monitor and control the flowline protection systems at remote wellheads. The system communicates with a local control panel in proximity to the wellhead, as well as to a central control room at the processing plant supplied by the wells. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

01/25/18 / #20180021762

Heat generating catalyst for hydrocarbons cracking

A method of using a heat generating catalyst in a hydrocarbon cracking process. The method includes providing a catalyst bed reactor which includes a catalyst bed of the heat generating catalyst disposed in the catalyst bed reactor. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

01/18/18 / #20180018817

Cored rock analysis planning through ct images

Embodiments of the disclosure include methods, machines, and non-transitory computer-readable medium having one or more computer programs stored therein to enhance core analysis planning for a plurality of core samples of subsurface material. Embodiments can include positioning electronic depictions of structure of encased core samples of subsurface material on a display and determining portions of each of the images as different planned sample types thereby to virtually mark each of the images. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

01/18/18 / #20180017178

Utilizing clean gas to reliably operate main and pilot relief valve

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

01/18/18 / #20180016946

Power generation from waste energy in industrial facilities

Optimizing power generation from waste heat in large industrial facilities such as petroleum refineries by utilizing a subset of all available hot source streams selected based, in part, on considerations for example, capital cost, ease of operation, economics of scale power generation, a number of orc machines to be operated, operating conditions of each orc machine, combinations of them, or other considerations are described. Recognizing that several subsets of hot sources can be identified from among the available hot sources in a large petroleum refinery, subsets of hot sources that are optimized to provide waste heat to one or more orc machines for power generation are also described. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

01/18/18 / #20180016483

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

A date palm seed lost circulation material (lcm) is provided having a date palm seed admixture of date palm seed particles of various sizes. The date palm seed particles may have a size greater than about 2380 microns in a range of about 40% to about 42% by weight, particles having a size greater than about 595 microns and less than about 2381 microns in a range of about 46% to about 48% by weight, particles having a size greater than about 400 microns and less than about 596 microns in a range of about 4% to about 6% by weight, particles having a size less than about 210 microns in a range of about 4% to about 6% by weight, and particles having a size less than about 149 microns in a range of about 1% to about 3% by weight. ... Saudi Arabian Oil Company

01/18/18 / #20180016449

Corrosion-resistant coatings and methods of making the same

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

01/11/18 / #20180011037

Characterization of crude oil by nmr spectroscopy

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








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