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Constructing stratigraphic images of sediment distribution in a subsurface of the earth

. . A distribution of sand sediment class in a subsurface of the earth is identified. Three-dimensional stratigraphic images of sediment distribution in a subsurface of the earth are constructed, including at least two depositional domains, by simulating sediment transport and deposition over a selected time interval of sediments originating from one or more clastic sediment input sources. ... Shell Oil Company

Process for the preparation of glycols

A process for the preparation of glycols from a saccharide-containing feedstock having the steps of: (a) preparing a reaction mixture in a reactor vessel comprising the saccharide-containing feedstock, a solvent, hydrogen, a catalyst component with retro-aldol catalytic capabilities and a first hydrogenation catalyst comprising an element selected from groups 8, 9 and 10 of the periodic table; (b) monitoring the hydrogenation activity in the reactor vessel; (c) when the activity of the first hydrogenation catalyst declines, as indicated by the crossing of a threshold, supplying into the reaction mixture in the reactor vessel a catalyst precursor comprising one or more elements selected from groups 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the periodic table; and (d) converting the catalyst precursor in the presence of hydrogen in the reactor vessel to a second hydrogenation catalyst to supplement the declined hydrogenation activity in the reactor vessel.. . ... Shell Oil Company

Process for the preparation of glycols

The invention provides a process for the production of glycols comprising the step of adding to a reactor vessel a saccharide-containing feedstock, a solvent, hydrogen, a retro-aldol catalyst composition and a catalyst precursor and maintaining the reactor vessel at a temperature and a pressure, wherein the catalyst precursor comprises one or more cations selected from groups 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the periodic table, and wherein the catalyst precursor is reduced in the presence of hydrogen in the reactor vessel into an unsupported hydrogenation catalyst.. . ... Shell Oil Company

Process for the preparation of a hydrogenation catalyst and its use for the preparation of glycols

A process for the preparation of an unsupported hydrogenation catalyst wherein a catalyst precursor comprising one or more cations selected from a group consisting of chromium and groups 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the periodic table is contacted in a reactor with hydrazine to convert the catalyst precursor into the unsupported hydrogenation catalyst.. . ... Shell Oil Company

Process for capturing co2 from a gas stream

The present invention relates to a process for capturing carbon dioxide from a gas stream. The gas stream is contacted with solid adsorbent particles in an adsorption zone. ... Shell Oil Company

Composition and method for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery

A process for preparing a hydrocarbon recovery composition which comprises an anionic surfactant, an alkaline agent and a polymer and a process for treating a hydrocarbon containing formation.. . ... Shell Oil Company

Process to prepare paraffins and waxes

Paraffins and waxes are produced from a gaseous feed stream comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide in a fischer-tropsch reactor using a fixed bed of reduced fischer-tropsch catalyst having cobalt as catalytically active metal. A nitrogen-containing compound is added to the gaseous feed stream in a concentration of up to 10 ppmv and the mixture if fed to the reactor to obtain paraffins having from 5 to 300 carbon atoms. ... Shell Oil Company

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

The present invention provides a process for the production of 1,4-bdo and thf from furan, said process comprising: (i) contacting furan with hydrogen and water in a reactor in the presence of a catalytic composition, wherein the furan and water are contacted in the presence of a solvent, said solvent being selected from one or more of thf, 1,4-bdo and nba, and converting at least a portion of said furan to 1,4-bdo and thf; (ii) producing a reactor product stream comprising gases, water, thf, 1,4-bdo and furan; (iii) separating gases from the reactor product stream; (iv) then separating at least a portion of each of the thf and 1,4-bdo from said reactor product stream; and (v) recycling the remainder of the reactor product stream, comprising water, optionally furan, and at least one of thf, 1,4-bdo and nba, to the reactor.. . ... Shell Oil Company

Scintillating gamma ray specrometer and its use in mud logging system

A gamma ray scintillation spectrometer is disclosed in which an inorganic scintillation crystal has a channel extending therethrough for receiving a sample into, and disposing a sample out of, the scintillation crystal. The spectrometer further includes a photomultiplier tube optically coupled to the scintillation crystal to detect photons generated by the scintillation crystal. ... Shell Oil Company

Fuel composition

Diesel fuel composition suitable for use in an internal combustion engine comprising: (a) 2 mass % to 30 mass % of kerosene having a kinematic viscosity at 40° c. Of 1.5 mm2/s or less and a density of 810 kg/m3 or less; (b) 2 mass % to 20 mass % of fischer-tropsch derived base oil having a kinematic viscosity at 40° c. ... Shell Oil Company

Process for preparing a paraffin product

The fischer-tropsch process can be used for the conversion of hydrocarbonaceous feed stocks into normally liquid and/or solid hydrocarbons (i.e. Measured at 0° c., 1 bar). ... Shell Oil Company

Method and system for obtaining a hydrogen rich gas

The present invention relates to a method for obtaining a hydrogen rich gas from a natural gas comprising gas stream. The present invention relates to a system for obtaining a hydrogen rich gas from a gas stream comprising natural gas. ... Shell Oil Company

Electromechanically operated fuel nozzle

An electromechanically operated fuel nozzle having continuously adjustable flow rate settings between a closed position and maximum flow. The fuel nozzle includes a fuel dispensing pipe for dispensing fuel; an electromechanical valve device to control a flow of fuel in the fuel dispensing pipe, comprising an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. ... Shell Oil Company

Method of time-lapse monitoring using seismic waves

Receiver-consistent scalars of seismic receiver channels are used for time-lapse monitoring of a sub-surface earth formation. Signals are induced by seismic waves propagating through the earth formation adjacent to each respective seismic receiver channel. ... Shell Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230759

Shock mitigation devices

A shock mitigation device (100) comprising: a first end (130), a second end (140), and an inner tubular (150), wherein the inner tubular defines an internal cavity (110). In certain embodiments the present disclosure relates to shock mitigation devices connected to a riser for use with emergency separation tools using explosive charges to sever a workstring at a location above a blowout preventer stack in a well.. ... Shell Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230393

Methods of providing higher quality liquid kerosene based-propulsion fuels

By blending a quantity of synthetic cyclo-paraffinic kerosene fuel blending component comprising at least 99.5 mass % of carbon and hydrogen content and at least 50 mass % of cyclo-paraffin into kerosene base fuel, kerosene based-propulsion fuels can be upgraded to higher quality kerosene based-propulsion fuels such as jet fuel or rocket fuel to meet certain specification and/or increase volumetric energy content of the propulsion fuel.. . ... Shell Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230392

Methods of providing higher quality liquid kerosene based-propulsion fuels

By blending a quantity of synthetic cyclo-paraffinic kerosene fuel blending component comprising at least 99.5 mass % of carbon and hydrogen content and at least 50 mass % of cyclo-paraffin into kerosene base fuel, kerosene based-propulsion fuels can be upgraded to higher quality kerosene based-propulsion fuels such as jet fuel or rocket fuel to meet certain specification and/or increase volumetric energy content of the propulsion fuel.. . ... Shell Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180230391

Fuel formulation

A gasoline fuel formulation which contains 60% v/v or more of a combination of (a) a biologically-derived alcohol and (b) a mixture of c4 to c12 hydrocarbon fuel components, all of which hydrocarbon fuel components have been derived, whether directly or indirectly, from catalytic conversion of a biologically-derived oxygenate component, wherein the concentration of the alcohol (a) in the formulation is from 0.1 to 30% v/v.. . ... Shell Oil Company

08/16/18 / #20180229181

Carbon molecular sieve membranes for aggressive gas separations

The present disclosure describes a process for separating at least a first gas component and a second gas component by contacting a gas stream comprising the first and second gas components with a carbon molecular sieve (cms) membrane under aggressive gas separation conditions in which the partial pressure of the selectively sorbed gas component in the gas stream is high. Despite the high partial pressure of the sorbed gas component, the selectivity of the carbon molecular sieve membrane is not substantially reduced by plasticization or saturation. ... Shell Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223603

Flexible dynamic riser for subsea well intervention

A flexible dynamic riser comprising: a riser; a coil tubing disposed within the riser, wherein the riser and the coil tubing define an annulus; and a packing material disposed within the annulus.. . ... Shell Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180223212

Process for preparing a grease

The invention provides for a process for preparing a lubricating grease. The process can be carried out in the presence of a base oil and avoids the use of diisocyanate reagents.. ... Shell Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180222743

Electromechanically operated fuel nozzle

An electromechanically operated fuel nozzle having at least four flow rate settings including maximum flow, minimum flow, and a plurality of intermediate flows. The fuel nozzle includes a plurality of solenoid valves, each configured to, upon actuation, permit a predetermined portion of the maximum flow through a fuel-dispensing pipe. ... Shell Oil Company

08/09/18 / #20180221800

Separator column

Separator column (1) with at least one demister, such as a swirl deck (17), crossing the flow path, and a coalescer deck (7) crossing the flow path upstream the demister. The coalescer deck carries at least one coalescer (8) comprising an uninterrupted coalescer tube (9) with an upstream open end (11), a downstream open end (12), and a swirler (13) between the two open ends. ... Shell Oil Company

08/02/18 / #20180216877

Method and system for processing a liquid natural gas stream at a lng import terminal

The invention relates to a of processing a liquid natural gas stream at a lng import terminal. The method comprises operating a vaporization unit obtaining a pressurized vaporized natural gas stream and operating a slushification unit to obtain a slush of liquid and solids and a cooled vapour phase. ... Shell Oil Company

08/02/18 / #20180214841

Method and apparatus for partially solidifying a methane comprising stream

The invention relates to a method and apparatus for partially solidifying a methane comprising stream. The method comprises—providing a liquid methane comprising stream (30) at a first pressure (p1),—passing the liquid methane comprising stream (30) to a slush vessel (300) which is kept at a second pressure (p2), the second pressure (p2) being lower than the first pressure (p1), thereby cooling and at least partially solidifying the methane comprising stream (30) generating a methane comprising slush, and—collecting the methane comprising slush.. ... Shell Oil Company

08/02/18 / #20180214814

Process for recovering methane from a gas stream comprising methane and ethylene

The invention relates to a process for recovering methane from a gas stream comprising methane and ethylene, comprising: a sorption step which comprises contacting the gas stream comprising methane and ethylene with a sorption agent which has a lower affinity for methane than for ethylene, wherein the gas stream comprising methane and ethylene also comprises a compound for which the sorption agent has a lower affinity than for methane and ethylene, resulting in sorption of ethylene and methane by the sorption agent and in a gas stream comprising the compound for which the sorption agent has a lower affinity than for methane and ethylene; a first desorption step which comprises desorbing part of the sorbed methane resulting in a gas stream comprising methane in an amount of 1 to 99.9% based on the amount of methane in the gas stream that is subjected to the sorption step; and a second desorption step which comprises desorbing sorbed compounds resulting in a gas stream comprising the desorbed compounds.. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/26/18 / #20180208525

Process for the oxidative coupling of methane

The invention relates to a process for the oxidative coupling of methane comprising converting methane to one or more c2+ hydrocarbons in a reactor, wherein said process comprises contacting a reactor feed comprising methane and oxygen with a catalyst composition and wherein the linear gas velocity of said reactor feed in the region above the catalyst bed is at least 0.6 m/s, the linear gas velocity through the catalyst bed is at least 0.6 m/s and the partial pressure of oxygen in the reactor is greater than 0.08 mpa.. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/19/18 / #20180202713

Method and system for cooling and separating a hydrocarbon stream

The present invention relates to a method of cooling and separating a hydrocarbon stream: (a) passing an hydrocarbon feed stream (7) through a first cooling and separation stage to provide a methane enriched vapour overhead stream (110) and a methane depleted liquid stream (10); (b) passing the methane depleted liquid stream (10) to a fractionation column (200) to obtain a bottom condensate stream (210), a top stream enriched in c1-c2 (220) and a midstream enriched in c3-c4 (230), (c) cooling the upper part of the fractionation column (201) by a condenser (206), (d) obtaining a split stream (112) from the methane enriched vapour overhead stream (110) and obtaining a cooled split stream (112′) by expansion-cooling the split stream (112), (e) providing cooling duty to the top of the fractionation column (201) using the cooled split stream (112′).. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/19/18 / #20180202268

Expansion assembly, top anchor and method for expanding a tubular in a wellbore

An expansion assembly for expanding a tubular in a wellbore, the expansion assembly including a top anchor comprising: a workstring; a pusher ring being coupled to the workstring by a first releasable coupling; a ramp body having one or more ramp surfaces, said ramp body being releasably coupled to the workstring by a second releasable coupling; one or more anchor segments each having one or more wedge surfaces corresponding to and engaging the ramp surfaces of the ramp body, one end of the segments engaging the pusher ring; a release ring enclosing the workstring and arranged at an opposite end of the segments; one or more key merlons connecting the release ring to the pusher ring; and activating means for releasing the first releasable coupling.. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180195371

Method and system for surplus expansion of a bell section at a lower end of an expanded tubular

A method for expanding a lower bell section of an expandable tubular to a larger diameter than upper parts thereof utilizes an expandable bell cone (1) with circumferentially spaced segments (2) that expand in response to axial force and automatically retract in response to removal of the axial force, wherein gaps (a) are present between the expanded segments (2) and the tailends (2a) at the gauge of the segments are slightly skewed to mitigate the effect of the gaps (a) on the flattening of the expanded bell sections between the segments (2).. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180195363

Method and system for sealing an annulur space around an expanded well tubular

An annular space surrounding an expandable well tubular (1) is sealed by: —a concave seal pusher assembly (5) with concave pusher elements comprising buckling joints (7) of which assembly (5) a first end is secured at a selected first location (2) of the outer surface of the unexpanded well tubular (1); —an annular elastomeric sealing ring (9) arranged with an inwardly tapered first end thereof against an outwardly tapered second end (8) of the concave seal pusher assembly (5); —a set of staggered and overlapping steel support strips (11) arranged around a second end of the sealing ring (9) and connected at one end thereof to a selected second location (3) of the outer surface of the unexpanded tubular (1); —expanding and thereby shortening the tubular (1) to push the inwardly tapered end of the sealing ring over the outwardly tapered end (8) of the seal pusher assembly (5) and buckling the staggered strips (11) against the outer surface (12) of the annular space surrounding the expanded tubular (1) to compress the sealing ring (9) and seal off the annular space.. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180195007

Method for start-up and operation of a fischer-tropsch reactor

The invention relates to a method for start-up and operation of a fischer-tropsch reactor comprising the steps of: (a) providing a reactor with a fixed bed of reduced fischer-tropsch catalyst that comprises cobalt as catalytically active metal; (b) supplying a gaseous feed stream comprising carbon monoxide and hydrogen to the reactor, wherein the gaseous feed stream comprises a nitrogen-containing compound other than molecular nitrogen in an initial concentration, wherein the initial concentration in the range of from 10 to 350 ppbv based on the volume of the gaseous feed stream; (c) converting carbon monoxide and hydrogen supplied with the gaseous feed stream to the reactor into hydrocarbons at a reaction temperature and at a set reactor productivity, whilst maintaining the initial concentration of the nitrogen-containing compound and maintaining the set reactor productivity during a first time period by adjusting the reaction temperature; (d) decreasing the concentration of the nitrogen- containing compound to a second concentration in the range of from 0 to 20 ppbv, wherein the second concentration is at least 5 ppbv below the initial concentration, preferably at least 20 ppbv below the initial concentration, and maintaining the reactor productivity by adjusting the reaction temperature.. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180194644

Apparatus and method for reactive distillation for waste water treatment

The present invention relates to a method for treating a waste water stream. Said waste water comprises hydrocarbons and oxygenates such as alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and has a cod of up to 5 wt %. ... Shell Oil Company

07/12/18 / #20180193823

Catalyst for producing hydrocarbons

A hydropyrolysis catalyst and a process using that catalyst are described. The catalyst comprises a support and an active metal component wherein the catalyst is an eggshell type catalyst having the active metal component located in the outer portion of the support.. ... Shell Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187529

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

. . A pin-box well tubular connector assembly having pin and box connector members (6, 5) with intermeshing external and internal screw thread profiles is optimized for expansion downhole in a wellbore by: a) configuring the box connector member (5) such that it has at least one thread (10) that does not engage a thread on the pin member (6); and optionally: b) configuring the pin and box connectors (6, 5) such that in axial direction a gap of at least 0.2 mm is present between the external and internal screw thread profiles; and/or c) inserting a swellable dope in the gap between the pin and box connector members (6, 5).. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187528

A method of expanding a tubular and expandable tubular

A tubular member (1) with a relative rough (1.5-10 μm) inner surface (5) coated solid lubricating film (10) which is transformed into a substantially viscous rubbery viscoelasto-plastic phase at temperatures in a range between 50° c. And 110° c. ... Shell Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187527

Method and system for switching a functionality of a liner expansion tool

The functionality of a downhole tubular expansion tool is switched by: -providing the unexpanded tubular with an oversized section (7) having a larger internal width than other (non-oversized) sections of the unexpanded tubular (6);-providing the expansion tool with a control sub (1) comprising a trigger assembly (2) that is pushed outward within the oversized section and thereby switches the functionality of the tool, for example by contracting or expanding a collapsible expansion cone and/or opening a valve.. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187526

Method and system for sealing a segmented expandable cone

A well tubular is expanded using an expandable segmented cone (301-303) which is at a large diameter bottom or gauge section of the cone (301-303) provided with a robust sealing assembly (300a-c) comprising a sealing ring or sealing lips that engage(s) an expanded section of the tubular (307).. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187525

Method and system for enhancing the performance of a well tubular expansion assembly

The upward force exerted on an expansion cone (2), which is pulled up by a drill string (3) to expand a well tubular (1), is hydraulically enhanced by:—connecting a bottom plug (10) to a carrier body (11) below the expansion cone (2);—lowering the drill string (3), cone (2), carrier body (11), bottom plug (10) and unexpanded well tubular (1) assembly into a well;—inducing the drill string (3) to pull the expansion cone (2) through a lower edge (13) of the unexpanded well tubular (1) to expand said edge (13) and to subsequently pull the bottom plug (10) into sealing engagement with the expanded edge (13);—releasing the bottom plug (10) from the carrier body (11);—further pulling (f1) the expansion cone (10) through the well tubular (1) and simultaneously injecting fluid through the drill string (3) below the cone (2) to hydraulically increase (f2) the upward force (f=f1+f2) exerted on the expansion cone (2).. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180187315

Process for degreasing a chemical plant

A process for degreasing a chemical plant is disclosed. The vessels and process lines are rinsed with a solvent comprising at least 50 wt % dialkyl carbonate, based upon the weight of the solvent.. ... Shell Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180186921

Improvements relating to polyurethanes

A process for making a flexible polyurethane foam, the process comprising reacting a polyether polyol with foam-forming reactants to provide said polyurethane foam, wherein said polyether polyol comprises a latent aldehyde content of at least 50 ppm, and/or said polyether polyol is obtainable from ring-opening polymerization of alkylene oxide comprising a free aldehyde content of at least 200 ppm. Foams obtainable by the process, and uses of polyether polyols are also disclosed.. ... Shell Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180186760

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

The present invention provides a method for increasing the molar ratio of tetrahydrofuran to 1,4-butanediol in a process for the production of 1,4-butanediol and tetrahydrofuran, said process comprising contacting furan with hydrogen and water in a reactor vessel at an initial partial pressure of hydrogen, and in the presence of a catalytic composition comprising at least one metal on a solid support, wherein the at least one metal is selected from cobalt, nickel, ruthenium, palladium and platinum and wherein the molar ratio of tetrahydrofuran to 1,4-butanediol is increased by increasing the partial pressure of hydrogen in the reactor vessel above the initial partial pressure of hydrogen.. . ... Shell Oil Company

07/05/18 / #20180185807

Spent catalyst standpipes

A catalyst standpipe comprising a horizontal section, a sloped section, and vertical section, wherein the vertical section comprises one or more ring portions and associated methods and systems.. . ... Shell Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180164456

Marine seismic surveying

A system for acquiring a marine seismic survey makes use of a propelled vessel (40) towing at least a seismic source assembly (100) behind it. The navigation control system (42) of the propelled vessel is instructed to steer the propelled vessel in response to position information repetitively generated by a source global positioning system (gps, 130) which forms part of the seismic source assembly being towed. ... Shell Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180163142

Methods and systems for supplying energy to a hydrocatalytic reaction

Systems and methods involving hydrocatalytic reactions that thermal energy obtained from combustion of coke generated by coking of at least a portion of the hydrocatalytic reaction product. Hydrocatalytic reactions can require substantial amounts of thermal energy. ... Shell Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180163141

Methods and systems for supplying hydrogen to a hydrocatalytic reaction

Systems and methods involving hydrocatalytic reactions that use molecular hydrogen obtained from a biogas generated from at least a portion of the hydrocatalytic reaction product. Hydrocatalytic reactions can require significant quantities of molecular hydrogen, particularly if the molecular hydrogen is being introduced under dynamic flow conditions. ... Shell Oil Company

06/14/18 / #20180161761

Ethylene epoxidation catalysts, associated methods of manufacture, and associated methods for the production of ethylene oxide

An ethylene epoxidation catalyst is disclosed that comprises a fluoride-mineralized carrier having silver and a rhenium promoter deposited thereon, wherein the fluoride-mineralized carrier has: a total fluorine (tf) content less than 5000 ppm as measured by xrf, a water extractable fluorine (wef) content greater than 45 ppm as measured by microwave extraction and ion specific electrode, and wherein the ratio of tf:wef is between 10 and 110. Associated methods of manufacturing such catalysts and epoxidation methods using such catalysts are similarly provided.. ... Shell Oil Company

06/07/18 / #20180157224

System and method for handling equipment service for model predictive controllers and estimators

. . It is advantageous to handle certain conditions when equipment (or equipment components) is taken out-of-service or shutdown for service or maintenance. Equipment service flags may be used to indicate that an individual variable will no longer be propagated as the associated equipment has been taken out of line for service. ... Shell Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180150292

System and method for replacing a live control/estimation application with a staged application

A staged application may be transitioned, or hot swapped, to live application, that is, the staged version of an application is transited to the live version of an application. The staged version may nm in estimation mode along-side the live version. ... Shell Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180150039

System and method for controlling ramp imbalances in model predictive controllers

The temporary relaxation of constraints permits the efficient and cost-effective operation of certain process models. Ramp imbalances are controlled using soft-landing constraints. ... Shell Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180150037

System and method for superior performance with respect to best performance values in model predictive control applications

Model predictive control is used to obtain the best performance value for an objective in a dynamic environment. One or more best performance values for a model predictive application are obtained by utilizing asymmetric dynamic behavior that pushes the process to the edges of the operative window. ... Shell Oil Company

05/31/18 / #20180149012

Method and system for damping vibrations in a tool string system

The invention provides a control system and method for limiting vibrations in a tool string system, comprising a relatively heavy rotatable device, such as a pump system or a bottom hole assembly, connected to a long rotatable tool string driven by a drive system. The control system comprises feedback of both torque and rotational speed signals to correct the set rotational speed. ... Shell Oil Company

05/24/18 / #20180143177

Process comprising analysing a flowing fluid

A process which comprises (a) injecting stripping gas into the fluid flow, (b) taking a sample from the stripping gas containing fluid obtained in step (a) at a point downstream of the injection of the stripping gas, and (c) analyzing the sample taken in step (b).. . ... Shell Oil Company

05/24/18 / #20180142173

Fuel composition

A fuel composition for powering a combustion engine, the composition comprising: a liquid base fuel; and a (co)polymer obtainable by (co)polymerizing at least the following monomers: •at least one bicyclic (meth)acrylate ester •optionally at least one lower-alkyl (meth)acrylate, •optionally at least one aromatic vinyl monomer, and •optionally other ethylenically unsaturated monomers.. . ... Shell Oil Company

05/24/18 / #20180141032

Preparation and use of copper containing hydrogenation catlyst

The invention relates to a process for preparing a catalyst, which comprises: mixing a copper salt containing solution with a silicate salt containing composition resulting in a precipitated solid; and subjecting the precipitated solid to a temperature in the range of from 150 to 500° c. Further, the invention relates to a copper containing catalyst obtainable by said process. ... Shell Oil Company

05/17/18 / #20180136618

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

It is advantageous to switch an active element with a background element. By using a switching mechanism, a background element can be made active while the application remains active. ... Shell Oil Company

05/10/18 / #20180127670

Fuel composition

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

05/03/18 / #20180119527

Hybrid push and pull method and system for expanding well tubulars

. . . . A hybrid push and pull method for expanding a tubular in a wellbore utilizes an expansion assembly with a sealed and another, optionally expandable, cone, wherein during at least part of the expansion process the sealed cone is moved up through the tubular by a combination of push and pull forces and the push force is generated by pumping fluid at an elevated pressure into a space between the bottom plug and the expansion assembly. This allows staged expansion of the tubular in a hard rock formation and/or of a tubular surrounded by a hardened cement lining and/or of a pair of partially overlapping nested tubular ends.. ... Shell Oil Company

05/03/18 / #20180119504

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

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

05/03/18 / #20180119031

Oil and water emulsion detection and control for desalters

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

05/03/18 / #20180119000

Method for hydrocarbon recovery

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

05/03/18 / #20180117568

Preparation of catalyst

A process for preparing a hydrocarbon conversion catalyst that comprises a specially made silica-alumina composition and a metal or metal compound selected from group vib and group viii metals. The silica-alumina composition is made by preparing an aqueous mixture containing aluminum sulfate followed by adding alkali metal aluminate to the mixture to enhance the ph to within specified range and then adding aluminum sulfate to the mixture to lower the ph. ... Shell Oil Company

05/03/18 / #20180117556

Fluidized solids distributor

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

04/19/18 / #20180105730

Inducibly degradable polyacetal compositions for use in subterranean formations

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

04/19/18 / #20180104657

Method of making a gold on palladium gas separation membrane

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

04/12/18 / #20180099266

Process for the preparation of a catalyst support

Process for preparing a catalyst support which process comprises a) mixing pentasil zeolite having a bulk silica to alumina molar ratio in the range of from 20 to 150 with water, a silica source and an alkali metal salt, b) extruding the mixture obtained in step (a), c) drying and calcining the extrudates obtained in step (b), d) subjecting the calcined extrudates obtained in step (c) to ion exchange to reduce the alkali metal content, and e) drying the extrudates obtained in step (d); process for preparing a catalyst by furthermore impregnating such support with platinum in an amount in the range of from 0.001 to 0.1 wt % and tin in an amount in the range of from 0.01 to 0.5 wt %, each on the basis of total catalyst; ethylbenzene dealkylation catalyst obtainable thereby and a process for dealkylation of ethylbenzene which process comprises contacting feedstock containing ethylbenzene with such catalyst.. . ... Shell Oil Company

03/29/18 / #20180086998

Lubricating oil compositions comprising a heavy high saturates base oil

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

03/22/18 / #20180079702

Process for the separation of clycols

The invention provides a process for the separation of meg and 1,2-bdo from a first mixture comprising meg and 1,2-bdo in a weight ratio of at least 10:1 (meg:1,2- bdo), said process comprising the steps of; (i) providing the first mixture as a feed to a distillation column at a point in the range of from 20 to 80% of the column height; (ii) operating the distillation at a temperature in the range of from 120 to 190° c. And at a pressure in the range of from 5 kpa to atmospheric pressure; (iii) removing an meg stream from the distillation column at a point below the point at which the first mixture is fed; (iv) removing an overheads stream comprising an azeotrope of meg and 1,2-bdo.. ... Shell Oil Company

03/15/18 / #20180073345

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

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

03/15/18 / #20180072838

Improvements relating to polyols and polyurethanes

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

03/15/18 / #20180072692

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

The present invention provides a process for the production of thf and 1,4-bdo from furan in the presence of a catalytic composition, wherein the catalytic composition contains at least one metal selected from the group consisting of fe, ru, os, co, rh, jr, ni, pd, pt and, optionally, contains one or more additional metal on a solid support, and wherein said process comprises the steps of: i) contacting furan with hydrogen and water in a reactor in the presence of said catalytic composition for a time; ii) stopping the flow of furan and the flow of water to the reactor and removing furan and water from the reactor; iii) subjecting the catalytic composition to a gas stream comprising hydrogen at a temperature of from 200 to 600° c. In the absence of the furan and water; iv) re-starting the flow of furan and the flow of water to the reactor.. ... Shell Oil Company

03/15/18 / #20180071691

Asymmetric modified carbon molecular sieve hollow fiber membranes having improved permeance

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

03/08/18 / #20180065080

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

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

03/01/18 / #20180057756

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

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

02/22/18 / #20180052253

Paleogeographic reconstruction of an area ofthe earth crust

A paleo event table creator tool box is described which is induced and/or allows a user to spatially join a selected area of interest of the earth crust to one selected tectonic plate in a tectonic plate model, which selected tectonic plate has an overlap with the area of interest, and to sample a paleogeographic dataset relevant to the area of interest for a series of paleogeographic time steps. A graphical user interface is induced and/or allows the user to create a paleo event table that displays the sampled paleogeographic dataset. ... Shell Oil Company

02/22/18 / #20180051548

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

Methods of performing a reaming operation at a wellsite are disclosed. The method involves measuring surface drilling parameters (e.g., surface torque and surface weight on bit) from surface sensors positioned about a rig, measuring downhole drilling parameters (e.g., downhole weight on bit and downhole torque) from downhole sensors positioned about a downhole tool, generating weight on reamer from the measured surface weight on bit and the measured downhole weight on bit, generating frictional torque by detecting from the surface sensors when the drilling tool is in a rotating off bottom state and selecting a portion of the measured surface torque measured during the rotating off bottom state, generating torque on reamer from the frictional torque, the downhole torque parameters, and the surface torque parameters, and detecting reamer performance by monitoring changes in reamer performance metrics (e.g., reamer aggressiveness) including integrated torque on reamer with weight on reamer.. ... Shell Oil Company

02/15/18 / #20180045705

Methods of measuring hydrogen sulfide concentrations in reservoir fluids

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

02/15/18 / #20180044605

Grease composition

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

02/15/18 / #20180044178

Method for treating off gas and producing hydrogen

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

02/15/18 / #20180043334

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

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

02/15/18 / #20180043292

Swirl tube separators

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

02/08/18 / #20180037838

Use of a lubricating composition

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

02/08/18 / #20180036699

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

A method for a selecting a loading pressure drop tolerance specification for a plurality of tubes in a multitubular fixed-bed reactor, wherein the plurality of tubes comprise a packed bed of epoxidation catalyst, the method comprising: defining a first loading pressure drop tolerance range for the plurality of tubes based on a desired maximum variation in outlet oxygen concentration, relative to the mean, for the plurality of tubes; defining a second loading pressure drop tolerance range for the plurality of tubes based on a desired maximum number of tube corrections for the plurality of tubes; and selecting the loading pressure drop tolerance specification for the plurality of tubes such that the entirety of the loading pressure drop tolerance specification falls within the first loading pressure drop tolerance range and the second loading pressure drop tolerance range.. . ... Shell Oil Company

02/01/18 / #20180030800

Well emergency separation tool for use in separating a tubular element

A method of separating a tubular element, comprising providing a tubular element having an inner and an outer surface, a circumference of said outer surface, and a first end and a second end; radially surrounding said tubular element with an explosive material, wherein said explosive material is capable of generating a high-velocity plasma jet in response to an activation signal, and wherein said explosive material comprises an electrically conductive layer; transmitting said activation signal to said explosive material; generating said high-velocity plasma jet; and separating said tubular element into a first portion comprising said first end and a second portion comprising said second end when said high-velocity plasma jet penetrates said outer surface of said tubular element and exits said inner surface of said tubular element.. . ... Shell Oil Company

02/01/18 / #20180030367

Grease composition

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

02/01/18 / #20180030358

Production of higher hydrocarbons from solid biomass

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

01/25/18 / #20180024260

Method and system for recording seismic signals

A first stationary seismic receiver array is provided in a first non-vertically directed first borehole section of a first array of non-vertically directed first borehole sections, and a second stationary seismic receiver array is provided in a second non-vertically directed first borehole section of the first array of non-vertically directed first borehole sections. A seismic source assembly is moved axially through a first non-vertically directed second borehole section from at least a first position to a second position of a plurality of first borehole positions along a length of the first non-vertically directed second borehole section. ... Shell Oil Company

01/25/18 / #20180023377

Thermally activated strong acids

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

01/25/18 / #20180022556

Systems and methods for providing feed material to a pressurized system

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

01/18/18 / #20180017320

Method and apparatus for cooling down a cryogenic heat exchanger and method of liquefying a hydrocarbon stream

The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for cooling down a cryogenic heat exchanger adapted to liquefy a hydrocarbon stream, such as a natural gas stream. The method comprises: (i) receiving one or more refrigerant temperature indications, providing an indication of the temperature of the refrigerant, (ii) comparing the one or more refrigerant temperature indications with one or more associated predetermined threshold values, and (iii) based on the outcome of the comparison under (ii) selecting one of an automated warm cooling down procedure of the cryogenic heat exchanger and an automated cold cooling down procedure of the cryogenic heat exchanger.. ... Shell Oil Company

01/04/18 / #20180002618

Process to prepare paraffin wax

The present invention provides a paraffin wax having a congealing point according to astm d938 of at least 75° c. And a saybolt colour according to astm d156 of at least 25 cm.. ... Shell Oil Company

01/04/18 / #20180002591

Oil production using multistage surfactant polymer chemical flood

A process for recovering oil from an oil-bearing formation is disclosed comprising providing a first oil recovery formulation comprising a first surfactant able to create low interfacial tension with reservoir crude oil; injecting the first oil recovery formulation into the oil-bearing formation via an injection well (201); providing a second oil recovery formulation having a second surfactant with a higher solubility in water than the first formulation; injecting the second oil recovery formulation into the oil-bearing formation via the injection well; and producing oil to a production well (203).. . ... Shell Oil Company








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