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US20120305449 CONVERTING HEAVY SOUR CRUDE OIL / EMULSION TO LIGHTER CRUDE OIL USING CAVITATIONS AND FILTRATION BASED SYSTEMS  
A process for converting heavy sulfur-containing crude oil into lighter crude oil with lower sulfur content and lower molecular weight is provided. The process is a low-temperature process using...
US20140224707 DEVICE FOR INJECTING AND MIXING FLUIDS IN A DOWNWARD-FLOW REACTOR  
The catalytic reactor with downward flow comprises a chamber (1) containing at least two solid catalyst beds (2; 11) separated by an intermediate zone comprising an essentially horizontal...
US20100108567 PROCESSING BIOMASS AND PETROLEUM CONTAINING MATERIALS  
Biomass (e.g., plant biomass, animal biomass, and municipal waste biomass) is processed to produce useful products, such as fuels. For example, systems can use feedstock materials, such as...
US20130092601 DISTRIBUTOR PLATE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF A POLYPHASE MIXTURE WITH PERIPHERY-TRUNCATED SHAFTS  
This invention relates to a plate that allows the distribution of a polyphase mixture in a reactor that operates in the trickle mode and that consists of at least one gaseous phase and at least...
US20090314683 METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROCARBON FRACTIONS  
A method for producing an LPG fraction, a gasoline fraction, a kerosene fraction, a gas oil fraction, monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and a non-aromatic naphtha fraction from hydrocracked oil...
US20130220886 CATALYTIC REACTOR WITH BOX DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM  
The catalytic reactor consists of a chamber 1 that contains at least one catalyst bed 2 in solid form, with the reactor being supplied with effluent to be treated by a pipe 3 that empties into a...
US20050284794 Naphtha hydroprocessing with mercaptan removal  
This invention relates to the hydroprocessing of naphtha with removal of mercaptan from product. Naphtha feedstock is hydrotreated and hydrocracked. Sulfur-containing contaminants, notably C5+...
US20130313163 PURGE/SAMPLING SYSTEM FOR A VESSEL, THE CORRESPONDING VESSEL AND CLEANING METHOD USING SAID PURGE/SAMPLING SYSTEM  
The invention concerns a purge/sampling system for vessels, particularly for high temperature, high pressure vessels such as hydroconversion reactors used in refinery processes and operated in...
US20080047871 Crude oil storage and tank maintenance  
HSP crude oil is used as process stream in crude oil storage tanks to address sludge levels both by cleaning sludge accumulations and preventing any significant sludge build up when used on a...
US20050035026 Catalytic distillation hydroprocessing  
A method for hydroprocessing a hydrocarbon synthesis product feed to form upgraded fuels and lubricating oils. In a preferred embodiment, the method includes the steps of: (a) contacting a...
US20130126392 SLURRY BED HYDROPROCESSING AND SYSTEM USING FEEDSTOCK CONTAINING DISSOLVED HYDROGEN  
A system and process for conversion of heavy feedstocks in a slurry bed hydroprocessing reactor is provided in which (a) hydrogen gas is dissolved in the liquid feedstock by mixing and/or...
US20060040399 Process for controlling hydrogen partial pressure in single and multiple hydroprocessors  
A control scheme for controlling hydrogen partial pressure is provided that generally comprises a hydrogen purity analyzer that measures hydrogen purity on one or more hydroprocessing units. The...
US20120031811 SELECTIVE HYDROCRACKING PROCESS FOR EITHER NAPHTHA OR DISTILLATE PRODUCTION  
A hydrocracking zone for the selective production of either a naphtha product stream or a middle distillate stream from a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock utilizing a fixed catalyst and varying the...
US20120074038 LIQUID PHASE HYDROPROCESSING WITH LOW PRESSURE DROP  
A process for hydroprocessing a hydrocarbonaceous feedstock in a continuous liquid phase utilizes a hydroprocessing catalyst comprising pills that have a largest dimension that averages no more...
US20120152801 BIOFUEL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS BASED ON CO-PROCESSING AROMATIC-RICH AND AROMATIC-LEAN COMPONENTS  
Biofuel compositions obtained by the simultaneous hydroprocessing of at least two distinct hydroprocessing feedstocks, either or both of which are derived from biomass, are disclosed. The...
US20090000986 SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR HYDROCRACKING  
A method for hydrocracking a feedstream comprising liquid hydrocarbon by forming a dispersion comprising hydrogen-containing gas bubbles dispersed in the liquid hydrocarbon, wherein the bubbles...
US20110017638 Systems and Methods for Producing a Crude Product  
A flexible once-through process for hydroprocessing heavy oil feedstock is disclosed. The process employs a plurality of contacting zones and at least a separation zone to convert at least a...
US20060027484 Fine particle dispersion compositions and uses thereof  
The present invention relates to dispersion compositions comprising synthetic oils or other heat transfer fluids and fine particles. The compositions also comprise at least one dispersant. The...
US20070017851 Hydrogen purification for make-up gas in hydroprocessing processes  
The recycle gas stream containing hydrogen that is part of the feedstream to a hydroprocessing reactor is mixed with the low purity make-up hydrogen and the sour flash gases upstream of the...
US20060201854 Methods and mixing systems for introducing catalyst precursor into heavy oil feedstock  
Methods and systems for mixing a catalyst precursor with a heavy oil feedstock preparatory to hydroprocessing the heavy oil feedstock in a reactor to form an upgraded feedstock. Achieving very...
US20110017637 Systems and Methods for Producing a Crude Product  
A process for hydroprocessing heavy oil feedstock is disclosed. The process operates in once-through mode, employing a plurality of contacting zones and separation zones in sequential mode,...
US20100122934 Integrated Solvent Deasphalting and Slurry Hydrocracking Process  
Integrated slurry hydrocracking (SHC) and coking methods for making slurry hydrocracking (SHC) distillates are disclosed. Representative methods involve passing a slurry comprising a deasphalted...
US20140231308 MIXING DEVICE WITH TANGENTIAL INLETS FOR TWO-PHASE CONCURRENT VESSELS  
A mixing device for mixing concurrently-flowing streams of vapor and liquid in a vessel contains flow baffles forming a tangential inlet orifice through which the liquid and vapor streams flow at...
US20140209509 SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR HYDROCRACKING AND HYDROGENATION  
Herein disclosed is a method for hydrogenation comprising: supersaturating a hydrocarbonaceous liquid or slurry stream in a high shear device with a gas stream comprising hydrogen and optionally...
US20110308996 METHODOLOGY TO DETERMINE FEED QUALITY (DI+RING AROMATIC CONTENT) OF FCC AND HYDROCRACKING FEEDS  
A method of upgrading naphtha and diesel yields from fluid catalytic cracking and hydrocracking units by improving a feed quality of a petroleum feedstock, product or fraction mixture. The method...
US20140262937 PARTIAL UPGRADING PROCESS FOR HEAVY OIL AND BITUMEN  
A bitumen and heavy oil upgrading process and system is disclosed for the synthesis of hydrocarbons, an example of which is synthetic crude oil (SCO). The process integrates Fischer-Tropsch...
US20130233764 Upgrading Hydrocarbon Pyrolysis Products  
The invention relates to upgraded pyrolysis products, processes for upgrading products obtained from hydrocarbon pyrolysis, equipment useful for such processes, and the use of upgraded pyrolysis...
US20100314583 Supercritical Water Processing of Extra Heavy Crude in a Slurry-Phase Up-Flow Reactor System  
A method of mixing a catalyst with a heavy oil to create a heavy oil/catalyst mixture. This is followed by combining the heavy oil/catalyst mixture with supercritical water to form light...
US20120152805 Hydroprocessing Catalysts and Methods for Making Thereof  
A method to upgrade heavy oil feedstock using an ebullated bed reactor and a novel catalyst system is provided. The ebullated bed reactor system includes two different catalyst with different...
US20070209968 Zeolitic catalyst, substrate based on a silica-alumina matrix and zeolite, and hydrocracking process for hydrocarbon feedstocks  
The invention relates to a catalyst including at least one hydro-dehydrogenating element chosen from the group formed by the group VIB and group VIII elements of the periodic table and a substrate...
US20110226667 METHODS FOR HYDROCRACKING A HEAVY OIL FEEDSTOCK USING AN IN SITU COLLOIDAL OR MOLECULAR CATALYST AND RECYCLING THE COLLOIDAL OR MOLECULAR CATALYST  
An ebullated bed hydroprocessing system, and also a method for upgrading an existing ebullated bed hydroprocessing system, involves introducing a colloidal or molecular catalyst, or a catalyst...
US20140174983 CATALYST SUPPORT AND CATALYSTS PREPARED THEREFROM  
A supported catalyst useful in processes for chemically refining hydrocarbon feedstocks, the catalyst comprising a metal from Group 6, a metal from Group 8, and optionally phosphorous, wherein the...
US20140197069 CONVERSION OF ASPHALTENIC PITCH WITHIN AN EBULLATED BED RESIDUUM HYDROCRACKING PROCESS  
A process for upgrading residuum hydrocarbons including: feeding pitch, hydrogen, and a partially spent catalyst recovered from a hydrocracking reactor to an ebullated bed pitch hydrocracking...
US20140374316 DISTRIBUTOR DEVICE FOR A MULTIPLE-BED DOWNFLOW REACTOR  
The invention relates to a device and method for distributing a liquid and gas in a multiple-bed downflow reactor, such as a hydrocarbon processing reactor, like a hydrocracker. The device...
US20120312721 PREDICTING PETROLEUM COKE MORPHOLOGY FROM FEEDSTOCK PROPERTIES  
According to one embodiment, a method includes desulfurizing a hydrocarbon feedstock in the presence of a desulfurization catalyst. A hydrocarbon product is recovered. The color of the hydrocarbon...
US20140027347 DUAL STRIPPER COLUMN APPARATUS AND METHODS OF OPERATION  
Dual stripper column arrangements are described in which hot flash drum liquid is sent to one column and cold flash drum liquid is sent to a second column. Methods of operating the dual stripper...
US20070125684 Hydrocracking Catalyst and Process  
The invention provides a hydrocracking catalyst which comprises (i) a carrier which comprises an amorphous silica-alumina and a zeolite, (ii) a Group VIII metal, (iii) a Group VIB metal, and (iv)...
US20080230443 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STEAM DEALKYLATION IN A PLANT FOR THE CATALYTIC SPLITTING OF HYDROCARBONS  
A method and apparatus for treating a fraction consisting predominantly of hydrocarbons having at least six carbon atoms (C6+ fraction) as produced in a plant for catalytic splitting of...
US20120152806 Hydroprocessing Catalysts and Methods for Making Thereof  
A method to upgrade heavy oil feedstock using an ebullated bed reactor and a novel catalyst system is provided. The ebullated bed reactor system includes two different catalyst with different...
US20150259609 FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS USING MICROCHANNEL TECHNOLOGY AND NOVEL CATALYST AND MICROCHANNEL REACTOR  
The disclosed invention relates to a process for converting a reactant composition comprising H2 and CO to a product comprising at least one aliphatic hydrocarbon having at least about 5 carbon...
US20150184087 PROCESS FOR THE HYDROCONVERSION OF HEAVY OILS  
A process for the conversion of heavy oils comprising sending the heavy oil to hydrotreatment, of the high severity type, in the presence of high concentrations of a suitable hydrogenation...
US20140097125 FILTERING DISTRIBUTOR PLATE FOR SUPPLYING A FIXED BED REACTOR HAVING A CO-CURRENT DOWNFLOW OF GAS AND LIQUID FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEAVY CLOGGING FEEDS  
The present invention describes a distributor plate adapted to co-current downflow flows of gas and of liquid, more particularly in the “trickle” mode, said distributor plate integrating a...
US20110049010 Systems and Methods for Hydroprocessing a Heavy Oil Feedstock  
Systems and methods for hydroprocessing a heavy oil feedstock are disclosed. The system employs a plurality of contacting zones and at least one separation zone, wherein a solvating hydrocarbon...
US20150225233 METHOD FOR PRODUCING RENEWABLE FUELS  
According to the present invention, organic material is converted to biogas through anaerobic digestion and the biogas is purified to yield a combustible fluid feedstock comprising methane. A fuel...
US20070138054 Selective ring opening by oxidation process  
This invention relates to the selective ring opening of naphthenic and aromatic rings, and more particularly, to any petroleum or hydrocarbon streams derived from crudes containing naphthene and...
US20090134064 REACTOR FOR USE IN UPGRADING HEAVY OIL  
The instant invention relates to an upflow for upgrading heavy oil feed stock and a method for upgrading heavy oil feed stock employing an upflow reactor and with a slurry catalyst. In one...
US20080135450 INTEGRATED UNSUPPORTED SLURRY CATALYST PRECONDITIONING PROCESS  
A process for slurry hydroprocessing, which involves preconditioning a slurry catalyst for activity improvement in vacuum residuum hydroprocessing units Preconditioning the slurry catalyst raises...
US20140346086 DISTRIBUTOR DEVICE FOR A MULTIPLE-BED DOWNFLOW REACTOR  
The invention relates to a device and method for distributing a liquid and gas in a multiple-bed downflow reactor, such as a hydrocarbon processing reactor, like a hydrocracker. The device...
US20100065476 PROCESS FOR MEASURING AND ADJUSTING HALIDE IN A REACTOR  
A process comprising: a) taking a sample from a continuous reactor process, b)measuring a content of a halide in the sample, and c) in response to the measured content of the halide, adjusting a...
US20100252482 REACTOR AND PROCESS FOR ENDOTHERMIC GAS PHASE REACTIONS ON A SOLID CATALYST  
The invention concerns a reactor for catalytic reforming or for hydrocarbon dehydrogenation, having a cylindrical shape along a vertical axis, an upper head and a lower bottom comprising at least...

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