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John R Wolflick, Gary L Beer, Richard L Payne: Process for converting gas to liquids. Sybtroleum Corporation, Baker Botts L, January 9, 2001: US06172124 (235 worldwide citation)

A process for converting a hydrocarbon gas (e.g. natural gas) to syngas which, in turn, is converted into a liquid hydrocarbon product wherein a substantial amount of the heat generated in the process is recovered for use in generating steam needed in the process or for conversion into mechanical en ...


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Gary L Beer, James L Skinner: Method and apparatus for separating and recovering water and light aromatic hydrocarbons from a gaseous stream. Atlantic Richfield Company, F Lindsey Scott, January 28, 1992: US05084074 (37 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for recovering water and light aromatic hydrocarbons from a wet gas stream, by contacting the wet gas stream with an absorbent for the water and light aromatic hydrocarbons in a contactor to absorb the water and light aromatic hydrocarbons and produce a water and light hydroca ...


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Gary L Beer, Ying H Li: Treating sludges and soil materials contaminated with hydrocarbons. Atlantic Richfield Company, Michael E Martin, November 29, 1988: US04787323 (19 worldwide citation)

Oily sludges containing volatile hydrocarbons are mixed with diatomaceous earth or perlite in a system which includes an indirect dryer for vaporizing liquids have a boiling point of less than about 700.degree. F. Dried solids are discharged from the dryer and conveyed to an oxidation unit comprisin ...


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Gary L Beer: Extended catalyst life two stage hydrocarbon synthesis process. Syntroleum Corporation, Baker Botts L, January 2, 2001: US06169120 (18 worldwide citation)

An extended catalyst life two-stage hydrocarbon synthesis process wherein a first synthesis gas stream is reacted in a first stage reactor in the presence of a suitable catalyst to produce liquid hydrocarbon products and a gaseous stream; the gaseous stream is cooled and water and liquid hydrocarbon ...


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Gary L Beer: Process and apparatus for regenerating a particulate catalyst. Syntroleum Corporation, Baker Botts L, March 13, 2001: US06201030 (15 worldwide citation)

A method of regenerating a finely-divided particulate catalyst involves the use of an external regeneration system comprising first and second regeneration stations. The method is particularly adapted to regenerating supported catalysts used in Fischer-Tropsch slurry reactors. A slurry-containing pa ...


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Gary L Beer, Ying H Li: Method and system for treating drill cutting slurries and the like. Atlantic Richfield Company, Michael E Martin, May 31, 1988: US04747961 (14 worldwide citation)

Drill cuttings, and similar slurries or mixtures oily solid particles, are treated by a dryer apparatus which vaporizes the liquid and discharges relatively large solid particles for disposal. Vapor and entrained solid fines are conveyed from the dryer to a condenser and then to a rotary drum vacuum ...


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Steven D Crane, Gary L Beer, Harrison F Blacker: Method for transporting a heavy crude oil produced via a wellbore from a subterranean formation to a market location and converting it into a distillate product stream using a solvent deasphalting process. Atlantic Richfield Company, F Lindsey Scott, April 25, 2000: US06054496 (12 worldwide citation)

A method for producing a heavy crude oil from a subterranean formation through a wellbore, transporting the heavy crude oil to a market location and converting the heavy crude oil into a product distillate hydrocarbon stream and by-products such as heat, steam, electricity and synthesis gas by separ ...


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Gary L Beer, James F Leahy, Greg A Lisewsky, Kernan J McHugh, Michael D Briscoe: Extended catalyst life Fischer-Tropsch process. Syntroleum Corporation, Baker Botts L, May 29, 2001: US06239184 (10 worldwide citation)

A process for extending the life of a Fisher-Tropsch catalyst in a process for converting synthesis gas produced in an autothermal reactor by the substoichiometric oxidation of a light hydrocarbon gas by removing ammonia from the synthesis gas prior to passing the synthesis gas to a Fischer-Tropsch ...


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Gary L Beer, Ying H Li: Method for treating crude oil sludges and the like. Atlantic Richfield Company, Michael E Martin, October 4, 1988: US04775457 (7 worldwide citation)

Crude oil sludges and other relatively heavy hydrocarbon liquid sludges are mixed with diatomaceous earth or perlite to form a friable and flowable solids mixture which is conveyed to a combustion unit, such as rotary kiln, calciner or lift pipe type combustor, wherein combustion of the hydrocarbons ...


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Gary L Beer, Michael D Briscoe: Method for operating a fischer-tropsch process using a high pressure autothermal reactor as the pressure source for the process. Syntroleum Corporation, Baker Botts L, February 5, 2002: US06344491 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for producing a synthesis gas from a light hydrocarbon stream using air or oxygen-enriched air as an oxidant in a high pressure autothermal reactor and converting the synthesis gas in a Fischer-Tropsch process using a supported cobalt catalyst to produce heavy paraffins wherein the required ...



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