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Paul E Titus: Method for reducing the adherence of crude oil to sucker rods. Shell Oil Company, August 2, 1977: US04039717 (50 worldwide citation)

A method for facilitating the removal or preventing the adherence of residual oil in oil tankers and other vessels or containers, on the surfaces of oil spill cleanup equipment such as skimmers and booms, and on sucker rods or other surfaces in oil wells, by coating surfaces contacting the oil with ...


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Paul E Titus: Fragmented polymers as friction reducers in pipeline transportation of products. Shell Oil Company, July 15, 1980: US04212312 (28 worldwide citation)

A process for reducing the flowing friction of a liquid hydrocarbon in a pipeline with a polymer soluble in the hydrocarbon by preparing a particulated, substantially undegraded polymer for introduction into a hydrocarbon by mixing the polymer with a solvent, surfactant, and water, whereby the polym ...


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Paul E Titus 615 Roper, James R Hanson 5340 Degnan Drive: Floating self adjusting skimmer. J H McCarthy, T E Bieber, September 5, 1972: US3688909 (25 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a skimming mechanism for removing all or part of a first liquid from the surface of a second liquid. A pivoted receptacle having a weir is buoyed to position the weir adjacent the interface of the liquids. Liquids accumulating in the receptacle are withdrawn for disposal. A stabil ...


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Paul E Titus: Method and apparatus for protecting the weld area of polyolefin coated pipe. Power Lone Star, Vinson & Elkins L, May 23, 2000: US06065781 (21 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for protecting the weld area of polyolefin-coated steel pipe with an epoxy-based coating. The epoxy-based coating adheres well to the metal of the pipe, but does not adhere well to the polyolefin pipe coating. An intermediate bonding material therefore is applied ...


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Paul E Titus: Method for preventing the adherence of oil to surfaces. Shell Oil Company, July 3, 1979: US04160063 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for preventing the adherence of oil to sucker rods or other surfaces in oil wells, by coating the surfaces contacting the oil with a film of a polymer that prevents or reduces oil adherence. Among materials effective in reducing oil adherence is an oleophobic film formed by complexing carbo ...


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Thomas J Toerner, Paul E Titus, Bang T Tran: Polymer concrete coating for pipe tubular shapes, other metal members and metal structures. Power Lone Star, Vinson & Elkins L, April 15, 1997: US05621025 (7 worldwide citation)

The improved coating of the present invention provides a protective coating for pipe, tubular shapes, other metal members, and metal structures. The protective coating comprises a polymer concrete, which is preferably a mixture of an organic resin, a filler material and a chemical activator. The org ...


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Paul E Titus: Reduced J-tube riser pull force. Shell Oil Company, July 30, 1991: US05035922 (5 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for reducing the force required to move a pipe through a J-tube attached to an offshore platform by coating the pipe with hydrophilic polymer and then moving the pipe through the J-tube, or by introducing a solution of hydrophilic polymer and water into the J-tube and then movin ...


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Paul E Titus: Prevention of sliding of a weight jacket over the corrosion coating of a pipe line. Shell Oil Company, July 6, 1982: US04338044 (5 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for preventing sliding of a weight jacket on a pipe during tensioning of the pipe by disposing at least one spiral gripping means about the pipe, attaching at least one end of the gripping means to the pipe, and applying the weight jacket about the pipe and gripping means.


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Paul E Titus: Reduced J-tube riser pull force. Shell Oil Company, September 8, 1992: US05145289 (4 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for reducing the force required to move a pipe through a J-tube attached to an offshore platform by coating the pipe with hydrophilic polymer and then moving the pipe through the J-tube, or by introducing a solution of hydrophilic polymer and water into the J-tube and then movin ...


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Paul E Titus: Removal of sulfur compounds from coal during pipeline transport. Shell Oil Company, July 1, 1980: US04210422 (2 worldwide citation)

Sulfur compounds are removed from coal during preparation of the coal for pipeline transport and during pipeline transport of the coal by preparing the coal in particles sufficiently fine for transport as an aqueous slurry, mixing the coal particles with oxygenated water and a basic chemical substan ...