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Roby Bearden, Saul Charles Blum, William Neergaard Olmstead: Process for reducing total acid number of crude oil. Exxon Research and Engineering Co, E C Bakun, June 22, 1999: US05914030 (47 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a method for reducing the amount of carboxylic acids in petroleum feeds comprising the steps of (a) adding to said petroleum feed a catalytic agent comprising an oil soluble or oil dispersible compound of a metal selected from the group consisting of Group VB, VIB, VIIB and V ...


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Eugene T Premuzic, Mow Lin: Biochemically enhanced oil recovery and oil treatment. Associated Universities, Margaret C Bogosian, March 29, 1994: US05297625 (47 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to the preparation of new, modified organisms, through challenge growth processes, that are viable in the extreme temperature, pressure and pH conditions and salt concentrations of an oil reservoir and that are suitable for use in microbial enhanced oil recovery. The modified ...


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Kenneth L Trachte, Jacob B Angelo, Keith K Aldous: Catalytic reduction of acidity of crude oils in the absence of hydrogen. Exxon Research and Engineering Company, James H Takemoto, February 16, 1999: US05871636 (46 worldwide citation)

A process for reducing the acidity of acidic crude oils by contacting the crude oil with a hydrotreating catalyst in the absence of hydrogen.


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Lyle D Atkins: Process and apparatus for the destructive distillation of waste material. Wallace Atkins Oil Corporation, Bard Springs Jackson & Groves, July 26, 1977: US04038152 (46 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for the destructive distillation of organic waste materials. An insulated sealed distillator compartment is provided having a plurality of conveyor stages for transporting the waste material through the sealed compartment while subjecting the material to a plurality of incre ...


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Roby Bearden, Saul Charles Blum, William Neergaard Olmstead: Process for reducing total acid number of crude oil. Exxon Research and Engineering Co, E C Bakun, July 27, 1999: US05928502 (46 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a method for reducing the amount of carboxylic acids in petroleum feeds comprising the steps of (a) adding to said petroleum feed a catalytic agent comprising an oil soluble or oil dispersible compound of a metal selected from the group consisting of Group VB, VIB, VIIB and V ...


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Nazim Muradov: Portable hydrogen generator-fuel cell apparatus. University of Central Florida, Brian S Steinberger, Law Offices of Brian S Steinberger P A, November 25, 2003: US06653005 (46 worldwide citation)

A compact hydrogen generator is coupled to or integrated with a fuel cell for portable power applications. Hydrogen is produced via thermocatalytic decomposition (cracking, pyrolysis) of hydrocarbon fuels in oxidant-free environment. The apparatus can utilize a variety of hydrocarbon fuels, includin ...


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Nathan H Canter, Max L Robbins, Edward G Baker: Oil recovery process using polymer microemulsion complexes. Exxon Research and Engineering Co, James H Takemoto, November 23, 1982: US04360061 (45 worldwide citation)

A process for the enhanced recovery of oil from a subterranean formation using a polymer-microemulsion complex is disclosed. The polymer is polyethylene oxide or polyvinyl pyrrolidone and interacts with the surfactant of the microemulsion to form a physical association. The resulting complex is char ...


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Joseph T Hamrick, Leslie C Rose: Hydrogen generating system. Arthur F Zobal, May 24, 1977: US04024912 (45 worldwide citation)

A partial oxidation process and system for burning crude oil with just enough oxygen in a gas generator to convert all of the carbon to carbon monoxide to form carbon monoxide and free hydrogen. Water or steam is added and the gas water reaction carried out over an iron base catalyst to produce carb ...


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No title available. May 26, 1971: GB1233795-A (45 worldwide citation)

1,233,795. Thermal cracking. BADISCHE ANILIN- & SODA-FABRIK A.G. 4 Oct., 1968 [7 Oct., 1967], No. 47183/68. Heading C5E. Olefins are produced by thermal cracking of crude oil or other oil containing non-vaporizable residues in admixture with steam in a cracking furnace having externally heated coile ...


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Gifford G McClaflin, Henry A Bourne, Donald L Whitfill: Method for producing heavy, viscous crude oil. Conoco, Stephen A Littlefield, August 12, 1986: US04605069 (44 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a process whereby heavy, viscous crude oil may be produced from a hydrocarbon-bearing formation utilizing a jet pump without the problems associated with cavitation damage of the jet pump found in the prior art. The jet pump is operated with a power fluid comprising water and surfactant ...



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