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Utility
Asphaltene Conversion, Separation, Removal and Transport Preparation for Heavy Hydrocarbons
7 Oct 21
A process to convert asphaltenes found in heavy hydrocarbon sources, remove the converted solid asphaltene portion from the hydrocarbon source at operating conditions and to prepare the separated solid asphaltenes for easier handling, storage or bulk transport, with a minimal amount of heavy hydrocarbon remaining with the asphaltenes to serve as an inherent binder for larger and robust formed solid asphaltene pieces.
TOM CORSCADDEN, DAVID DENTON, JIM KEARNS, DARIUS REMESAT
Filed: 13 Apr 21
GRANT
Utility
Treatment of thick fine tailings including chemical immobilization, polymer flocculation and dewatering
21 Sep 21
A process for the treatment of thick fine tailings that include constituents of concern (CoCs) and suspended solids is provided.
Oladipo Omotoso, Adrian Revington, Marc Goranson, Patrick Sean Wells, Macoura Kone, Daryl Hockley, Baha Elsayed Abulnaga, John Diep, Benito Moyls, Alan Melanson, Rodney Guest, Naveen Prathap, Babak Derakhshandeh
Filed: 23 Feb 17
APP
Utility
Upgrading of Heavy Oil or Heavy Oil-derived Product with Ionic Liquids
9 Sep 21
Processes for upgrading a heavy oil or heavy oil-derived feedstock in presence of an ionic liquid are described, and can improve the heavy oil or heavy oil-derived properties such as viscosity and composition, and reduced contaminant content, such as a reduced Total Acid Number (TAN) and a reduced heavy metal content.
Carrie FANAI, Todd PUGSLEY, Dmitry BOGATKOV, Ying QI, Karolina MATUSZEK, Douglas Robert MACFARLANE, Alan Loyd CHAFFEE, Paula BERTON, Robin D. ROGERS, Steven L. BRYANT
Filed: 4 Mar 21
GRANT
Utility
Processing of aqueous waste streams to remove naphthenic acids
31 Aug 21
A method is provided for the treatment of waste streams resulting from the processing of hydrocarbons that contain naphthenic acids, for example desalter brine resulting from the extraction or production of hydrocarbons from an oil sands reservoir.
Martin Flatley
Filed: 23 Sep 16
APP
Utility
Method and Device for In-Line Injection of Flocculent Agent into a Fluid Flow of Mature Fine Tailings
10 Jun 21
A method and device for in-line injecting of flocculent agent into a fluid flow of mature fine tailings (MFT).
Adrian Peter Revington, William Matthew Martin, Jamie Eastwood, Marvin Harvey Weiss
Filed: 18 Feb 21
GRANT
Utility
Determining shear rate and/or shear stress from sonar based velocity profiles and differential pressure
1 Jun 21
The present invention provides a new method and apparatus for receiving signals containing information about a plurality of velocity profiles of a flow in a pipe and about a pressure gradient of the flow over a length of the pipe; and determining information about an injection of a chemical into the flow in the pipe based at least partly on the information contained in the signals.
Alex M. Van Der Spek, Adrian Revington
Filed: 1 Feb 19
GRANT
Utility
Asphaltene conversion, separation, removal and transport preparation for heavy hydrocarbons
11 May 21
A process to convert asphaltenes found in heavy hydrocarbon sources, remove the converted solid asphaltene portion from the hydrocarbon source at operating conditions and to prepare the separated solid asphaltenes for easier handling, storage or bulk transport, with a minimal amount of heavy hydrocarbon remaining with the asphaltenes to serve as an inherent binder for larger and robust formed solid asphaltene pieces.
Tom Corscadden, David Denton, Jim Kearns, Darius Remesat
Filed: 12 Jun 18
GRANT
Utility
Partial upgrading of bitumen with thermal treatment and solvent deasphalting
11 May 21
Partial upgrading processes can include thermal treatment combined with solvent deasphalting, and recycling of certain streams, to process bitumen feedstocks and produce a bitumen product.
Iftikhar Huq, Arno De Klerk, Prabhakar Reddy
Filed: 6 Apr 18
APP
Utility
Combined Process to Produce Both a Pipelineable Crude and Carbon Fiber from Heavy Hydrocarbon
6 May 21
An integrated process that is operated to create both a higher value pipelineable crude and a higher value carbon fiber product from a lower value common heavy hydrocarbon feedstock where the feedstock is processed in a thermal reactor followed by a solvent deasphalting unit with the liquids being gathered and processed to reduce olefins for pipeline transport and the solids are processed to generate a marketable carbon fiber product with any gases generated throughout the entire process reused in the process or sold.
TOM CORSCADDEN, DARIUS REMESAT, DAVID DENTON
Filed: 6 Jan 21
APP
Utility
Liner for Insulating High Temperature Process Piping Against Thermal Fatigue Failure
29 Apr 21
Provided herein is a liner that can be loosely inserted in process pipe to form a lined pipe and to decrease the rate of heat transfer between process fluids flowing through the liner and the process pipe.
Simon YUEN, Millar IVERSON, Brian TKACHYK, Edmond HUNG, Haixia GUO
Filed: 23 Oct 20
APP
Utility
Liner for Insulating High Temperature Process Piping Against Thermal Fatigue Failure
29 Apr 21
Provided herein is a liner that can be loosely inserted in process pipe to form a lined pipe and to decrease the rate of heat transfer between process fluids flowing through the liner and the process pipe.
Simon YUEN, Millar IVERSON, Brian TKACHYK, Edmond HUNG, Haixia GUO
Filed: 23 Oct 20
APP
Utility
Enhanced Techniques for Dewatering Thick Fine Tailings
8 Apr 21
Techniques for dewatering thick fine tailings may include flocculant dosing on a clay basis and then subjecting the flocculated tailings to dewatering, for instance by pipelining the flocculated material from flocculant addition to a deposition site.
Adrian Peter Revington, Ana Cristina Sanchez, Trevor Bugg, Oladipo Omotoso
Filed: 17 Dec 20
GRANT
Utility
Method and device for in-line injection of flocculent agent into a fluid flow of mature fine tailings
6 Apr 21
A method and device for in-line injecting of flocculated agent into a fluid flow of mature fine tailings (MFT).
Adrian Peter Revington, William Matthew Martin, Jamie Eastwood, Marvin Harvey Weiss
Filed: 10 Feb 20
GRANT
Utility
Apparatus and methods for treating wastewater
16 Mar 21
Implementations of the present disclosure relate to an apparatus and a method for reducing a selenium-content of a fluid-input stream.
Brian Keith Lilly
Filed: 1 Sep 17
APP
Utility
Formulations Containing Paraffinic Oil and Anti-Settling Agent
11 Mar 21
This disclosure features combinations that include a paraffinic oil and one or more anti-settling agent.
Michael Fefer, Jun Liu, Tomoki Ruo
Filed: 7 Oct 20
APP
Utility
Non-aqueous Extraction of Bitumen from Oil Sands
18 Feb 21
A non-aqueous process for producing bitumen from oil sands is provided, and includes contacting oil sands and solvent to produce solvent diluted bitumen and solvent diluted tailings.
Iftikhar Huq, Ali Abbaspour, Brian Doucette, Alexander Hyndman, Billy James Rideout
Filed: 6 Mar 20
APP
Utility
Non-aqueous Extraction and Separation of Bitumen from Oil Sands Ore Using Paraffinic Solvent and Deasphalted Bitumen
18 Feb 21
A non-aqueous extraction (NAE) process for producing bitumen from oil sands ore can include a multistage bitumen extraction step where paraffinic solvent and deasphalted oil are added at a downstream stage of extraction at solvent-to-bitumen ratios below asphaltene precipitation onset threshold to remove bitumen from the solid mineral material, while the ore is added to a first stage to mix with the solvent-bitumen mixture and produce solvent diluted bitumen.
Kasra Nikooyeh, Richard McFarlane, John Bleile, Ali Abbaspour, Roy Cheng, Iftikhar Huq, Brian Doucette
Filed: 14 Aug 20
GRANT
Utility
Combined process to produce both a pipelineable crude and carbon fiber from heavy hydrocarbon
16 Feb 21
An integrated process that is operated to create both a higher value pipelineable crude and a higher value carbon fiber product from a lower value common heavy hydrocarbon feedstock where the feedstock is processed in a thermal reactor followed by a solvent deasphalting unit with the liquids being gathered and processed to reduce olefins for pipeline transport and the solids are processed to generate a marketable carbon fiber product with any gases generated throughout the entire process reused in the process or sold.
Tom Corscadden, Darius Remesat, David Denton
Filed: 15 Jan 19
APP
Utility
Production of Hydrocarbon Using Direct-contact Steam Generation
28 Jan 21
A process for in situ thermal recovery of hydrocarbons from a reservoir is provided.
Hugo Acosta Ramirez, Todd Pugsley
Filed: 9 Oct 20
GRANT
Utility
Enhanced techniques for dewatering thick fine tailings
26 Jan 21
Techniques for dewatering thick fine tailings may include one or more pre-treatment steps, such as pre-shearing to reduce the yield stress prior to flocculation, hydrocarbon removal below a threshold to improve flocculation and dewatering, flocculant dosing on a clay basis, and providing certain properties of the thick fine tailings related to coarse and fine particle sizes and/or chemistry such as divalent cation content.
Adrian Revington, Ana Sanchez, Trevor Bugg, Oladipo Omotoso
Filed: 21 Jun 13
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