Method of avoiding agglomeration in fluidized bed processes
Fluidized bed reactor
Method of converting liquid and/or solid fuel to a substantially inerts-free gas
Method and composition for combustion of fossil fuels in fluidized bed
Method for in situ recovery of heavy crude oils and tars by hydrocarbon vapor injection
Method for transporting viscous crude oils
Method of solvent stimulation of heavy oil reservoirs
ApplicationNo. 104511 filed on 06/25/1998
US Classes:423/655, By reacting water with carbon monoxide166/50, WELLS WITH LATERAL CONDUITS166/267, Separating outside of well208/41, By distillation208/86, Deasphalting208/92, Distillation208/226, With alkali or alkali earth metal compound (except clays)252/373Carbon-oxide and hydrogen containing
ExaminersPrimary: Killos, Paul J.
Assistant: Parsa, J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesC01B 003/12
AbstractHeavy crude oil is recovered and processed at a refinery through (a) a distillation zone(s), (b) a solvent deasphalting unit (c ) a high pressure air partial oxidation gasifier to produce a CO-rich gas mixture including hydrogen, (d) a shift reactor and (e) a purification step to produce 99.9% pure hydrogen. The hydrogen is used to treat a deasphalted oil fraction and distillate hydrocarbon fractions obtained from the crude oil. The process is considered integrated in the sense that the purified hydrogen recovered from the heavy crude oil is used to treat hydrocarbons recovered from the same crude oil.