Patents Assigned to ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group
  • Publication number: 20120138291
    Abstract: Method, devices and systems are provided for measuring deformation in subterranean formations. Such methods include introduction of spaced-apart depth magnetic markers along the longitudinal length of a well bore and measuring the position of each depth marker over time so as to determine deformation of the subterranean formation. In certain embodiments, depth markers comprise rare earth magnets. In further embodiments, orientation of each magnetic bullet is determined over time to determine the change in orientation of each magnetic bullet. Advantages of the methods and devices herein include, but are not limited to, improved accuracy and reliability of deformation measurements and reduced environmental impact due to the avoidance of radioactive markers used by the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicants: Total E&P Canada Limited, ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group
    Inventors: Timothy A. TOMBERLIN, Bryan A. Vandal, Grant W. Byerley, Zachary L.A. Linkewich
  • Publication number: 20120136189
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to buffered ionic liquids that are very useful for dimerization of olefins, such as isopropene, wherein the buffer is a phosphine or a bismuthine or an arsine or an amine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY - IP SERVICES GROUP
    Inventors: Matthias Dötterl, Helmut G. Alt, Roland Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120078541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-pressure quartz crystal microbalance sensor that is capable of measuring adsorption and diffusion characteristics of nanoporous materials and thin films at high pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicants: ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group, Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Peter HESKETH, Sankar Nair, Ken McCarley, Milad Navaei, Kevin Bagnall, Anandram Venkatasubramanian
  • Publication number: 20120037364
    Abstract: The invention is directed to delayed gelation agents comprising a degradable polymeric cage containing therein one or more gelation agents. The cage degrades in situ, e.g, in an oil reservoir, thus releasing the gelation agent(s), which can then crosslink second polymers in situ to form a gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicants: University of Kansas, ConocoPhillips Company-IP Services Group
    Inventors: Huili Guan, Cory Berkland, Ahmad Moradi-Araghi, Jenn-Tai Liang, David R. Zornes, Riley B. Needham, Min Cheng, James H. Hedges, James P. Johnson, Faye L. Scully
  • Publication number: 20120010452
    Abstract: A method of making a heterogenously supported catalyst useful in dimerization, oligomerization or polymerization is provided in which a catalyst precursor containing a metal and an aromatic group are alkylated onto an oligomeric support having at least one terminal unsaturated group by Friedel Crafts alkylation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY - IP SERVICES GROUP
    Inventors: Matthias Dötterl, Helmut Alt, Roland Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20110315537
    Abstract: A process for quenching, separating and collecting targeted components of a hot pyrolysis product stream from the pyrolysis of biomass is provided. The process utilizes rapid quenching and electrostatic precipitation at a predetermined temperature in order to selectively collect one or more fractions of the hot mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicants: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY - IP SERVICES GROUP
    Inventors: Daren E. Daugaard, Samuel T. Jones, Dustin L. Dalluge, Robert C. Brown
  • Publication number: 20110184215
    Abstract: This invention relates to biomass pyrolysis through the use of a hot liquid refinery feedstock as a heat transfer medium, preferably a vacuum gas oil feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY - IP SERVICES GROUP
    Inventors: Andreas JESS, Dominic KAUFMANN, Daren E. DAUGAARD
  • Publication number: 20110182788
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a method for removing contaminants from a fluid stream and chemically upgrading the stream at the same time. More particularly, the invention relates to a catalytic moving bed filter for removing contaminants from a gas or vapor stream and to compositions comprising both moving bed filter materials and one or more catalysts intimately admixed therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicants: ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group, Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Daren E. Daugaard, Samuel T. Jones
  • Publication number: 20110071294
    Abstract: A series of new bis(imino)pyridine vanadium(III) complexes was synthesized according to formula: They were tested for the homogeneous catalytic dimerization of propylene after activation with MAO and showed excellent selectivity for dimerization. The catalysts can be used with or without PPh3 as an additive to produce ?80% dimerized alkenes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY - IP SERVICES GROUP
    Inventors: Julian R.V. Lang, Helmut G. Alt, Roland Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20110020467
    Abstract: Biogenic sulfide production is synergistically inhibited by treating sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) with a biocide and a metabolic inhibitor. The biocide directly kills a first portion of the SRB. The metabolic inhibitor inhibits sulfate-reducing growth of a second portion of the SRB without directly killing the second portion of the SRB. The treatment of SRB with both a biocide and a metabolic inhibitor provides effective biogenic sulfide inhibition at significantly lower concentrations than would be required if the biocide or metabolic inhibitor was used alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicants: ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group, University Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Jenneman, Anne Greene, Gerrit Voordouw
  • Publication number: 20110004040
    Abstract: Methods for dimerizing alpha-olefins utilizing immobilized buffered catalysts, wherein the catalytic component is of the formula: where M is selected from the group of Ti, Zr, Hg, Ni, and V and R and R? are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, alkenyl, alkinyl, alkyloxy, substituted aryl, and halogens, are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group
    Inventors: Tanja Englmann, Christine Denner, Helmut G. Alt, Roland Schmidt, Matthias Dötterl
  • Publication number: 20110004039
    Abstract: Methods for dimerizing alpha-olefins utilizing immobilized buffered catalysts wherein the catalytic component is of the form: where X is a halogen, n=2 or 3, M=Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co and Ni and R1, R2, R3 and R4 are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, alkenyl, alkinyl, alkyloxy, substituted aryl, and X are provided. A method for dimerizing alpha-olefins utilizing the immobilized buffered catalysts and a co-catalyst is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group
    Inventors: Matthias DÖTTERL, Roland SCHMIDT, Tanja ENGLMANN, Christine DENNER, Helmut G. ALT
  • Publication number: 20110004036
    Abstract: Methods for dimerizing alpha-olefins utilizing immobilized buffered catalysts wherein the catalytic component is of the form (ligand)2-M-X2 where X is a halogen, M is selected from the group of Ti, Zr, and Hf and ligand is selected from the group consisting of cyclopentadienyl, substituted cyclopentadienyl, indenyl, and substituted indenyl, wherein the two ligands may be the same or different compound are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group
    Inventors: Tanja Englmann, Christine Denner, Helmut G. Alt, Roland Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20100314115
    Abstract: The invention is directed to long lasting crosslinked water-soluble swellable polymers, methods for making same, and their uses. More particularly, the invention relates to a composition comprising expandable polymeric particles having cationic sites as well as labile crosslinkers and stable crosslinkers, said particle mixed with a fluid. A particularly important use is as an injection fluid in petroleum production, where the expandable polymeric particles are injected into a target zones in the reservoirs and when the heat and/or a suitable pH in the reservoir cause degradation of the labile crosslinker and when the particle expands, the cationic sites in the polymer adsorb to negative sites of the rock in the formation, thus diverting water to lower permeability regions and improving oil recovery. However, many other uses are possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicants: ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group, University of Kansas
    Inventors: Ahmad Moradi-Araghi, James H. Hedges, David R. Zornes, Riley B. Needham, Huili Guan, Jenn-Tai Liang, Cory Berkland, James P. Johnson, Min Cheng, Faye L. Scully
  • Publication number: 20100314114
    Abstract: The invention is directed to stable crosslinked water-soluble swellable polymers and methods for making same. More particularly, the invention relates to a composition comprising expandable polymeric particles having anionic sites and labile crosslinkers and stable crosslinkers, said particle mixed with a fluid and a cationic crosslinker that is capable of further crosslinking the particle on degradation of the labile crosslinker and exposure of the anionic sites so as to form a gel. A particularly important use is as an injection fluid in petroleum production, where the expandable polymeric particles are injected into target zone and when the heat and/or suitable pH of the target zone cause degradation of the labile crosslinker and the particle expands, the cationic crosslinker crosslinks the polymer to form a gel, thus diverting water to lower permeability regions and improving oil recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicants: ConocoPhillips Company - IP Services Group, University of Kansas
    Inventors: Ahmad Moradi-Araghi, James H. Hedges, David R. Zornes, Riley B. Needham, Huili Guan, Jenn-Tai Liang, Cory Berkland, James P. Johnson, Min Cheng, Faye L. Scully