Patents Assigned to Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Publication number: 20040148148
    Abstract: A system for predicting hydrocarbon production from a subterranean region of interest using reflection seismic data. The system sets a drainage area around reference traces and defines drainage pathways extending outwardly from the reference trace towards the perimeter of the drainage area. A mathematical combination of the trace-to-trace coherence factors and reservoir quality attributes along each drainage pathway is calculated for each reference trace, thereby providing an indication of both initial and sustained hydrocarbon production from that location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Edgar L. Butler, Scott A. Runnestrand, Dennis B. Neff
  • Publication number: 20040147795
    Abstract: A process of contacting at least one isoparaffin and at least one C5 olefin in the presence of a catalyst composition under conversion conditions to provide for converting the at least one isoparaffin and the at least one C5 olefin is provided. The catalyst composition contains a heteropoly acid, zinc, and a support component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventor: Bruce B. Randolph
  • Publication number: 20040127583
    Abstract: A catalyst composition and a process of using a catalyst composition for preparing high molecular weight hydrocarbons, such as polymethylene, from a fluid containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide are disclosed. The catalyst composition contains ruthenium and zirconium. The zirconium can be present as a zirconium component that can be selected from zirconyl phosphate, zirconium oxide, and zirconium phosphate prepared by processes of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Lyle R. Kallenbach, Jianhua Yao, James B. Kimble
  • Publication number: 20040127584
    Abstract: A catalyst composition and a process of using a catalyst composition for preparing high molecular weight hydrocarbons, such as polymethylene, from a fluid containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide are disclosed. The catalyst composition contains ruthenium and a support component. The ruthenium is initially present as ruthenium tetraoxide provided by contacting a ruthenium component and an oxidizing agent to provide the ruthenium tetraoxide that is deposited under a depositing condition on, in, or with the support component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventor: Lyle R. Kallenbach
  • Patent number: 6750302
    Abstract: A polymerization catalyst is disclosed, wherein the catalyst comprises: (a) a metallocene of Ti, Zr or Hf, (b) an organoaluminum compound, and (c) a treated solid oxide support which comprises fluorine and chromium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Max P. McDaniel, Kathy S. Collins, Elizabeth A. Benham, Anthony P. Eaton, Michael D. Jensen, Joel L. Martin, Gil R. Hawley, Eric T. Hsieh
  • Patent number: 6743869
    Abstract: An olefin polymerization process wherein monomer, at least one olefin comonomer different from the olefin monomer, diluent and catalyst are circulated in a continuous loop reactor and product slurry is recovered by means of a continuous product take off. The continuous product allows operating the reaction at significantly higher solids content in the circulating slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Robert K. Franklin, III, John D. Hottovy, Harvey D. Hensley, David J. Przelomski, Teddy H. Cymbaluk, Ethelwoldo P. Perez
  • Patent number: 6737557
    Abstract: A process for recovering DCPD from a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising introducing the hydrocarbon feedstock to a first column, recovering an overhead stream from the first column comprising C9− hydrocarbons, recovering a bottom stream from the first column comprising C10+ hydrocarbons, feeding the bottom stream from the first column to a second column, recovering an overhead stream from the second column comprising DCPD, and recovering a bottom stream from the second column comprising fuel oil, wherein the two columns are sized and operated at defined conditions such as pressures, temperatures, reflux rates, and reboil rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Tin-Tack Peter Cheung, Steven A. Owen, Marvin M. Johnson, Mark E. Lashier
  • Publication number: 20040087745
    Abstract: A copolymer of ethylene and a higher alpha-olefin having broadened melt processing windows and reduced melt fracture can be produced using a chromium-containing catalyst system and a trialkyl boron cocatalyst. The polymerization process must be carefully controlled to produce a copolymer resin that easily can be made into articles of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Ashish M. Sukhadia, Elizabeth A. Benham, Joseph J. Bergmeister, Rex L. Bobsein, Gerhard K. Guenther, Eric T. Hsieh, Max P. McDaniel, Steven J. Secora, Joseph S. Shveima, John D. Stewart
  • Publication number: 20040087672
    Abstract: A catalyst composition and a process of using a catalyst composition for preparing high molecular weight hydrocarbons, such as polymethylene, from a fluid containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide are disclosed. The catalyst composition contains ruthenium and a treated silica support component. The treated silica support component is prepared by a process including contacting a silica support component, such as silicon dioxide, and a treating agent, such as a silicon-containing compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Jianhua Yao, James B. Kimble
  • Publication number: 20040086450
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for the biological production of sulfuric acid are provided. The invention utilizes a pile containing a sulfur material, an acidophilic microbe and, preferably, a packing material. The pile is aerated and contacted with an aqueous solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Tom L. Young, Michael G. Greene, Dennis R. Rice, Kelly L. Karlage, Sean P. Premeau, Janet M. Cassells
  • Patent number: 6716938
    Abstract: A novel magnesium treated silica-containing compound that is useful as a support for chromium based olefin polymerization catalyst systems is provided which produces ethylene polymers having with MWD's that promote good properties particularly in HMW film applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Joseph S. Shveima, Max P. McDaniel, Shirley J. Martin, Kathy S. Collins, Elizabeth A. Benham, Anthony P. Eaton, Ashish M. Sukhadia
  • Publication number: 20040049093
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon feedstock containing C5 olefins, C5 diolefins, CPD, DCPD, and aromatics is processed by the steps of heating a hydrocarbon feedstock containing CPD, DCPD, C5 diolefins, benzene, toluene, and xylene in a heating zone, to dimerize CPD to DCPD, thereby forming a first effluent; separating the first effluent into a C6+ stream and a C5 diolefin stream; separating the C6+ stream into a C6-C9 stream and a C10+ stream; separating the C10+ stream into a fuel oil stream and a DCPD stream; and hydrotreating the C6-C9 stream to thereby form a BTX stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Tin-Tack Peter Cheung, Steven A. Owen, Marvin M. Johnson, Mark E. Lashier
  • Patent number: 6689829
    Abstract: Hydroxyalkylamines can, in addition to imparting antistatic properties, significantly improve the color, i.e., the whiteness, of polyolefin resins produced with chromium-based catalysts and metallocene catalysts. Additionally, such compounds can impart improved whiteness at a loading significantly lower than that required to impart antistatic properties. Surprisingly, the discovered improvement in whiteness is not, however, observed in resins produced using other types of catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventor: Mark K. Russell
  • Publication number: 20040024160
    Abstract: A process comprising polymerizing ethylene, or polymerizing ethylene and at least one other olefin, to produce a polymer is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Applicant: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Joseph J. Bergmeister, Steven J. Secora, Gerhard Guenther, Elizabeth A. Benham, Max McDaniel
  • Patent number: 6680351
    Abstract: A polyolefin composition having high resistance to degradation, said composition formed by combining components comprising at least one polyolefin component produced from a transition metal halide catalyst, bis(2,4-dicumylphenyl)pentaerythritol diphosphite, triisopropanolamine, a hydrotalcite component, and at least one phenol component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2004
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Mark K. Russell, David R. Battiste
  • Patent number: 6667274
    Abstract: A process to produce a polymer is provided. The process comprising contacting a treated solid oxide compound, an organometal compound, and an organoaluminum compound in the presence of an alpha olefin under polymerization conditions to produce the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Gil R. Hawley, Max P. McDaniel, Christopher E. Wittner, Michael D. Jensen, Joel L. Martin, Elizabeth A. Benham, Anthony P. Eaton, Kathy S. Collins
  • Patent number: 6667354
    Abstract: Stable and environmentally friendly suspensions of solid particulates are provided through the addition of such solid particulates to a suspension medium which is comprised of a liquid carrier, a liquid carrier soluble resin, an organophyllic clay, and an activator wherein said liquid carrier is a carboxylic acid ester, preferably 2-ethylhexyl oleate, said liquid carrier soluble resin is selected from the group consisting of styrene-isoprene copolymers, styrene ethylene-propylene block copolymers, styrene isobutylene copolymers, styrene butadiene copolymers, polybutylene, polystyrene, polyethylene-propylene copolymers, methyl methacrylate and mixtures thereof, said organophyllic clay is one of kaolinite, halloysite, vermiculite, chlorite, attapullgite, smectite, montmorillonite, bentonite, hectorite, and mixtures thereof and said activator is an alcohol of the formula ROH wherein R is an alkyl group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Kelly B. Fox, Alvin Evans, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20030232716
    Abstract: This invention provides catalyst compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer to produce a polymer. This invention also provides catalyst compositions that are useful for polymerizing at least one monomer to produce a polymer, wherein said catalyst composition comprises contacting an organometal compound, an organoaluminum compound, and a treated solid oxide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Applicant: PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Max P. McDaniel, Kathy S. Collins, Gil R. Hawley, Michael D. Jensen, Christopher E. Wittner, Elizabeth A. Benham, Anthony P. Eaton, Joel L. Martin, David C. Rohlfing, Youlu Yu
  • Patent number: 6660894
    Abstract: A process is provided for upgrading an oligomerization product through hydrogenation and isomerization with some selective/minor cracking resulting in a synthetic lube base oil with improved pour point and viscosity index. The upgrading process includes contacting the oligomerization product with a hydrogenation catalyst and an isomerization catalyst under conversion conditions, which include the presence of hydrogen and a temperature sufficient to promote hydrogenation and isomerization with some selective/minor cracking. The hydrogenation catalyst contains a porous carrier material and a group VIII metal while the isomerization catalyst contains an aluminosilicate zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: An-hsiang Wu, Charles A. Drake, Ronald D. Knudsen
  • Patent number: 6657023
    Abstract: Polymerization processes for ethylene and at least one mono-1-olefin comonomer having from about three to eight carbon atoms per molecule in the presence of a twice-aged catalyst system comprising chromium supported on a silica-titania support and a trialkylboron compound is provided. Novel ethylene copolymers also are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Phillips Petroleum Company
    Inventors: Joseph J. Bergmeister, Steven J. Secora, Gerhard K. Guenther, Elizabeth A. Benham, Max P. McDaniel