Patents Assigned to Saudi Arabian Oil Company
  • Publication number: 20210319699
    Abstract: A parking control system includes a cloud server, a sensor coupled to a parking spot, and a mobile robot device. The sensor detects a vehicle entering the parking spot, and transmits a first signal to the cloud server. The cloud server, upon reception of the first signal, records an entry time of the vehicle, and dispatches the mobile robot device to the parking spot. The mobile robot device captures identification information of the vehicle by a camera, and transmits a second signal including the identification information to the cloud server. The sensor detects the vehicle exiting the parking spot, and transmits a third signal to the cloud server. The cloud server, upon reception of the third signal, records an exit time of the vehicle. The cloud server calculates a parking duration between the entry time and the exit time, and determines whether the parking duration has exceeded a predetermined duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Hussain A. Al-Rasheed, Dima M. Alalharith
  • Publication number: 20210317371
    Abstract: A system and method to remove gas, water, and salt from crude oil via a GOSP train and discharging the crude oil from a desalter vessel of the GOSP train as unstabilized crude oil to a stabilizer distillation column, removing gas from the unstabilized crude oil via the stabilizer distillation column to reduce vapor pressure of the unstabilized crude oil to give stabilized crude oil, and diverting a bypass portion of the unstabilized crude oil discharged from the desalter vessel to the stabilized crude oil downstream of the stabilizer distillation column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ashiff Khan K.A., Mustafa A. Jubran, Ali T. Hajji, Abdulmohsen K. Wosaifer, Abdulrahman M. AlShammari
  • Patent number: 11143578
    Abstract: A method for determining rock properties includes running a downhole tool into a wellbore formed from a terranean surface to a subterranean zone that includes an underground rock formation, the downhole tool including one or more protrusions coupled with at least one expandable member of the downhole tool, the one or more protrusions including memory metal; actuating the downhole tool, at a location in the wellbore adjacent the underground rock formation, to adjust the at least one expandable member to move the one or more protrusions into or near contact with the underground rock formation; activating the one or more protrusions to fracture the underground rock formation through forcible contact between the one or more protrusions and the underground rock formation; determining a wellbore pressure increase at the location in the wellbore based on the fracture; and determining one or more properties of the underground rock formation based at least in part on the determined wellbore pressure increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Khalid Mohammed M. Alruwaili, Mirajuddin Riazuddin Khan
  • Patent number: 11143786
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods of measuring an intrinsic CO ratio in a geological formation by disposing, proximate the formation, a petrophysical tool including at least one gamma-ray detector, reading a carbon gamma-ray peak for the geological formation and an oxygen gamma-ray peak for the geological formation, determining a measured CO ratio of the geological formation from the carbon gamma-ray peak and the oxygen gamma-ray peak, and correcting the measured CO ratio by applying a corrective algorithm specific for the petrophysical tool or the type of petrophysical tool to obtain an intrinsic CO ratio of the geological formation. The corrective algorithm is derived by a mathematical analysis of measured CO ratios of a sample with a known intrinsic CO ratio using the same petrophysical tool or a petrophysical tool representative of a same type of petrophysical tool. Additional methods and systems using this method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Shouxiang Mark Ma, Nacer Guergueb, Weijun Guo
  • Patent number: 11142711
    Abstract: Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable deep hydrogenation of middle distillates. The hydrogenated middle distillates are processed in a petrochemicals production complex for conversion into light olefins and other hydrocarbon products. Feeds to the deep hydrogenation zone include middle distillate range streams from a distillate hydrotreating zone, a vacuum gas oil hydroprocessing zone, and/or a vacuum residue hydrocracking zone. The deep hydrogenation zone operates under conditions effective to reduce aromatic content in a middle distillate range feedstream from a range of about 10-40 wt % or greater, to a hydrogenated distillate range intermediate product having an aromatic content of less than about 5-0.5 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 11142956
    Abstract: An example system includes a laser tool configured for downhole movement. The laser tool includes an optical assembly configured to shape a laser beam for output. The laser beam may have an optical power of at least one kilowatt (1 kW). A housing contains the optical assembly. The housing is configured for movement to direct the output laser beam within a wellbore. The movement includes rotation of the laser tool around a longitudinal axis of the housing and tilting the housing relative to a longitudinal axis of the wellbore. A control system is configured to control at least one of the movement of the housing or an operation of the optical assembly to direct the output laser beam within the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Sameeh Issa Batarseh
  • Patent number: 11141706
    Abstract: The present application provides systems and methods for upgrading an oil stream. The system includes a reactor, a phase separator, an expansion device, a cooling unit, and two separation units. The reactor receives the oil stream, ammonia, and supercritical water. The supercritical water upgrades the oil stream, and the ammonia reacts with sulfur initially present in the oil stream to produce ammonia-sulfur compounds. The phase separator receives a mixture stream comprising the upgraded oil stream, supercritical water, and the ammonia-sulfur compounds, and separates out non-dissolved components. The expansion device reduces the pressure of the mixture stream below a water critical pressure. The cooling unit reduces the temperature of the mixture stream. A first separation unit separates the mixture stream it into a hydrocarbon-rich gaseous phase, a water stream containing ammonia-sulfur compounds, and a treated oil stream. A second separation unit separates the ammonia-sulfur compounds from the water stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mourad Younes, Aqil Jamal
  • Patent number: 11143773
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a computer-implemented method for presenting interpretation results of synchronized seismic data and fracture treatment times. A standard format seismic dataset of sensor readings obtained from a three-component sensor is generated. Coordinates and recording times corresponding to the sensor readings are added to the standard format seismic dataset. Synchronized seismic data is generated from the standard format seismic dataset by synchronizing seismic recording times with fracture treatment times. Quality-controlled synchronized seismic data is generated by removing dead traces and abnormal data samples from the synchronized seismic data. A time-frequency analysis is performed on the quality-controlled synchronized seismic data, including performing short-time Fourier transforms to analyze variations of Fourier spectra over time. Based on the time-frequency analysis, resonance frequencies are extracted from each frequency spectrum at different time samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Yujin Liu, Yue Du, Tong Wang Fei, Yi Luo
  • Patent number: 11142709
    Abstract: Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable deep hydrogenation of middle distillates. The hydrogenated middle distillates are processed in a steam cracker for conversion into light olefins. Feeds to the deep hydrogenation zone include diesel range streams from a diesel hydrotreating zone, a gas oil hydroprocessing zone, and/or a vacuum residue hydrocracking zone. The deep hydrogenation zone operates under conditions effective to reduce aromatic content in a diesel range feedstream from a range of about 10-40 wt % or greater, to a hydrogenated distillate range intermediate product having an aromatic content of less than about 5-0.5 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 11142919
    Abstract: A central rod passes through a form-board. A first disc is attached to a first end of the central rod. The first disc abuts to a first side the form-board. A second disc is attached to the central rod between the first end of the central rod and a second end of the central rod. The second disc abut to a second side of the form-board opposite the first side. A third disc, attached the second end of the central rod, is configured to receive a rebar rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Scott Burnett Thompson
  • Patent number: 11141741
    Abstract: Separators for separating a multi-phase composition include a separator casing defining a chamber and a permeate outlet, at least one hydrocyclone within the separator casing, and at least one ceramic membrane. Each hydrocyclone includes a hydrocyclone inlet, a tapered section downstream of the hydrocyclone inlet, an accepted outlet, and a reject outlet. The ceramic membrane may be disposed within the separator casing and downstream of the accepted outlet of the hydrocyclone or may be disposed within at least a portion of the tapered section of the hydrocyclone. The ceramic membrane includes a retentate side and a permeate side, where the permeate side is in fluid communication with the chamber. Systems and methods for separating a multi-phase composition into a lesser-density fluid, a greater-density fluid, and a medium-density fluid using the separators are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Regis Didier Alain Vilagines, Guillaume Robert Jean-Francois Raynel, Fahd Ibrahim Alghunaimi, Abdullah A. Alomier
  • Patent number: 11142703
    Abstract: Methods for cracking a hydrocarbon oil include contacting the hydrocarbon oil with a catalyst system in a fluidized catalytic cracking unit to produce light olefins and gasoline fuel. The catalyst system includes a FCC base catalyst and a catalyst additive. The FCC base catalyst includes a Y-zeolite. The catalyst additive includes a framework-substituted *BEA-type zeolite. The framework-substituted *BEA-type zeolite has a modified *BEA framework. The modified *BEA framework is a *BEA aluminosilicate framework modified by substituting a portion of framework aluminum atoms of the *BEA aluminosilicate framework with beta-zeolite Al-substitution atoms selected from titanium atoms, zirconium atoms, hafnium atoms, and combinations thereof. The FCC base catalyst may include a framework-substituted ultra-stable Y (USY)-zeolite as the Y-zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd., Japan Cooperation Center Petroleum
    Inventors: Omer Refa Koseoglu, Robert Peter Hodgkins, Mitsunori Watabe, Koji Uchida
  • Patent number: 11142706
    Abstract: A feedstock is processed in an FCC unit to produce at least light olefins, FCC naphtha, light cycle oil and heavy cycle oil. Light cycle oil, and in certain embodiments hydrotreated light cycle oil, is subjected to deep hydrogenation to produce a deeply hydrogenated middle distillate fraction. All or a portion of the deeply hydrogenated middle distillate fraction is used as feed to the stream cracking zone to produce light olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 11143008
    Abstract: Methods for performing a hydraulic fracturing operation are provided. The methods include pumping a hydraulic fracturing fluid through a wellbore into a subsurface formation, in which the hydraulic fracturing fluid comprises a plurality of proppants. Individual proppants of the plurality of proppants travel a first distance into the subsurface formation and have a persistent diameter homogeneity. The methods further include shutting in the wellbore to facilitate crushing individual proppants under formation pressure to form microproppants and resuming pumping the hydraulic fracturing fluid after crushing individual proppants and forcing the microproppants to a second distance within the subsurface formation, in which the second distance is beyond the first distance relative to the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Mohammad H. Haque, Younane N. Abousleiman, Rajesh K. Saini, Katherine Hull
  • Patent number: 11142973
    Abstract: A propulsion tool for delivering a tubing into a subterranean well for performing a downhole operation includes a tool housing, the tool housing being a tubular shaped member. A connector system is operable to secure the propulsion tool to the tubing. A jet assembly extends from an internal cavity of the tool housing to an outside of the tool housing and is oriented in an uphole direction. A jet inner flow path is located within the tool housing. The jet inner flow path is oriented to selectively direct a flow of fluid from the tubing in a direction towards the jet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Ali Radi Ssafwany, Samih Alsyed
  • Patent number: 11142976
    Abstract: One downhole-type tool of a set of interchangeable downhole-type tools is interchangeably received by a pump-down adapter. The downhole-type tool is positioned by the pump-down adapter within a wellbore tubular. The downhole-type tool is released by the pump-down adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ahmed Al-Mousa, Marius Neacsu, Ahmed A. Al-Ramadhan
  • Patent number: 11142708
    Abstract: Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable deep hydrogenation of middle distillates. The hydrogenated middle distillates are processed in a steam cracker for conversion into light olefins. Feeds to the deep hydrogenation zone include diesel range streams from a diesel hydrotreating zone, a gas oil hydroprocessing zone, and/or a vacuum residue hydrocracking zone. The deep hydrogenation zone operates under conditions effective to reduce aromatic content in a diesel range feedstream from a range of about 10-40 wt % or greater, to a hydrogenated distillate range intermediate product having an aromatic content of less than about 5-0.5 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 11142712
    Abstract: A feedstock is processed in an FCC unit to produce at least light olefins, FCC naphtha, light cycle oil and heavy cycle oil. Light cycle oil, and in certain embodiments hydrotreated light cycle oil, is subjected to hydrogenation to produce a deeply hydrogenated middle distillate fraction. All or a portion of the deeply hydrogenated middle distillate fraction is used as feed to a petrochemicals production complex to produce light olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 11142707
    Abstract: Process scheme configurations are disclosed that enable deep hydrogenation of middle distillates. The hydrogenated middle distillates are processed in a steam cracker for conversion into light olefins. Feeds to the deep hydrogenation zone include diesel range streams from a diesel hydrotreating zone, a gas oil hydroprocessing zone, and/or a vacuum residue hydrocracking zone. The deep hydrogenation zone operates under conditions effective to reduce aromatic content in a diesel range feedstream from a range of about 10-40 wt % or greater, to a hydrogenated distillate range intermediate product having an aromatic content of less than about 5-0.5 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Omer Refa Koseoglu
  • Patent number: 11143771
    Abstract: Methods for dolomite mapping using multiscale fracture characterization include using a computer system to receive seismic data for a geographical area. The computer system identifies one or more macroscale fractures located within the geographical area based on a three-dimensional (3D) visualization of the seismic data. The computer system identifies one or more mesoscale fractures located within the geographical area based on a curvature map generated from the seismic data. The computer system identifies one or more microscale fractures located within the geographical area based on an amount of chaotic seismic reflections indicated by the seismic data. The computer system identifies a dolomite distribution of the geographical area based on the one or more macroscale fractures, the one or more mesoscale fractures, and the one or more microscale fractures. A display device of the computer system generates a graphical representation of the dolomite distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Si-Hai Zhang, David Tang, Wenbin Tan