Patents Assigned to Shell Oil Company
  • Patent number: 11027268
    Abstract: A composition and method of making such a composition that has application in the hydroprocessing of hydrocarbon feedstocks. The method comprises selecting an organic additive by the use of a correlation model for predicting catalytic activity as a function of a physical property that is associated with the organic additive and incorporating the organic additive into a support material to provide the additive impregnated composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: William Douglas Gillespie, Alexei Grigorievich Gabrielov, Peter Wolohan, John Anthony Smegal
  • Patent number: 11021673
    Abstract: The invention provides a lubricating oil composition being a lubricating oil composition containing a base oil composition which includes a lubricant base oil belonging to Group 3 of the base oil categories specified by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and a comb-like polymethacrylate-based viscosity index improver wherein the weight-halving temperature is not less than 310° C., and the sulphur content in the aforementioned lubricating oil composition is not more than 0.3 weight % in terms of the total weight of the aforementioned lubricating oil composition, and the aforementioned lubricating oil composition has an SAE viscosity grade of 0W-20, 5W-20 or 5W-30, a viscosity index of not less than 185 and a high-temperature high-shear viscosity at 100° C. of not more than 7.5 mPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Mao Ueda, Kiyoshi Hanyuda
  • Patent number: 11020732
    Abstract: A catalyst bed comprising a ceramic or metallic foam comprising one or more NOx reduction catalysts is described. A method for reducing the concentration of NOx in a dust containing gas stream comprising: a) passing a first gas stream containing NOx into a contacting zone; b) contacting the first gas stream with a ceramic or metallic foam catalyst bed having one or more flow paths through the catalyst bed wherein the ceramic or metallic foam comprises a NOx reduction catalyst to produce a second gas stream with a reduced NOx concentration; and c) passing the second gas stream out of the contacting zone wherein the first gas stream has a dust concentration of at least 5 mg/Nm3 and the pressure drop of the foam catalyst bed increases by 300% or less relative to the initial pressure drop of the foam catalyst bed due to dust accumulation, measured under the same conditions is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Wassim Klink, Guido Seng, Wenzhong Zhang, Andreas Klemt, Paul Benjerman Himelfarb
  • Patent number: 11021666
    Abstract: By blending a quantity of synthetic cyclo-paraffinic kerosene fuel blending component comprising at least 99.5 mass % of carbon and hydrogen content and at least 50 mass % of cyclo-paraffin into kerosene base fuel, kerosene based-propulsion fuels can be upgraded to higher quality kerosene based-propulsion fuels such as jet fuel or rocket fuel to meet certain specification and/or increase volumetric energy content of the propulsion fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Cynthia Natalie Ginestra, Brice Nathaniel Dally, Joanna Margaret Bauldreay, Gregory Hemighaus
  • Patent number: 11014084
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for preparing a catalyst, wherein said process comprises:—(i) preparing a mixture of one or more aromatic alcohol monomers and/or non-aromatic monomers, solvent, polymerization catalyst, crosslinking agent, suspension stabilizing agent and one or more metal salts, under conditions sufficient to produce polymeric beads doped with one or more metals or salts thereof; (ii) carbonizing, activating and then reducing the polymeric beads produced in step (i) to produce metal nanoparticles-doped porous carbon beads; (iii) subjecting the metal nanoparticles-doped porous carbon beads produced in step (ii) to chemical vapour deposition in the presence of a carbon source to produce metal nanoparticles-doped porous carbon beads comprising carbon nanofibers; and (iv) doping the metal nanoparticles-doped porous carbon beads comprising carbon nanofibers produced in step (iii) with an oxidant; catalyst prepared by said process; and a process for treating waste water from an industrial
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Kaushik Basak, Arian Van Mourik, Nishith Verma
  • Patent number: 11000819
    Abstract: The invention provides a reaction system for the production of ethylene carbonate and/or ethylene glycol. The reaction system having a guard bed system upstream of a catalytic EO reactor. The guard bed system having a feed line supplying a gaseous feed and an effluent line configured to remove the treated gaseous feed. The guard bed system has two or more guard bed vessels arranged in series in sequential order, each having an inlet, a bed of guard bed material and an outlet. The inlet of each guard bed vessel is attached by means of valves to both the feed line and the outlet of the guard bed vessel preceding it in sequential order. The outlet of each guard bed vessel is attached by means of valves to both the effluent line and to the inlet of the guard bed vessel following it in sequential order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Jesse Raymond Black, Gregory John Ward, Roel Guillaume Hubertus Leonardus Bastings, David Allen Van Kleeck, Wayne Errol Evans
  • Patent number: 11001775
    Abstract: A fuel composition for powering a combustion engine the composition comprising: a liquid base fuel; and a copolymer obtainable by copolymerizing at least the following monomers: —at least one bicyclic (meth)acrylate ester; —at least one fatty-alkyl (meth)acrylate; —optionally, and preferably, at least one aromatic vinyl monomer; and —optionally other ethylenically unsaturated monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Mark Lawrence Brewer, John Socrates Thomaides, John M. Morales, Qiwei He, Philip Nigel Threlfall-Holmes, Damien Christian Vadillo, Nicholas James Rounthwaite, Michael Timothy Philbin, Roger Francis Cracknell, Andrea Schuetze
  • Patent number: 10997329
    Abstract: Structural health monitoring (SHM) is essential but can be expensive to perform. In an embodiment, a method includes sensing vibrations at a plurality of locations of a structure by a plurality of time-synchronized sensors. The method further includes determining a first set of dependencies of all sensors of the time-synchronized sensors at a first sample time to any sensors of a second sample time, and determining a second set of dependencies of all sensors of the time-synchronized sensors at the second sample time to any sensors of a third sample time. The second sample time is later than the first sample time, and the third sample time is later than the second sample time. The method then determines whether the structure has changed if the first set of dependencies is different from the second set of dependencies. Therefore, automated SHM can ensure safety at a lower cost to building owners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: William T. Freeman, Oral Buyukozturk, John W. Fisher, III, Frederic Durand, Hossein Mobahi, Neal Wadhwa, Zoran Dzunic, Justin G. Chen, James Long, Reza Mohammadi Ghazi, Theodericus Johannes Henricus Smit, Sergio Daniel Kapusta
  • Publication number: 20210122964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to drilling fluid comprising one or more linear internal olefin having from 15 to 18 carbon atoms and containing less than 25% branching based on the total amount of the linear internal olefin and a hydrogenated Fischer-Tropsch derived product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Burnell LEE, David Matthew BROWN, Graham Francis WHALE, Michael James SPENCE, Delina Yvonne-Marie de Souza LYON
  • Patent number: 10982490
    Abstract: A horseshoe lateral is drilled having two substantially parallel lateral sections connected with a horseshoe section. The horseshoe section may be obtained by steering a drill bit within a plane over an in-plane angle of more than 90°, and then continuing drilling along a straight path. The horseshoe section comprises a part that is tangential to a drilling rights limit line of a drilling plot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Theodore Hahn, Kareem Mouhannad El-Sadi, Brandon McFarlane Foote, Philip Adam Vogelsberg, Eric David Schumacker, Rene Hernandez Arces
  • Patent number: 10975319
    Abstract: A gasoline fuel formulation which contains 60% v/v or more of a combination of (a) a biologically-derived alcohol and (b) a mixture of C4 to C12 hydrocarbon fuel components, all of which hydrocarbon fuel components have been derived, whether directly or indirectly, from catalytic conversion of a biologically-derived oxygenate component, wherein the concentration of the alcohol (a) in the formulation is from 0.1 to 30% v/v.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Richard John Price, Paul George Blommel
  • Patent number: 10961595
    Abstract: Fermentable sugar useful for the production of biofuels can be produced from biomass by contacting the biomass with a solution containing at least one ?-hydroxysulfonic acid. The ?-hydroxysulfonic acid can be easily removed from the product and recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Richard Weider, Robert Lawrence Blackbourn
  • Patent number: 10960352
    Abstract: A catalyst bed comprising a ceramic or metallic foam comprising one or more NOx reduction catalysts is described. Further, a method for reducing the concentration of NOx in a dust containing gas stream comprising: a) passing a first gas stream containing NOx into a contacting zone; b) contacting the first gas stream with a ceramic or metallic foam catalyst bed having one or more flow paths through the catalyst bed wherein the ceramic or metallic foam comprises a NOx reduction catalyst to produce a second gas stream with a reduced NOx concentration; and c) passing the second gas stream out of the contacting zone wherein the first gas stream has a dust concentration of at least 5 mg/Nm3 and the second gas stream comprises at least 50% of the amount of dust in the first gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Guido Seng, Wassim Klink, Wenzhong Zhang, Andreas Klemt, Paul Benjerman Himelfarb
  • Patent number: 10961110
    Abstract: An electromechanically operated fuel nozzle having continuously adjustable flow rate settings between a closed position and maximum flow. The fuel nozzle includes a fuel dispensing pipe for dispensing fuel; an electromechanical valve device to control a flow of fuel in the fuel dispensing pipe, comprising an inlet pipe and an outlet pipe. The electromechanical valve device comprises at least one continuously variable flow electromechanical valve to control the flow of fuel; an electronic board for operating the at least one continuously variable flow electromechanical valve; and electric accumulator means for electrically powering the at least one variable flow electromechanical valve and the electronic board such that the predetermined portions provide the particular one of the flow rate settings. The electromechanical valve preferably comprises a servomotor controlled ball valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: William Moyne, Hector Padilla
  • Patent number: 10953392
    Abstract: A process for preparing a catalyst composition comprising (a) preparing a carrier comprising (i) mordenite in an amount in the range of from 20 to 80 wt %, based on total weight of carrier, (ii) ZSM-5 type zeolite in an amount in the range of from 10 to 70 wt %, based on total weight of carrier; and (iii) an inorganic binder in an amount in the range of from 10 to 50 wt %, based on total weight of carrier; (b) incorporating in the carrier molybdenum in an amount in the range of from 1 to 10 wt %, as metal based on total weight of catalyst composition, and subjecting the thus treated carrier to a temperature of from 100 to at most 300° C. and (c) incorporating in the molybdenum containing carrier obtained in step (b) platinum in an amount of from 0.005 to 1 wt %, as metal based on total weight of catalyst composition, and subjecting the thus treated carrier to a temperature of from 200 to at most 600° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Erik Zuidema, Ingrid Maria Van Vegchel, Daniël Banen
  • Publication number: 20210079544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a direct-coupled water electrolysis system and a method of configuring a such system comprising at least four components, a PV-array which is directly connected to one or more electrolyzer stacks, an electrolyzer system balance-of-plant, and an auxiliary power supply, the method comprising the steps of: a) providing a predetermined initial performance curve, providing an average degradation rate, and calculating an anticipated performance curve of the PV array; b) providing a predetermined initial performance curve, providing an average degradation rate, and calculating an anticipated performance curve of the electrolyzer stack(s); c) configuring the electrolyzer stack(s) by matching the anticipated electrolyzer stack(s) performance curve with the anticipated PV array performance curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Jayakrishnan HARIKUMARAN, Jeffrey Brendan MARTIN, Charudatta Subhash PATIL
  • Patent number: 10934496
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the cloud point of a Fischer-Tropsch derived fraction to below 0° C., wherein the method comprises subjecting the Fischer-Tropsch derived fraction to a cloud point reduction step comprising mixing the Fischer-Tropsch derived fraction, which comprises more than 80 wt. % of paraffins and 90 wt. % of saturates, with a solvent mixture (16), wherein the solvent mixture (16) comprises a paraffinic naphtha fraction (7) and a co-solvent (15); and subjecting the solvent treatment mixture (23) to a solvent de-waxing step (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Eglantine Armelle Christiane Colette Marie Albe, Godfried Johannes Aarts, José Luís Moniz Jardim, Cornelis Hyacinthus Maria Van Der Hulst, Eduard Philip Kieffer, Edward Julius Creyghton
  • Patent number: 10934492
    Abstract: A process for preparing normal paraffins involves separating a Fischer-Tropsch product stream to obtain first gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon streams. The first gaseous hydrocarbon stream is cooled and separated to obtain a second liquid hydrocarbon stream and a third liquid hydrocarbon stream, which are hydrogenated. The hydrogenated liquid hydrocarbon stream is separated by distillation to obtain a hydrogenated normal paraffin fraction comprising 5 to 9 carbon atoms, a hydrogenated normal paraffin fraction comprising 10 to 13 carbon atoms, a hydrogenated normal paraffin fraction comprising 14 to 18 carbon atoms, and a hydrogenated normal paraffin fraction comprising 19 to 35 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Gerrit Leendert Bezemer
  • Patent number: 10920165
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a lubricating oil composition for hydraulic actuation which has excellent safety and which is imparted with electrical conductivity in order to prevent the generation of noise that adversely affects devices including hydraulic circuits equipped with an electronic control device for the valve system. The composition uses a hydrocarbon base oil, and the base oil contains from 30 to 250 ppm of ultrabasic magnesium salicylate in terms of magnesium content relative to the total amount of the composition, and from 0.07 to 5.0 mass % of non-dispersible polymethacrylate having a weight-average molecular weight of from 5,000 to 200,000 as a net amount relative to the total amount of the composition. The conductivity of the composition at 25° C. is 200 pS/m or more, the flash point is 240° C. or more, the pour point is negative 40° C. or less, and the coefficient of friction at 140° C. by a microclutch is 0.08 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tazaki, Hiroshi Kaneko, Mitsuhiro Nagakari, Mai Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10919756
    Abstract: A loading assembly has a gas conduit that extends between a floating structure and another structure, to convey a pressurized gas stream between the two structures. An emergency disconnection coupler is configured in the gas conduit. A switching system is provided for controlling switching of an engagement mechanism in the emergency disconnection coupler between a locked position and an unlocked position (in either direction). The switching system is subject to two distinct fail-safe regimes: a fail-unlocked regime which inherently instructs for release of the emergency disconnection coupler, and a fail-closed regime which inherently precludes release of the emergency disconnection coupler when there is pressurized gas in the gas connection. The fail-unlocked regime is active when the gas pressure in the gas connection is below a predetermined override threshold value. The fail-locked regime overrides the fail-unlocked regime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Pablo Antonio Vega Perez, Serge Latil