Patents by Inventor Arnault Selmen

Arnault Selmen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7540951
    Abstract: A process for preparation of synthetic crude from a deposit of heavy crude, comprises: (a) the extraction of heavy crude by technology using steam; (b) the separation of crude extract and water; (c) the separation of crude into at least one light fraction and one heavy fraction; (d) the conversion of the heavy fraction of separation into a lighter product, said converted product, and a residue; (e) optionally, the partial or total hydrotreatment of the converted product and/or the light fraction (or fractions) obtained during the separation c), (f) the combustion and/or gasification of the conversion residue; the converted product and the light fraction (or fractions) for separation, optionally having been subjected to a hydrotreatment e), constituting the synthetic crude; said combustion allowing the generation of steam and/or electricity and said gasification allowing the generation of hydrogen; the steam and/or electricity thus generated being used for the extraction a) and/or the electricity and/or hydrog
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Institut Francais du Petrole
    Inventors: Arnault Selmen, Thierry Gauthier, Mathieu Pinault, Eric Benazzi
  • Patent number: 7479217
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for treating a hydrocarbon feed comprising a series of a first upstream process for hydrocarbon hydroconversion comprising at least one reaction chamber, the reaction or reactions occurring inside said chambers and employing at least one solid phase, at least one liquid phase and at least one gas phase, and a second downstream steam reforming process comprising at least one reaction chamber, characterized in that the said upstream process is carried out in a “slurry” and/or an ebullated bed mode and in that the downstream process comprises a first step for at least partial conversion of hydrocarbons heavier than methane into methane, termed the pre-reforming step, and in that the reaction or reactions occurring inside the chambers of the downstream stream reforming process enables the production of a reagent, namely hydrogen, which is necessary for the reactions in the first upstream process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Institut Francais du Petrole
    Inventors: Mathieu Pinault, Thierry Gauthier, Stéphane Kressmann, Arnault Selmen
  • Publication number: 20070045155
    Abstract: A process for preparation of synthetic crude from a deposit of heavy crude, comprises: (a) the extraction of heavy crude by technology using steam; (b) the separation of crude extract and water; (c) the separation of crude into at least one light fraction and one heavy fraction; (d) the conversion of the heavy fraction of separation into a lighter product, said converted product, and a residue; (e) optionally, the partial or total hydrotreatment of the converted product and/or the light fraction (or fractions) obtained during the separation c), (f) the combustion and/or gasification of the conversion residue; the converted product and the light fraction (or fractions) for separation, optionally having been subjected to a hydrotreatment e), constituting the synthetic crude; said combustion allowing the generation of steam and/or electricity and said gasification allowing the generation of hydrogen; the steam and/or electricity thus generated being used for the extraction a) and/or the electricity and/or hydrog
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Inventors: Arnault Selmen, Thierry Gauthier, Mathieu Pinault, Eric Benazzi
  • Publication number: 20060127305
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for treating a hydrocarbon feed comprising a series of a first upstream process for hydrocarbon hydroconversion comprising at least one reaction chamber, the reaction or reactions occurring inside said chambers and employing at least one solid phase, at least one liquid phase and at least one gas phase, and a second downstream steam reforming process comprising at least one reaction chamber, characterized in that the said upstream process is carried out in a “slurry” and/or an ebullated bed mode and in that the downstream process comprises a first step for at least partial conversion of hydrocarbons heavier than methane into methane, termed the pre-reforming step, and in that the reaction or reactions occurring inside the chambers of the downstream stream reforming process enables the production of a reagent, namely hydrogen, which is necessary for the reactions in the first upstream process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Mathieu Pinault, Thierry Gauthier, Stephane Kressmann, Arnault Selmen