Patents by Inventor Harry W. Deckman

Harry W. Deckman 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: 11318413
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes the use of a specific adsorbent material in a rapid cycle swing adsorption to perform dehydration of a gaseous feed stream. The adsorbent material includes a zeolite 3A that is utilized in the dehydration process to enhance recovery of hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Harry W. Deckman, Ashley M. Wittrig, Karl G. Strohmaier, Daniel P. Leta, Peter I. Ravikovitch
  • Patent number: 11208513
    Abstract: A process for producing polyethylene polymers including contacting ethylene and at least one C3 to C8 alpha-olefin comonomer with a polymerization catalyst on a particulate support in a fluidized bed polymerization reactor under conditions effective to polymerize at least part of the ethylene and comonomer and produce the polyethylene polymers, wherein the support has a d10 particle size as measured by laser diffraction of at least 18 microns, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Corrine L. Brandl, William A. Lamberti, Charles R. Buhler, Judson S. Clements, Harry W. Deckman, Joseph Moebus, Marc L. DeChellis
  • Patent number: 11181493
    Abstract: A method for determining the porosity of a core sample can include: submerging a core sample in a NMR saturation fluid, wherein the core sample has a permeability of 10 mD or less; exposing the fluid to a vacuum while the core sample is submerged the NMR saturation fluid for a sufficient period of time to saturate the core sample; removing the vacuum while maintaining the core sample submerged the NMR saturation fluid; taking a NMR measurement of fluids in the core sample; and determining a porosity of the core sample based on a correlation between the NMR measurement and a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Pavel Kortunov, Hubert E. King, Harry W. Deckman, Shreerang S. Chhatre
  • Patent number: 11156570
    Abstract: A method for determining the fluid mobility of a core sample can include: determining a porosity of a core sample having a permeability of 10 mD or less; saturating the core sample with a NMR saturation fluid; taking a first NMR measurement of fluids in the core sample; diffusionally exchanging a hydrophobic fluid or a hydrophilic fluid in the core sample in a hydrophobic NMR exchange fluid or a hydrophilic NMR exchange fluid, respectively; taking a second NMR measurement of the fluid in the core sample after diffusional exchange; and deriving a property of the core sample based on the porosity, a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration, and a comparison between the first and the second NMR measurements, the property being selected from the group consisting of a mobile oil volume, an immobile hydrocarbon volume, a mobile water volume, an immobile water volume, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Pavel Kortunov, Hubert E. King, Harry W. Deckman
  • Publication number: 20210301652
    Abstract: Techniques described herein relate to a hydrocarbon well that includes a wellbore with a surface casing string that couples the wellbore to a wellhead located at the surface and a production casing string that extends through a reservoir within the subsurface. A fluid column is present within the wellbore. The hydrocarbon well also includes a high-frequency tube wave generator that is hydraulically coupled to the wellbore and is configured to generate high-frequency tube waves that propagate within the fluid column. The high-frequency tube waves include a selected waveform containing a specific bandwidth of high-frequency components. The hydrocarbon well further includes a receiver that is hydraulically coupled to the wellbore and is configured to record data corresponding to the generated and reflected high-frequency tube waves propagating within the fluid column, wherein the recorded data relate to characteristics of the wellbore. Moreover, such techniques may also be applied to a pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Yibing Zhang, Harry W. Deckman, Timothy G. Benish, Peter A. Gordon
  • Patent number: 11131640
    Abstract: A method for determining a core sample property selected from the group consisting of a recoverable oil volume, an irreducible hydrocarbon volume, a recoverable water volume, an irreducible water volume, and any combination thereof can include: determining a porosity of a core sample, wherein the core sample has a permeability of 100 milliDarcy (mD) or less; saturating the core sample with a NMR saturation fluid; taking a first nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurement of fluids in the core sample; hydraulically exchanging a hydrophobic fluid or a hydrophilic fluid in the core sample in a hydrophilic NMR exchange fluid or a hydrophobic NMR exchange fluid, respectively; taking a second NMR measurement of the fluids in the core sample after hydraulic exchange; and deriving the property of the core sample based on the porosity, a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration, and a comparison between the first and second NMR measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hubert E. King, Pavel Kortunov, Harry W. Deckman, Shreerang S. Chhatre, Hemantkumar R. Sahoo, Antonio S. Buono
  • Patent number: 11125705
    Abstract: A method determining a volume of a pore type of a core sample can include: determining a porosity of a core sample, wherein the core sample has a permeability of 100 milliDarcy (mD) or less; saturating the core sample with a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) saturation fluid to achieve a saturated core sample; taking a NMR measurement of fluids in the saturated core sample; and deriving a volume for a pore type based on the porosity based on a correlation between the NMR measurement and a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration, wherein the pore type is selected from the group consisting of a nanopore, a micropore, a macropore, and any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Hubert E. King, Pavel Kortunov, Harry W. Deckman, Shreerang S. Chhatre, Hemantkumar R. Sahoo, Antonio S. Buono
  • Publication number: 20210253944
    Abstract: Proppant particulates like sand are commonly used in hydraulic fracturing operations to maintain one or more fractures in an opened state following the release of hydraulic pressure. Fracturing fluids and methods of hydraulic fracturing may also use proppant particulates composed of flexicoke material. Such proppant particulates may have improved transport into fractures because of lower density than traditional proppants like sand and may produce fewer fines that reduce fluid flow through proppant packs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Peter A. Gordon, Michael Siskin, Harry W. Deckman
  • Publication number: 20210246364
    Abstract: Proppant particulates like sand are commonly used in hydraulic fracturing operations to maintain one or more fractures in an opened state following the release of hydraulic pressure. Fracturing fluids and methods of hydraulic fracturing may also use proppant particulates composed of fluid coke material (also referred to as fluid coke proppant particulates). In some instances, the fluid coke proppant particulates are characterized by a bulk density of less than about 0.9 grams per cubic centimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Peter A. Gordon, Michael Siskin, Harry W. Deckman
  • Publication number: 20210239872
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention disclosed herein relate to methods for performing formation evaluation of a formation or formation's surrounding to identify and characterize the abundance and morphology of non-ionic conductor grains, “c-grains”, within the formations that are evaluated by formation evaluation (FE) tools. The methods and related systems as disclosed herein are directed to correcting any existing FE logs that can be adversely affected by the presence of c-grains in the detection volume of FE tools, and/or obtaining new FE information that is unavailable by the application of existing FE methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Brent D. Wheelock, Lang Feng, Qiuzi Li, Harry W. Deckman, Mehmet D. Ertas
  • Publication number: 20210230478
    Abstract: Particulate compositions including a plurality of particles containing oil field chemicals encapsulated in a water soluble, water swellable, or water degradable matrix material are disclosed. The oil field chemicals may be corrosion inhibitors and the particulate composition may be prepared by spray drying mixtures of matrix material and oil field chemicals. The particulate compositions are designed to efficiently deliver the chemicals to the water phase of a multiphase environment, such as an oil/water environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Fang Cao, Yao Xiong, James D. Oxley, Wei Li, Satish Bodige, Abhimanyu O. Patil, Harry W. Deckman
  • Publication number: 20210138446
    Abstract: Particulate compositions, especially particulate compositions which are designed to be processed or transferred, are provided. The particulate compositions contain parent particles and composite particles, the composite particles being composed of a binder and fine parent particles. The particulate compositions have a low proportion of free fine parent particles and provide advantages where processing or transferring of the particulate compositions is practiced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: William A. Lamberti, William C. Horn, Corrine L. Brandl, Harry W. Deckman
  • Publication number: 20210113952
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes and systems for the removal of water from a feed stream utilizing swing adsorption processes including an adsorbent bed comprising an adsorbent material which is a cationic zeolite RHO. The cationic zeolite RHO comprises at least one, preferably two, metal cations selected from Group 1 and 2 elements (new Group 1-18 IUPAC numbering). The swing adsorption processes and systems utilizing the cationic zeolite RHO have an adsorption selectivity for water and are useful in selective dehydration of commercial feed streams. The cationic zeolite RHO additionally has an exceptionally high water adsorption stability for use in feed streams with wet acid gas environments operating under cyclic swing adsorption conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Barbara Carstensen, Daniel P. Leta, Peter I. Ravikovitch, Harry W. Deckman, Scott J. Weigel
  • Patent number: 10883965
    Abstract: For method of utilizing a nondestructive evaluation method to inspect a steel material comprising at least one hysteretic ferromagnetic material and/or at least one nonhysteretic material to identify one or more material conditions and/or one or more inhomogeneities in steel material, the method can comprise the steps of: interrogating the hysteretic ferromagnetic material and/or the nonhysteretic material with an input time varying magnetic field; scanning the steel material and detecting a magnetic response and/or acoustic response over time from the hysteretic ferromagnetic material and/or the nonhysteretic material; determining a time dependent nonlinear characteristic of the received magnetic response and/or acoustic response; and correlating the time dependent nonlinear characteristic of the received magnetic response and/or acoustic response to the one or more material conditions and/or one or more inhomogeneities in steel material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Lang Feng, Qiuzi Li, Harry W. Deckman, Paul M. Chaikin, Neeraj S. Thirumalai, Shiun Ling, Joseph W. Krynicki, Jamey A. Fenske
  • Publication number: 20200363357
    Abstract: A method for determining the pore types of a core sample can include: determining a porosity of a core sample, wherein the core sample has a permeability of 10 mD or less; saturating the core sample with a NMR saturation fluid to achieve a saturated core sample; taking a NMR measurement of fluids in the saturated core sample; and deriving a volume for a pore type based on the porosity based on a correlation between the NMR measurement and a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration, wherein the pore type is selected from the group consisting of a nanopore, a micropore, a macropore, and any combination thereof
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Pavel Kortunov, Hubert E. King, Harry W. Deckman
  • Publication number: 20200363355
    Abstract: A method for determining the porosity of a core sample can include: submerging a core sample in a NMR saturation fluid, wherein the core sample has a permeability of 10 mD or less; exposing the fluid to a vacuum while the core sample is submerged the NMR saturation fluid for a sufficient period of time to saturate the core sample; removing the vacuum while maintaining the core sample submerged the NMR saturation fluid; taking a NMR measurement of fluids in the core sample; and determining a porosity of the core sample based on a correlation between the NMR measurement and a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Pavel Kortunov, Hubert E. King, Harry W. Deckman, Shreerang S. Chhatre
  • Publication number: 20200363352
    Abstract: A method for determining the porosity of a core sample can include: saturating a core sample with a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) saturation fluid, wherein the core sample has a permeability of 100 milliDarcy (mD) or less, to achieve a saturated core sample; taking a NMR measurement of fluids in the saturated core sample; determining a porosity of the core sample based on a correlation between the NMR measurement and a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hubert E. King, Pavel Kortunov, Harry W. Deckman, Shreerang S. Chhatre, Hemantkumar R. Sahoo, Antonio S. Buono
  • Publication number: 20200363353
    Abstract: A method determining a volume of a pore type of a core sample can include: determining a porosity of a core sample, wherein the core sample has a permeability of 100 milliDarcy (mD) or less; saturating the core sample with a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) saturation fluid to achieve a saturated core sample; taking a NMR measurement of fluids in the saturated core sample; and deriving a volume for a pore type based on the porosity based on a correlation between the NMR measurement and a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration, wherein the pore type is selected from the group consisting of a nanopore, a micropore, a macropore, and any combination thereof
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hubert E. King, Pavel Kortunov, Harry W. Deckman, Shreerang S. Chhatre, Hemantkumar R. Sahoo, Antonio S. Buono
  • Publication number: 20200363356
    Abstract: A method for determining the fluid mobility of a core sample can include: determining a porosity of a core sample having a permeability of 10 mD or less; saturating the core sample with a NMR saturation fluid; taking a first NMR measurement of fluids in the core sample; diffusionally exchanging a hydrophobic fluid or a hydrophilic fluid in the core sample in a hydrophobic NMR exchange fluid or a hydrophilic NMR exchange fluid, respectively; taking a second NMR measurement of the fluid in the core sample after diffusional exchange; and deriving a property of the core sample based on the porosity, a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration, and a comparison between the first and the second NMR measurements, the property being selected from the group consisting of a mobile oil volume, an immobile hydrocarbon volume, a mobile water volume, an immobile water volume, and a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Pavel Kortunov, Hubert E. King, Harry W. Deckman
  • Publication number: 20200363354
    Abstract: A method for determining a core sample property selected from the group consisting of a recoverable oil volume, an irreducible hydrocarbon volume, a recoverable water volume, an irreducible water volume, and any combination thereof can include: determining a porosity of a core sample, wherein the core sample has a permeability of 100 milliDarcy (mD) or less; saturating the core sample with a NMR saturation fluid; taking a first nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurement of fluids in the core sample; hydraulically exchanging a hydrophobic fluid or a hydrophilic fluid in the core sample in a hydrophilic NMR exchange fluid or a hydrophobic NMR exchange fluid, respectively; taking a second NMR measurement of the fluids in the core sample after hydraulic exchange; and deriving the property of the core sample based on the porosity, a NMR signal to fluid volume calibration, and a comparison between the first and second NMR measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hubert E. King, Pavel Kortunov, Harry W. Deckman, Shreerang S. Chhatre, Hemantkumar R. Sahoo, Antonio S. Buono