Patents by Inventor RAED ABUDAWOUD

RAED ABUDAWOUD 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: 10889768
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for producing petrochemical products, such as ethylene, propene and other olefins from crude oil in high severity fluid catalytic cracking (HSFCC) units. Processes include separating a crude oil into a light fraction and a heavy fraction, cracking the light fraction and heavy fraction in separation cracking reaction zones, and regenerating the cracking catalysts in a two-zone regenerator having a first regeneration zone for the first catalyst (heavy fraction) and a second regeneration zone for the second catalyst (light fraction) separate from the first regeneration zone. Flue gas from the first catalyst regeneration zone is passed to the second regeneration zone to provide additional heat to raise the temperature of the second catalyst of the light fraction side. The disclosed systems and processes enable different catalysts and operating conditions to be utilized for the light fraction and the heavy fraction of a crude oil feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Abdennour Bourane, Raed Abudawoud, Ibrahim Abba
  • Patent number: 10851316
    Abstract: A system includes a hydroprocessing zone configured to remove impurities from crude oil; a first separation unit configured to separate a liquid output from the hydroprocessing zone into a light fraction and a light fraction; an aromatic extraction subsystem configured to extract aromatic petrochemicals from the light fraction; and a fluid catalytic cracking unit configured to crack the heavy fraction into multiple products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Raed Abudawoud, Thamer Mohammad
  • Patent number: 10844296
    Abstract: A system includes a hydroprocessing zone configured to remove impurities from crude oil; a first separation unit configured to separate a liquid output from the hydroprocessing zone into a light fraction and a heavy fraction; an aromatic extraction subsystem configured to extract aromatic petrochemicals from the light fraction; and a pyrolysis section configured to crack the heavy fraction into multiple olefinic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Raed Abudawoud, Thamer Mohammad, Alberto Lozano Ballesteros, Essam Al Sayed
  • Publication number: 20200262768
    Abstract: A method of producing p-xylene, the method comprising the steps of converting the C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons and the hydrogen gas in the presence of a dealkylation catalyst to produce a dealkylation effluent, separating the dealkylation effluent to produce a carbon-nine (C9) aromatics stream, a xylene stream, and a toluene stream, separating the p-xylenes from the xylene stream in the p-xylene separation unit to produce a p-xylene product and a p-xylene depleted stream, converting the m-xylene and o-xylene in the p-xylene depleted stream in the isomerization unit to produce an isomerization effluent, reacting the C9 aromatics stream and the hydrogen stream in the presence of a transalkylation catalyst in the transalkylation reactor to produce a transalkylation effluent, separating the C6 to C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons in the isomerization effluent and the transalkylation effluent in the splitter column to produce a benzene recycle, a toluene recycle, a xylene recycle and a C9+ recycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Raed Abudawoud
  • Patent number: 10723630
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite zeolite catalyst includes combining a silicon source and an aqueous organic structure directing agent having a polyamino cation compound to form a silica intermediary gel, introducing an aluminum precursor to the silica intermediary gel to form a catalyst precursor gel, evaporating water in the catalyst precursor gel to form a catalyst gel, and heating the catalyst gel to form a composite zeolite catalyst particle having an intergrowth region with a mixture of both Beta crystals and ZSM-5 crystals. An associated method of making xylene includes feeding heavy reformate to a reactor, the reactor containing the composite zeolite catalyst, and producing xylene by simultaneously performing dealkylation and transalkylation of the heavy reformate in the reactor, where each composite zeolite catalyst particle is able to catalyze both the dealkylation and transalkylation reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Universitat Politecnica De Valencia, Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas
    Inventors: Mohamed Elanany, Raed Abudawoud, Avelino Corma Canos, M. Teresa Portilla Ovejero, Vicente J. Margarit Benavent, M. Teresa Navarro Villalba, M. Cristina Martinez Sanchez, Ibrahim M. Al-Zahrani, Khalid A. Al-Majnouni
  • Publication number: 20200216372
    Abstract: Provided here are methods and systems to enhance the production of ethylene and MTBE from propylene using integrated metathesis and cracking processes. Also disclosed is a method for producing ethylene by at least partially metathesizing propylene in the presence of a metathesis catalyst in a reactor to produce ethylene and butenes, and at least partially cracking the butenes to further produce ethylene using a cracking catalyst positioned downstream of the metathesis catalyst in the same reactor, and further producing MTBE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Sohel Shaikh, Raed Abudawoud, Zhonglin Zhang, Munir Khokhar, Miao Sun
  • Patent number: 10696609
    Abstract: A method of producing p-xylene, the method comprising the steps of converting the C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons and the hydrogen gas in the presence of a dealkylation catalyst to produce a dealkylation effluent, separating the dealkylation effluent to produce a carbon-nine (C9) aromatics stream, a xylene stream, and a toluene stream, separating the p-xylenes from the xylene stream in the p-xylene separation unit to produce a p-xylene product and a p-xylene depleted stream, converting the m-xylene and o-xylene in the p-xylene depleted stream in the isomerization unit to produce an isomerization effluent, reacting the C9 aromatics stream and the hydrogen stream in the presence of a transalkylation catalyst in the transalkylation reactor to produce a transalkylation effluent, separating the C6 to C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons in the isomerization effluent and the transalkylation effluent in the splitter column to produce a benzene recycle, a toluene recycle, a xylene recycle and a C9+ recycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Raed Abudawoud
  • Publication number: 20200115297
    Abstract: A method of producing p-xylene, the method comprising the steps of converting the C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons and the hydrogen gas in the presence of a dealkylation catalyst to produce a dealkylation effluent, separating the dealkylation effluent to produce a carbon-nine (C9) aromatics stream, a xylene stream, and a toluene stream, separating the p-xylenes from the xylene stream in the p-xylene separation unit to produce a p-xylene product and a p-xylene depleted stream, converting the m-xylene and o-xylene in the p-xylene depleted stream in the isomerization unit to produce an isomerization effluent, reacting the C9 aromatics stream and the hydrogen stream in the presence of a transalkylation catalyst in the transalkylation reactor to produce a transalkylation effluent, separating the C6 to C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons in the isomerization effluent and the transalkylation effluent in the splitter column to produce a benzene recycle, a toluene recycle, a xylene recycle and a C9+ recycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Qi XU, Raed ABUDAWOUD
  • Publication number: 20200115302
    Abstract: A method of producing p-xylene comprising the steps of separating the reformate feed in the reformate splitter to produce a benzene stream, a combined heavy stream, a xylene stream, and a toluene stream, converting the C9+ aromatic hydrocarbons in the presence of a dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, separating the dealkylation effluent in the dealkylation splitter to produce a C9 stream and a C10+ stream, reacting the C9 stream, the toluene stream, the benzene stream, and the hydrogen stream in the presence of a transalkylation catalyst in the transalkylation reactor to produce a transalkylation effluent, separating the p-xylenes from the xylene stream in the p-xylene separation unit to produce a p-xylene product and a p-xylene depleted stream, converting the m-xylene and o-xylene in the p-xylene depleted stream in the isomerization unit to produce an isomerization effluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Zhonglin Zhang, Raed Abudawoud
  • Patent number: 10464868
    Abstract: A method for producing xylenes from a heavy reformate feed includes the steps of introducing the heavy reformate feed and a hydrogen feed to a dealkylation reactor, reacting the heavy reformate feed with the hydrogen gas in the presence of the dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, introducing the dealkylation effluent to a splitter unit, separating the dealkylation effluent into a light gas stream, a toluene stream, a benzene stream, a C9 aromatics stream, a C10+ aromatics stream, and a mixed xylene stream in the splitter unit, introducing the toluene stream, the C9 aromatics stream, and a hydrogen stream into a transalkylation reactor, reacting the toluene stream and the C9 aromatics stream in the presence of the transalkylation catalyst to produce a transalkylation effluent, introducing the transalkylation effluent to the splitter unit, and separating the transalkylation effluent in the splitter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Raed Abudawoud
  • Patent number: 10442742
    Abstract: A method for producing xylenes from a heavy reformate feed includes the steps of introducing the heavy reformate feed and a hydrogen feed to a dealkylation reactor, reacting the heavy reformate feed with the hydrogen gas in the presence of the dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, introducing the dealkylation effluent to a splitter unit, separating the dealkylation effluent into a light gas stream, a toluene stream, a benzene stream, a C9 aromatics stream, a C10+ aromatics stream, and a mixed xylene stream in the splitter unit, introducing the toluene stream, the C9 aromatics stream, and a hydrogen stream into a transalkylation reactor, reacting the toluene stream and the C9 aromatics stream in the presence of the transalkylation catalyst to produce a transalkylation effluent, introducing the transalkylation effluent to the splitter unit, and separating the transalkylation effluent in the splitter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Raed Abudawoud, Ahmad A. Jazzar, Zhonglin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190284115
    Abstract: A method of making BTX (benzene, toluene, xylene) compounds by feeding a heavy reformate stream to a reactor, where the reactor includes a composite zeolite catalyst, that contains a mixture of a desilicated mesoporous mordenite and ZSM-5, and in which the desilicated mesoporous mordenite, the ZSM-5, or both, comprise one or more impregnated metals. The composite zeolite catalyst is able to catalyze the transalkylation reaction and the dealkylation reaction simultaneously to produce the BTX compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica, UPV-CSIC
    Inventors: Tammana Veeara Venkata Ramakrishna, Raed Abudawoud, Avelino Corma Canos, M. Teresa Portilla Ovejero, M. Cristina Martinez Sanchez, Ibrahim M. Al-Zahrani
  • Publication number: 20190284056
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite zeolite catalyst includes combining a silicon source and an aqueous organic structure directing agent having a polyamino cation compound to form a silica intermediary gel, introducing an aluminum precursor to the silica intermediary gel to form a catalyst precursor gel, evaporating water in the catalyst precursor gel to form a catalyst gel, and heating the catalyst gel to form a composite zeolite catalyst particle having an intergrowth region with a mixture of both Beta crystals and ZSM-5 crystals. An associated method of making xylene includes feeding heavy reformate to a reactor, the reactor containing the composite zeolite catalyst, and producing xylene by simultaneously performing dealkylation and transalkylation of the heavy reformate in the reactor, where each composite zeolite catalyst particle is able to catalyze both the dealkylation and transalkylation reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica, UPV-CSIC
    Inventors: Mohamed Elanany, Raed Abudawoud, Avelino Corma Canos, M. Teresa Portilla Ovejero, Vicente J. Margarit Benavent, M. Teresa Navarro Villalba, M. Cristina Martinez Sanchez, Ibrahim M. Al-Zahrani, Khalid A. Al-Majnouni
  • Publication number: 20190284110
    Abstract: Method of making BTX compounds including benzene, toluene, and xylene, including feeding heavy reformats to a reactor containing a composite zeolite catalyst. The composite zeolite catalyst includes a mixture of nanocrystalline Beta zeolite (Nano-Beta) comprising crystal size in the range of 10 to 40 nm and ZSM-5. The Nano-Beta, the ZSM-5, or both include one or more impregnated metals. The method further includes producing the BTX compounds by simultaneously performing transalkylation and dealkylation of the heavy reformate in the reactor. The composite zeolite catalyst is able to simultaneously catalyze both the transalkylation and dealkylation reactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, c/o Instituto de Technologia Quimica, UPV-CSIC
    Inventors: Avelino Corma Canos, M. Teresa Portilla Ovejero, M. Cristina Martinez Sanchez, M. Teresa Navarro Villalba, Sohel Shaikh, Raed Abudawoud
  • Publication number: 20190256444
    Abstract: A method for producing xylenes from a heavy reformate feed includes the steps of introducing the heavy reformate feed and a hydrogen feed to a dealkylation reactor, reacting the heavy reformate feed with the hydrogen gas in the presence of the dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, introducing the dealkylation effluent to a splitter unit, separating the dealkylation effluent into a light gas stream, a toluene stream, a benzene stream, a C9 aromatics stream, a C10+ aromatics stream, and a mixed xylene stream in the splitter unit, introducing the toluene stream, the C9 aromatics stream, and a hydrogen stream into a transalkylation reactor, reacting the toluene stream and the C9 aromatics stream in the presence of the transalkylation catalyst to produce a transalkylation effluent, introducing the transalkylation effluent to the splitter unit, and separating the transalkylation effluent in the splitter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Qi XU, Raed ABUDAWOUD, Ahmad A. JAZZAR, Zhonglin ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20190225894
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for producing petrochemical products, such as ethylene, propene and other olefins from crude oil in high severity fluid catalytic cracking (HSFCC) units. Processes include separating a crude oil into a light fraction and a heavy fraction, cracking the light fraction and heavy fraction in separation cracking reaction zones, and regenerating the cracking catalysts in a two-zone regenerator having a first regeneration zone for the first catalyst (heavy fraction) and a second regeneration zone for the second catalyst (light fraction) separate from the first regeneration zone. Flue gas from the first catalyst regeneration zone is passed to the second regeneration zone to provide additional heat to raise the temperature of the second catalyst of the light fraction side. The disclosed systems and processes enable different catalysts and operating conditions to be utilized for the light fraction and the heavy fraction of a crude oil feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Abdennour Bourane, Raed Abudawoud, Ibrahim Abba
  • Publication number: 20190194095
    Abstract: A method for producing xylenes from a heavy reformate feed includes the steps of introducing the heavy reformate feed and a hydrogen feed to a dealkylation reactor, reacting the heavy reformate feed with the hydrogen gas in the presence of the dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, introducing the dealkylation effluent to a splitter unit, separating the dealkylation effluent into a light gas stream, a toluene stream, a benzene stream, a C9 aromatics stream, a C10+ aromatics stream, and a mixed xylene stream in the splitter unit, introducing the toluene stream, the C9 aromatics stream, and a hydrogen stream into a transalkylation reactor, reacting the toluene stream and the C9 aromatics stream in the presence of the transalkylation catalyst to produce a transalkylation effluent, introducing the transalkylation effluent to the splitter unit, and separating the transalkylation effluent in the splitter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Qi XU, Raed ABUDAWOUD
  • Patent number: 10308573
    Abstract: A method for producing xylenes from a heavy reformate feed includes the steps of introducing the heavy reformate feed and a hydrogen feed to a dealkylation reactor, reacting the heavy reformate feed with the hydrogen gas in the presence of the dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, introducing the dealkylation effluent to a splitter unit, separating the dealkylation effluent into a light gas stream, a toluene stream, a benzene stream, a C9 aromatics stream, a C10+ aromatics stream, and a mixed xylene stream in the splitter unit, introducing the toluene stream, the C9 aromatics stream, and a hydrogen stream into a transalkylation reactor, reacting the toluene stream and the C9 aromatics stream in the presence of the transalkylation catalyst to produce a transalkylation effluent, introducing the transalkylation effluent to the splitter unit, and separating the transalkylation effluent in the splitter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Raed Abudawoud, Ahmad A. Jazzar, Zhonglin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10252958
    Abstract: A method for producing xylenes from a heavy reformate feed includes the steps of introducing the heavy reformate feed and a hydrogen feed to a dealkylation reactor, reacting the heavy reformate feed with the hydrogen gas in the presence of the dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, introducing the dealkylation effluent to a splitter unit, separating the dealkylation effluent into a light gas stream, a toluene stream, a benzene stream, a C9 aromatics stream, a C10+ aromatics stream, and a mixed xylene stream in the splitter unit, introducing the toluene stream, the C9 aromatics stream, and a hydrogen stream into a transalkylation reactor, reacting the toluene stream and the C9 aromatics stream in the presence of the transalkylation catalyst to produce a transalkylation effluent, introducing the transalkylation effluent to the splitter unit, and separating the transalkylation effluent in the splitter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Raed Abudawoud, Ahmad A. Jazzar, Zhonglin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20190062241
    Abstract: A method for producing xylenes from a heavy reformate feed includes the steps of introducing the heavy reformate feed and a hydrogen feed to a dealkylation reactor, reacting the heavy reformate feed with the hydrogen gas in the presence of the dealkylation catalyst in the dealkylation reactor to produce a dealkylation effluent, introducing the dealkylation effluent to a splitter unit, separating the dealkylation effluent into a light gas stream, a toluene stream, a benzene stream, a C9 aromatics stream, a C10+ aromatics stream, and a mixed xylene stream in the splitter unit, introducing the toluene stream, the C9 aromatics stream, and a hydrogen stream into a transalkylation reactor, reacting the toluene stream and the C9 aromatics stream in the presence of the transalkylation catalyst to produce a transalkylation effluent, introducing the transalkylation effluent to the splitter unit, and separating the transalkylation effluent in the splitter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Qi XU, Raed ABUDAWOUD, Ahmad A. JAZZAR, Zhonglin ZHANG