Patents by Inventor Sohel K. SHAIKH

Sohel K. SHAIKH 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).

  • Publication number: 20210301213
    Abstract: Processes for producing olefins include integration of steam cracking with a dual catalyst metathesis process. The processes include steam cracking a hydrocarbon feed to form a cracking reaction effluent containing butenes, separating the cracking reaction effluent to produce a cracking C4 effluent including normal butenes, isobutene, and 1,3-butadiene, subjecting the cracking C4 effluent to selective hydrogenation to convert 1,3-butadiene in the cracking C4 effluent to normal butenes, removing isobutene from a hydrogenation effluent to produce a metathesis feed containing normal butenes, and contacting the metathesis feed with a metathesis catalyst and a cracking catalyst directly downstream of the metathesis catalyst to produce a metathesis reaction effluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Sohel K Shaikh, Raed H Abudawoud, Zhonglin Zhang, Munir D Khokhar, Furqan Aljumah
  • Patent number: 11111192
    Abstract: A method for producing para-xylene (PX) includes introducing a C8 aromatic-containing composition to a xylene rerun column to separate the C8 aromatic-containing composition into a xylene-containing effluent and a heavy effluent and passing the xylene-containing effluent to a PX processing loop that includes a PX recovery unit operable to separate a PX product from the xylene-containing effluent, a membrane isomerization unit operable to convert a portion of the MX, OX, or both from the xylene-containing effluent to PX, an EB dealkylation unit operable to dealkylate EB from the xylene-containing effluent to produce benzene, toluene, and other C7? compounds, and a membrane separation unit operable to produce a permeate that is PX-rich and a retentate that is PX-lean. The permeate is passed to the PX recovery unit for recovery of PX, which the retentate is bypassed around the PX recovery unit circulated through the xylene processing loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K Shaikh, Veera Venkata R Tammana, Raed H. Abudawoud, Bruce Richard Beadle, Hisham Tawfiq Bassam, Rakan Sulaiman Bilaus
  • Publication number: 20210238485
    Abstract: Processes for producing olefins include introducing a hydrocarbon feed to a high-severity fluidized catalytic cracking system, contacting the hydrocarbon feed with a cracking catalyst under high-severity conditions in the high-severity fluidized catalytic cracking system to produce a cracking reaction effluent comprising butene, and passing at least a portion of the cracking reaction effluent, which includes at least butene, to a metathesis system. The processes further include contacting the portion of the cracking reaction effluent with a metathesis catalyst in the metathesis system, which causes at least a portion of the butene in the cracking C4 effluent to undergo a metathesis reaction to produce a metathesis reaction effluent comprising at least one of ethylene, propene, or both. The processes may further include separating a metathesis C5+ effluent from the metathesis reaction effluent and passing the metathesis C5+ effluent back to the high-severity fluidized catalytic cracking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Sohel K. Shaikh, Raed H. Abudawoud, Zhonglin Zhang, Munir D. Khokhar, Furqan Aljumah
  • Publication number: 20210162395
    Abstract: Methods of producing an isomerization catalyst include preparing a catalyst precursor solution, hydrothermally treating the catalyst precursor solution to produce a magnesium oxide precipitant, and calcining the magnesium oxide precipitant to produce the isomerization catalyst. The catalyst precursor solution includes at least a magnesium precursor, a hydrolyzing agent, and cetrimonium bromide. Methods of producing 1-butene from a 2-butene-containing feedstock with the isomerization catalyst are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Afnan Alghannam, Sohel K. Shaikh, Munir D. Khokhar
  • Publication number: 20210162384
    Abstract: Composite catalysts includes zeolite particles at least partially embedded in a catalyst support material and at least one catalytically active compound deposited on the outer surfaces and pore surfaces of the catalyst support material, zeolite particles, or both. A method of making the composite catalysts may include preparing a catalyst precursor mixture that includes the zeolite, catalyst support material, triblock copolymer surfactant, and the catalytically active compound precursor and spray drying the catalyst precursor mixture. The composite catalysts may be used as a single catalyst for conducting olefin metathesis and cracking reactions. A method for producing propene may include contacting a butene-containing feed with the composite catalysts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Zahra Almisbaa, Sohel K. Shaikh, Raed Abudawoud
  • Publication number: 20210162394
    Abstract: Methods of producing an isomerization catalyst include preparing a catalyst precursor solution, hydrothermally treating the catalyst precursor solution to produce a magnesium oxide precipitant, and calcining the magnesium oxide precipitant to produce the isomerization catalyst. The catalyst precursor solution includes at least a magnesium precursor, a hydrolyzing agent, and polyethylene glycol. Methods of producing propene from a butene-containing feedstock with the isomerization catalyst and a metathesis catalyst are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Afnan Alghannam, Sohel K. Shaikh, Munir D. Khokhar, Faisal H. Alshafei
  • Publication number: 20210155857
    Abstract: A process for removing asphaltenes from an oil feed, the process comprising the steps of introducing the oil feed to a de-asphalting column, where the oil feed comprises a carbonaceous material and asphaltenes, where the de-asphalting column comprises a heteropolyacid, operating the de-asphalting column at a reaction temperature and a reaction pressure for a residence time such that the heteropolyacid is operable to catalyze an acid catalyzed polymerization reaction of the asphaltenes to produce polymerized asphaltenes, the polymerized asphaltenes precipitate from the carbonaceous material in the oil feed, and withdrawing a de-asphalted oil from the de-asphalting column, where the de-asphalted oil is in the absence of the heteropolyacids, where the de-asphalted oil has a lower concentration of sulfur, a lower concentration of nitrogen, and a lower concentration of metals as compared to the oil feed, where the process for removing asphaltenes is in the absence of added hydrogen gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Miao Sun, Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10961171
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of synthesizing a metathesis catalyst system, which include impregnating tungsten oxide on silica support in the presence of a precursor to produce a base catalyst; calcining the base catalyst; dispersing a solid metal-based co-catalyst onto the surface of the base catalyst to produce a doped catalyst; and calcining the doped catalyst to produce a metathesis catalyst system. Further embodiments of processes for the production of propylene, which include contacting a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising a mixture of 1-butene and 2-butene with embodiments of the metathesis catalyst system to produce, via metathesis conversion, a product stream comprising propylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Noor A. Sulais, Brian Hanna, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10954454
    Abstract: A process for removing asphaltenes from an oil feed, the process comprising the steps of introducing the oil feed to a de-asphalting column, where the oil feed comprises a carbonaceous material and asphaltenes, where the de-asphalting column comprises a heteropolyacid, operating the de-asphalting column at a reaction temperature and a reaction pressure for a residence time such that the heteropolyacid is operable to catalyze an acid catalyzed polymerization reaction of the asphaltenes to produce polymerized asphaltenes, the polymerized asphaltenes precipitate from the carbonaceous material in the oil feed, and withdrawing a de-asphalted oil from the de-asphalting column, where the de-asphalted oil is in the absence of the heteropolyacids, where the de-asphalted oil has a lower concentration of sulfur, a lower concentration of nitrogen, and a lower concentration of metals as compared to the oil feed, where the process for removing asphaltenes is in the absence of added hydrogen gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Miao Sun, Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10934231
    Abstract: Processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems are disclosed for producing propene by at least partially isomerizing butene in an isomerization reaction zone having an isomerization catalyst to form an isomerization reaction product, at least partially metathesizing the isomerization reaction product in a metathesis reaction zone having a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesis reaction product, and at least partially cracking the metathesis reaction product in a cracking reaction zone having a cracking catalyst. The isomerization catalyst may be MgO, and the metathesis catalyst may be a mesoporous silica catalyst support impregnated with a metal oxide. The metathesis reaction zone may be downstream of the isomerization reaction zone, and the cracking reaction zone may be downstream of the metathesis reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Faisal H. Alshafei, Munir D. Khokhar, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10919822
    Abstract: Processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems are disclosed for producing propylene from butene by at least partially metathesizing butene in a metathesizing reaction zone having a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesis reaction product and at least partially cracking the metathesis reaction product in a cracking reaction zone having a cracking catalyst to form a cracking reaction product that includes propylene. The metathesis catalyst may be a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide having a mesoporous silica-alumina catalyst support comprising from 5 weight percent to 50 weight percent alumina. The cracking catalyst may be a MFI structured silica-containing catalyst. The cracking reaction zone may be downstream of the metathesis reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Faisal H. Alshafei, Noor A. Sulais, Sohel K. Shaikh, Raed H. Abudawoud
  • Patent number: 10906026
    Abstract: Provided here are catalyst compositions containing tungsten oxide on silica supports and prepared by spray drying a mixture containing a tungsten precursor, silica support, and a surfactant. Also provided here are methods of using the catalytic compositions, prepared by spray drying, in an olefin metathesis process to produce propylene from butenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Faisal H. Alshafei, Munir D. Khokhar, Sohel K. Shaikh, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Gopal Juttu
  • Publication number: 20200369581
    Abstract: A method for producing para-xylene (PX) includes introducing a C8 aromatic-containing composition to a xylene rerun column to separate the C8 aromatic-containing composition into a xylene-containing effluent and a heavy effluent and passing the xylene-containing effluent to a PX processing loop that includes a PX recovery unit operable to separate a PX product from the xylene-containing effluent, a membrane isomerization unit operable to convert a portion of the MX, OX, or both from the xylene-containing effluent to PX, an EB dealkylation unit operable to dealkylate EB from the xylene-containing effluent to produce benzene, toluene, and other C7? compounds, and a membrane separation unit operable to produce a permeate that is PX-rich and a retentate that is PX-lean. The permeate is passed to the PX recovery unit for recovery of PX, which the retentate is bypassed around the PX recovery unit circulated through the xylene processing loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K Shaikh, Veera Venkata R Tammana, Raed H. Abudawoud, Bruce Richard Beadle, Hisham Tawfiq Bassam, Rakan Sulaiman Bilaus
  • Patent number: 10843983
    Abstract: A method for producing para-xylene (PX) includes introducing a C8 aromatic-containing composition to a xylene rerun column to separate the C8 aromatic-containing composition into a xylene-containing effluent and a heavy effluent and passing the xylene-containing effluent to a PX processing loop that includes a PX recovery unit operable to separate a PX product from the xylene-containing effluent, a membrane isomerization unit operable to convert a portion of the MX, OX, or both from the xylene-containing effluent to PX, an EB dealkylation unit operable to dealkylate EB from the xylene-containing effluent to produce benzene, toluene, and other C7? compounds, and a membrane separation unit operable to produce a permeate that is PX-rich and a retentate that is PX-lean. The permeate is passed to the PX recovery unit for recovery of PX, which the retentate is bypassed around the PX recovery unit circulated through the xylene processing loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K Shaikh, Veera Venkata R Tammana, Raed H. Abudawoud, Bruce Richard Beadle, Hisham Tawfiq Bassam, Rakan Sulaiman Bilaus
  • Publication number: 20200354289
    Abstract: A method for producing para-xylene (PX) includes introducing a C8 aromatic-containing composition to a xylene rerun column to separate the C8 aromatic-containing composition into a xylene-containing effluent and a heavy effluent and passing the xylene-containing effluent to a PX processing loop that includes a PX recovery unit operable to separate a PX product from the xylene-containing effluent, a membrane isomerization unit operable to convert a portion of the MX, OX, or both from the xylene-containing effluent to PX, an EB dealkylation unit operable to dealkylate EB from the xylene-containing effluent to produce benzene, toluene, and other C7? compounds, and a membrane separation unit operable to produce a permeate that is PX-rich and a retentate that is PX-lean. The permeate is passed to the PX recovery unit for recovery of PX, which the retentate is bypassed around the PX recovery unit circulated through the xylene processing loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K Shaikh, Veera Venkata R Tammana, Raed H. Abudawoud, Bruce Richard Beadle, Hisham Tawfiq Bassam, Rakan Sulaiman Bilaus
  • Publication number: 20200270189
    Abstract: A method for producing para-xylene (PX) includes introducing a C8 aromatic-containing composition to a xylene rerun column to separate the C8 aromatic-containing composition into a xylene-containing effluent and a heavy effluent and passing the xylene-containing effluent to a PX processing loop that includes a PX recovery unit operable to separate a PX product from the xylene-containing effluent, a membrane isomerization unit operable to convert a portion of the MX, OX, or both from the xylene-containing effluent to PX, an EB dealkylation unit operable to dealkylate EB from the xylene-containing effluent to produce benzene, toluene, and other C7? compounds, and a membrane separation unit operable to produce a permeate that is PX-rich and a retentate that is PX-lean. The permeate is passed to the PX recovery unit for recovery of PX, which the retentate is bypassed around the PX recovery unit circulated through the xylene processing loop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Zhonglin Zhang, Sohel K. Shaikh, Veera Venkata R. Tammana, Raed H. Abudawoud, Bruce Richard Beadle, Hisham Tawfiq Bassam, Rakan Sulaiman Bilaus
  • Publication number: 20200131099
    Abstract: Embodiments of processes and multiple-stage catalyst systems for producing propylene comprising introducing a hydrocarbon stream comprising 2-butene to an isomerization catalyst zone to isomerize the 2-butene to 1-butene, passing the 2-butene and 1-butene to a metathesis catalyst zone to cross-metathesize the 2-butene and 1-butene into a metathesis product stream comprising propylene and C4-C6 olefins, and cracking the metathesis product stream in a catalyst cracking zone to produce propylene. The isomerization catalyst zone comprises a silica-alumina catalyst with a ratio by weight of alumina to silica from 1:99 to 20:80. The metathesis catalyst comprises a mesoporous silica catalyst support impregnated with metal oxide. The catalyst cracking zone comprises a mordenite framework inverted (MFI) structured silica catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Faisal H. Alshafei, Munir D. Khokhar, Noor A. Sulais, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200115298
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of synthesizing a metathesis catalyst system, which include impregnating tungsten oxide on silica support in the presence of a precursor to produce a base catalyst; calcining the base catalyst; dispersing a solid metal-based co-catalyst onto the surface of the base catalyst to produce a doped catalyst; and calcining the doped catalyst to produce a metathesis catalyst system. Further embodiments of processes for the production of propylene, which include contacting a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising a mixture of 1-butene and 2-butene with embodiments of the metathesis catalyst system to produce, via metathesis conversion, a product stream comprising propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Noor A. Sulais, Brian Hanna, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200115300
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of synthesizing a metathesis catalyst system, which include impregnating tungsten oxide on silica support in the presence of a precursor to produce a base catalyst; calcining the base catalyst; dispersing a solid metal-based co-catalyst onto the surface of the base catalyst to produce a doped catalyst; and calcining the doped catalyst to produce a metathesis catalyst system. Further embodiments of processes for the production of propylene, which include contacting a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising a mixture of 1-butene and 2-butene with embodiments of the metathesis catalyst system to produce, via metathesis conversion, a product stream comprising propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Aramco Services Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Noor A. Sulais, Brian Hanna, Sohel K. Shaikh
  • Publication number: 20200115299
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods of synthesizing a metathesis catalyst system, which include impregnating tungsten oxide on silica support in the presence of a precursor to produce a base catalyst; calcining the base catalyst; impregnating a metal oxide co-catalyst comprising a metal oxide onto the surface of the base catalyst to produce a doped catalyst; and calcining the doped catalyst to produce a metathesis catalyst system. Further embodiments of processes for the production of propylene, which include contacting a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising a mixture of 1-butene and 2-butene with embodiments of the metathesis catalyst system to produce, via metathesis conversion, a product stream comprising propylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicants: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Aramco Services Company
    Inventors: Munir D. Khokhar, Mohammed R. Alalouni, Noor A. Sulais, Brian Hanna, Sohel K. Shaikh