US Patent No: 5,109,928

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Method for production of hydrocarbon diluent from heavy crude oil

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A method of producing hydrocarbon diluent from heavy crude oil, comprises pre-heating the crude oil to produce a heated crude oil, separating in a separator vessel by flashing the heated crude oil to produce a first vapor fraction and a first liquid fraction, thermally cracking in a cracking unit at least a portion of the first liquid fraction to produce a first liquid effluent, quenching the first liquid effluent, recycling at least a portion of the quenched first liquid effluent into a separator, condensing the first vapor fraction, and separating in a separator vessel the condensed vapor fraction to produce the hydrocarbon diluent and gas.

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McCants, Malcolm T 2400 Augusta, Suite 260, Houston, TX 77057 4 229

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OSAKA GAS CO., LTD. (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 4,362,212 Method for enhanced petroleum oil recovery 5 1980
* 4,550,779 Process for the recovery of hydrocarbons for mineral oil deposits 58 1984
* 4,883,582 Vis-breaking heavy crude oils for pumpability 109 1988
 
Mobil Oil Corporation (2)
* 4,461,350 Thermal solvent recovery method utilizing visbroken produced crude oil 3 1981
* 4,465,138 Cyclic thermal solvent recovery method utilizing visbroken produced crude oil 8 1981
 
CONOCO INC. (2)
* 4,284,139 Process for stimulating and upgrading the oil production from a heavy oil reservoir 16 1980
* 4,418,752 Thermal oil recovery with solvent recirculation 207 1982
 
Institut Francais du Petrole (1)
* 4,407,367 Method for in situ recovery of heavy crude oils and tars by hydrocarbon vapor injection 27 1980
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (7)
* 5,310,478 Method for production of hydrocarbon diluent from heavy crude oil 3 1992
* 7,363,973 Method and apparatus for stimulating heavy oil production 29 2005
* 2005/0145,383 Method and apparatus for stimulating heavy oil production 1 2005
8,596,357 Methods and apparatuses for SAGD hydrocarbon production 1 2007
* 2010/0163,229 Methods and apparatuses for sagd hydrocarbon production 10 2007
* 2010/0096,147 Methods and Apparatuses For Enhanced In Situ Hydrocarbon Production 1 2007
8,776,900 Methods and apparatuses for enhanced in situ hydrocarbon production 0 2007
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
5,777,380 Resin sealing type semiconductor device having thin portions formed on the leads 15 1996
 
SHELL OIL COMPANY (106)
7,096,942 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation while controlling pressure 229 2002
7,055,600 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with controlled production rate 214 2002
7,051,807 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with quality control 146 2002
7,051,811 In situ thermal processing through an open wellbore in an oil shale formation 88 2002
7,040,398 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation in a reducing environment 177 2002
7,040,399 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a controlled heating rate 202 2002
7,040,400 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation using an open wellbore 215 2002
7,032,660 In situ thermal processing and inhibiting migration of fluids into or out of an in situ oil shale formation 213 2002
7,013,972 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a natural distributed combustor 65 2002
7,004,247 Conductor-in-conduit heat sources for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 227 2002
7,004,251 In situ thermal processing and remediation of an oil shale formation 232 2002
6,997,518 In situ thermal processing and solution mining of an oil shale formation 217 2002
6,994,169 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation with a selected property 197 2002
6,991,032 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 209 2002
6,991,033 In situ thermal processing while controlling pressure in an oil shale formation 129 2002
6,991,036 Thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation 101 2002
6,981,548 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation 185 2002
6,966,374 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation using gas to increase mobility 186 2002
6,964,300 In situ thermal recovery from a relatively permeable formation with backproduction through a heater wellbore 225 2002
6,951,247 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using horizontal heat sources 234 2002
* 6,948,562 Production of a blending agent using an in situ thermal process in a relatively permeable formation 219 2002
6,929,067 Heat sources with conductive material for in situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation 214 2002
6,923,257 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a condensate 217 2002
6,918,442 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation in a reducing environment 196 2002
6,918,443 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce hydrocarbons having a selected carbon number range 206 2002
6,915,850 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation having permeable and impermeable sections 197 2002
6,880,633 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation to produce a desired product 243 2002
6,877,555 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation while inhibiting coking 226 2002
6,782,947 In situ thermal processing of a relatively impermeable formation to increase permeability of the formation 293 2002
* 2003/0116,315 In situ thermal processing of a relatively permeable formation 18 2002
7,165,615 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using conductor-in-conduit heat sources with an electrically conductive material in the overburden 211 2002
7,156,176 Installation and use of removable heaters in a hydrocarbon containing formation 184 2002
7,128,153 Treatment of a hydrocarbon containing formation after heating 189 2002
7,114,566 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation using a natural distributed combustor 228 2002
7,104,319 In situ thermal processing of a heavy oil diatomite formation 216 2002
7,100,994 Producing hydrocarbons and non-hydrocarbon containing materials when treating a hydrocarbon containing formation 218 2002
7,090,013 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation to produce heated fluids 227 2002
7,086,465 In situ production of a blending agent from a hydrocarbon containing formation 190 2002
7,077,198 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation using barriers 242 2002
7,077,199 In situ thermal processing of an oil reservoir formation 227 2002
7,066,254 In situ thermal processing of a tar sands formation 250 2002
7,066,257 In situ recovery from lean and rich zones in a hydrocarbon containing formation 184 2002
7,063,145 Methods and systems for heating a hydrocarbon containing formation in situ with an opening contacting the earth's surface at two locations 212 2002
7,051,808 Seismic monitoring of in situ conversion in a hydrocarbon containing formation 126 2002
7,011,154 In situ recovery from a kerogen and liquid hydrocarbon containing formation 233 2002
6,991,045 Forming openings in a hydrocarbon containing formation using magnetic tracking 188 2002
6,969,123 Upgrading and mining of coal 230 2002
6,932,155 In situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation via backproducing through a heater well 241 2002
8,238,730 High voltage temperature limited heaters 47 2003
8,224,164 Insulated conductor temperature limited heaters 46 2003
8,224,163 Variable frequency temperature limited heaters 0 2003
7,219,734 Inhibiting wellbore deformation during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 202 2003
7,121,341 Conductor-in-conduit temperature limited heaters 187 2003
7,073,578 Staged and/or patterned heating during in situ thermal processing of a hydrocarbon containing formation 240 2003
7,121,342 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 278 2004
7,225,866 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation using a pattern of heat sources 202 2006
7,360,588 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 135 2006
7,735,935 In situ thermal processing of an oil shale formation containing carbonate minerals 117 2007
7,640,980 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 109 2008
8,240,774 Solution mining and in situ treatment of nahcolite beds 44 2008
8,196,658 Irregular spacing of heat sources for treating hydrocarbon containing formations 57 2008
7,866,386 In situ oxidation of subsurface formations 106 2008
8,627,887 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 22 2008
* 2010/0126,727 IN SITU RECOVERY FROM A HYDROCARBON CONTAINING FORMATION 29 2008
8,752,904 Heated fluid flow in mines and tunnels used in heating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 0 2009
8,177,305 Heater connections in mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 59 2009
8,172,335 Electrical current flow between tunnels for use in heating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 50 2009
8,162,405 Using tunnels for treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 50 2009
8,151,907 Dual motor systems and non-rotating sensors for use in developing wellbores in subsurface formations 55 2009
9,129,728 Systems and methods of forming subsurface wellbores 0 2009
9,051,829 Perforated electrical conductors for treating subsurface formations 0 2009
9,022,118 Double insulated heaters for treating subsurface formations 0 2009
8,881,806 Systems and methods for treating a subsurface formation with electrical conductors 4 2009
8,353,347 Deployment of insulated conductors for treating subsurface formations 23 2009
8,281,861 Circulated heated transfer fluid heating of subsurface hydrocarbon formations 46 2009
8,267,170 Offset barrier wells in subsurface formations 35 2009
8,267,185 Circulated heated transfer fluid systems used to treat a subsurface formation 43 2009
8,261,832 Heating subsurface formations with fluids 51 2009
8,256,512 Movable heaters for treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 32 2009
8,220,539 Controlling hydrogen pressure in self-regulating nuclear reactors used to treat a subsurface formation 65 2009
8,636,323 Mines and tunnels for use in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 18 2009
8,562,078 Hydrocarbon production from mines and tunnels used in treating subsurface hydrocarbon containing formations 19 2009
7,942,203 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 93 2010
8,851,170 Heater assisted fluid treatment of a subsurface formation 1 2010
8,448,707 Non-conducting heater casings 0 2010
8,434,555 Irregular pattern treatment of a subsurface formation 32 2010
8,327,932 Recovering energy from a subsurface formation 39 2010
8,225,866 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 46 2010
8,233,782 Grouped exposed metal heaters 35 2010
9,127,523 Barrier methods for use in subsurface hydrocarbon formations 1 2011
9,127,538 Methodologies for treatment of hydrocarbon formations using staged pyrolyzation 0 2011
9,033,042 Forming bitumen barriers in subsurface hydrocarbon formations 0 2011
8,820,406 Electrodes for electrical current flow heating of subsurface formations with conductive material in wellbore 0 2011
8,739,874 Methods for heating with slots in hydrocarbon formations 0 2011
8,701,768 Methods for treating hydrocarbon formations 8 2011
8,701,769 Methods for treating hydrocarbon formations based on geology 8 2011
8,631,866 Leak detection in circulated fluid systems for heating subsurface formations 18 2011
8,230,927 Methods and systems for producing fluid from an in situ conversion process 36 2011
8,579,031 Thermal processes for subsurface formations 0 2011
9,016,370 Partial solution mining of hydrocarbon containing layers prior to in situ heat treatment 0 2012
8,485,252 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 35 2012
9,309,755 Thermal expansion accommodation for circulated fluid systems used to heat subsurface formations 0 2012
8,789,586 In situ recovery from a hydrocarbon containing formation 0 2013
9,022,109 Leak detection in circulated fluid systems for heating subsurface formations 1 2014
9,528,322 Dual motor systems and non-rotating sensors for use in developing wellbores in subsurface formations 0 2014
9,399,905 Leak detection in circulated fluid systems for heating subsurface formations 0 2015
 
Paragon Engineering Services Incorporated (1)
* 5,490,562 Subsea flow enhancer 25 1995
 
Institut Francais du Petrole (1)
* 6,505,683 Process for purification by combination of an effluent that contains carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons 17 2001
 
IVANHOE ENERGY INC. (2)
* 9,062,525 Offshore heavy oil production 0 2012
* 2013/0008,663 OFFSHORE HEAVY OIL PRODUCTION 0 2012
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