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1. (WO2008058400) CATALYTIC DOWN-HOLE UPGRADING OF HEAVY OIL AND OIL SAND BITUMENS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2008/058400    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2007/002086
Publication Date: 22.05.2008 International Filing Date: 14.11.2007
IPC:
E21B 43/24 (2006.01), B01J 23/885 (2006.01), E21B 43/38 (2006.01)
Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY [CA/CA]; 2500 University Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 (CA) (For All Designated States Except US).
MOINI ARAGHI, Behdad [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
KANTZAS, Apostolos [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
PEREIRA-ALMAO, Perdro [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only).
LARTER, Steven [CA/CA]; (CA) (For US Only)
Inventors: MOINI ARAGHI, Behdad; (CA).
KANTZAS, Apostolos; (CA).
PEREIRA-ALMAO, Perdro; (CA).
LARTER, Steven; (CA)
Agent: HICKS, Andrew; Hicks & Associates, Raven's Court, 709 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B2 (CA)
Priority Data:
60/865,733 14.11.2006 US
Title (EN) CATALYTIC DOWN-HOLE UPGRADING OF HEAVY OIL AND OIL SAND BITUMENS
(FR) VALORISATION CATALYTIQUE DE FOND DE PÉTROLE BRUT LOURD ET BITUME DES SABLES PÉTROLIFÈRES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The invention relates to systems and methods for catalytic down-hole upgrading of heavy oil and oil sand bitumens. The method enables upgrading heavy oil in a production well within a hydroprocessing zone including the steps of: introducing a controlled amount of heat to the hydroprocessing zone; introducing a selected quantity of hydrogen to the hydroprocessing zone to promote a desired hydrocarbon upgrading reaction; and, recovering upgraded hydrocarbons at the surface. The invention further includes the hardware capable of performing the method.
(FR)La présente invention concerne des systèmes et procédés pour la valorisation catalytique de fond de pétrole brut lourd et du bitume des sables pétrolifères. Le procédé permet la valorisation de pétrole brut lourd dans un puits de production à l'intérieur d'une zone d'hydrotraitement et consiste : à introduire une quantité contrôlée de chaleur dans la zone d'hydrotraitement; à introduire une quantité sélectionnée d'hydrogène dans la zone d'hydrotraitement pour favoriser une réaction de valorisation souhaitée d'hydrocarbure; et à récupérer les hydrocarbures valorisés à la surface. L'invention concerne en outre le matériel permettant de réaliser le procédé.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Org. (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)