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Title: Integrated oil production and upgrading using molten alkali metal

Abstract

A method that combines the oil retorting process (or other process needed to obtain/extract heavy oil or bitumen) with the process for upgrading these materials using sodium or other alkali metals. Specifically, the shale gas or other gases that are obtained from the retorting/extraction process may be introduced into the upgrading reactor and used to upgrade the oil feedstock. Also, the solid materials obtained from the reactor may be used as a fuel source, thereby providing the heat necessary for the retorting/extraction process. Other forms of integration are also disclosed.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
FIELD UPGRADING LIMITED, Calgary, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1327927
Patent Number(s):
9,458,385
Application Number:
13/940,336
Assignee:
FIELD UPGRADING LIMITED (Calgary, CA NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0000408
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jul 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Gordon, John Howard. Integrated oil production and upgrading using molten alkali metal. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Gordon, John Howard. Integrated oil production and upgrading using molten alkali metal. United States.
Gordon, John Howard. Tue . "Integrated oil production and upgrading using molten alkali metal". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1327927.
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year = {Tue Oct 04 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
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