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Title: Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process

Abstract

A method of producing methane is described. The method includes providing formation fluid from a subsurface in situ conversion process. The formation fluid is separated to produce a liquid stream and a first gas stream. The first gas stream includes olefins. At least the olefins in the first gas stream are contacted with a hydrogen source in the presence of one or more catalysts and steam to produce a second gas stream. The second gas stream is contacted with a hydrogen source in the presence of one or more additional catalysts to produce a third gas stream. The third gas stream includes methane.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. Katy, TX
  2. Spring, TX
  3. Houston, TX
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1034351
Patent Number(s):
8070840
Application Number:
11/409,524
Assignee:
AC05-00OR22725
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS

Citation Formats

Diaz, Zaida, Del Paggio, Alan Anthony, Nair, Vijay, and Roes, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria. Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Diaz, Zaida, Del Paggio, Alan Anthony, Nair, Vijay, & Roes, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria. Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process. United States.
Diaz, Zaida, Del Paggio, Alan Anthony, Nair, Vijay, and Roes, Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria. Tue . "Treatment of gas from an in situ conversion process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1034351.
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abstractNote = {A method of producing methane is described. The method includes providing formation fluid from a subsurface in situ conversion process. The formation fluid is separated to produce a liquid stream and a first gas stream. The first gas stream includes olefins. At least the olefins in the first gas stream are contacted with a hydrogen source in the presence of one or more catalysts and steam to produce a second gas stream. The second gas stream is contacted with a hydrogen source in the presence of one or more additional catalysts to produce a third gas stream. The third gas stream includes methane.},
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