[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0004593  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 31/Dec /2016                32/2016  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2016/90376
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:29/Dec/2016

[21] Application No.:GCC/P/2008/10155

[22] Filing Date:13/2/2008

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.

[72] Inventors:1- Paul CLINTON،2- Nishant GUPTA،3- Marcus Johannes Antonius VAN DONGEN

[73] Owner: Shell Internationale Research Maatschappij B. V., Carel van Bylandtlaan 30, The Hague, 2596 HR, Netherlands

[74] Agent: Suleiman I. Al-Ammar Law Office




Int. Cl.: C10L3/10 (2006.01)

[56] Cited Documents:

-FR 2 618 876 Al (INST. FRANCAIS DU PETROL [FR])3 February 1989
-US 4 948 394 A (ROJEY ALEXANDRE [FR]) 14 August 1990
-WO 2006/110192 A (EXXONMOBIL UPSTR EAM RES co [US]; TALLEY LARRY D [US); COLLE KARLA S U) 19 October 2006
Examiner: Eng. Ahmed Saleem AlHinai

[57] Abstract: A B S T R A C TMETHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING ADDITIVES IN A HYDROCARBON STREAMA method for reducing one or more additives in a gaseous hydrocarbon stream (40) such as natural gas, comprising the steps of:(a) admixing an initial hydrocarbon feed stream (10) with one or more additives (20) to provide a multiphase hydrocarbon stream (30);(b) passing the multiphase hydrocarbon stream (30) from a first location (A) to a second location (B2);(c) at the second location (B2), passing the multiphase hydrocarbon stream (30) through a separator (22) to provide one or more liquid streams (50) comprising the majority of the one or more additives, and a gaseous hydrocarbon stream (40) comprising the remainder of the one or more additives; and(d) washing the gaseous hydrocarbon stream (40) in a decontamination unit (24) with a washing stream (60), wherein the washing stream (60) comprises distilledwater, to provide an additive-enriched stream (70) and an additive-reduced hydrocarbon stream (80).
No. of claims: 8     No. of figures: 3


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