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Methods of producing alkylated hydrocarbons from an in situ heat treatment process liquid

United States Patent

September 1, 2009
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A method for producing alkylated hydrocarbons is disclosed. Formation fluid is produced from a subsurface in situ heat treatment process. The formation fluid is separated to produce a liquid stream and a first gas stream. The first gas stream includes olefins. The liquid stream is fractionated to produce at least a second gas stream including hydrocarbons having a carbon number of at least 3. The first gas stream and the second gas stream are introduced into an alkylation unit to produce alkylated hydrocarbons. At least a portion of the olefins in the first gas stream enhance alkylation.
Roes; Augustinus Wilhelmus Maria (Houston, TX), Mo; Weijian (Sugar Land, TX), Muylle; Michel Serge Marie (Houston, TX), Mandema; Remco Hugo (Houston, TX), Nair; Vijay (Katy, TX)
Shell Oil Company (Houston, TX)
11/ 584,817
October 20, 2006
GOVERNMENT INTEREST The Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Agreement No. ERD-05-2516 between UT-Battelle, LLC, operating under prime contract No. DE-ACO5-00OR22725 for the US Department of Energy and Shell Exploration and Production Company.