A system for separating contaminants from wellbore cuttings that includes a processing chamber, a heat source connected to the processing chamber adapted to vaporize hydrocarbons and other contaminants disposed on the material, a condenser operatively connected to an outlet of the process chamber and adapted to condense the vaporized hydrocarbons and other contaminants, and an ozone …

Legal parties

Inventors (applicants): Neale Browne, Catalin Ivan
Assignees (initial): M-I L.L.C. (Houston, US)
Agents: Osha Liang LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Nina Bhat (USPTO dept. 1771)


  • 1. A system for separating contaminants from a material wellbore cuttings, comprising: …
  • 2. The system of claim 1 , further comprising: …
  • 3. The system of claim 2 , further comprising: …

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Brief Description of Drawings

FIG. 1 a is a GC/MS trace of an untreated sample of hydrocarbon fluid; FIG. 1 b is a GC/MS trace of a sample of hydrocarbon fluid treated …


Background of Invention

When drilling or completing wells in earth formations, various fluids typically are used in the well for a variety of reasons. For purposes of description of the background of the invention …

Cross-Reference to Related Applications

This is a divisional application, and claims benefit under 35 U.S.C. §120 of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/953,709, filed on Nov. 24, 2010, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,177,959 …

Detailed Description

In one or more aspects, the present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for treating hydrocarbons. In particular, aspects of the present invention relate to methods and apparatuses for treating …

More details about Treatment of Hydrocarbon Fluids With Ozone

Miscellaneous patent data

The examination was conducted by Nina Bhat (primary examiner, 1771 USPTO department), claims 1-7 comprise the invention scope, the claim 1 is exemplary as chosen by the examiner, particularly claims a system for separating contaminants from a material wellbore cuttings…, the published agent's organization is Osha Liang LLP, invented by Neale Browne et al., the application publication date is Apr. 12, 2012, the term of the patent was extended by 83 days, the invention is named Treatment of Hydrocarbon Fluids With Ozone, similar documents are classified under Fluid injectors, pipe stills, Polyalkenes, using gas-bubbles or moving solids introduced into the mixture, distillation, Automatically controlled temperature, Accessories, Auxiliary operations, Bottoms, Heat recovery from vapor or residuum, Refining, the grant number is 08728281 (publication number), illustrated by 5 drawings, the application number is 13/445,418 (U.S.), the inventor's state is TX, city - Houston, the recorded inventor's name is Browne Neale, assigned to a United States company, the grant date is May. 20, 2014 (publication date), located in Houston (US), the assignee company is M-I L.L.C., the applicant's state - TX, city - West University Place, the recorded applicant's name is Catalin Ivan, categorized under Combined Vaporizing and Condensing as a primary classification, the exemplary patent drawings are Treatment of Hydrocarbon Fluids, B is a GC/MS trace, extracted ion scan of an untreated, GC/MS trace of an untreated, explained by 5 figures.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under With vapor-treating devices, Combined Vaporizing and Condensing, Condenser, Distillation or related exchange processes in which liquids are contacted with gaseous media, e.g. stripping, Evaporating. The designated search classifications include Distillation means, With cooling, compression, condensation, or liquefying means, Filtering means, Condenser, Including gas generating means, Combined Vaporizing and Condensing, With vapor-treating devices.

Patent details
Publication number 08728281
Publication date May. 20, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 13/445,418
Application date Apr. 12, 2012
Application type U
Application series code 13
Extension term 83
National classification 196/98
Total number of claims 7
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 5
Number of figures 5
Terminal disclaimer
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