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Saudi Aramco , officially the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, most popularly known just as Aramco is a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco's value has been estimated at anywhere between US$1.245 trillion to US$7 trillion. Saudi Aramco has total assets estimated at US$30 trillion, which includes the company's natural gas and oil reserves.Saudi Aramco has both the world's largest proven crude oil reserves, at more than 260 billion barrels , and largest daily oil production. Saudi Aramco owns, operates and develops all energy resources based in Saudi Arabia.Headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco operates the world's largest single hydrocarbon network, the Master Gas System. Its 2013 crude oil production total was 3.4 billion barrels , and it manages over 100 oil and gas fields in Saudi Arabia, including 288.4 trillion standard cubic feet of natural gas reserves. Saudi Aramco operates the Ghawar Field, the world's largest onshore oil field, and the Safaniya Field, the world's largest offshore oil field. Wikipedia.


An integrated slurry hydroprocessing and steam pyrolosyis process for the production of olefins and aromatic petrochemicals from a crude oil feedstock is provided. Crude oil, a steam pyrolysis residual liquid fraction and slurry reside are combined and treated in a hydroprocessing zone in the presence of hydrogen under conditions effective to produce an effluent having an increased hydrogen content. The effluent is thermally cracked with steam under conditions effective to produce a mixed product stream and steam pyrolysis residual liquid fraction. The mixed product stream is separated and olefins and aromatics are recovered and hydrogen is purified and recycled.


Systems, methods, and transmitter assemblies for exploring geophysical formations at great depths. In order to explore the formation, transmitter assemblies with a size less than 500 nanometers are inserted into the formation. The transmitter assemblies propel through the formation, analyzing fluids and conditions as each moves through the formation. The transmitter assemblies can communicate with a machine on the surface via a series of receivers and transmitters located in the wellbore. The machine on the surface is able to combine and analyze the data from the nanorobots to create a three dimensional map of the formation. The map shows the locations of pathways through the formation, pockets of hydrocarbons within the formation, and the boundaries of the formation.


A method for determining a salt concentration of a hydrocarbon fluid using a conductivity sensor and a hydrocarbon testing solution includes forming the hydrocarbon testing solution. The electropolymerizable monomer is operable to form a resultant associated polymer at a peak potential of the electropolymerizable polymer. The method includes introducing the hydrocarbon testing solution into the conductivity sensor. The method includes inducing a range of potential across the hydrocarbon testing solution such that at least a portion of the electropolymerizable monomer polymerizes. The range of induced potential includes the peak potential of the electropolymerizable polymer. The method includes detecting a range of electrical current associated with the range of potential induced. The method also includes the step of determining the salt concentration of the hydrocarbon fluid using the range of potential induced and the range of electrical current detected.


An intermediate hydrogen separation and purification system is integrated with a hydrotreating and an aromatic saturation process for the production of relatively lower molecular weight products from a relatively heavy feedstock including sulfur-containing and aromatic-containing hydrocarbon compounds. The integrated process allows the processing of heavy hydrocarbon feedstock having high aromatic and high sulfur contents in a single-stage configuration and the using of noble metal catalyst in the aromatic saturation zone. The integrated process increases the overall catalytic activity and hydrogenation capability to produce superior distillate products.


The present invention relates to methods and systems useful for producing aromatics-rich products from liquid hydrocarbon condensates. The production system includes a hydroprocessing reactor, an aromatization reactor system and a hydrogen extraction unit. The methods for producing the aromatics-rich products include introducing a wide boiling range condensate into the hydroprocessing reactor and operating the aromatics production system such that the hydroprocessing reactor forms a naphtha boiling temperature range liquid product. The liquid hydrocarbons produced in accordance with the present invention may optionally be further processed using a hydrogen extraction unit to produce a high-purity hydrogen fraction.

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