04249554 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 8 patents.

An improvement in the method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons through pipes is disclosed. Briefly, the improvement comprises adding water containing an effective amount of a combination of an ethoxylated alkyl phenol and a sodium or ammonium salt of an ethoxylated alcohol sulfate. The resulting emulsion has a lower viscosity and is more easily transported.

Title
Method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons
Application Number
6/6624
Publication Number
4249554
Application Date
January 26, 1979
Publication Date
February 10, 1981
Inventor
Gifford G McClaflin
Ponca City
OK, US
Agent
Bayless E Rutherford Jr
Assignee
Conoco
OK, US
IPC
F17D 1/17
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