04725287 is referenced by 25 patents and cites 7 patents.

A process for the production of an oil-in-water emulsion for pipeline transmission. The process comprises producing a hydrocarbon crude, and mixing the produced hydrocarbon crude with an emulsifying composition(s) which contains water and is capable of assisting the formation of an oil-in-water emulsion when the temperature of the mixture of produced hydrocarbon crude and emulsifying composition(s) is from about 100.degree. F. to about 200.degree. F. The amount of the emulsifying composition(s) that is mixed with the produced hydrocarbon crude is sufficient to form an oil-in-water emulsion having water content of from about 15 percent to about 60 percent by weight water and a viscosity sufficiently low for pipeline transmission. The process additionally comprises shearing and mixing the mixture of produced hydrocarbon crude and emulsifying composition(s) when the mixture is at a temperature of from about 100.degree. F. to about 200.degree. F. to form an oil-in-water emulsion.

Title
Preparation of stable crude oil transport emulsions
Application Number
6/934683
Publication Number
4725287
Application Date
November 24, 1986
Publication Date
February 16, 1988
Inventor
Daniel P Rimmer
Broken Arrow
OK, US
Christopher J Riley
Tulsa
OK, US
Andrew M Olah
Broken Arrow
OK, US
John A Hamshar 3rd
Owasso
OK, US
Armand A Gregoli
Tulsa
OK, US
Agent
John Wade Carpenter
Assignee
Canadian Occidental Petroleum
CA
IPC
F17D 1/17
C10L 1/32
B01J 13/00
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