04773257 is referenced by 79 patents and cites 9 patents.

A portable instrument for testing at the wellhead continuously, or a stationary instrument for use at a production battery, the outflow of crude hydrocarbons from the well or wells. The invention utilizes a simple relationship of density and thermal coefficients of expansion of the oil and the water, together with improved instrumentation to measure mass flow rate of the crude mixture, to produce accurate continuous readings of oil and water contents in the crude. The invention depends upon state of the art technology both as to the crude handling and the electronics portions of its apparatus.

Title
Method and apparatus for testing the outflow from hydrocarbon wells on site
Application Number
747706
Publication Number
4773257
Application Date
August 25, 1987
Publication Date
September 27, 1988
Inventor
Ke Tien Liu
Sugar Land
TX, US
Dennis R Canfield
Casper
WY, US
John R Bocek
Casper
WY, US
Kerby S Aslesen
Vernal
UT, US
Agent
V Norviel
E J Keeling
S R La Paglia
Assignee
Chevron Research Company
CA, US
IPC
G01F 5/00
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