04978365 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 54 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 improved stable crude oil transport emulsions
Application Number
934683
Publication Number
4978365
Application Date
October 27, 1987
Publication Date
December 18, 1990
Inventor
Daniel P Rimmer
Broken Arrow
OK, US
Christopher J Riley
Tulsa
OK, US
Andrew M Olah
Broken Arrow
OK, US
John A Hamshar
Owasso
OK, US
Armand A Gregoli
Tulsa
OK, US
Agent
John W Carpenter
Assignee
Canadian Occidental Petroleum
CA
IPC
B01J 13/00
B01F 17/42
C10L 1/32
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