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Gifford G McClaflin, Henry A Bourne, Donald L Whitfill: Method for producing heavy, viscous crude oil. Conoco, Stephen A Littlefield, August 12, 1986: US04605069 (45 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a process whereby heavy, viscous crude oil may be produced from a hydrocarbon-bearing formation utilizing a jet pump without the problems associated with cavitation damage of the jet pump found in the prior art. The jet pump is operated with a power fluid comprising water and surfactant ...


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Gifford G McClaflin: Method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons. Conoco, Bayless E Rutherford Jr, December 16, 1980: US04239052 (26 worldwide citation)

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 low molecular weight alkaryl sulfonate. The resulting emulsion has a lowe ...


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Gifford G McClaflin: Method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons. Conoco, Bayless E Rutherford Jr, February 10, 1981: US04249554 (20 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Gifford G McClaflin: Method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons. Conoco, Bayless E Rutherford Jr, January 27, 1981: US04246919 (20 worldwide citation)

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 an ethoxylated polypropylene glycol. The resulting emulsion has a lower vis ...


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Gifford G McClaflin, Charles R Clark: Method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons. Conoco, Bayless E Rutherford Jr, September 8, 1981: US04287902 (19 worldwide citation)

An improvement in the method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons through pipes is disclosed. Briefly, the method comprises adding water containing an effective amount of a combination of an alkaryl sulfonate having a molecular weight of 415 to 470 and a C.sub.1 -C.sub.4 alcohol.


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Gifford G McClaflin: Method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons. Conoco, Bayless E Rutherford Jr, June 8, 1982: US04333488 (19 worldwide citation)

An improvement in the method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons through pipes is disclosed. Briefly, the improvement comprises adding water containing an effective amount of the adipate ester of a certain polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene block polymers. The method is especially useful when co-prod ...


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Gifford G McClaflin, Kang Yang deceased: Composition and method for treatment of wellbores and well formations containing paraffin. Conoco, Cortlan R Schupbach, May 26, 1987: US04668408 (12 worldwide citation)

Composition and method for treating wellbores and well formations to remove and inhibit accumulations of paraffin. The composition comprises a liquid mixture of a water soluble ethoxylated alkyl phenol and an alcohol containing one to four carbon atoms. Preferred are a water soluble nonoxynol having ...


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Gifford G McClaflin: Method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons. Conoco, Bayless E Rutherford Jr, January 27, 1981: US04246920 (9 worldwide citation)

An improvement in the method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons through pipes is disclosed. Briefly, the improvement comprises adding water, certain specific surfactants and a basic material to the hydrocarbon. The resulting emulsion has a much lower viscosity and is more easily transported.


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Gifford G McClaflin: Removal of anionic surfactants from water. Conoco, Bayless E Rutherford Jr, November 25, 1980: US04235712 (5 worldwide citation)

A method of removing specific water-soluble anionic surfactants from water is disclosed. Briefly, the method comprises forming an emulsion by adding a nonionic surfactant and a hydrocarbon to the water and anionic surfactant. The emulsion is broken, with the anionic and nonionic surfactant being pre ...


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Gifford G McClaflin: Method of transporting viscous hydrocarbons. Conoco, Robin M Dowling, October 26, 1982: US04355651 (4 worldwide citation)

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 phosphate ester of a specific block copolymer. The resulting emulsion has a lower viscosity and is more easily transported ...