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Paper presented at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry, December 6–7, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204362-MS
... at very low, as little as 0.5 ppb levels of treatment. This OMC improves and extends the efficacy of the traditional invert emulsifiers and oil wetting agents resulting in reduced usage of these additives with excellent economic advantages. The 15.0 ppg, invert emulsion drilling fluids were prepared...
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Paper presented at the SPE Production Operations Symposium, March 13–14, 1989
Paper Number: SPE-18850-MS
... restricted flow area between the formation and the pipl ine. Different fields, leases and wells can all produce different emulsions and, consequently, different treating problems for the operator. 2 THE THEORY AND ECONOMICS OF ELECI'ROSTATIC TREATERS SPE 18850 EMULSION TREATING PROBLEMS The difficulty...
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Paper presented at the SPE Production Automation Symposium, April 16–17, 1964
Paper Number: SPE-857-MS
... of treating installations. The method offers ,an important addition to . , the practice of treating oil field emulsions. Under certain conditions, discussed in the paper, its use may be of distinctive economic advantage. THE PAST AND THE PRESENT . . . RELATED: The. problem of separating water from produc...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 13–15, 2020
Paper Number: IPTC-20231-MS
... to emulsion and optimisation treatment programs. Once the wells were treated and the method was confirmed to prove emulsion existence, a focused approach was carried out to understand it further. Wells were categorised based on their production response to standard demulsifier bullheading. In addition...
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Paper presented at the Technical Meeting / Petroleum Conference of The South Saskatchewan Section, October 5–7, 1987
Paper Number: PETSOC-SS-87-15
... to the stability of the o/w emulsion is that the membrane is not SUbject to as severe a gel formation at the membrane surface where the emulsion is stable enough to resist oil agglomeration during the selective removal of water. PROCESS ECONOMICS The experimental results were used to compare the costs of treating...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference, March 18–21, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195089-MS
... gain of over 500,000 barrels to date at negligible cost. Artificial Intelligence (AI) was then employed to identify and understand factors related to emulsion and optimisation treatment programs. Once the wells were treated and the method was confirmed to prove emulsion existence, a focused approach...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, December 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: IPTC-17824-MS
... with high total dissolved solids (TDS) and high divalent cation content poses extreme challenges for emulsion friction reducers because cations hinder the inversion of friction reducers and cause loss of efficiency of friction reduction. Treating produced water to the quality suitable for conventional...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western North American and Rocky Mountain Joint Meeting, April 17–18, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-169586-MS
... polymer Upstream Oil & Gas infrastructure produced water discharge completion Piceance Basin hydrocarbon sludge operation CWMF emulsion particle economic analysis operator water management facility loop infrastructure Skim Tank separation tank belt press coagulant...
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Paper presented at the SPE California Regional Meeting, November 4–5, 1965
Paper Number: SPE-1328-MS
... emulsion exi;ts. Reverse emulsions usually contain only s rhall amounts of oil and in many instances the treating of such is necessitated by disposal restrictions rather than the economic advantage. from the oil , recovery. Frequently finely divided, oil coated, solids float in water and appear...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 1–3, 1978
Paper Number: SPE-7406-MS
... contact area. The optimu'm balance between these factors will yield the most economical treating system. Interfacial tension can be reduced by introducing surface active chemicals and by increasing 1he tem- perature of the emulsion. Heating the emulsion, how- ever, not only requires the consumptiOIJ...
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Paper presented at the Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, August 6–8, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-162989-MS
.... The emulsion samples were selected and treated with different brands of demulsifiers in order to determine the optimum emulsion breakers. The crude from the fields were all 24º API gravity. The performances of the demulsifiers were expressed in terms of percentage (%) water separated for 100 ml samples...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, November 10–13, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171749-MS
... where the emulsions are stored and can bring great technical and economical advantages to the user. At a time when crude oil prices have hiked this technique can prove to be very economical not only for oil recovery, but for also as preventative maintenance and to mitigate from potential environmental...
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Paper presented at the 6th World Petroleum Congress, June 19–26, 1963
Paper Number: WPC-10528
...Section VI - Paper 25 - PO 10 U. S. A. A NEW PROCESS FOR REDUCING SEEPAGE FROM CANALS C. E. Watson > - V. A. Rundle ** - M. V. Hunter - J. E. Cornell y;*xx Abstract. A treating process using certain petroleum emulsions was developed that reduces seepage of water f rom irrigation canals by as much...
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Paper presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, August 4–6, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-178381-MS
... in handling and processing facilities which implies that clearly separation of water from the crude is essential for economic and operational reasons. Therefore, in the process of transporting the crude, the formation of emulsion is inevitable which is one the challenges facing the oil and gas industry today...
Journal Articles
J Can Pet Technol 43 (09).
Paper Number: PETSOC-04-09-TN1
Published: 01 September 2004
... commonly used for the removal of oil from wastewaters. This process primarily affects free-oil. Tight oil emulsions and dissolved oil will not be removed by gravity separation alone. The objective in the treat- ment of wastewater containing emulsified oils is to destabilize the emulsion so that the oil...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, November 14–16, 2016
Paper Number: IPTC-18637-MS
... switchable surfactants with active forms in the reservoirs and inactive forms in the central treating stations will spark further interest in ASP industrial application. enhanced recovery emulsion chemical flooding methods concentration application alkyl amidinium bicarbonate co 2 alkyl amidine...
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J Can Pet Technol 36 (01).
Paper Number: PETSOC-97-01-05
Published: 01 January 1997
... for economic reasons, with elimination of sulphate-reducing microorganisms the most important. Technological Plan of Treatment of Oil and Produced Water Usinsk Oil Cleaning Plant (UOCP) treats oil/water emulsion from some oilfields (Usa, Vozey, Khariaga).There are central batteries for treatment of oil/water...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 7–10, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-182979-MS
... through high production rate operations. The total amount of economic impact reached 2 million dollars. field test sale oil operation separation and treating economic impact separator demulsifier Upstream Oil & Gas jet pump operation emulsion production rate continue operation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 20–22, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-115222-MS
... Abstract SCOMI Energy in cooperation with PETRONAS Carigali Miri Crude Oil Terminal (MCOT) implemented a pilot project to demonstrate the effectiveness, technical and economical, of the emulsion treatment technology known as X-O-T for emulsion resolution and crude oil recovery. A typical...
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J Pet Technol 20 (03): 303–312.
Paper Number: SPE-1939-PA
Published: 01 March 1968
... that the economics of pH control in demulsification will be maximized when relatively large treating facilities are needed, when relatively large surfactant concentrations are required to break an emulsion, when a relatively low concentration of the aqueous phase is emulsified in the oil and when the emulsified...

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