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Improve Oil-Water Droplet Separation to Optimize Oil Recovery

At the 2011 PetroPhase 12 conference in London, we presented a poster showing how inline droplet size measurement is applied to optimize liquid-liquid separations. Continue reading

Petrophase 13 – Optimize Particle-Water-Oil Separations in Dark Crude Oil

The 13th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling will be held June 10 – 14, 2012 in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Continue reading

11th International Petrophase Conference in New Jersey

11th International Petrophase Conference
Last month, I attended the 11th International Petrophase Conference in New Jersey, USA.  Topics discussed at the 11th International Petrophase Conference included petroleum phase behavior, the formation and mitigation of organic solid phases, emulsions and colloids, desalting, and the structure and composition of heavy oils, asphaltenes, and trace contaminants.  After speaking with several other delegates, I was reminded that there are few process analytical instruments that could measure droplets or particles within crude oil or at elevated pressure field installations. Continue reading