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Petrophase XIII International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling

I attended the Petrophase XIII International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling held from June 10 – 14, 2012 in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.   Continue reading

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

How To Optimize Flow Assurance and Separations In the Petroleum Industry

Recently, I was reviewing an interesting presentation Asphaltenes, Waxes, Emulsions, and Oil Supensions: Inline Particle and Droplet Measurement.  This discusses how particles and droplets cause problems in pipeline flow, with special focus on flow assurance optimization using:

  • Methane gas hydrates
  • Oil-water emulsions
  • Asphaltene precipitates/wax crystallization
  • Sand-water separations

If you are interested in additional ideas on how to measure particle and droplet distributions in dark crude oil or dense drilling fluids, you may want to view this presentation on flow assurance.