Rheology of methane hydrate slurries formed from water-in-oil emulsions
Solid structures known as natural gas hydrates can form in subsea pipelines, hindering and sometimes blocking flow completely. A knowledge of the flow properties of hydrate containing slurries could help the oil industry better predict and prevent hydrate formation. In particular, the rheology (e.g., viscosity, yield stress) of hydrate slurries is not well understood. On a more scientific level, the transient rheological properties of an emulsion converting to a suspension has not been studied extensively. A high pressure rheometer apparatus was developed to study hydrate formation from water-in-oil ...
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