Patent Number: 6,251,305

Title: Esterification of acidic crudes

Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for reducing the acidity of a petroleum oil containing organic acids comprising treating said petroleum oil containing organic acids with an effective amount of an alcohol at a temperature and under conditions sufficient to form the corresponding ester of said alcohol.

Inventors: Sartori; Guido (Annandale, NJ), Savage; David W. (Lebanon, NJ), Dalrymple; David C. (Bloomsbury, NJ), Ballinger; Bruce H. (Bloomsbury, NJ), Blum; Saul C. (Edison, NJ), Wales; William E. (Phillipsburg, NJ)

Assignee: Exxon Research and Engineering Company

International Classification: C10G 29/00 (20060101); C10G 29/22 (20060101); C09K 003/32 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018