Processing systems/design

Smart-Fluid-Processing System Reduces Footprint, Improves Separation Efficiency

Reducing a separation system’s footprint while increasing separation efficiency is demonstrated in an Oklahoma field trial.


An important function of topside facilities is efficient processing of fluids from flowing wells to maintain optimum hydrocarbon production. To add processing flexibility when addressing a changing fluid composition from commingled production wells, and to remove the bottleneck in topside processing capacity, a chemically enhanced, smart compact separation system has been developed. The new separation system is based on the centrifugal separation principle.


This paper describes a two- and three-phase compact chemically enhanced separation system that can achieve the necessary hydrocarbon quality without sacrificing footprint. The system has been field-tested for reliability.

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