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.

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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.

Introduction

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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