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Horizontal Three Phase Separator Part 2

Figure 5-3 shows an alternate configuration known as a “bucket and weir” design. This design eliminates the need for a liquid interface controller. Both the oil and water flow over weirs where level control is accomplished by a simple displacer … Continue reading

21. August 2009 by Jack
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Well Testing

It is necessary to keep track of the gas, oil, and water production from each well to be able to manage the reserves properly, evaluate where further reserve potential may be found, and diagnose well problems as quickly as possible. … Continue reading

21. August 2009 by Jack
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Process Flowsheet

Figure 2-7 is an enlargement of the FWKO of Figure 2-1 to show the amount of detail that would be expected on a process flowsheet. A flash calculation is needed to determine the amount of gas and liquid that each … Continue reading

20. August 2009 by Jack
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Two Phase vs Three Phase Separator

In our example process the high- and intermediate-stage separators are two-phase, while the low-pressure separator is three-phase. This is calleda “free water knockout” (FWKO) because it is designed to separate the free water from the oil and emulsion, as well … Continue reading

20. August 2009 by Jack
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