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By Maurice Stewart

The most recent version of this best-selling name is up to date and accelerated for simpler use by means of engineers. New to this version is a bit at the basics of floor construction operations taking on themes from the oilfield as initially deliberate through the authors within the first variation. this data is critical and endemic to creation and technique engineers. Now, the e-book bargains a really whole photograph of floor creation operations, from the creation level to the method degree with functions to method and creation engineers.

· New in-depth assurance of hydrocarbon features, the several types of reservoirs, and impurities in crude.
· functional feedback aid readers comprehend the paintings and technology of dealing with produced liquids.
· quite a few, easy-to-read figures, charts, tables, and images sincerely clarify how one can layout, specify, and function oilfield floor creation amenities.

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This helps to prevent corrosion, eliminate a potential safety hazard, and conserve some of the hydrocarbon vapors. Figure 2-12 shows a typical pressure/vacuum valve. Pressure in the tank lifts a weighted disk or pallet, which allows the gas to escape. If there is a vacuum in the tank because the gas blanket failed to maintain a slight positive pressure, the greater ambient pressure lifts another disk, which allows air to enter. Although we wish to exclude air, it is preferable to allow a small controlled volume into the tank rather than allow the tank to collapse.

At onshore locations the oil may be treated in a “gunbarrel” (or settling/wash tank) with either an internal or external “Gas Boot,” as shown in Figure 2-11. The “gunbarrel” with an internal gas boot is used for Process Selection 39 PC From Blanket Gas To Fuel LC From FWKO BULK TREATER LC To Dry Oil Tank To Water Skimmer Figure 2-10. Horizontal bulk treater. low to moderate flow rates while an external gas boot with a wash tank is used in low-pressure, large-flow rate systems. All tanks should have a pressure/vacuum valve with flame arrestor and gas blanket to keep a positive pressure on the system and exclude oxygen.

Figure 1-13. Hydrocyclone desanders used to separate sand from produced water prior to treating the water. The Production Facility 9 The facility must provide for well testing and measurement so that gas, oil, and water production can be properly allocated to each well. This is necessary not only for accounting purposes but also to perform reservoir studies as the field is depleted. The preceding paragraphs summarize the main functions of a production facility, but it is important to note that the auxiliary systems supporting these functions often require more time and engineering effort than the production itself.

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