skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells

Abstract

An oil/gas separator is disclosed that can be utilized to return the burning wells in Kuwait to production. Advantageously, a crane is used to install the separator at a safe distance from the well. The gas from the well is burned off at the site, and the oil is immediately pumped into Kuwait's oil gathering system. Diverters inside the separator prevent the oil jet coming out of the well from reaching the top vents where the gas is burned. The oil falls back down, and is pumped from an annular oil catcher at the bottom of the separator, or from the concrete cellar surrounding the well.

Inventors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6061610
Patent Number(s):
5191940 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-748586
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) IMS; EDB-93-119010
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 22 Aug 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; NATURAL GAS; FLARING; OIL WELLS; SEPARATION EQUIPMENT; PETROLEUM; PUMPING; DESIGN; FIRE FIGHTING; FIRES; INSTALLATION; KUWAIT; OPERATION; PIPELINES; PRODUCTION; REMOTE HANDLING; SAFETY ENGINEERING; ARAB COUNTRIES; ASIA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ENERGY SOURCES; ENGINEERING; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; MIDDLE EAST; WELLS; 020600* - Petroleum- Health & Safety; 020300 - Petroleum- Drilling & Production

Citation Formats

Alonso, C.T., Bender, D.A., Bowman, B.R., Burnham, A.K., Chesnut, D.A., Comfort, W.J. III, Guymon, L.G., Henning, C.D., Pedersen, K.B., Sefcik, J.A., Smith, J.A., and Strauch, M.S. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Alonso, C.T., Bender, D.A., Bowman, B.R., Burnham, A.K., Chesnut, D.A., Comfort, W.J. III, Guymon, L.G., Henning, C.D., Pedersen, K.B., Sefcik, J.A., Smith, J.A., & Strauch, M.S. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells. United States.
Alonso, C.T., Bender, D.A., Bowman, B.R., Burnham, A.K., Chesnut, D.A., Comfort, W.J. III, Guymon, L.G., Henning, C.D., Pedersen, K.B., Sefcik, J.A., Smith, J.A., and Strauch, M.S. Tue . "Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells". United States.
@article{osti_6061610,
title = {Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells},
author = {Alonso, C.T. and Bender, D.A. and Bowman, B.R. and Burnham, A.K. and Chesnut, D.A. and Comfort, W.J. III and Guymon, L.G. and Henning, C.D. and Pedersen, K.B. and Sefcik, J.A. and Smith, J.A. and Strauch, M.S.},
abstractNote = {An oil/gas separator is disclosed that can be utilized to return the burning wells in Kuwait to production. Advantageously, a crane is used to install the separator at a safe distance from the well. The gas from the well is burned off at the site, and the oil is immediately pumped into Kuwait's oil gathering system. Diverters inside the separator prevent the oil jet coming out of the well from reaching the top vents where the gas is burned. The oil falls back down, and is pumped from an annular oil catcher at the bottom of the separator, or from the concrete cellar surrounding the well.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {3}
}