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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:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [6];  [3];  [3]
  1. Orinda, CA
  2. Dublin, CA
  3. Livermore, CA
  4. Pleasanton, CA
  5. (Livermore, CA)
  6. Tracy, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868689
Patent Number(s):
5191940
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
oil; gas; separator; installation; burning; disclosed; utilized; return; kuwait; production; advantageously; crane; install; safe; distance; burned; site; immediately; pumped; gathering; diverters; inside; prevent; jet; coming; reaching; top; vents; falls; annular; catcher; bottom; concrete; cellar; surrounding; gas separator; /169/55/96/166/

Citation Formats

Alonso, Carol T, Bender, Donald A, Bowman, Barry R, Burnham, Alan K, Chesnut, Dwayne A, Comfort, III, William J., Guymon, Lloyd G, Henning, Carl D, Pedersen, Knud B, Sefcik, Joseph A, Smith, Joseph A, and Strauch, Mark S. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Alonso, Carol T, Bender, Donald A, Bowman, Barry R, Burnham, Alan K, Chesnut, Dwayne A, Comfort, III, William J., Guymon, Lloyd G, Henning, Carl D, Pedersen, Knud B, Sefcik, Joseph A, Smith, Joseph A, & Strauch, Mark S. Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells. United States.
Alonso, Carol T, Bender, Donald A, Bowman, Barry R, Burnham, Alan K, Chesnut, Dwayne A, Comfort, III, William J., Guymon, Lloyd G, Henning, Carl D, Pedersen, Knud B, Sefcik, Joseph A, Smith, Joseph A, and Strauch, Mark S. Fri . "Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868689.
@article{osti_868689,
title = {Oil/gas separator for installation at burning wells},
author = {Alonso, Carol T and Bender, Donald A and Bowman, Barry R and Burnham, Alan K and Chesnut, Dwayne A and Comfort, III, William J. and Guymon, Lloyd G and Henning, Carl D and Pedersen, Knud B and Sefcik, Joseph A and Smith, Joseph A and Strauch, Mark 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 = {1}
}

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