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Separators in Oil and Gas Industry

Separators in Oil and Gas Industry

Code: P1604

Course Overview

The term separator in oilfield terminology designates a pressure vessel used for separating well fluids produced from oil and gas wells into gaseous and liquid components. A separator for petroleum production is a large vessel designed to separate production fluids into their constituent components of oil, gas and water.
A separating vessel may be referred to in the following ways: Oil and gas separator, Separator, Stage separator, Trap, Knockout vessel (Knockout drum, knockout trap, water knockout, or liquid knockout), Flash chamber (flash vessel or flash trap), Expansion separator or expansion vessel, Scrubber (gas scrubber), Filter (gas filter).
These separating vessels are normally used on a producing lease or platform near the wellhead, manifold, or tank battery to separate fluids produced from oil and gas wells into oil and gas or liquid and gas.

Course Content

  • Fluid properties.
  • Transport properties.
  • Heating properties.
  • Equilibrium phase behavior.
  • Two-Phase oil and gas separators.
  • Equipment description.
  • Horizontal Separators.
  • Vertical Separators.
  • Spherical Separators.
  • Other Configuration.
  • Vessel Internals.
  • Setting Theory.
  • Separator Sizing ( Horizontal, vertical).
  • Three-Phase Oil and Gas Separation.
  • Equipment description ( Horizontal Separators, vertical Separators).
  • Vessel Internals.
  • Potential Operating Problems.
  • Theory of Gas-Oil and Water Setting.
  • Separator Sizing ( Horizontal, vertical).
  • Condensate Stabilization.
  • Multistage Separation.
  • Distillation Towers.
  • Liquid/Liquid Separators.
  • Distillation Column.
  • Absorption.
  • Liquid-Liquid extraction.
  • Adsorption.
  •  Solid Fluid Separators.
  • Rotary Vacuum Filter.
  • Filter Press.
  • Sedimentation unit.
  • Cyclone Separators.
  • Special Separators in the Oil & Gas Industry.
  • Desalting of crude oil ( The desalting process description, Operating conditions).

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