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1. US20110253640 - In-line flow separation of fluids in a pipe separator

Office
United States of America
Application Number 13170587
Application Date 28.06.2011
Publication Number 20110253640
Publication Date 20.10.2011
Grant Number 08414781
Grant Date 09.04.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
B01D 17/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
17Separation of liquids, not provided for elsewhere, e.g. by thermal diffusion
G01F 1/00
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
FMEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW, OR LIQUID LEVEL; METERING BY VOLUME
1Measuring the volume flow or mass flow of fluid or fluent solid material wherein the fluid passes through the meter in a continuous flow
CPC
B01D 19/0042
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
01PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL
DSEPARATION
19Degasification of liquids
0042modifying the liquid flow
E21B 43/34
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
43Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
34Arrangements for separating materials produced by the well
Applicants Berard Michel
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Babour Kamal
Babelli Ibrahim
Inventors Berard Michel
Babour Kamal
Babelli Ibrahim
Agents Laffey Bridget
Michna Jakub
Greene Rachel E.
Priority Data 0425167 15.11.2004 GB
Title
(EN) In-line flow separation of fluids in a pipe separator
Abstract
(EN)

An in-line flow separator comprises an uphill section of pipeline which, in use, carries a gravitationally stratified flow of a first liquid and a second denser liquid. The second liquid forms a sump extending uphill from the foot of the uphill section, and an interface between the first and second liquids on the uphill section is inclined from the horizontal. An extraction port in the pipeline extracts the second liquid from the sump.


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