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1. (WO2018009450) OIL CONDITIONING UNIT AND PROCESS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/009450    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/040371
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: C10G 33/04
C10G 7/00
Applicants: HELLERVIK OILFIELD TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Inventors: MEHRA, Yuv R.
DAVID, Stephen R.
Title: OIL CONDITIONING UNIT AND PROCESS
Abstract:
An oil conditioning unit includes a pump for receiving unstabilized crude oil at a first pressure and pumping the unstabilized crude oil at a second pressure higher than the first pressure, a first pre-heater downstream of the pump for heating the unstabilized crude oil to a first temperature, and a degassing vessel downstream of the first pre-heater. The degassing vessel is configured to separate light hydrocarbon gases from the unstabilized crude oil at the first temperature to produce stabilized crude oil having a Reid Vapor Pressure less than or equal to 13.7 psia. In some examples, the degassing vessel is configured to produce stabilized crude oil having a Reid Vapor Pressure well below 13.7 psia.