Gas-Oil-Water Separation Systems and Process

Gas-Oil-Water Separation Systems and Process

Abstract

An improved system and method of gas and petroleum production from locations such as offshore facilities in which oily water and/or wet oil or an oil/water mixture is fed to a Podbielniak type centrifugal liquid/liquid contactor for separation and purification of the oil and water phases.

Client Benefits

Compared to conventional separation systems, Fluor's Gas-Oil-Water separation system and process requires less space, lower weight and lower power consumption, has a quick response to surges of either phase, is easily adaptable and operates efficiently for a higher degree of separation. As the first subsea separation launcher this technology has decades of proven results in purifying the multiphase oil/water mix while maintaining a minimum footprint on an offshore topsides platform to optimize the available space.