Posts Tagged ‘crude oil’

Multiphase pump installation allowing wells to come back to production

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 von admin

Crosbys Creek Oil & Gas  LLC, based in Ridgeland, MS,  is an independent American producer producing in Choctow County in Northern Alabama, USA. These fields are older and have produced oil and gas for many years.  Over time the natural reservoir pressure has dropped off to a point where some wells are not able anymore to overcome the back pressure generated by the surface flow lines and the first stage separator of the process facility. The company had heard about multiphase pumping. This economic alternative caught the interest of the management as the production was expected to remain interesting for years to come.

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Lewa: Safe pumping of sour crude oil

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 von admin

SauerölpumpeCritical applications of conveying mixtures of acidic hydrocarbon/water to the washing system are a challenge for any pump manufacturer. This was also the case in one recent project Lewa handled in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Lewa have designed and supplied 16 pumps to a major construction company in Abu Dhabi specifically designed to handle this critical application. Two processes required to pump

  • liquid hydrocarbons from the flare knock-out drum or the blow-down drum respectively and
  • convey the acidic hydrocarbon/water mixture back into the oil line to the washing system

Since the differences in these two processes are only minor, it was possible to supply 16 mechanically identical pumps of the Ecoflow series, driven by 55 kW electric motors.

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