Increase Margins for Saltwater Disposal Wells

Vertical gun barrel separators, standard in the industry for the last century, are proving to be inevitably inefficient. Solids buildup, settling times and droplet rise distance continually leads to poor oil/water separation. That’s why National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has introduced a game-changer for the disposal industry.

The newly designed Horizontal Gun Barrel’s orientation results in a significant increase in recovered oil volume — giving you more profitability. Combined with a unique Tore desanding technology, the vessel provides greater efficiencies and reduced maintenance costs.

Benefits: Recover more oil, minimize tank short-circuiting, reduce oil droplet rise distance vs typical vertical gun barrel setup, cross-current vs counter-current flow

How It Works: Well fluids are introduced into the Horizontal Gun Barrel where two distribution baffles spread the fluid across the vessel into the primary separation section. Oil and water separate via gravity and solids settle and accumulate on the bottom of the separator. Oil is discharged into an oil storage tank. Water may be processed to a WaterWolf Dynamic Oil Recovery System, water storage, or injection pumps. The sand removal process incorporates NOV’s proprietary Tore online desanding technology which transports up to 4 tons of solids per hour. The vessel operates at approximately 50 psi of pressure, allowing for the effective flow of the separated streams to lower pressure receiving systems by level control instrumentation.

For more information contact:

Robert Sloan


Global BDM – Site Services

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