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Over the years, OilPro staff have worked with Canada’s most talented and respected engineers in the oil and gas industry. Through these relationships, OilPro has benefited from technical experience, knowledge, information and practical application for some of the most challenging projects. The following articles are OilPro’s insights into some of these learnings. Get our perspective on equipment, advances in technology, and solutions to overcome various challenges.

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Some things just don’t ship well across the ocean. Oilfield storage tanks are really just light, big bags of air, and so, it is difficult to justify shipping low-pressure, low cost storage tanks across the ocean. The shipping costs tend to exceed fabrication costs. So what to do when your client says “but I really

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Gas processing inevitably leads to the separation of gas into its constituent components. Water and NGLs (Natural Gs Liquids) are recovered in process plants mainly so that sales gas can meet dew point specifications agreed on with the pipeline company providing transmission to markets. As discussed, lean gas streams might only produce nuisance amounts of

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  A flare knockout drum is a vessel in the flare header system responsible for accumulating and removing liquid or droplets from flare gas.  You may also hear them referred to by the acronym FKO, flare KO, knockout drum or other similar names. They can be designed in both horizontal or vertical design although horizontal

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A free water knockout (FWKO) is commonly used in the oil & gas industry to separate gas, oil and free water, hence the name. FWKO’s can be built as either a 2phase,  or as a three-phase separator with its own gas metering. Free water knockouts, for the removal of free water from emulsion, typically upstream

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What purpose do oil separators serve? Hydrocarbon streams as produced at the wellhead are composed of a mixture of gas, liquid hydrocarbons and sometimes free water. In most cases, it is desirable to separate these phases as soon as possible after bringing them to the surface and handle or transport the two or three phases

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An oil treater’s main function is to make pipeline quality oil. It is used to separate water and gas from oil-water emulsions. Used widely in oil production since the 1940’s, treaters are essentially a low pressure, heated separator vessel with a variety of styles including vertical treaters and horizontal treaters, from bucket-style end-controls designs to

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