Correlating Optimum Stage Pressure for Sequential Separator Systems
- Mohammed S. Al-Jawad (University of Baghdad) | Omar F. Hassan (University of Baghdad)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
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- March 2010
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- Journal Paper
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- 2010. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 5.5 Reservoir Simulation, 5.2.1 Phase Behavior and PVT Measurements, 5.2.2 Fluid Modeling, Equations of State, 4.1.2 Separation and Treating, 4.1.5 Processing Equipment
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A study to find the optimum separators pressures of separation stations has been performed. Stage separation of oil and gas is accomplished with a series of separators operating at sequentially reduced pressures. Liquid is discharged from a higher-pressure separator into the lower-pressure separator. The set of working separator pressures that yields maximum recovery of liquid hydrocarbon from the well fluid is the optimum set of pressures, which is the target of this work.
A computer model is used to find the optimum separator pressures. The model employs the Peng-Robinson equation of state (Peng and Robinson 1976) for volatile oil. The application of this model shows significant improvement of all objective functions for many oils (Hassan 2004).
Mathematical correlations for estimating optimum set of pressures have been deduced from the model to provide simple and quick tools to find the optimum stages pressures. Many tests have been achieved with many volatile samples at different conditions to prove the validity of these correlations.
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