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Let's just be friends? - Predicting conditions that upset the separation of water and oil in petroleum production
During well production, a mix of oil, gas and water is brought to the surface. As part of the production process, these components must be separated from one another. A particular challenge is separating oil and water, such that the “produced water” contains a minimal amount of residual oil. A separator unit is used to accomplish this task, employing a three-phase separation process using gravity separation followed by a hydrocyclone to remove the oil from the water. This is a steady state process dependent on upstream flowline conditions to operate smoothly.