04626237 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 12 patents.

The present invention is a centrifuge method and apparatus for separating the components of a stream, particularly a wellstream. Centrifugal force is used to separate solid and liquid components from gaseous components, and the combined action of centrifugal force and countercurrent flow is used to separate a first liquid, such as crude oil, from a second liquid, such as water. In addition, the combined action of centrifugal force and countercurrent flow can be used to separate a heavy gas, such as carbon dioxide, from a light gas, such as hydrocarbon gas.

Title
Method and apparatus for separating the components of a wellstream
Application Number
6/680101
Publication Number
4626237
Application Date
December 10, 1984
Publication Date
December 2, 1986
Inventor
Jimmie G Galloway Jr
Missouri City
TX, US
Agent
K C Johnson
Assignee
Exxon Production Research Co
TX, US
IPC
B01D 21/26
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