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Effects of Viscosity on FSM Unit Process Components (B-FSM-191)

In this posting we look at the effect of increased viscosity on various Facilities Sand Management unit operations and calculations. The examples below build upon previously posted information.

Effects on Settling in Separators

  • Example from FSM-M7 using 100 cP API 15 oil


Effects on Cyclonic Technology

  • Pressure Drop and Separation Size from FSM-M4

Effect on Screen Technologies

  • Separation Size and Pressure Drop from FSM-M6


  1. Rawlins, C.H. 2019. “Enhanced Production Through Surface Facilities Sand Management.” SPE Distinguished Lecturer presentation. Link here

Next week I will discuss recommendations for sand removal in heavy oil production.

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