[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0007510  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 30/Apr /2018                48/2018  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2018/125429
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:04/Apr/2018

[21] Application No.:GC 2013-24958

[22] Filing Date:15/7/2013

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.
US
16/7/2012
61/672,096

[72] Inventors:1- Mourad Victor YOUNES،2- Regis Didier Alain VILAGINES،3- Guillaume Robert Jean-Francois RAYNEL

[73] Owner: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, 1 Eastern Avenue, 31311, Dhahran , Saudi Arabia

[74] Agent: Suleiman I. Al-Ammar Law Office

  

 

  

[51]IPC:
B01D 3/06; C02F 1/06

[56] Cited Documents:

-US 6 444 095 Bl (EVANS RI CHARD I [US] ET AL) 3 September 2002
-US 4 276 117 A (GEESEN DONALD H) 30 June 1981
-EP 0 040 093 Al (AIR PROD & CHEM [US]) 18 November 1981
 
Examiner: Eng. Ebrahim AlQurashi

[54] PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT PROCESS AT CRUDE OIL AND NATURAL GAS PROCESSING FACILITIES
[57] Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method for producing a treated water stream. The method includes receiving a feed stream including at least one substance dissolved in a water phase, and processing the feed water stream in a plurality of stages arranged in operation from a lowest temperature and pressure to a highest temperature and pressure, to produce the treated water stream and a concentrated stream. Each stage includes a vessel, a heat exchanger, an evaporator, and a condenser. Each evaporator is configured to evaporate an amount of water using one of direct heat or indirect heat. Each condenser is configured to condense at least a portion of steam generated by a successive stage. In accordance with various embodiments, the plurality of stages is arranged in series. In other embodiments, the plurality of stages is arranged in parallel.
No. of claims: 10     No. of figures: 9


 

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