Use and Limitations of Vacuum in the Recovery of Oil
- Ben E. Lindsly (U.S. Bureau of Mines)
- Document ID
- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Transactions of the AIME
- Publication Date
- December 1926
- Document Type
- Journal Paper
- 158 - 176
- 1926. Original copyright American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. Copyright has expired.
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Figure 1 represents an idealized layout of a vacuum system, the letteredsections of the pipe line, a, b, c, d and e, varying in size according to thevolume of gas to be handled. Thus the section a carries the gas from 16 wells,b from 8 wells, c from 4 wells, d from 2 wells and e from 1 well. The vacuumplant is shown to discharge into a distributing line marked f, which usuallycarries the gas under a few pounds pressure to the various points on the leasewhere the gas is utilized for lease operations.
The term vacuum, as used in the oil and gas industry, is a relative termwhich has as its base the atmospheric pressure of the locality underconsideration.
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