Oil Recovery Tanks

HWSB® Oil Recovery Tank Benefits

Maximize your oil recovery with the world’s most efficient oil-water separation system. KBK’s HWSB®
Up to 78 times more hydraulically efficient than traditional Gunbarrels, KBK HWSB® oil recovery tanks are at the heart of every KBK oil recovery solution. This tank is best utilized for high water cut applications such as salt water disposal facilities or production sites.
 
They are proven to:
  • Improve recovery rates by as much as five times
  • Separate virtually all oil from water, to an average of less than 30 ppm
  • Improve SWD profitability
  • Pay for themselves within just a few months
  • Better clarify water for injection, reducing well plugging and well bore damage
  • Dehydrate separated crude to pipeline quality
  • Reduce the need to use costly chemicals in your Salt Water Disposal separation process
 
KBK DFSD® Desanders complement our oil recovery tanks. Using patented technology, our desanders reduce maintenance costs by removing the suspended, abrasive solids that adversely impact pump and piping life. See the desanders tab for more information.
 
 
Driving Water Quality
Injecting 500-1000 ppm oil into the SWD well is the equivalent to pumping 3,000 to 6,000 pounds of well plugging “goo” into the injection well every day. That’s 547.5 to 1,095 tons of “goo” annually. The KBK HWSB® oil recovery tank in conjunction with the DFSD® desander significantly improve injection water quality which extends well life and increases your businesses profitability.
 
 
Revolutionary design for high water cuts
KBK HWSB® Oil Recovery tanks feature overall hydraulic efficiency approaching 72% (considered the real-world maximum). This compares with 3-5% for gunbarrels. There’s no better oil recovery system in the world than one based on KBK HWSB® skim tanks and configured by KBK engineers.
 
 
Consulting/Service: Support at every step
Our engineers and service team work with you from concept to startup and beyond. Let our oil-water separation experts provide a custom oil recovery solution, optimized for your input and production requirements through proper piping design recommendations and the selection of pumps and associated equipment.
 
Where possible and preferred, some of your existing equipment may be able to be reused. KBK also offers stair and walk, tank pads and engineered water legs.
 
 

KBK HWSB® OIL RECOVERY TANK

 

KBK HWSB Oil Recovery tanks are the centerpiece technology of our oil-water separation system. Featuring a patented design that is becoming the industry standard for SWD plants, water floods and production separation applications.  The HWSB® captures 5x more oil versus traditional gunbarrel tanks.

Designed for high-water cut applications, our HWSB® oil recovery tanks are proven to:
  • Separate virtually all oil from water, to an average of less than 30 ppm
  • Improve pad site and SWD profitability
  • Pay for themselves within just a few months
  • Better clarify water for injection, reducing well plugging and well bore damage
  • Dehydrate separated crude to pipeline quality
  • Reduce the need to use costly chemicals in your SWD separation process
 
KBK HWSB® oil recovery tanks are engineered to meet your specific requirements and are available in a wide range of sizes and are complemented by high-quality fittings – flanges, couplings, manways, thief hatches and gaskets. Gel coats and pigments are available in a variety of colors, to protect the exterior of the tank from ultraviolet (UV) rays.

HWSB® with DISSOLVED AIR FLOTATION (DAF)

Further enhancing the HWSB® is the addition of a dissolved air flotation system. The process works as follows:

  • Air or gas is dissolved in water under pressure
  • Bubbles chemically interact with oil in water
  • Kinetic energy of large bubbles cause solids to attach to bubbles enhancing oil recovery
  • Alters the physical separation characteristics enhancing Stokes Law separation rates.
  • Results in removing virtually all of the effluent oil and grease from the water stream
 
These tanks are mostly commonly used in front of oilfield water recycle treatment plants to clean the water prior to treatment. Using the HWSB® DAF lowers overall treatment costs.
 
KBK dissolved air flotation system

KBK gunbarrels that meet your specific requirements are available in capacities ranging from 100 to 1,500 bbl, and are complemented by high-quality fittings -flanges, couplings, manways, thief hatches and gaskets. Gel coats and pigments are available in a variety of colors, to protect the exterior of the tank from ultraviolet (UV) rays.

GUNBARRELS

Gunbarrels are used for the economically efficient and low-maintenance treatment of oil in low water cut applications. Gunbarrels are best used when oil volume exceeds water volume in the produced fluids. Manufactured in lined steel or high-quality fiberglass, our gunbarrels are chemically resistant to all types of crude oil and salt water.
 
Standard gunbarrels include:
  • 8 threaded fittings
  • Standard manway
  • Round thief hatch
  • Dogbone in flume
  • Lift lugs
  • Walkway brackets
  • Internal siphon
  • Ladder (optional)
 

HIGH EFFICIENCY GUNBARREL (HEGB®)

The High Efficiency Gunbarrel (HEGB®) tank design represents unique opportunities to improve processing in the oil industry.

The HEGB® uses a series of open bottom troughs sized to slow the flow rate of the fluid. The HEGB® is more than four times more efficient than an equivalently sized gunbarrel. 

KBK High Efficiency Gunbarrel
KBK Free Water Knockout

Gel coats and pigments are available in  a variety of colors, to protect the exterior of the tank from ultraviolet (UV) rays.

FREE WATER KNOCKOUTS

Fiberglass Free water knockouts are horizontal pressurized vessels that provide a space for free water to settle out of a well stream.
 
They provide a low-viscosity flow with a large oil/water interface area that allows the maximum amount of water to settle out. A free water knockout reduces the water load on a treating system where a large volume of water is present. KBK designs free water knockouts to meet your working pressure requirements. Each tank is pressure-tested to 75 lbs, mounted on two fiberglass stands and engineered with a 10:1 safety factor.
KBK free water knockouts are available in a wide range of sizes to meet your specific requirements.
 
Standard free water knockouts include:
  • Female threaded fittings   
  • Flanges   
  • Trunnion 
  • Float  
  • Lift brackets
 

HIGHLY RETENTIVE AUTOMATICALLY ​SKIMMABLE TANK (HRAST®)

The High Efficiency Gunbarrel (HEGB®) tank design represents unique opportunities to improve processing in the oil industry.

The HEGB® uses a series of open bottom troughs sized to slow the flow rate of the fluid. The HEGB® is more than four times more efficient than an equivalently sized gunbarrel. 

HIGHLY RETENTIVE AUTOMATICALLY ​SKIMMABLE TANK (HRAST®)

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