Heavy oil processing
Traditionally, heavy oil has been treated with high temperatures and emulsion breaking chemicals in complex production facilities in large tank systems. These systems are sometimes challenged by difficult emulsions and crude in the 11-14 API range. With the advent of the Alfa Laval X20, oil producers now have an additional tool to assist them in the processing of heavy oil. The X20 has been designed to work with these difficult crudes in both onshore and offshore applications and gives operators the advantages of: high throughput, up to 20,000 bbls/day; compact footprint, approximately 100 square feet/ X20 system; low weight; good interface control with patented Optiphaser system; and a robust oilfield design.