Wyoming Patent of the Month – November 2021
Kustom Koncepts, Inc. is a one-stop shop for sheet metal and steel cutting, turning, milling, drilling, and can complete both fabrication and assembly in-house. Recently, they have developed a skid mounted oil well production processing system.
During oil production processes, a reservoir fluid is transported to the surface to be separated into il, gas, and water. The products can then be treated and conditioned for transport. This production process is carried out in a surface installation of wells, manifolds, pipelines, production lines and more. Over time, the well’s oil production decreases by 50% which results in the originally installed equipment being oversized for their purpose. Replacing these with smaller parts requires the production well to be shut down and purged.
Kustom Koncepts’ design allows for the contraction or expansion of the oil production system through the use of skid mounted components without needing to shut down or perform onsite welding. Their design uses a modular skid mounted on the oil production system. Multiple skid sections are connectable through alignment pins along the skid beam structure. The skid sections have piping manifolds for fluid flow and separators to separate the water-oil mixture. This design is repeated for each skid section. One side has a fork pin connector with guide plates. The other side has a knife connector. The two shields can be joined by these fork and knife components by simply pushing together and engaging the alignment pins. If the production site needs a smaller separator, they can remove sections as and replace them with skid sections with smaller separator pieces, all without welding on site.
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