gas-oil separator

gas-oil separator

[¦gas ¦ȯil ′sep·ə‚rād·ər]
(petroleum engineering)
An oil-field stock tank or series of tanks in which wellhead pressure is reduced so that the dissolved gas associated with reservoir oil is flashed off or separated as a separate phase. Also known as gas separator; oil-field separator; oil-gas separator; oil separator; separator.
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Printed material handed out by commission members explained that the additional money is for a gas-oil separator, required by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, but discovered after construction began.
Already, one oil company is able to simultaneously monitor the flow of oil from morethan 100 fields and nearly 50 gas-oil separators, through 11,000 miles of pipeline, into seven refineries and chemical plants-with only two dozen people in one remote location.