basic sediment and water

basic sediment and water

[′bā·sik ′sed·ə·mənt ən ′wȯd·ər]
(petroleum engineering)
Oil, water, and foreign matter that collects in the bottom of petroleum storage tanks. Abbreviated BS&W. Also known as bottoms; bottom sediment; bottom settlings; sediment and water.
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This led to over- reporting of crude production by including items other than crude oil-- namely, off- gas, impurities comprising basic sediment and water and recoverable internal consumption, the report stated.
This coupled with lack of adequate handling/ processing facilities at resulted in higher proportion of basic sediment and water and off gas in the crude oil.
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