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From exploration to refining, unwanted solids must be removed to maintain effective operating systems. LAKOS desanders have been successfully used to separate solids from water and other liquids in the oil and gas industry.

Oil and gas operations are typically divided into two categories:

Upstream Applications
Exploration, Development, Drilling, Production, Gathering, Treating, Disposal, Pipelines, Transportation

Downstream Applications
Storage, Refining, Gas Processing, Petrochemicals, Distribution, Retail Marketing

Produced Water

Remove sand prior to reinjection or disposal; protect oil-water hydrocyclones; reduce sand accumulation in FWKO tanks and heater-treaters. 

Primary Filtration

Pre-filtration to bag filters, media filters, and cartridge filters for produced water and intake water supply

Secondary Recovery

For use in waterflood injection and to protect finer filters and high pressure pumps while protecting formations.

Solids Buildup Prevention

Downhole Pump Protection

Remove sand from production fluids before it enters a downhole pump; increases the run life and efficiency of pumps.