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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE WELLBORE SEPARATION OF HYDROCARBON FROM CONTAMINANTS WITH FLUID DIRECTING ELEMENTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009118D
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-07

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Inventors:
M. Dubrovsky C. Munson D. Underdown

Abstract

A separation system for separating hydrocarbons from contaminants downhole includes a helical fluid directing element which creates a rotating fluid flow within a membrane tube. The rotating fluid flow increases the amount of fluid to be separated which is in contact with the membrane. The increased contact with the membrane improves the efficiency of the separation system.