US Patent No. 10,920,559

INVERTED Y-TOOL FOR DOWNHOLE GAS SEPARATION


Patent No. 10,920,559
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Inverted Y-tool For Downhole Gas Separation
Inventorship Amr Mohamed Zahran, Dhahran (SA)
Assignee Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Dhahran (SA)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,920,559

1. A method to separate gas from a multiphase wellbore fluid in a wellbore, the method comprising:receiving the multiphase wellbore fluid at a fluid inlet of an inverted Y-tool, the fluid inlet facing an uphole direction;
drawing the multiphase wellbore fluid into the inlet in a downhole direction;
during flow of the multiphase wellbore fluid through the inverted Y-tool in the downhole direction, separating at least a portion of gas from the multiphase wellbore fluid;
after separating at least the portion of the gas from the multiphase wellbore fluid, directing the multiphase wellbore fluid through the inverted Y-tool in the uphole direction to a downhole pump; and
pumping, by the downhole pump, the multiphase wellbore fluid from which at least the portion of the gas has separated in the uphole direction.