Apparatus and Method for Processing Fluids from a Well
1-25. -25. (canceled)
Provided is a system, including a first module (35b) configured to process fluid from a well, wherein the first module (35b) has an extension conduit (5b), having a connection that is coupleable to a central mandrel of a manifold (5), a processing device arranged in a region surrounding the extension conduit (5b), a processing input (18a), and a processing output (19a). Further provided is a method of processing well fluids, including diverting fluids from a bore of a manifold (1) to a processing module (35b), wherein the processing module (35b) is coupled to a mandrel of the manifold (5), processing the fluids in the processing module (35b), and returning the fluids to a flowpath (19a) for recovery.
1-25. -25. (canceled)
26. A subsea tree assembly mountable adjacent to a subsea production flowline, comprising:
a subsea tree with a production line therein; a module comprising a production line connector and a production flowline connector operable for connection and fluid communication with said subsea tree and with said production flow line, respectfully, said module defining a fluid flow passageway therein, whereby said subsea tree is in fluid communication with said production flowline only through said module and only after said module is connected to said subsea tree and said production flowline.
- View Dependent Claims (27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32)
- 33. A module to provide the only fluid communication between a subsea installation comprising a subsea tree and a production flowline, said module comprising a first connector for connecting to said subsea installation and a second connector for connecting to said production flowline, said module, when installed, forming a fluid flow passageway which connects between said subsea tree and said production flowline.
- 40. A module for fluidly connecting between a production line in a subsea tree and a production flowline, said module comprising at least two connectors for connecting to said production line in said subsea tree and a top of said production flowline, said module, when installed, defining a fluid flow passageway which connects between said production line and said production flowline, and a choke to control fluid flow through said fluid flow passageway.