(19)
(11)EP 2 372 077 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
12.03.2014 Bulletin 2014/11

(43)Date of publication A2:
05.10.2011 Bulletin 2011/40

(21)Application number: 11075144.3

(22)Date of filing:  26.09.2007
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
E21B 33/035(2006.01)
F15C 1/16(2006.01)
E21B 43/36(2006.01)
F16K 47/08(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
07253806.9 / 2042684

(71)Applicant: Cameron International Corporation
Houston, TX 77027-9109 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • Meek, Derek
    Cover Aberdeen AB2 0QL Scotland (GB)
  • Hopper, Hans Paul
    Whiterashes Aberdeen AB2 0QL (GB)

(74)Representative: Akers, Noel James 
N.J. Akers & Co 63 Lemon Street
Truro, TR1 2PN
Truro, TR1 2PN (GB)

  


(54)Choke assembly


(57) A choke assembly comprises an inlet for a multiphase fluid stream, the stream comprising a first relatively heavy fluid phase and a second relatively light fluid phase; a first fluid outlet; a choke element disposed between the inlet and the first fluid outlet operable to control the flow of fluid between the inlet and the first fluid outlet; a separation chamber disposed to provide separation of phases in the fluid stream upstream of the choke element; and a second outlet for removing fluid from the separation cavity. The choke assembly is of particular use in the control of fluid streams produced from a subterranean well, in particular oil and gas produced from a subsea well.







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