|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||405/224 ; 405/1951 ; 405/202 ; 441/23|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 4 인용 특허 : 0|
Apparatus is described for flaring large amounts of natural gas at a location spaced from an offshore production platform. The apparatus includes a spar buoy structure (32, FIG. 1) anchored at a location on the order of 0.1 kilometer from the platform (12) and coupled through an undersea conduit (44) to the platform. The structure is anchored by catenary chains (71-74), and has a ballasted lower portion and a buoyant upper portion to keep the structure upright so the flare (42) always remains high above sea level. The undersea conduit (44) which carries ...
Apparatus useful with an offshore production platform which lies in a sea and produces hydrocarbons from at least one well extending into the sea floor, for flaring a natural gas component of the produced hydrocarbon, comprising: a spar buoy structure which has a substantially vertical axis and includes a lower part which lies under the sea surface but floats above the seafloor, a middle part that extends up from the lower part and through the sea surface, and a top flare device that extends up from the middle part and that has a flare at the top, said s...