We at Keystone Oilfield Fabrication LLC specialize in producing equipment for oilfields. One of the most important types of infrastructure for any oil operation is storage, as you will need tanks to safely store the oil itself, as well as various other chemicals and resources. In this article, we’ll provide an overview of the different types of oilfield storage, as well as key considerations in oilfield storage design, so you can get a better idea of what your operation needs.
- Tanks – One of the main types of oilfield storage is double-walled tanks. These are used to contain crude oil, other petroleum products, and other fluids. Storage tanks used in oilfields typically need to be reinforced to make sure their contents do not leak out, and many tanks are designed with cages around them, which allow the tanks to be lifted and maneuvered more easily.
- Silos – Many oil operations use hydraulic fracturing to extract oil from the ground, and to do this, they need plenty of sand. With this in mind, silos are another key type of oilfield storage equipment, as they can be used to house solid particulate matter like sand until it’s ready to be mixed into fracking fluid.
- Flat Storage – Another popular type of oilfield storage used for sand and particulate matter is flat storage. This method of storage allows you to access the sand more easily, which in turn makes it easier to send out multiple loads at once—while silos save space, they can slow down your operation.