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gun barrel

1. n. [Production Facilities]

A settling tank used for treating oil. Oil and brine are separated only by gravity segregation forces. The clean oil floats to the top and brine is removed from the bottom of the tank. Gun barrels are found predominantly in older or marginal fields. A gun barrel is also called a wash tank.

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