Make Every Drop Count

Boost oil recovery and profits

Maximize your oil recovery

Up to 30 times more hydraulically efficient than traditional gunbarrels, KBK HWSBTM skim tanks are at the heart of every KBK oil recovery solution. This tank are best utilized for high water cut situations such as salt water disposal facilites or production sites. 

They are proven to:

  • Improve recovery rates by as much as 5x
  • Separate virtually all oil from water, to an average of less than 30 ppm Improve pad site and SWD profitability
  • Pay for themselves within just a few months
  • Better clarify water for injection, reducing well plugging and well bore damage
  • Dehydrate separated crude to pipeline quality (in most cases)
  • Remove the need to use costly chemicals in your Salt Water Disposal separation process

KBK DFSDTM desanders complement our skim tanks. Using proprietary technology, our desanders reduce maintenance costs by removing the suspended, abrasive solids that adversely impact pump and piping life.


KBK offers a free 90 day test trial, short and long term leasing options, and purchase financing with flexible terms.

How it works
Revolutionary design for high water cuts

KBK HWSBTM skim tanks feature overall hydraulic efficiency approaching 72% (considered the real-world maximum). This compares with 3-5% for gunbarrels. There’s no better oil recovery system in the world than one based on KBK HWSBTM skim tanks and configured by KBK engineers.

Support at every step

Our engineers and service team work with you from concept to startup and beyond. Let our oil-water separation experts provide a custom oil recovery solution, optimized for your input and production requirements through proper piping design recommendations and the selection of pumps and associated equipment. As an OEM distributor for Vaughan Pump, KBK can recommend the size and most appropriate pump for your application, ensuring that you achieve maximum oil recovery. A low-shear pump from Vaughan Pump will prevent the shearing of oil molecules, which adversely impacts separation. 

Where possible and preferred, some of your existing equipment may be able to be reused. Every KBK HWSBTM skim tank solution includes onsite startup and operator training, services worth thousands of dollars. KBK  install services include setting the tanks on the pad site, stair and walk assembly and fiberglass piping installation.   KBK also offers containment packages and tank pads.  Annual SWD maintenance checks are available to insure peak performance of all of the equipment at your SWD.

How Much Can You Recover?

Find out your real oil recovery potential with a KBK solution.

Number of barrels is required.
PPM is required.
Gravity of oil processed is required.
Total solutions
Complete Oil Recovery Solutions

KBK HWSBTM skim tanks are the foundation of every KBK oil recovery system. But that’s just the start. We provide a comprehensive solution to maximize oil recovery, clarify water to injection/disposal quality and improve your ROI.  These solutions include facility automation, valves, low sheer pumps, tank technology, stair and walkway products, containment, tank pads, installation of piping, tanks and stair and walkway.  KBK also offers customized financing solutions including short and long term leases and purchase financing.  Not sure if this is the right solution for your SWD? Ask us about the KBK 90 day free trial.


Storage Tanks
Storage Tanks

Our fiberglass tanks, ranging from 100 to 1,500 barrel capacities, are in every major U.S. oil and gas basin, withstanding extreme weather conditions ranging from North Dakota cold to Kansas wind and Texas heat. Tanks are also available for agricultural, industrial and municipal operations.

Storage Tanks
Salt Water Tanks

Use KBK fiberglass tanks, from 100 to 1,500 barrel capacities, to store produced salt water at oil and natural gas wellsites and at SWD plants.

Storage Tanks
Oval Tanks

Tanks range from 20-to-100-barrel capacities and have proven their endurance for storing and hauling corrosive and noncorrosive liquids.



Storage Tanks

Gunbarrels are used for the economically efficient and low-maintenance treatment of oil in low water cut applications.

Storage Tanks
Free Water Knockouts

Free water knockouts are horizontal pressurized vessels that provide a space for free water to settle out of a well stream.



Storage Tanks
KBK Skim Tank Technology

Our patented HWSB skim tank for oil-water separation system dramatically outperforms traditional gunbarrel tanks in high-water applications such as salt water disposal facilities.

Storage Tanks
KBK Desander Technology

Rely on our patented DFSD desander to efficiently remove the abrasive solids from the drilling fluids that cannot be removed by shakers. The DFSD desander will prevent solids from filling tanks in your battery and will extend the life of your well.