Conventional Oil & Gas
Optimize Your Conventional Oil and Gas Recovery
Even as oil production engineers continuously push the technology envelope to recover the world’s oil and gas, a significant amount is extracted using conventional recovery methods. Clariant's problem-solving, technical experts have the knowledge and experience to work with you to custom-design products and services for conventional oil and gas extraction methods that meet your specific needs. Our innovative products and services are engineered to ensure effective integrity management solutions, as well as optimal flow and separation challenges are met to achieve optimal productions levels while satisfying safety and environmental concerns.
Proper oil and gas flow into the wellbore is critical to your production efficiency. Clariant offers a variety of products and services to maintain your production volume levels. Our experts engineer products that help reduce downtime and improve efficiency linked to scale formation, wax deposition, asphaltene destabilization and agglomeration, foam generation in production systems, and difficulties with oil/water separation. For example, our SCALETREAT product line offers solutions to prevent scale formation and dissolve formed scales to reduce or eliminate production loss. Other Flow Assurance products that improve flow assurance are FOAMTREAT, WAXTREAT, FLOTREAT, SOLVTREAT, and HYTREAT. Along with best in class chemistry Clariant’s technical experts can provide state of the art product application in the toughest of vertical and horizontal well designs.
Our emulsion breakers increase oil / water separation, improve separator efficiency and reduce BS&W.
Internal corrosion of onshore, offshore facilities and down hole pose significant threats to system integrity, resulting in commercial, environmental and safety issues. Clariant recognizes that a number of corrosion mechanisms may be present and can contribute to the damage. Our integrity management laboratories are constantly evaluating corrosion threats and developing innovative chemical solutions. Clariant’s Technical teams select the most appropriate mitigation chemistries and applications to improve integrity management programs, maximize total cost of operations and improve health, safety and environmental impact. Clariant’s Corrtreat, Biotreat and Scavtreat Chemistries paired with application expertise provide best in class programs to mitigate corrosion no matter the environment or challenge. Through a program of continuous improvement, we strive to deliver best-in-class products and services that meet the most challenging corrosive environments (CO2, H2S, Organic Acid) while keeping to stringent environmental regulations.
Clariant understands the important role that chemical treatment of oil and gas plays with the end goal to maximize production and improve total cost of ownership. The development of multifunctional products that can be used in several applications is another way in which we create significant cost savings for oil and gas operators. Our production enhancement chemicals and services for the conventional oil and gas industry were developed to meet the vast and evolving needs of our customers, including:
- Maximize oil recovery rates with LIBERATE® Integrated Systems, near wellbore remediation technology.
- Raise gas production with WELLBOOST chemical foamer technologies for gas well deliquification.
- Prevent and treat paraffin build-up with WAXTREAT paraffin control technologies designed to improve flow and increase production.
- SCALETREAT dissolvers remove scale that slow, and sometimes completely block, the flow of oil.
We also perform laboratory tests and field trials to help determine the best product based upon your specific needs. Clariant Oil Services can also custom-engineer a product that addresses your unique environmental characteristics and operational requirements.
Maximize Production Levels While Reducing Operating Costs
Clariant Oil Services understands the importance of chemical treatment of oil and gas to maximize production and reduce operating costs. The development of multifunctional products that can be used in several applications is another way in which we create significant cost savings for oil and gas operators.
Our production optimization chemicals and services for the conventional oil and gas industry were developed to meet the vast and evolving needs of our customers, including emulsion breaker chemicals for crude oil-and-water separation, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) scavengers that help create a safer work environment, wax inhibitors to eliminate the formation of wax and paraffin solids, which can decrease production, and scale inhibitors for the removal of scale solids that often slow, and sometimes completely block, the flow of oil.
Delivery Innovative Technologies and Services
From our award-winning demulsifier technology to our proven chemical foamer program for gas well deliquification, and from crude oil water clarification solutions to surfactant technology that is second-to-none, Clariant Oil Services is continually developing new and improved production chemicals to help increase output and reduce costs.
Clariant Oil Services also performs laboratory tests and field trials to help determine the best product based upon your specific needs. When needed, we can custom-engineer a product that addresses your unique environmental characteristics and operational needs.
There are a number of causes for separation difficulties resulting in poor export oil quality and costly unplanned shutdowns. These can include the formation of naphthenate and wax emulsions or the presence of foam. Clariant creates a variety of products, such as FLOCTREAT and PHASETREAT that increase the speed and efficiency of your separation processes by removing solids and improving quality. Our team of technical experts conducts extensive system surveys to help you select the correct product to optimize performance. We have the experience to custom engineer the selected product to your exact requirements. The PHASETREAT product line is used in the most demanding environments and difficult emulsions or reverse emulsions worldwide.
EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR PIPELINE WITH AN EFFECTIVE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
At Clariant Oil Services, we are proactive solution-seekers committed to extending the life of your pipeline through creative problem-solving. We offer a wide range of innovative products and services to meet your needs, including custom chemical solutions and expert technical support, corrosion and integrity management expertise, proven cleaning and hydrotesting technologies. Because innovation is nothing without delivery, our technical specialists will work with your pipeline operators and safety managers to customize and implement a pipeline integrity management program that meets your needs and complies with your specific guidelines, today and in the future.
Clariant Oil Services' SURFTREAT® surfactants and wetting agent technologies are specifically formulated for pipeline cleaning. The SURFTREAT product line is a unique concentrated blend of dispersants and degreasers that decreases the total chemical volume transported, which greatly reduces operating costs and increases profitability. In addition, Clariant's SURFTREAT® cleaning products are specifically formulated for both online and offline cleaning of pipelines.
Testing the integrity of a new or refurbished pipeline prior to commissioning is critical in identifying defects or damage that could result in failure. The water used in a hydrotest can come from a variety of sources and may contain corrosive agents and bacteria that will negatively impact the integrity of the pipeline metallurgy. These negative effects increase when that water remains in the line for an expanded length of time, causing pitting damage and localized corrosion. To protect equipment from the damaging effects of corrosion, Hydrotest water should be treated with chemical inhibitors. Clariant Oil Services' MULTITREAT products are suitable for use in a wide range of applications. Our technical experts in corrosion and integrity management will work with your engineers and safety managers to custom-design and implement a hydrotest program that meets your unique needs.
Flow assurance is crucial for safe, continuous product movement throughout the operational life of pipelines. Deposits such as iron sulfide, iron oxide, wax, asphaltene, hydrate, ice and sand can form reducing or completely obstructing flow, limiting oil and gas production. Clariant Oil Services has a range of chemical technologies across multiple product lines that deliver solutions for these flowline and pipeline flow assurance challenges. Our focus is to provide high quality chemistry coupled with extensive knowledge of Upstream and Downstream issues that most economically optimize production and minimize the impact on the environment.
Clariant Oil Services specializes in the development of tailored solutions for each individual asset to ensure pipelines meet or exceed their intended lifetime specification. Our integrity laboratories around the world are constantly developing cutting-edge products and solutions to meet any corrosion challenge, from low shear and high shear to sweet and sour environments. Clariant’s CORRTREATproduct line coupled with state-of-the-art corrosion monitoring techniques and services is essential to clearly diagnose problems that may be occurring while ensuring that the optimum integrity management solution is delivered.
Contact us for more information about how our Oil Service experts can custom-design a product or service for your integrity management or flow assurance project.