Scale Management and Control Technologies
Edition Date :
September 05, 2018
The growing scarcity, and rising cost, of freshwater, has challenged the oil industry to find new, innovative, chemical solutions to control halite buildup. Clariant Oil Services developed the SCALETREAT HL product line to address this evolving industry challenge. Application of SCALETREAT HL reduces freshwater consumption between 74% and 95%. Our product also eliminates the need for a supplemental scale inhibitor as it is effective against halite and many types of carbonate and sulfate levels. Additionally, treatment rates of SCALETREAT HL are 50% less than those of traditional halite inhibitors.
The most common strategy to control halite is fresh water addition upstream of deposition to dilute the problem. While chemical inhibitors for halite control have existed for some years, they usually required high concentrations of environmentally undesirable products. New production in the US, such as in the Bakken and the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, has resulted in more production of saline fluids. The Bakken region has already had a profound impact. Application of SCALETREAT HL at 80ppm was able to reduce water consumption to 10% of that of the incumbent strategy with a return of investment of nearly 1,000%.
Our expert service engineers help identify the most effective scale control treatment for all your production challenges, drawing on our extensive product range of carbonate and sulfate scale inhibitors and removers, combination corrosion and scale inhibitors, iron sulfide dispersants, halite inhibitors, oil-soluble and emulsion reservoir squeeze inhibitors, and lead, zinc and other exotic sulfide scale inhibitors.
SCALETREAT products also address the challenges associated with the production of acidic crude oil containing high levels of naphthenic acid. Clariant Oil Services has expert personnel that will help you define the problem caused by naphthenates, and develop the optimum treatment solution to ensure your operation runs at maximum efficiency.