Oil production chemicals
Our long-standing history within the production chemicals market focuses mainly on high performing demulsifier chemistries. We have an incredibly effective product portfolio to help facilitate the economic removal of water from crude oil, which are drawn from a wide range of chemistries, including resin alkoxylates, polyiimine derivatives and modified polyols.
We also offer asphaltene dispersants, surfactants, corrosion inhibitors and paraffin inhibitors for oil production applications. Please contact us to discuss how our ingredients can help you meet the challenges of changing global regulations and environmental concerns to ensure you maximise output from your wells.
There are a significant number of different chemicals used throughout the oil production process, or the process of bringing the oil product to the surface of the well.
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Emulsion breaking is one of the most complex and situational aspects of oilfield chemistry. Stable emulsions encountered in oil production are normally composed of varying levels of water or brine dispersed in a continuous oil phase. Furthermore, these emulsions are stabilised by compounds occurring naturally in the crude. Certain types of operations in refinery practice also produce stable emulsions.
To facilitate the economical removal of water from crude oil, we can offer demulsifiers that can treat a wide range of emulsions under the most demanding field conditions including where there is high turbulence, high solid loadings, low temperatures and high-water content. These products provide:
- Outstanding, rapid water separation, particularly in heavy oil applications
- Reduced treating costs & smoother operation
- Excellent low temperature performance
- Improved downstream operations
- Drier oil, cleaner water and sharper interface
- A superior environmental profile.
Sustainability is embedded in our strategic thinking and we take our environmental responsibilities seriously, recognising the increased awareness our customers have on the impact of chemicals on the environment.
We recognise the increased environmental requirements of our products, particularly under The Activities Regulation in Norway and Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS) as implemented in the UK and Netherlands. We have three green demulsifiers:
- Kemelix™ 3697X
- Kemelix™ 3702X
- Kemelix™ 3725X.
All have been tested for biodegradability and their effect on skeletonema costatum growth rate using standard test methods for Harmonised Offshore Chemical Notification Format (HOCNF), the results of which indicate that these products would be rated yellow for use in the Norwegian sector.
As well as having comparable standard demulsifier performance, our green demulsifiers also meet the following criteria:
- Good environmental profile without compromising on performance
- REACH and TSCA exempt
- Inherently biodegradable under HOCNF approval test methods
- Low aquatic toxicity
Industry proven high performance products with broad spectrum efficiency and ideal physical properties
Equipment and rig wash additives help to maintain high safety and environmental standards as well as increasing the efficiency of oil production.
Used to inhibit corrosion from carbon dioxide, oxygen and hydrogen sulfide gases generated from reactions of the chemicals used in the well. Our range offers both oil and water-soluble products.
Emulsion breakers capable of treating a wide range of emulsions under the most demanding field conditions; short residence times, high turbulence, high solids loading and high water content.
Our solvent/polymer blends demonstrate superior performance to prevent the build-up and precipitation of paraffin wax.
Surfactant additives used to help change the oil-to-water ratio. By reducing the surface tension of liquids our wetting agents are proven to allow for improved spreading and superior wetting of solids.
CrodaDrill WA10 is a DfE approved natural fatty alcohol alkoxylate, which provides outstanding performance as a wetting agent, emulsifier and inverter. CrodaDrill WA10 wets solids helping fluidisation and improved penetration into solid surfaces.
DemulsifiersEmulsion breakers for crude oil separation
Excellence in demulsification with low addition rates and a sharp oil/water interface, effective across heavy crude oils.Read more
Surfactants, emulsifiers and wetting agents
Industry proven monomeric and polymeric surfactants, wetting agents and polymeric emulsifiers for use in multiple markets.Read more
Corrosion inhibitors and rust preventativesOil and water-soluble
Corrosion inhibitors and rust preventatives for direct use or additional formulation for a wide range of industries.Read more
Defoamers and antifoamsLearn more about our products
Our range of versatile high performance defoamers break and hinder the formation of foam in industrial water treatment and oil and gas applications.Read more