PPDs intervene in the crystallization process, preventing the formation of these networks and effectively lowering the pour point of the crude oil.
Paraffin Inhibitor Solution
Ensure Extended Production with
Proven Paraffin Mitigation Solutions
Paraffin deposition occurs when waxy paraffin substances accumulate on the surfaces of oilfield equipment and pipelines. As crude oils cool, the wax molecules start to separate, forming plate-like crystals or needle-like structures. These crystals have the tendency to interlock, creating a complex three-dimensional network that traps the oil. This leads to an increase in viscosity and, in severe cases, solidification of the oil. The deposition of paraffin can significantly impact production efficiency, increase maintenance expenses, and even result in equipment failure if not properly addressed.
Can be characterized by their function to effectively address wax-related challenges
Our comprehensive range of solutions, including solvents, cold flow improvers, dispersants, crystal modifiers, pour point depressants (PPD), and viscosity reducers, are specifically designed to tackle and resolve the production challenges associated with paraffin-related issues.
By influencing the crystal morphology, wax inhibitors promote the formation of weaker wax deposits that can be more readily removed by shear forces within the flowing crude.
Wax dispersants can reduce the amount of wax deposits in flowlines by different mechanisms depending on their chemical nature. Some will adsorb to pipeline surfaces thereby changing the wettability to water-wet. Others will adsorb to growing wax crystal surfaces reducing the tendency of the crystals to agglomerate.
Synergistic Blends of Paraffin Inhibitors
With Distinct Mechanisms of Action
Our innovative approach involves combining paraffin inhibitors that possess distinct mechanisms of action, including dispersants, pour point depressants, and crystal modifiers. Each inhibitor in the blend contributes its unique properties and targets specific aspects of paraffin deposition.
from Field Survey to Experiment Design
At the core of our proven approach is the thorough gathering and analysis of field information. This invaluable data serves as the foundation for designing and implementing targeted laboratory tests, enabling us to determine the most effective treatment strategies. By combining real-world insights with rigorous laboratory experimentation, we ensure that our solutions are tailored to meet the specific challenges of each unique situation. This comprehensive approach allows us to deliver optimal treatment solutions that maximize efficiency and deliver measurable results.