ACHIEVING PHASE SEPARATION IN PRODUCTION OPERATIONS
With more than 45 years of experience in phase separation chemistry, Dow has harnessed the depths of interfacial science technology to create chemistries that assist with oil-water separation and can control the gas-liquid interface.
In the three-phase separator, excessive foaming caused by a high gas-to-oil ratio can cause equipment shutdowns leading to lost production time. Harnessing the industry leading expertise in Dow Corning, Dow’s DOW CORNING™ and XIAMETER™ antifoams can reduce this downtime and allow increased production. Alternatively, breaking crude oil/water emulsions is also a critical step in the oil production process for meeting production targets, adhering to commercial crude oil specifications and yielding cleaner produced water for discharge or reinjection. Customers can count on DEMTROL™ crude oil demulsifiers, or emulsion breaker bases from Dow to help produce the most cost-effective solutions possible.
The tightening supply of fresh water is one of the factors driving the oil and gas industry to seek new solutions for reducing oil in water prior to discharge that has led Dow’s development of the ROMAX™ Water Clarifier product line. Romax products help separate oil from produced water and reverse (oil-in-water) emulsions, which serve to protect both the environment and production equipment.
Increasing Production at the Three-Phase Separator
Dow offers leading silicone technology with Dow CORNING™ and XIAMETER™ Antifoam product lines. For early production, where high gas-to-oil ratios can overwhelm production equipment, DOW CORNING fluorosilicones are the most efficient products for keeping the platform running with excellent foam knockdown and world class persistency. Dow’s XIAMETER grade emulsions offer a more cost effective solution for systems with foaming issues that are not as acute.
|DOW CORNING™ FS 2638|
|DOW CORNING™ FS 1265|
|DOW CORNING™ Petroleum Antifoams|
DEMTROL™ High-Performance Crude Oil Demulsifier Bases
DEMTROL™ demulsifier bases provide excellent performance in resolving a variety of crude oil emulsions. They can quickly reduce water-in-oil levels, provide a sharper interface between the two phases for easier separation and effectively remove more water to get closer to commercial crude oil specifications.
|DEMTROL™ 1010||DEMTROL™ 2100E|
|DEMTROL™ 1015E||DEMTROL™ 2130E|
|DEMTROL™ 1020E||DEMTROL™ 2140E|
|DEMTROL™ 1030||DEMTROL™ 3000|
|DEMTROL™ 1040||DEMTROL™ 3005|
|DEMTROL™ 1110E||DEMTROL™ 3010|
|DEMTROL™ 1114L||DEMTROL™ 3020|
|DEMTROL™ 1115||DEMTROL™ 3027|
|DEMTROL™ 1120E||DEMTROL™ 3030|
|DEMTROL™ 1130||DEMTROL™ 4017|
|DEMTROL™ 1135||DEMTROL™ 4026|
|DEMTROL™ 1150E||DEMTROL™ 4110|
|DEMTROL™ 1210E||DEMTROL™ 4120|
|DEMTROL™ 1230E||DEMTROL™ 4225|
|DEMTROL™ 2020E||DEMTROL™ 5030|
|DEMTROL™ 2025E||DEMTROL™ 5050|
|DEMTROL™ 2030E||DEMTROL™ 5130|
|DEMTROL™ 2045||DEMTROL™ 5150|
Driving Greater Efficiencies in Oil/Water Separation
Dow offers water clarifier options to meet a wide variety of final formulation needs. The ROMAX™ 6000 series of anionic, cationic and nonionic water clarifiers are fully formulated and ready to use as soon as they arrive at the field. And for colder climates, our ROMAX 9000 series of water clarifiers are freeze-stabilized formulations for use at temperatures as low as -40 ºF (-40 ºC).
|ROMAX™ 6000||ROMAX™ 9000|
|ROMAX™ 6001||ROMAX™ 9001|
|ROMAX™ 6005||ROMAX™ 9005|
|ROMAX™ 6020||ROMAX™ 9020|
|ROMAX™ 6023||ROMAX™ 9023|
|ROMAX™ 6030||ROMAX™ 9030|
|ROMAX™ 6035||ROMAX™ 9035|
|ROMAX™ 6080||ROMAX™ 9080|
|ROMAX™ 6082||ROMAX™ 9082|
|ROMAX™ 6100||ROMAX™ 9100|
|ROMAX™ 6620||ROMAX™ 9620|
|ROMAX™ 6630||ROMAX™ 9630|
|ROMAX™ 6640||ROMAX™ 9640|
|ROMAX™ 6650||ROMAX™ 9650|
|ROMAX™ 6660||ROMAX™ 9660|
|ROMAX™ 6668||ROMAX™ 9668|
ROMAX™ Activator Series
Solids can build up at the oil water interface, stabilizing an emulsion and causing problems with oil/water separation. The ROMAX™ Activator series has been designed to combat this issue by wetting the solid and moving it into one of the phases which allows either the water clarifier or the emulsion breaker to separate the fluids. Dow’s ROMAX Activator series can be sampled upon request.