Break emulsions for better oil separation
As high-quality reserves are depleted, many oil recovery operations are relying increasingly on heavy crude oil reserves. To recover as much oil as possible from these reserves, crude oil demulsification is used for better oil separation. Breaking these emulsions helps to meet production targets, adhere to commercial crude oil specifications, and yield cleaner produced water for discharge or reinjection.
Dow’s crude oil demulsifier bases include products across many chemistry types, including:
- Polyol block copolymers
- Alkoxylated alkyl phenol formaldehyde
- Epoxy resin alkoxylates
- Amine-initiated polyol block copolymers
- Modified silicone polyethers
- Silicone polyethers
In addition to being effective stand-alone demulsifiers, silicone polyethers are also used as performance boosters for other demulsifiers. Because a demulsifier can be a complex formulation of solvents and bases, it is designed to meet a well’s specific needs. With our experience in alkoxylation, we can quickly develop customized products for your performance needs and specifications.
DEMTROL™ Demulsifier Bases
Explore how to achieve exceptional emulsion breaking in oilfield operations with DEMTROL™ high-performance crude oil demulsifier bases.
DOWSIL™ Crude Oil Demulsifiers
Explore how the DOWSIL brand DMx line of silicone polyethers represents a range of different structures and molecular weights which have been proven effective in oil/water demulsification.
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