Chemical Demulsifiers

For crude oil dehydration and desalting using tuned emulsion breaker chemistry

Production chemicals

Demulsifier chemicals formulated to complement the crude oil dehydration process and enable efficient desalting of crude oil

Demulsifiers ensure that the residual water and salt content in crude and the oil content of separated water meet required specifications. They disrupt the ordered structure of the natural surfactants that stabilize the emulsion, enabling the dispersed droplets to coalesce and form larger droplets that move to the oil/water interface.

Cost-effective demulsifiers are formulated for your specific application or facility. A wide range of factors—including injection location, nature of the oil and produced water, environmental requirements, and equipment and facility limitations—are thoroughly evaluated to minimize operational disruption and cost.

A holistic approach to separation of oil and water is beneficial to the overall performance of the facility.

Heater treaters where demulsifiers, heat, and electrostatic fields separate water and salt from crude oil.
Graphs of emulsion percentage, fluid viscosity, and EB-82083 injection rate over time.

Custom emulsion viscosity reducer boosts production up to 20% in gas lift wells

In the first three wells, viscosity measured at surface decreased by up to 85%, prompting adoption of the custom-engineered product for additional wells offshore Qatar.

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