Flow Assurance | SLB

Flow assurance

Solutions to inhibit or remove scale, paraffin, asphaltene, hydrates, naphthenates, and other deposits

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Mitigate production threats and ensure flow

However hostile or difficult the environment, our highly effective and evolving portfolio of products and services can help you maintain optimal production by inhibiting or removing deposits of substances such as scale, paraffin, asphaltene, hydrates, and naphthenates that present flow assurance challenges. We also have a wide range of umbilical-friendly products for deepwater applications.

Remediation of existing flow restrictions can be accomplished with our extensive range of dissolvers and innovative technologies.


Products and Services

  • Diagram showing 4-step approach to scale management: assessment, strategy implementation, monitoring, and review.
    Scale Management
    Prevent and treat scale deposits

    Benefit from a comprehensive approach to managing scale and an extensive portfolio of solutions. View

  • Lab demonstration of deposits removal by paraffin dissolvers.
    Oilfield Paraffin Inhibitor and Paraffin Dissolver Chemicals
    Improve oil and gas production

    Address the challenge of paraffin deposits, which form when hydrocarbons depressurize and cool. View

  • Asphaltenes in the laboratory and a field deposit.
    Asphaltene Management
    Maximize production by preventing or removing asphaltene deposits

    Optimal solutions based on field and fluid data, testing, and performance evaluation. View

  • Symetri Dendrimer atom
    Dendrimer technology

    Cost-effective flow assurance in subsea, deepwater, and unconventional applications. View

  • Pipe blocked by hydrate formation.
    Gas Hydrate Inhibitor Chemicals
    Improve flow assurance

    Kinetic and antiagglomerant hydrate inhibitors to suit your fluid and field characteristics. View

  • Naphthenate management: Oil treaters on an FPSO.
    Naphthenate Inhibitors and Dissolvers
    Application methodology and high-performance chemistry

    Stop complex soap formation and remove naphthenate deposits to restore production. View

  • Worker with asset cleaner in lab
    Cleaners for Oil & Gas Assets
    Aqueous and solvent-based products

    Maintain optimal operation of your hydrocarbon assets. View

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    Deepwater Qualification
    Stringent testing protocol

    To ensure umbilical-friendly production chemicals for wells in water depths greater than 1,500 ft. View