Brochure PREVENT Chemistry to Mitigate Production Threats
Prevent and inhibit issues such as scale, deposit formation, and corrosion.
Using kinetic and antiagglomerant hydrate inhibitors
Hydrate prevention becomes more challenging as production increasingly focuses on marginal fields, deeper waters, and more hostile environments. Hydrate inhibitors help maximize production and protect equipment.
SLB is at the forefront of industry efforts to develop low-dosage hydrate inhibitors (LDHIs), a more environmentally acceptable, capex-efficient alternative to commonly used thermodynamic inhibitors, such as methanol and glycol.
The optimal choice of inhibitor type depends on fluid and field characteristics.
For LDHI applications, SLB provides detailed support—such as study of system conditions using phase-equilibrium modeling and advanced rocking cell equipment for testing under field conditions, including sour environments—to select the most effective treatment.