Flow assurance can be a constant and crucial challenge when paraffin wax, asphaltene and resin deposition downgrades your pipeline flow rates, flow size, increases drag, significantly increases your production systems spend and disrupts your cash flow. Hydrocarbon Dynamic's proprietory formula Multi-Flow™ is the one stop answer.
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Hydrocarbon Dynamics’ innovative Multi-Flow™ chemical is a green tech molecular disaggregator that effectively controls waxes, asphaltenes and resins at a lower dosage rate whilst dramatically reducing BS&W by rapid in-line separation of the water and oil phases, breaking emulsions and eliminating foam.
HOW IT WORKS
Multi-Flow is a liquid and is injected into pipelines, wells or oil formations through standard injection architecture from the oil formation to the refinery. The reliquification of aggregated paraffin wax, asphatenic and resin deposits is accomplished by breaking down the chemical bonds which exist between individual carbon chains and substituting smaller carbon chains in their place. The small carbon molecules are carried by HCD Multi-Flow™ which reliquifies wax, asphaltene and resin deposits on contact, reducing asphaltene and paraffin flow restrictions in the transfer lines, pipelines or downhole within the oil formation. The increase in flowline size and the corresponding reduction of sludge layers along pipe walls greatly lowers flow line friction and subsequently increases flow rates.
The introduction of Multi-Flow's unique carbon molecules to the crude oil effectively de-waters the crude oil. This breaking of the emulsion and subsequent reduction in water content aids significantly in reducing BS&W levels as well as impacting underdeposit corrosion that may damage expensive plant and equipment.
Multi-Flow is organic, requires no harzardous chemical handling protocols (with a flash point of 97°C) and can significantly impact on your HS&E concerns and OPEX spend.
Multi-Flow is effective operating at temperatures as low as -40°C.
Maintaining high performing storage facilities can be challenging as paraffin and asphalt solids build continually over time - reducing effective tank volumes. Subsequent cleaning and the removal of tank based sludge deposits from your tanks can be a costly exercise. Down time for cleaning disrupts your cash flow and the cost of cleaning is often exacerbated by the increasing cost of hydrocarbon waste disposal and labour. Hydrocarbon Dynamic's proprietory formula HCD Tank Clean is your one stop answer.
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A safe, molecular, carbon based chemical allows your tanks to be cleaned whilst ‘on-line’, without having to remove sludge oil for disposal and therefore reducing your valuable asset‘s down-time. The traditional reliance on draining, manual de-mucking, high pressure solvent washes and subsequent disposal of waste sludge deposits are now a thing of the past.
Hydrocarbon Dynamics’ ground breaking Tank Clean chemistry is a green tech molecular disaggregator that effectively liquefies sludge oil waxes and asphalt deposits - turning it back into valuable free-flowing oil.
Sludge oil deposits and solids are effectively liquefied without requiring manual labour to de-muck and without having to remove sludge oil deposits.
Liquefying sludge oil deposits in situ using HCD Tank Clean frees up valuable storage space - all whilst the tank remains ‘on-line' and in service.
HCD Tank Clean is a liquid and is introduced into tanks (on or off-shore) via standard injection architecture and pumps. The reliquification of aggregated paraffin wax, asphalt and resin deposits is accomplished by disrupting the chemical bonds which exist between individual carbon chains and substituting smaller carbon chains in their place.
HCD Tank Clean liquifies wax, asphaltene and resin deposits on contact. Adequate agitation increases effectiveness.
HCD Tank Clean liquefies asphaltene and paraffin without having to physically remove the deposits for treatment - the tank itself provides the liquification architecture and the tanks' hydrocarbon content allows for successful application of HCD Tank Clean to the wax and asphalt deposits that have built up.
Utilising HCD Tank Clean increases tank volumes as deposits are liquefied. It is also an effective oil / water emulsion breaker and frees trapped water for removal in the tank cleaning process.
The introduction of HCD Tank Clean's unique carbon molecules to the stored crude oil, de-waters the crude oil significantly. A significant reduction in oil / water emulsions also aids in reducing underdeposit corrosion and lowers the impact of corrosion to expensive tank farm plant and equipment.
HCD Tank Clean is organic, requires no harzardous chemical handling protocols (with a flash point of 97°C) and can significantly impact on your HS&E concerns and OPEX spend.
HCD Tank Clean is effective operating at temperatures as low as -40°C.
Decreasing production can be challenging as paraffin and asphalt solids build up continually in your oil formation, wellbore perforations, the wellbore itself and your downhole pumps.
Liquefication of blockages and deposits from your wells and pumps can be a costly on-going exercise. Increasingly stringent environmental protection reforms may be challenging to achieve with highly volatile and carcinogenic chemicals dominating the solutions sold into the marketplace. Hydrocarbon Dynamic's patented HCD EOR Tri-Phase protocol, incorporating environmentally safe chemicals is the answer.
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Down-time to remove well and pump blockages disrupts your cash flow whilst increasing cleaning cycles may exacerbate your cost of stabilising production. Traditional carcinogenic, volatile chemicals are incompatible with the latest long lasting bacterial solutions that have been proven to stabilise production and reduce the time between cleaning cycles.
Traditionally well formation blockages are treated with heat and chemicals to remove asphalt and wax depositions. Relying on heat to continuously remove blockages can work against the operator as asphalt deposits tend to reform after heat treatments, with increasingly harder deposits that subsequently become challenging to remove.
High water content (water cut) is problematic to treat in the oil formation and often dealt with at surface level by poorly performing emulsion breaking chemicals, heat and/or mechanical means.
The HCD EOR patented process developed by Hydrocarbon Dynamics, is a three-step treatment protocol designed specifically to treat heavily paraffinated or asphaltened wells, or wells with high viscosity or challenged by colder climates. Wax and asphalt deposition can be safely and effectively treated by safe, simple reliquification of the deposits into the oil stream using Hydrocarbon Dynamics' Multi-Flow™. Scale and salts are broken down and effectively removed and the well is then further enhanced by introducing beneficial production stabilising microbes.
Hydrocarbon Dynamics offers a tri-phase protocol for effective Enhanced Oil Recovery utilising our environmentally safe and 'best in class' products.
Carcinogenic chemicals are traditonally utilised by oil field operators to remove blockages within the oil formation and oilfield flow lines. These chemicals are often volatile and do not support beneficial microbial colonies that act in the long term to improve oil viscosity and support production stability.
HCD's award winning product Multi-Flow™ is environmentally safe whilst incredibly effective at liquefying wax and asphalt deposits. Wax and asphaltenes tend to aggregate and may quickly build up in the oil formation - reducing oil production, disrupting production schedules and frustrating high long term yields. Being environmentally friendly is an important competitive advantage that allows the oilfield operator to safely build beneficial bacteria colonies and ensure long term production stability without endagering environmentally sensitive water reservoirs.
The HCD EOR tri-phase protocol is made up of the following three products that are introduced in three distinct phases to best ensure their effectiveness.
HCD Multi-Flow™ acts as a lance to liquefy wax and asphatene deposits that occlude the near wellbore area - rapidly increasing production of oil.
HCD Multi-Flow™ is unique as a best in class, environmentally safe liquefier of wax and asphaltene. Importantly, Multi-Flow does not act as a biocide in the oil formation. This allows the beneficial bacteria in HCD Multi Phase to survive oil well stimulation protocols and continue to expand their colony numbers - stabilising your production into the future.
HCD Salt Reducer chelates calcium, magnesium and sodium chloride deposits. This ensures that any scale deposits are broken down and removed. HCD Salt Reducer is compatible with HCD Micro Phase to ensure your beneficial microbial colonies are protected if intervention to reduce scale and salt deposits occurs regularly.
HCD Micro Phase is a beneficial microbial solution made up of a natural organic blend of numerous strains of hydrocarbon viscosity reducing bacteria. This unique blend builds colonies in the oil formation and increases production by reducing crude oil viscosity and stabilising long term oil well production.
HCD Remediate is a specialised service that incorporates the unique ability of Hydrocarbon Dynamics' core chemistry to safely liquefy crude oil paraffin wax and asphaltenes in situ. Once liquefied, HCD Remediate's protocol takes advantage of the extreme hydrophobic nature of hydrocarbons once HCD Clean Up is introduced to hydrocarbon distressed environments.
With the application of HCD Clean Up to hydrocarbon distressed environments, oil / water emulsions are broken and hydrocarbons will seek to evade any water. This allows HCD technicians and scientists to assist in the removal of large hydrocarbon residues that may be visible, present, lost or active in the water phase.
After the removal of large hydrocarbon deposits, HCD Remediate may recommend the use of HCD Salt Reducer to chelate salt deposits that are residual and harmful to healthy environments and plant growth. The effective chelation of salts using HCD Salt Reducer may be advantageous to reforming plant growth - as these chelated salts may be used by plants as food.
Difficult to reach hydrocarbons may be remediated in distressed soils through the application of HCD Micro Phase.
HCD Micro Phase is a blend of environmentally safe microbes or bacteria that seek to reduce the viscosity of hydrocarbons in the soil. HCD Micro Phase is environmentally safe and not effected adversely by HCD Clean Up.
A combination of HCD Clean Up and HCD Micro Phase allows difficult to get at complex hydrocarbons to be molecularly disaggregated and subsequently 'lifted' for removal and disposal by water. The extreme hydrophobic nature of crude oil after it has been exposed to Hydrocarbon Dynamics' ground breaking core chemistries is utilised wherever possible.
Deep soil contamination by hydrocarbons that may be problematic to reach using Hydrocarbon Dynamics' core chemistries, salt chelation and bacterial solutions may be remediated using HCD Ozone.
HCD Ozone is an application of ozone by soil lancing. Specialised soil lances allow for the physical application of ozone to help break up difficult to reach complex hydrocarbons. This may be an effective solution to water tables that are distressed by oil spills.
Proprietary 3D seismic survey targeting the Wilcox, Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford formations;
major phase oil, with some natural gas production.
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