Asphaltene, Paraffin Control, PPDs

Remove and prevent profit-robbing organic deposits and waxy crudes

Long-chain paraffins and asphaltenic compounds in crude oils can damage the formation, plug production and transport equipment, cause severe emulsions, and destroy profits. We remove and prevent paraffin and asphaltenic deposits. Baker Hughes pour point depressants stop pipeline blockages during shut-ins and in seafloor crude oil transport.

Liquid hydrocarbons produced from many oil and gas reservoirs become unstable soon after leaving the formation. Asphaltenes and paraffinic materials in the oil may cause poor flowability or lead to flow-restricting deposits. This can occur just about anywhere in your system, including the formation. Wherever system conditions change, organic deposition problems can arise and destroy production efficiency.

Effectively control asphaltene damage and improve remediation

Pressure drops, acid jobs, CO2 injection, and crude oil blending can destabilize asphaltenes and cause them to precipitate. Our high-performing efficient asphaltene inhibitors help control and block damaging asphaltene deposits from forming. If asphaltene remediation is needed, our dispersants make cleanup easier and more effective.

Baker Hughes asphaltene control solutions can help repair formation flow and permeability. They effectively inhibit equipment-destroying deposits and plugs, reduce separator interface problems, gas plant heat exchanger fouling, and asphaltic resin plugging of injection systems.

Combat paraffins and pour point challenges

To combat paraffin problems, we’ve developed advanced chemical solutions that interfere with paraffins’ normal tendency to set up. Baker Hughes products and services are suited for any paraffin challenge, even in cold-weather situations.

Keep your waxy production flowing with paraffin control products that include

  • paraffin and wax inhibitors that prevent deposits from forming
  • dispersants and solvents to remove built-up deposits
  • pour point depressants (PPD) and cold flow improvers
  • yield and viscosity reduction agents.

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