Technology Solutions for Processing Heavy Canadian Crude Oil

Improve profitability while reducing operational risk

Higher volumes of heavy conventional and bitumen-based crudes from western Canada are becoming available to more refineries as production and transportation infrastructure is developed. However, Western Canadian opportunity crudes include a broad range of feedstocks that exhibit fundamentally different characteristics causing a wide variety of processing challenges. Many refiners are just becoming acquainted with the impact these crudes pose in terms of desalting, corrosion, fouling, and wastewater operations.

Baker Hughes has developed predictive tools and innovative specialty chemical programs to help refiners successfully process these heavy Canadian crudes to increase refinery profitability.

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Our Downstream Chemicals group’s chemical programs and services manage processing, water treatment, and finished product-quality challenges in petroleum refining.

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