XERIC 7021 Heavy Oil Demulsifier Improved Desalter Operations and Decreased Slop Production

Location: US Gulf Coast

A US Gulf Coast refinery desired to increase the percentage of heavy Canadian crudes being processed in their predominantly Latin American crude diet. However, when Canadian crude made up more than 10% of its crude charge, the refinery would typically experience oil undercarry that generated slop and upset the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The refinery reached out to Baker Hughes for help.

Utilizing the Crude Oil Management™ approach, the local Baker Hughes team worked with the refinery to develop a plan to enable greater crude diet flexibility and increase profitability. Baker Hughes recommended injecting XERIC™ 7021 heavy oil demulsifier to pre-condition the crude blend in the tank farm before it reached the desalter.

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