Press Release Summary:
Suited for all international onshore and offshore applications, WACKERÂ® SG 3377 permits breaking of oil emulsion in areas where sufficient temperature is not available at process sites such as older wells or arctic drilling fields. Silicone-based product, performing at crude oil temperatures of 40Â°C or less, reduces water fractions in crude oil to 1% and minimizes oil remnants in waste water down to 10 ppm. Due to high surface activity, additive breaks emulsion rapidly.
Original Press Release:
WACKER Introduces New Low Temperature Oil Demulsifier for the Oil and Gas Industry
Munich, – At the 2014 Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, is introducing its new WACKER® SG 3377 Low Temperature Oil Demulsifier. The formulation permits the breaking of oil emulsion in areas where sufficient temperature is not available at process sites such as older wells or arctic drilling fields. The company is also showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of performance-enhancing silicone- and polymer-based materials designed for the oil and gas industry. Conference and exhibition are held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from October 27 to 29.
Crude oil contains water which needs to be removed in order to avoid problems downstream from the production. This is done with the help of demulsifiers. The demulsifier molecule reaches the oil and water interface and destabilizes the emulsion, thus separating the brine from the oil. Conventional demulsifiers have their best performance at temperatures over 40 °C. At lower temperatures, performance and effectiveness deteriorate significantly.
At ATCE, WACKER is introducing a new silicone based product especially developed for low temperature applications. SG 3377 is a silicone fluid demulsifier which shows an excellent performance at crude oil temperatures of 40 °C and less. Due to its high surface activity, the additive breaks the emulsion rapidly and removes the water effectively. This improves both the crude oil and the effluent water quality significantly. WACKER® SG 3377 reduces the water fractions in crude oil to one percent and minimizes the oil remnants in the waste water down to 10 ppm.
WACKER® SG 3377 is suited to all international onshore and offshore applications. When mixed with conventional demulsifiers, it is an economically attractive and effective solution that permits the breaking of oil in areas where sufficient temperature is not available for the process, such as older wells or offshore drilling fields.
Additives for down-hole cement applications
At ATCE, WACKER will also present its silicone and polymeric additive lines engineered to meet the rigorous demands of down-hole cement during both the installation phase and the operational phase.
SILFOAM® SD 986 is a low viscous antifoam solution containing a low proportion of a highly viscous silicone fluid. It can be used in numerous mineral oil products as well as in other non-aqueous systems, even in extreme environmental conditions.
Special attention will also be given to AQUAPHOB® 8173, an aqueous solution of potassium methyl siliconate, which develops its water-repellent properties by reaction with carbon dioxide. The product improves the hydrophobicity and bulk physical properties of cement. This translates into higher cement integrity, less potential failure and long term durability.
Visit WACKER at 2014 ATCE at booth #905.
For further information, please contact:
Wacker Chemical Corporation
Director, Corporate Communications
William J. Toth
Tel. + 1 517 264-8239
Fax +1 517 264-0951
The company in brief:
WACKER is a globally-active chemical company with some 16,000 employees and annual sales of around €4.48 billion (2013).
WACKER has a global network of 25 production sites, 21 technical competence centers and 52 sales offices.
Silicone fluids, emulsions, rubber and resins; silanes; pyrogenic silicas; thermoplastic silicone elastomers
Polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers in the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins and solutions used as binders for construction chemicals, paints and coatings, adhesives, plasters, textiles and nonwovens, as well as for polymeric materials based on renewable resources
Biotech products such as cyclodextrins, cysteine and biologics, as well as fine chemicals and PVAc solid resins
Polysilicon for the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries
Siltronic Hyperpure silicon wafers and monocrystals for semiconductor components