ChloroLuxus™ is a chloride reducing solution engineered to reduce the high salt content in Mayan or other high chloride count crude oil streams. High salt content crude oil is economically penalized in the spot crude oil markets. This is due to the severe problems that arise in the refining process. The corrosive nature of salt fouls, deteriorates metals and plugs equipment contaminating the refining process.

According to past news releases by the technologies predecessor company, the ChloroLuxus™ technology was used to reduce chloride content in PEMEX’s (Petroleos Mexicanos) Mayan crude oil fields. The ChloroLuxus™ technology is a salt reducing solution that is an environmentally friendly blended compound designed to reduce chlorides in Crude Oil streams. ChloroLuxus™ breaks the interfacial tension in heavy crudes allowing the entrained chlorides in a crude oil to move out of the heavy crude oil stream via the entrained and suspended water which is shed into a water phase. Additionally, ChloroLuxus™ has shown to increase API Gravity, reduce basic sediment and water also known as BS&W, reduce H2S and de-gas entrained gases.

PEMEX produces approximately 600,000 BBLs of Mayan crude oil a day that is heavily laden with chlorides. PEMEX developed a mechanical system to reduce the high chloride content. Due to the maturing of the oil field and increased salt water intrusion, PEMEX is no longer able to achieve the target of 50 PTB (Pounds per Thousand Barrels) or less using its system. With the use of ChloroLuxus™, we were able to achieve chloride levels of 12 & 13 PTB. This is a significant reduction to PEMEX’s target of 50 PTB.

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ChloroLuxus™ comes from a family of products known as PetroLuxus™ and were developed over past fifteen years of study and trial. The products are proprietary in nature and were developed to liberate hydrocarbons from a variety of materials and media. All PetroLuxus™ products share basic and inherent characteristics to act with hydrocarbons on a molecular level and cause them to lose their attraction to water, metals, minerals, and other particulate matter.

ChloroLuxus™ is a chloride reducing solution engineered to reduce the high salt content in Mayan or other high chloride count crude oil streams. High salt content crude oil is economically penalized in the spot crude oil markets. This is due to the severe problems that arise in the refining process. The corrosive nature of salt fouls, deteriorates metals and plugs equipment contaminating the refining process.

Yes, ChloroLuxus™ WC is an inorganic compound and thus contains no organic compounds, toxic metals, or their salts. The environmental fate of ChloroLuxus™ WC is silica, the same material as found in beach sand. The chemistries of ChloroLuxus™ WC pose no threat of persistence in the environment, no bio-accumulation, nor toxicity when used at the recommended concentrations.

ChloroLuxus™ WC was designed as a multipurpose down-hole and hydrocarbon remediation treatment formulation. The advantages of ChloroLuxus™ WC are the many distinct advantages over other oil & gas treatment formulations which much of the treatments are organic chemistry based. These advantages include:

• Anti-Microbial
• Anti-Corrosion properties
• Heavy Metal Containment
• H2S Mitigation
• Odor elimination
• Drilling Mud Mobilization
• Produces no toxic byproducts
• Safe to handle
• Does not produce toxic gases

NO! Biocides work on the mechanism of poisoning bacteria. Biocides such as chlorine work by poisoning the bacteria, although some stronger bacteria species have a survival mechanism whereby they move back into their protein protective shell. This allows the bacteria to survive the poisoning.

Environmentally-friendly ChloroLuxus™ WC works on the mechanism of destabilizing the homeostasis – The ability or tendency of an organism or a cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes. ChloroLuxus™ WC chemistry disrupts the bacteria’s ability thrive through a “coating” mechanism with coats the bacteria and/or the food source for the bacteria. This mechanism does not allow the bacteria to survive or thrive.

ChloroLuxus™ WC treated oil wells have realized a loss of chloride/salt levels to 12 to 13 PTB.  More importantly the treated wells have maintained or increased production increases since treatment.

ChloroLuxus™ WC is shipped in its concentrated form. It has a very high pH – 12.5+. Although the pH is high, it is highly buffered in its concentrated form, though if it is spilled on skin it will not harm. But follow the safety handling instructions as specified in the MSDS.

Yes, When ChloroLuxus™ WC comes into contact with metal surfaces a polymer layer of silicon and oxygen are deposited. The polymer creates in effect, a barrier that prevents the metal surface from interacting with the chemistry of the water stream. It is resistant to acids, alkali and organic compounds.

Water well components: pumps, casing, tubulars, screens, etc., pipelines and storage tanks receive the above mentioned coating barrier which extends the life of the components and equipment.

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