Paraffin is a costly and complicated problem that varies from area to area and often from well to well. Paraffin commonly refers to a waxy build-up of organic material. Most crude oils contain paraffin in solution, and cooling causes paraffin crystals to clump together and build up on production equipment. Left untreated, the build-up will eventually shut off the flow of oil by completely plugging tubing and flow lines.
Paraffin deposition is a major industrywide problem costing the petroleum industry billions of dollars per year. The extra cost is a result of many economic factors including increased chemical usage, reduced production, well shut-ins, abandonment of reserves and increased power and maintenance requirements. Paraffin is also a major contributor of underdeposit corrosion, which can lead to losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost production and equipment repair or replacement costs
Crush Your Paraffin & Asphaltene Problems Once and for All
The problem of high paraffin content crude oils presents problems for the oilfield such as plugged pipes, pump problems, and valve failures. The problem is centered on the fact that at lowered temperatures high paraffinic crude begins to solidify and is extremely difficult to move through piping and even affect the flow of crude within the formation at the well bottom. In the past many solvents have been used with varying results, most of these solvent based paraffin products are petroleum based or surfactant/detergent based. Further more some of the “additives” do not possess a high BTU value and when large quantities are used, the quality of the crude can be adversely affected.
PetroLuxus PE is a non-petroleum derivative of soybean oil. The PetroLuxus PE is not only biodegradable and non-toxic, but has a BTU value near that of #2 diesel fuel and will not have any negative effect on the quality of the crude with the exception of increasing its API value. Furthermore, PetroLuxus PE has a flash point above 150 degrees Fahrenheit so that handling is less hazardous.
PetroLuxus PE is another of the many trade secret formulations Ascension Technologies distributes and consists of a organic methyl ester derived from “lenoleic acid” found in soybean oils and propionic acid.
Typical concentrations of PetroLuxus PE is 100% of total fluid volume injected.
PetroLuxus PE products are organic compounds but contain no toxic metals, or their salts. The environmental fate of PetroLuxus PE is soy based and therefore, the same material as found in common vegetation. The chemistry’s of PetroLuxus™ pose no threat of persistence in the environment, no bio-concentration, nor toxicity when used at the recommended concentrations.
How is Ascension's PetroLuxus PE Sold?
- 5 Gallon Buckets
- 55 Gallon Drums
- 250 Gallon Totes
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