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Oil & Gas

Engineered performance solutions to recycle, reuse and minimize oilfield waters

Oil production worldwide generates about five barrels of waste water for every barrel of oil produced

Technology

Though our subsidiary, Highland Fluid Technology Ltd, we target drillers, producers and service companies to provide robust, cost-effective technology to process and recycle the “workhorse” fluids used in the upstream oil and gas business – fluids such as drilling muds and completion fluids.

Our products provide superior friction reduction capabilities, even when using saltwater or high brine water.  We focus on increasing the utilisation of recycled water in onshore oil & gas production helping companies meet their environmental regulations, limit usage of fresh water, reduce costs and improve their operational performance.

Growing scarcity of potable water and increased environmental regulation drive the reuse of oilfield water. Reuse makes sense and it saves money

Friction Reducers

Our range of Slik friction reduction products provide superior friction reduction, even when using with saltwater or high brines. The new product line has been engineered to help reduce costs while providing superior results. These Slik FR products are based on fast-hydrating, highly-active ATBS co-polymer and are available in dry and liquid blended slurries for additional functionality

DrySlik

  • Reduces friction by up to 80%
  • Smaller particle size hydrates rapidly even in low temperature
  • Dramatically reduces the need for freshwater
  • Tolerates high temperatures
  • Simple equipment set up, requiring a dry feed system
  • Eliminates hydration unit, and reduces trucking and driver time requirements by as much as 85%
  • Eliminates hazardous solvents when combined with our custom non-emulsification chemistry

WetSlik

  • Available at concentrations between 1-4 lbs/gal
  • Highly concentrated form reduces trucking and driver time expense
  • Tolerant to saltwater
  • Low-dose liquid concentrates with up to 4.5 ppg of polymer 

CarrySlik

  • Proppant suspension with low-shear rheology through a blend of chemistries
  • Reduces friction by up to 80%
  • Smaller particle size hydrates rapidly even in high-salinity brines
  • Dramatically reduces the need for freshwater

xPAM

  • Patent-pending, easily handled power friction reducer
  • Less dust and improved dispersion eliminates mixing problems
  • Rapid hydration, best-in-class performance

DryStim

  • Safe, simple, robust, all-electric dry friction reducer feed unit
  • Remote-controlled designed to feed FR at up to 30 pounds/min
  • Ideally suited for xPAMMPFluid
  • Replaces membrane nitrogen and compression with a lightweight liquid
  • Eliminates complex PV=nRT calculations
  • Fluid weights down to 5 ppg or 0.6 specific gravity
  • Conventional mud drilling performance, but lightweight
  • Conventional mud checks define the fluid and fluid maintenance

Dynamic Shear with TrueMudTM Technology

Dynamic shear with TrueMudTM uses dynamic mixing to provide a high-performing mud that provides increased yield point and electrical stability, and prevents separation, even in long-dormant fluids.

What is TrueMud Technology?

  • A process that uses Controlled Cavitation
  • Closed boreholes around the rotor’s circumference create a “Pressure Differential within the Fluid”
  • Centrifugal Force causes bubbles to form and then to collapse
  • Collapsing bubbles generate shockwaves that Heat, Concentrate, and Intimately Mix – similar and/or dissimilar materials

Why is TrueMud Superior over Conventionally-mixed Muds?

Think surface area. Crushed ice chills water much faster than ice cubes because crushed ice puts more surface area in contact with the water. The same principle holds true with TrueMud mixing. Increasing surface area yields better performance.

See how we can develop a bespoke solution for your business

Our highly skilled staff thrive by working on challenging problems associated with water. Contact us now to see how we can provide a solution for your specific needs.

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