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Downstream Oil & Gas Chemicals Supplier 

When filling up a vehicle tank at the pump, it’s common to envision oil coming out of the ground and transported to the gas station ready for use. In reality, bringing finished products to market is much more complex – finding potential drilling sites and extracting, shipping, processing, and delivery – and involves many parties.

The last leg of the oil and gas value chain is the downstream sector, which refines raw crude oil and natural gas into the fuels people rely on daily. As a top manufacturer of organic chemicals, Nelson Brothers provides standard and custom emulsifiers and dispersants that can boost downstream sector application performance. 

The products offered by Nelson Brothers can be used in a wide variety of process antifoulant
formulations. Process Chemical suppliers have shown the use of these raw materials in their
products can provide the following benefits:

  • Better heat transfer
  • Reduced corrosion
  • Improved reliability and processing flexibility
  • Reduced maintenance requirements, throughput limitations and equipment damage
  • Significant reduction in safety and environmental concerns.

To learn more about our antifoulant chemical treatment process, contact Nelson Brothers today.

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Explaining Downstream

Downstream covers oil and gas supply chain operations that convert crude oil and natural gas into finished products. They include refining crude oil into gasoline, diesel, natural gas liquids, and other energy sources. 

As the final step in the oil and gas industry’s production process, downstream is represented by crude oil refiners and natural gas processors. They also engage in the marketing and distribution of oil and natural gas products. Examples of items manufactured by downstream operators include:  

  • Gasoline
  • Petrol
  • Natural gas
  • Diesel fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Liquified petroleum gas (LPG)
  • Jet fuel
  • Fertilizers
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Heating oil
  • Petroleum coke
  • Liquified natural gas, or LNG
  • Lubricants
  • Waxes
  • Fuel oil
  • Asphalt 
  • Feedstocks for petrochemicals processing
  • Antifreeze
  • Pesticides 

The downstream sector plays a pivotal role in the success of other business sectors. Petroleum and natural gas products help make pharmaceuticals and medical equipment as well as plastics, which are found throughout everyday life. Many items that people use daily involve plastics for manufacturing and packaging. 

Issues Facing Downstream Operators

The oil and gas industry’s downstream sector faces many challenges. Examples include the high costs of exploration and drilling, expensive equipment failures and maintenance, and increasing environmental pressures and regulations. 

Integrating high-performance chemical additives like Polyisobutylene succinic anhydrides, or PIBSAs, and Polyisobutylene succinimides, or PIBSIs, into an upstream sector process offers many benefits.

  • Improves process media flow 
  • Combats corrosion
  • Avoids operating equipment fouling due to the deposition of organic material
  • Cleans operating environments 
  • Better heat transfer
  • Stabilizes water-in-oil emulsions 
  • Significant reduction in safety and environmental concerns

Your Downstream Oil & Gas Chemicals Supplier 

As a specialty chemicals manufacturer, Nelson Brothers offers a range of emulsifiers and dispersants for use across the oil and gas industry’s downstream segment. Whether you want a standard product or a custom solution, we’re capable of meeting your requirements and delivering what you need.

  • Emulsifiers 
  • Dispersants
  • Detergents
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Demulsifiers

Unique Downstream Chemical Solutions 

Those in the business of refining and process crude oil and natural gas know many obstacles stand between them and effective, safe production. 

Much of the infrastructure is aging, so operators must improve how they manage these older assets to extend their lifespan further while enhancing safety and environmental attributes. Increasing environmental regulations can also impact downstream operator performance, and nonconformities may lead to harmful exposure or fines. 

Nelson Brothers understands gaining a competitive advantage is paramount to downstream operator success, which is why we offer custom chemicals manufacturing services. Our R&D and process engineering teams work with you to understand your requirements, develop a custom solution, and make finished products tailored to your needs. 

With this flexible approach, you get a custom chemical formulation for your application. Benefits include: 

  • Available in a variety of different nitrogen contents 
  • Can be produced from a variety of amines
  • Available as concentrates or as blends
  • Improve overall industrial driveline performance

Work With Us

It’s no secret that companies operating in the oil and gas downstream sector must get the most from their processes. Reach your goals with support from Nelson Brothers, a leading manufacturer of Imidazoline corrosion inhibitors. 

Contact us to learn more about our downstream oilfield chemical solutions.

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