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Midstream Oil & Gas Chemicals Supplier

It’s easy to understand why the oil and gas industry is essential to modern society. People can’t drive cars until they’re filled with gasoline, plastics and other valuable materials may not be processed, and airplanes are grounded without jet fuel. 

Delivering usable fuel to market is more complicated than it appears, though. The oil and gas industry is split into groups – upstream, midstream, and downstream – that must perform various processes to bring the finished products people rely on daily to market. As a leading manufacturer of organic chemicals used throughout the oil and gas value chain, Nelson Brothers is proud to offer a range of standard and custom emulsifiers and dispersants capable of improving midstream sector application functionality.

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What Is Midstream? 

Midstream covers the crude oil and natural gas production supply chain processes that are between the upstream and downstream sectors. Typical activities include the processing, storing, and transporting crude oil and natural gas from the well site, or upstream, to refiners and final points of sale, or downstream

Companies in this segment operate trucks, railcars, barges, tanker ships, storage or transmission facilities, and pipelines. They also treat, remove water and waste, and compress natural gas and crude oil to support further downstream activities. Media handled by midstream operators is eventually processed into the following finished products. 

  • Gasoline
  • Petrol
  • Natural gas
  • Diesel fuel
  • Kerosene
  • Liquified petroleum gas, or 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

Crude oil and natural gas extraction and refining may come to mind when discussing the oil and gas industry, but it’s a mistake to overlook the midstream segment. Moving precious natural resources safely over long distances requires an array of fluid-based solutions. 

Incorporating advanced chemical additives like Polyisobutylene succinic anhydrides, or PIBSAs, and Polyisobutylene succinimides, or PIBSIs, into midstream sector processes offers many advantages.

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

Your Midstream 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 midstream 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

Client-Tailored Midstream Chemical Solutions 

If you’re in the business of transporting crude oil and natural gas products, you know there are many hurdles between you and a job done well and safely. 

Much of the transport infrastructure in the midstream oil and gas industry 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 midstream operator performance, and nonconformities may lead to harmful exposure or fines. One key solution to mitigate the risks associated with aging assets and environmental regulations is to use imidazoline corrosion inhibitors. These inhibitors are effective in protecting pipelines, storage tanks, and other infrastructure from corrosion, extending the lifespan of these assets and reducing the need for costly repairs and replacements.

At Nelson Brothers, we understand those in the midstream sector need a competitive advantage to succeed. That’s why we offer custom chemicals manufacturing services, where 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 bespoke 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

Trusted manufacturing solutions for imidazoline corrosion inhibitors

Midstream sector equipment must perform in varying environmental conditions, such as extreme heat and brutal cold. With specialty chemicals like Imidazoline corrosion inhibitors from Nelson Brothers, you can extend the lifespan and performance of your crude oil and natural gas transportation assets. 

Contact us for more information about our midstream services. 

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