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Oilfield Chemicals

Upstream Exploration And Production Specialty Chemicals

When filling up at the pump, it’s common to envision the oil coming out of the ground being transported directly to the gas station, ready for use. In reality, the oil and gas industry is a multifaceted business sector where potential drilling sites are found and crude oil is extracted, transported, and refined into finished products, which are delivered to the marketplace.

Nelson Brothers is a leading manufacturer of organic chemicals used throughout the oil and gas value chain. We offer a range of standard and custom emulsifiers and dispersants that can boost upstream sector application performance.

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Issues Facing Upstream Operators

Those who’re upstream are tasked with identifying and extracting crude oil and natural gas from below the earth’s surface. This sector includes exploration for deposits, well drilling, equipment manufacturing, rig operations, feasibility studies, machinery rental, and chemicals supply.

Upstream operators face 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
  • Aids drilling fluid performance 
  • Cleans operating environments 
  • Better heat transfer
  • Stabilizes water-in-oil emulsions 
  • Significant reduction in safety and environmental concerns

Your Upstream Exploration And Production Services Specialty Chemicals Source

As a specialty chemicals manufacturer, Nelson Brothers offers a range of emulsifiers and dispersants for use across the oil and gas industry’s upstream 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

Bespoke Drilling Fluid Chemical Solutions 

For upstream operators, plans can change fast. 

Drilling an onshore or offshore well costs many millions of dollars and requires a tremendous amount of human resources, equipment, logistics, and materials. Challenging environmental conditions and varying, location-specific geologies make drilling particularly unpredictable, and the high cost of drilling doesn’t end there. Equipment performance issues can cause budgets to go up significantly.

At Nelson Brothers, we understand those in the upstream sector need a competitive advantage to succeed. That’s why we are proud to 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

Applications We Support

Nelson Brothers’ PIBSIs enable upstream clients to boost the performance of their products, while our imidazoline based mud emulsifiers, detergents, and dispersants used in antifoulant formulations can keep operations clean. 

Typical applications for our oil and gas chemical additives include: 

  • Emulsifiers for drilling fluids
  • Drilling and completion chemical additives
  • Stimulation fluid emulsion systems
  • Dispersants for controlling fouling due to waxes
  • Products for preventing asphaltene deposition in the production of oil and gas

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Today, there’s a greater need than ever before for upstream oil and gas companies to improve operational performance. Reach your goals with support from Nelson Brothers, a leading manufacturer of imidazoline alternative/replacements.

Contact us to learn more about our oilfield chemical solutions. 

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