Types of Oil Field Chemicals

Oil field chemicals are substances used in the oil and gas industry to increase production or prevent damage to equipment. There are a variety of different oil field chemicals, each with a specific purpose. 

Some common oil field chemicals include: 

  • Acid mine drainage clean-up: A common oilfield chemical used to clean up acid mine drainage. This chemical is made up of salt, water, and other ingredients that neutralize the acidity in the drainage. 
  • Brake fluid: A key component of brakes in cars and trucks, brake fluid is also used in the oil and gas industry as a lubricant and anti-wear agent. To know more about different types of oil field chemicals, you can contact NOVA Petroleum Services.

Oil field chemicals are used to help oil and natural gas flow more easily through the ground, prevent leaks, and increase production. There are many different types of oil field chemicals, each with its own specific purpose.

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Some common types of oil field chemicals include: 

Pipeline fluidics additives: These additives help the oil move through pipelines more freely by breaking down clumps and improving circulation. They can also reduce the amount of heat that is transferred through the pipeline, which can help prevent corrosion.

Corrosion inhibitors: These additives work to prevent corrosion from happening in metal pipelines and other components of an oilfield infrastructure. They can be either aqueous or non-aqueous solutions, and they often contain surfactants as well as antioxidants and inhibitors of metal degradation.

Pumping operations aids: Operations such as pumping crude out of an underground reservoir or injecting it into another formation require a lot of energy often in the form of heat which is used to push fluids around.