Phosphonate based Scale Inhibitors

Scale inhibitors, such as phosphonates, help maintain the integrity of equipment that is used during the drilling and production phases. Treatment is used to reduce the concentration of scale forming compounds that can accumulate in production wells, water and disposal wells, flowlines and surface equipment. In general, phosphonate-based scale inhibitors are effective at preventing carbonate and sulfate scales.

Polymer based Scale Inhibitors

The production of water at well sites can contribute to mineral scale formation and blockage of downhole tubing and equipment. Polymer based scale inhibitors are designed to treat these challenges across all oilfield production operations, preventing fouling of surfaces and minimizing pluggage by inhibiting crystal growth and aggregation. This helps to maintain well production efficiency and avoid the unwanted costs associated with downtime for cleaning. In general, polymer based scale inhibitors are effective for sulfate/carbonate scales of barium, strontium and calcium.

Telomer Features and Benefits

Each product in the Telomer line of scale and corrosion inhibitors not only provides superior activity to optimize treatment, but are classified to provide the best results depending on operating conditions such as temperature, pH, shear and compatibility with other chemicals present in the fluid (e.g., ethylene glycol, oxidizing biocides).

Telomer scale and corrosion inhibitors are:

  • Stable under extreme conditions of temperature, salinity and pressure such as in deep oil and gas wells
  • Effective at extremely low dosages compared to traditional phosphonate-based products
  • Tolerant of high levels of dissolved ions, including iron and calcium
  • Effective against a wide range of inorganic scales

Telomer Applications

OSP provides a full line of chemical solutions for treating scale and corrosion problems in a variety of energy and industrial applications including, but not limited to the following.

  • Oil and gas production
  • Geothermal and SAGD
  • Cooling towers
  • Boilers
  • Reverse osmosis systems
  • Desalinization units
  • Pulp and paper manufacture
  • Mining industry

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