Scale Management

Our scale management services address barium sulfate scale and other scale problems and can incorporate strategies for prevention, prediction and remediation.

Scale management, including barium sulfate scale control, is a discipline that aims to counteract the effects of scale deposition and its negative impact on oil and gas infrastructure. While scale deposition is not a new occurrence, it has growing implications for the industry as it moves into the future.

Production tubulars and surface facilities are vulnerable to various types of scale formation, including barium sulfate scale, which blocks perforations and valves and accumulates throughout processing equipment. 

Scale can form due to corrosion, H2S souring, CO2 degassing, temperature fluctuations or the mixing of incompatible injection and formation waters. 

Utilising our extensive scale management experience and knowledge, we can work with you to address your barium sulfate scale and other oilfield scaling challenges. 

The level of support we provide is customised to meet your individual requirements. Services we deliver include the regular monitoring of oilfield water chemistries, the selection and optimisation of scale inhibitors and laboratory simulation testing.

Our capabilities include advanced scale inhibitor performance testing, enabled by high-pressure, high-temperature flow loops. For mitigating threats, our experts can set up advanced software modelling for scale prediction and control throughout all stages of fluid handling. 

We can also design and implement extensive scale management programmes which incorporate chemical squeeze design and core studies, allowing for greater insight into the effects of chemical treatments. 

Choosing us as your Total Quality Assurance scale management partner offers the reassurance that you are working alongside world-class experts and engaging reliable, trustworthy services that add value to your business. 

Our chemists, engineers and consultants are informed by more than three decades of in-house pioneering research and development and are supported by cutting-edge exploration and production laboratories and technologies.

With 1,000 bases across 100 countries worldwide, our global reach ensures that production chemistry services are available exactly where you need them.

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+1 713 479 8400
+44 (0) 116 296 1620
+603 6156 2200
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