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Hydrate Management

Hydrates are a growing concern in today’s oilfield. Be it deep water, mega gas trains or onshore gas transmission lines, hydrates can lead to safety hazards and production loss. Our low dose hydrate inhibitor (LDHI) portfolio includes anti-agglomerant (AA) and kinetic hydrate inhibitors (KHI), proven in a range of environments. Through our industry-leading research team and testing capabilities, we diagnose customer problems to develop hydrate mitigation plans for the asset lifecycle.

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Innovative AA-LDHI meets the stringent environmental requirements of the North Sea

Traditionally, hydrates are prevented through the use of thermodynamic hydrate inhibitors (THIs), which include monoethylene glycol (MEG) and methanol. While these products are suitable from an environmental perspective, they can pose logistical issues due to the high volumes required for effective treatment. 

In the past, AA-LDHIs have not been environmentally acceptable for use in the North Sea, so ChampionX developed a patented AA-LDHI that meets the stringent environmental requirements of the North Sea. This innovative AA-LDHI is CEFAS-registered and Yellow Y1 rated for Norway. It’s qualified for subsea umbilical use and can also be applied downhole.

Effective Hydrate Prevention Through Modeling

Prevent unexpected production interruption or increased operating expense. With our exclusive hydrate formation modeling program, we can predict future hydrate formation in a particular system plus design and implement hydrate management programs tailored to your system's unique conditions.

Preventing Hydrates in Offshore Production

Offshore producers often struggle with higher produced water cuts that complicate effective inhibition of hydrate formation. ChampionX has developed solutions for these conditions, cost-effectively inhibiting hydrate formation with a significantly reduced impact on produced water quality.

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