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Scale Management

Scale management is one of the most challenging aspects within the production environment. These hard deposits of inorganic minerals can cause a significant decrease in production efficiency and an exponential increase in operating costs. Advances in technology and the growing complexity and depth of both onshore and offshore operations have placed further demands on the successful management of scale in these systems. 

With a century of experience, ChampionX offers a comprehensive scale management program and an extensive network of global experts with a collaborative, systematic, and auditable approach. Our proven track record of minimizing risk and optimizing intervention costs centers around a continuous improvement strategy with industry-leading products, prediction, analysis, and monitoring expertise.

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Your total scale management program

Well & reservoir conditions
Well & reservoir conditions

Well & reservoir conditions

ChampionX conducts a total system survey, collecting all information and data associated with a production system.
Water analysis & scale tendency
Water analysis & scale tendency

Water analysis & scale tendency

This data is modeled using industry-leading scale tendency models, helping us understand the scale potential and treatment complexity.
Fluid-fluid compatibility
Fluid-fluid compatibility

Fluid-fluid compatibility

Our in-depth lab testing with state-of-the-art technology allows us to select the most appropriate chemistry.
Damage-assessment core floods
Damage-assessment core floods

Damage-assessment core floods

The ChampionX approach enables technology to be uniquely selected to provide the most appropriate answer to your problem.
Design & monitoring
Design & monitoring

Design & monitoring

ChampionX designs treatments for your unique well application, and routinely tracks variables throughout production.
Continuous improvement
Continuous improvement

Continuous improvement

Our ongoing effort to improve the quality of the overall chemical program, including customer satisfaction through continuous and value-added modifications.

Technology spotlight

ChampionX Extended Release (XR) platform

Scale squeeze treatments are an effective strategy to prevent scale formation in wells for extended periods of time. However, in some cases, squeeze lifetimes can be short, leading to frequent re-squeezing and production decreases, lowering overall economic recoveries. The ChampionX Extended Release (XR) portfolio leverages a nanotechnology platform to significantly increase production chemical performance while providing a meaningful carbon reduction advantage. This is a sustainable solution with proven effectiveness in the production of nano-substrate scale squeeze applications both onshore and offshore. While there have been several advancements in scale squeeze applications, our nanotechnology extends squeeze lifetimes even further for improved sustainability performance, reduced total cost of operations, and increased incremental oil.

Scale Management portfolio

Our highly effective scale inhibitors are uniquely formulated to provide the properties required for each specific application - topside, continuous downhole injection, and scale squeeze. The benefits include:

  • Effective downhole scale control in the near wellbore​
  • Efficacy against barite, calcite, and gypsum scales​
  • ​Highly compatible with challenging oilfield brines.

 

ChampionX scale dissolvers are applied continually or by batch treatment to remove scale deposition in topside equipment and near the wellbore. They are highly compatible with challenging oilfield brines and highly effective against barite, calcite, gypsum, and other exotic scales.

ChampionX halite inhibitors consist of a multifunctional technology that controls halite as well as inhibits common scales in low temperature and high TDS environments. They can reduce fresh water usage up to 50%, saving operators in transporation and disposal fees, while the winterized product removes the need for blankets for chemical storage tanks.

Mitigating scale deposition and preventing corrosion is critical during oil and gas production. Corrosion negatively affects the integrity of your assets, potentially leading to downtime, safety risks, and additional costs due to equipment failures. These risks to flow assurance and asset integrity are often found together and are then magnified when iron sulfide is present in the system.

In response to these challenges, ChampionX offers an extensive portfolio of multifunctional products to the onshore and offshore markets that effectively clean hydrocarbons while also providing corrosion and scale protection.

In oil and gas production, particularly in aging assets, deposition in flowlines and water processing systems is a common and costly problem. Deposition consists of a variety of different components, one of which is iron sulfide (FeS). The formation and build-up of iron sulfide (FeS) and/or inorganic scale can result in loss of production due to issues such as plugging, corrosion, flow restriction and emulsions. Historical methods for treating these issue have proven to be either ineffective and costly or have led to additional problem such as enhanced corrosion or hydrogen sulfide formation.

To address these challenges, ChampionX has developed an innovative, multi-functional portfolio of products which act as a cleaner, corrosion inhibitor, iron sulfide dissolver and scale inhibitor. These products have very low corrosivity and have proven effective in several different onshore and offshore applications.

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