Oil and Gas

OVERVIEW

Water used in oil and gas operations usually contain bacteria, including sulfate-reducing bacteria, acid-producing bacteria, nitrate-reducing bacteria, and heterotrophic aerobic bacteria, to name a few. If bacterial activity is left unchecked, it can lead to corrosion, souring, well-clogging, degradation of important components such as polymers in water-based fluids and safety hazards. To mitigate these damages, various types of biocides are used for proper microbial control in oil and gas operations.
Aquaserv provides a broad range of solutions for the oil and gas industry. Our product line is geared towards providing our customers with sustainable, technologically advanced and economical solutions to meet their needs. Listed to the left are the major product chemistries that we currently offer. If you do not see a particular chemistry that you are interested in, please ask us as we are frequently adding new products and would like the opportunity to collaborate with you to develop the most effective and environmentally responsible solution to overcome your operation and production challenges.

Benefits:

  • Optimizing and Controlling Total Cost of Operations
  • Preserving and Maintaing Quality of Water-Based Fluids
  • Maintaining Hydrocarbon Quality
  • Preventing Biofouling/Biomass Accumulation That Negatively Impact Flow
  • Preventing Biogenic Sulfide Production
  • Protecting Assets From Microbially Influenced Corrosion
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GLUTARALDEHYDE

Glutaraldehyde is a broad spectrum biocide that is highly effective over a wide range of pH and temperature conditions against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria such as slime-forming bacteria, sulfatereducing bacteria (SRB), and acid-producing bacteria (APB). Its biocidal activity is due to the ability of glutaraldehyde to react with primary amines of the microbial cell wall, which prevents normal metabolic functions, resulting in cell death. Aquaserv offers a broad line of glutaraldehyde-based solutions, containing up to 50 percent active by weight. These glutaraldehyde-based products have found widespread use in a variety of applications that require EPA approval.

Applications:

  • Oil and Gas Production Uses
  • Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluids
  • Packer Fluids
  • Fracturing Fluids
  • Water Flood and Enhanced Oil Recovery Fluids
  • Injection Waste Fluids
  • Oil and Gas Water Storage and Transmission Systems
  • Gas Storage Wells and Systems
  • Hydrotesting
  • Pipeline Pigging and Scraping Operations
  • Hydrocarbon Production, Storage, and Transmission Systems

Benefits:

  • Oil and Gas Production Uses
  • Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluids
  • Packer Fluids
  • Fracturing Fluids
  • Water Flood and Enhanced Oil Recovery Fluids
  • Oil and Gas Production Uses
  • Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluids
  • Packer Fluids
  • Fracturing Fluids
  • Water Flood and Enhanced Oil Recovery Fluids
  • Oil and Gas Production Uses
  • Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluids
  • Packer Fluids
  • Fracturing Fluids
  • Water Flood and Enhanced Oil Recovery Fluids

Product Offerings:

AQUCAR™ GA 15 15% Glutaraldehyde
AQUCAR™ GA 25 25% Glutaraldehyde
AQUCAR™ GA 45 45% Glutaraldehyde
AQUCAR™ GA 50 50% Glutaraldehyde
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QUATERNARY AMMONIUM CHLORIDES

Quaternary ammonium chlorides (QUATS) are surface-active, broad spectrum biocides that are highly effective over a wide range of pH and temperature conditions against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria such as slime-forming bacteria, sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), and acid-producing bacteria (APB). Their biocidal activity is due to the ability of quats to penetrate the cytoplasmic membrane until it no longer functions as a semi-permeable membrane, causing vital substances to leak out of the cell, cell rupture and death. Aquaserv offers a broad line of quaternary ammonium chloride-based products, containing up to 50 percent active by weight. These QUAT-based products have found widespread use in a variety of applications that require EPA approval.

Applications:

  • Oilfield, gas production and
    transmission pipeline and
    systems
  • Oilfield water flood systems
  • Oilfield saltwater disposal
    systems
  • Oilfield saltwater disposal
    systems
  • Packer fluids
  • Oilfield injection water
  • Oilfield wastewater
  • Oil and gas production transmission pipelines and systems
  • Gas storage wells and systems
  • Pipeline pigging and scraping
    operations
  • Drilling, completion and workover fluid systems
  • Hydrotesting

Benefits:

  • Broad spectrum activity
  • Biodegradable
  • Surface-active
  • Fast-acting
  • Highly effective against
    aerobes, SRB, and APB
  • Synergistic with
    glutaraldehyde
  • Biocidal activity increases
    with temperature and pH
  • Good bio-dispersant properties
  • Non-carcinogenic

Product Offerings:

B-445-10 10% DDAC*
B-445-30 30% DDAC*
B-445-50 50% DDAC*
B-445-50M 50% DDAC* (Freeze protected)

*DDAC - Didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride

GLUTARALDEHYDE / QUATERNARY AMMONIUM CHLORIDE BLENDS

Glutaraldehyde / quaternary ammonium chloride (QUAT) blends are broad spectrum biocidal products that are highly effective over a wide range of pH and temperature conditions against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria such as slime-forming bacteria, sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB), and acid-producing bacteria (APB). These blends combine the proven biocidal efficacy of glutaraldehyde with the surfaceactive, biocidal properties of QUATs, providing enhanced biocidal activity greater than the respective individual biocides alone. Aquaserv offers a broad line of glutaraldehyde/QUAT-based products, containing up to 50 percent active by weight. These glutaraldehyde/QUAT-based products are some of the most widely used biocidal products today, because of their broad- spectrum efficacy and cost effectiveness in a wide variety of applications that require EPA approval.

Applications:

  • Oilfield, Gas Production, and Transmission Pipeline and Systems
  • Oilfield Water Flood Systems
  • Oilfield Saltwater Disposal Systems
  • Fracturing Fluids
  • Packer Fluids
  • Oilfield Injection Water
  • Oilfield Wastewater
  • Oil and Gas Production, Transmission Pipelines, and Systems
  • Enhanced oil recovery fluids
  • Gas Storage Wells and Systems
  • Pipeline Pigging and Scraping Operations
  • Drilling, Completion, and Workover Fluid Systems
  • Hydrotesting
  • Injection waste fluids

Benefits:

  • Broad spectrum activity
  • Dual fast-acting and
    preservative properties
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Highly effective against
    aerobes, SRB, and APB
  • Good bio-dispersant
    properties
  • Biocidal activity increases with
    temperature and pH
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-carcinogenic

Product Offerings:

B-510 5% Glut / 10% ADBAC
B-802 8% Glut / 0.8% ADBAC / 1.2% DDAC
B-1015 10% Glut / 15% ADBAC
B-1203 12.5% Glut / 1.2% ADBAC / 1.8% DDAC
B-12525E 12.5% Glut / 2.5% ADBAC
B-12525E WA* 12.5% Glut / 2.5% ADBAC
AQUCAR™ 714 14.5% Glut / 2.5% ADBAC

*Freeze protected

B-2406 24% Glut / 6.0% DDAC
B2512 25.7% Glut / 5.0% ADBAC / 7.5% DDAC
B-2512WA* 25.7% Glut / 5.0% ADBAC / 7.5% DDAC
B-2512E 25.7% Glut / 12.5% ADBAC
B-2512E WA* 25.7% Glut / 12.5% ADBAC
B-4010 40% Glut / 4.0% ADBAC / 6.0% DDAC
B-4010A 40% Glut / 4.0% ADBAC / 6.0% DDAC
AQUCAR™ 742 42.5% Glut / 7.5% ADBAC

DBNPA

DBNPA is a broad spectrum, fast-acting biocide that is highly effective at low concentrations against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria such as slime-forming bacteria, sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and acid-producing bacteria (APB). Its biocidal activity is due to the ability of DBNPA to inhibit cell respiration and enzyme activity, resulting in cell death. DBNPA has an outstanding environmental profile due to its fast degradation to carbon dioxide, ammonia, and bromide ion, all of which are considered innocuous to the environment. Aquaserv offers a line of DBNPA-based solutions, containing up to 20 percent active by weight. These DBNPA-based products have found widespread use in a variety of applications
that require EPA approval.

Applications:

  • Oilfield and petrochemical
    systems
  • Fracturing fluids
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
    fluids/systems
  • Water flood
  • Hydrotesting

Benefits:

  • Broad spectrum activity
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Extremely fast-acting
  • Cost effective
  • Highly effective against
    aerobes, SRB, and APB
  • Non-corrosive at end-use
    concentrations
  • Non-carcinogenic
  • Non-persistent
  • Non-bioaccumulative
  • Low environmental impact

Product Offerings:

AQUCAR™ DB 5 5% DBNPA
AQUCAR™ DB 20 20% DBNPA
B-225B 5.49% DBNPA
B-22B 20% DBNPA

THPS

THPS is a broad spectrum biocide that is highly effective against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria especially against sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) which are particularly troublesome in enhanced oil recovery operations. Its biocidal activity is due to the ability of THPS to destroy proteins of the cell wall, resulting in cell death. The use of the THPS has also been shown to be effective in dissolving iron sulfide and improving separation efficiency. THPS has a very good toxicity profile as well as an outstanding environmental profile. Aquaserv offers a broad line of THPS-based solutions, containing up to 75 percent active by weight. These THPS-based products have found widespread use in a variety of applications that require EPA approval.

Applications:

  • Oilfield and petrochemical
    operations
  • Fracturing fluids
  • Drilling fluids
  • Completion fluids
  • Pipeline pigging and scraping
  • Produced and injection water
    treatment
  • Water flood
  • Packer fluids
  • Workover fluids
  • Transmission pipelines and
    systems
  • Hydrotesting
  • Gas storage wells and
    systems
  • Well remediation operations

Benefits:

  • Broad spectrum activity
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Dual fast-acting and iron
    sulfide dissolving properties
  • Good toxicity profile
  • Highly effective against
    SRB
  • Readily deactivated under
    controlled conditions
  • Non-persistent
  • Miscible with all types
    water including seawater
  • Non-bioaccumulative
  • Excellent environmental profile

Product Offerings:

B-620 20% THPS
B-650 50% THPS
B-675 75% THPS

DAZOMET

Dazomet is a broad spectrum biocide that is highly effective against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria such as slime-forming bacteria, spoilage-bacteria, sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and acidproducing bacteria (APB), fungi and yeasts. It is designed for long-term preservation and protection against biofilm formation and microbial activity that leads to microbial-influenced corrosion (MIC), reservoir souring, and conductivity losses, among other concerns. Dazomet is compatible with oxygen scavenging systems and friction reducers, along with many other fracturing chemistries. Aquaserv offers an aqueous dazomet-based solution containing 24 percent active by weight. Our dazomet-based product has found use in a variety of preservation applications that require EPA approval.

Applications:

  • Drilling fluids
  • Oilfield water treatment
  • Piping and transportation
    systems
  • Workover fluids
  • Water flood
  • Fracturing fluids
  • Hydrocarbon storage tanks
  • Completion fluids
  • Packer fluids
  • Pipeline and vessel
    hydrotesting

Benefits:

  • Broad spectrum activity
  • Moderate to low oral, dermal
    and inhalational toxicity
  • Long-term preservation
    properties
  • Effective against slime-
    forming bacteria, spoilage-
    bacteria, SRB and APB
  • Non-carcinogenic
  • Ideally suited to treat the
    adverse effects of microbial
    contamination

Product Offerings:

B-458 24% DAZOMET

DMDM HYDANTOIN

DMDM hydantoin is a broad spectrum biocide that preserves and aids in control of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria such as slime-forming bacteria, sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and acidproducing bacteria (APB) in oilfield recovery, processing, distribution and support systems such as water injection, produced lines, storage tanks and pipelines. It is effective for use in controlling microbial growth in fluids used in drilling, completion, workover and stimulation of oil wells. Aquaserv offers an aqueous DMDM hydantoin-based solution, containing 64.7 percent active by weight. Our DMDM hydantoin-based product has found widespread use in a variety of preservation applications that require EPA approval.

Applications:

  • Water floods
  • Fracturing fluids
  • Drilling fluid additives
  • Well bore cleaning products
  • Pipeline pigging and scraping operations
  • Drilling muds
  • Completion fluids
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Gas storage wells and
    systems
  • Hydrotesting
  • Packer fluids
  • Workover fluids
  • Oil and gas production and transmission pipelines and systems

Benefits:

  • Broad spectrum activity
  • Proven preservative
    effectiveness
  • Patented chemistry
  • Excellent environmental
    profile
  • Cost effective preservative
  • Ultra-low free formaldehyde
  • CEFAS Gold Label
    approval
  • Non-toxic for aquatic
    organisms
  • Easy to use and to store
  • Non-freezing
  • Non-hazardous
  • No substitution warning
  • Biodegradable

Product Offerings:

DANTOGARD® 2000 33.2% 1,3-BIS(HYDROXYMETHYL)-5,5-DIMETHYL-2,4-IMIDAZLIDINEDIONE
PRESERVATIVE 31.5% 1-(HYDROXYMETHYL)-5,5-DIMETHYL-2,4-IMIDAZOLIDINEDIONE

Corrosion Inhibitors

We offer various quaternary ammonium chloride-based products that can be used as corrosion inhibitors in the oil and gas industry. These products provide superb corrosion inhibition performance when added into treatment fluids, protecting the metal components the fluids are likely to contact.

Friction Reducers

Aquaserv offers anionic and cationic friction reducers designed for all water-based fluids in the oil and gas industry. Our products are formulated to provide exceptional friction, reducing performance for a range of well stimulation and hydraulic fracturing activities.

Clay Stabilizers

Our unique clay stabilizers are very low molecular weight, high-charge density polyamines. These absorb onto and into clays and shales, minimizing hydration and rendering the minerals stable in the presence of aqueous fluids. We offer clay stabilizers for nonionic, cationic, and anionic fluids.

Scale Inhibitors

Our team provides scale inhibitors that are a synergistic blend of chelants. It is supplied as a concentrated aqueous solution that may be diluted with water in any proportion. The products we offer chelate various metals at dosages that are lower than those required by individual chelants and perform well in a pH range of 3.0 – 13.0.

Coil Lubricants

Our coil lubricants are advanced additives that provide excellent lubricity in drilling and

completion operations. These are designed as high-performance lubricants ideal for reducing friction, drag, and wall sticking with high affinity to metal surfaces.

Coil Gels

At Aquaserv our coil tube viscosifier is a liquid slurry of Xanthan Gum that is highly water dispersible, biodegradable, and environmentally safe. It is an effective viscosifier in most water regardless of hardness and salinity.

Get in Touch With Us

Contact us if you do not see a particular chemistry you are interested in
as we are frequently adding new products. We would like to collaborate with you
to develop the most effective and environmentally responsible solution to overcome any challenges.