USA: Lab Inauguration Clariant Launches New Facilities at Clinton Plant
The plant comprises a leading-edge laboratory and will support the growing oil and gas industry within the Mid-Continental area. The facility’s geographical location is also expected to ensure quick turnaround times for the firm.
Texas/USA – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, recently hosted a Grand Opening Event for their new facilities based in Clinton, Oklahoma. The site, for which the company has made a significant investment, is a strategic location to support the growing oil and gas industry within the Mid-Continental (Mid-Con) region with a focus on the Stack and Scoop.
The site includes a leading-edge laboratory with high-end analytical services directly in the midst of their customers’ operations, providing the data necessary to measure the effectiveness of a chemical management programme. Proximity to customers means this strategic location will ensure fast turnaround times.
The laboratory can also troubleshoot the various challenges that can arise with oil and gas production – specifically in the areas of problematic paraffin, challenging emulsions, and hydrogen sulfide. This unique level of local analytical expertise will deliver significant benefits to customers. Leveraging from Clariant’s global innovation group, the regional technology team has introduced a proprietary, non-triazine scavenger with proven results in the region that delivered notable reductions in customers’ operating expenses.
Technical expertise and know-how at the Clinton facility has been built from considerable involvement in tackling paraffin and emulsion challenges, which are characteristic to the region. In addition to the laboratory, the site houses a blending facility to enable security of supply, with the flexibility to produce fit-for-purpose products as required.
By leveraging the depth and technical experience of the Clariant organisation, and investing in local infrastructure, the firm is able to offer a technically robust solution of a large organisation with the agility and responsiveness usually only offered from smaller organizations. Clariant Oil Services also offers customers capillary support.
The firm offers multiple products that maintain asset integrity and flow assurance for oil production, heavy oil, Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), pipeline maintenance and well stimulation for both conventional and nonconventional plays.
The company also offers Veritrax, the first management system to intelligently digitise the end-to-end chemical management process. In addition to the enhancement of facilities at Clinton, Clariant has also made significant investments at their location in Midland, Texas and are expecting to be open in Q3 this year.