Clariant launches non-triazine H₂S scavenger SCAVINATOR™

  • Less downtime due to best-in-class deposit control; minimal pH impact & associated mineral scaling
  • Scavenging efficiency comparable/superior to triazine
  • Debut at 3rd Annual Production Chemicals Optimization Conference, June 28 – 29, Houston, Texas, USA

Houston, TX, June 28, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, introduces an alternative to triazine H2S scavenger chemistry with substantial benefits for oil producers. New SCAVINATOR increases overall production with less downtime due to its best-in-class solids control and reduced potential for mineral scaling.

SCAVINATOR is a water soluble scavenger for removing sulfide species from both gases and liquids and used to control hydrogen sulfide. It can be applied in batch form (contact tower) or continuously injected into pipeline streams.

Unlike triazine, SCAVINATOR does not have a propensity to produce solid reaction by-products, as demonstrated by numerous lab and field trial performances. In addition, it has a minimal impact on pH, which reduces associated mineral scaling. This combination of benefits enhances production and minimizes downtime linked to pipeline cleaning and solids’ removal.

SCAVINATOR’s performance is field proven. Several extended trials and applications conducted with large producers in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas demonstrate its effectiveness in both direct injection and contact tower applications, with no impact on fluid separation.

Jon Rogers, Global Head of Oil Services at Clariant, comments: “SCAVINATOR was designed in response to our customers’ need for a H2S scavenger as fast acting as triazine but without the solids and high pH issues associated with triazine-based H2S scavengers. The result is cost effective scavenging and increased production system uptime.”

Clariant Oil Services is participating at the 3rd Annual Production Chemicals Optimization Conference from June 28-29, 2017 in Houston, Texas, USA where additional information on SCAVINATOR will be provided. Clariant is also the official sponsor of the Pre-Event Training Course. The presentation by Dr. Grahame Taylor, Clariant’s Global Innovation Manger for Hydrogen Sulfide Scavengers, titled “The Use and Essential Properties of H2S Scavengers”, will include further details on the benefits of the SCAVINATOR product.


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Notes for editors

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2016 the company employed a total workforce of 17 442. In the financial year 2016, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.847 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

Clariant Oil Services is a leading provider of chemical technologies and services to the oil, pipeline and refineryindustries. A global business with headquarters in Houston, Texas, Clariant Oil Services is represented in all major oil and gas locations. From deepwater exploration to refining, Clariant Oil Services provides chemical products and services designed to reduce customer costs, decrease operational risks and improve production efficiency.

Clariant Oil Services operates state-of-the-art R&D and applications laboratories in the United States, Scotland, Germany, Brazil and Indonesia, as well as an environmental testing laboratory in Norway. Clariant Oil Services’ industry experience is supported by a dedicated global technical services network, providing a unique position from which to address and resolve customer challenges anywhere in the world, now and in the future.

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Clariant’s new SCAVINATOR™ non-triazine H2S scavenger increases overall production with less downtime due to its best-in-class solids control and reduced potential for mineral scaling. (Photo: Clariant)



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