Deepwater chemical solutions: Gulf of Mexico
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Champion Technologies is a global specialty chemical company with 2,900+ employees in over 50 locations in more than 30 countries delivering innovative and engineered programs for upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas markets. Our integrated offering mixes sustainable chemistry, technology, and service to enhance your world.
Markets Served: Arctic | Conventional | Deepwater | Enhanced Oil Recovery | Heavy Oil | Industrial | Midstream | Offshore | Oil Sands | Refinery | Shale
The Champion Technologies Advantage Whether youâ€™re planning a new-field project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico or preparing to optimize or re-develop an existing project, Champion Technologies has the people, the technology and the footprint to help your project succeed.
A depth of experience Champion Technologies has been supporting deepwater oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) for more than thirteen years. We’ve developed a deep understanding of the production challenges created by deepwater conditions. Our deepwater-certified chemistries and integrated services have been field proven to help minimize your downtime, optimize production, and reduce costs, regardless of the characteristics of the reservoir, composition of the production stream, water depth, or tieback distance to a host platform. Products and people that perform: Our deepwater team has developed one of the most complete lines of deepwater specialty chemistries available in the GOM. From high performance low dose hydrate inhibitors, to drag reducers to corrosion inhibitors, our products have been field proven to perform and deliver, and that isn’t by accident. We’ve invested in the people, the equipment, the research, the technology, and the quality control to help us predict and prevent your production issues before they happen and solve them if they already exist.
QC process: Champion Technologies chemists in the regional lab at Broussard, LA use a particle size analyzer set up in a clean room.
Specialized deepwater employee training: Our deepwater specialists are put through our unique EDGEucation™ advanced training program, designed to teach about the chemistries, application methods, and sampling and testing protocols used in deepwater. They also learn production strategy, how production system components function and interact, normal ranges of key operating parameters, and more from real world projects that helps advance their ability to serve you. We also require that all of our employees complete the Champion Technologies operational technical excellence program (COTE™), which gives them the training and tools to serve you in a consistent, safe and reliable manner.
Chemical design and testing: Champion Technologies chemist performs a cold-finger test to determine which products perform best on individual wells.
Customized engineering services: A lot of value can be added to your project from your chemical provider during pre-FEED planning for a new-field deepwater development. By analyzing the composition of cuttings from exploratory and delineation drilling in one of our four well-equipped laboratories serving the GOM region, our chemists can model the types of production problems an operator can anticipate - from first oil through the life of the field - as well as the types and dosages of deepwater-certified specialty chemistries that can help optimize production operations.
Early chemical insights are indispensable during engineering and design of production equipment and components, especially for configuring subsea production umbilicals, sizing chemical-injection lines and pumps, or selecting capacities of on-board chemical-storage tanks.
Hydrate rocking cell unit: This state-of-the-art high-pressure equipment simulates real life production conditions and situations which helps us predict the risk of hydrate formation and select the optimal chemistries for the best inhibition performance.
Deepwater product portfolio: Flow assurance Integrity management Production enhancement Phase separations Scale management
Hurricanes are unpredictable, but that isnâ€™t an excuse for your chemical provider to not deliver when you need it to keep your production flowing. With analytic labs and distribution points established at five strategic locations around the GOM (see map on back and below), we have set up our deepwater infrastructure to help ensure our chemical products and support services are as hurricane-proof as possible. Weâ€™ve operated a dedicated deepwater production chemical certification facility in the U.S. Gulf Coast region since 2002. Located near Broussard, Louisiana, the 5-acre installation is equipped with a full-service regional laboratory. In addition to field laboratories established aboard each host facility where Champion Technologies is supplying deepwater chemicals and support services, we have full-service laboratories paired with warehousing, blending, and distribution facilities near Laurel, Mississippi, Corpus Christi, and Dayton, Texas. Also, our main manufacturing facility, technology headquarters and research and development facility is located in Fresno, Texas just minutes from the gulf coast.
Deepwater-certified facility: Located in Broussard, LA, this 5-acre ISOcertified installation is equipped with a full-service regional laboratory and thirty 6,000-gallon bulk storage tanks.
Champion Technologies Gulf of Mexico Support Locations and Facilities Laurel, MS
District Operation Facility Blending Sales Storage/Product Inventory
Manufacturing Facility Manufacturing Quality Control Lab Storage/Product Inventory Technical Services
District Operation Facility Blending Sales Storage/Product Inventory
New Orleans, LA
District Operation Facility Blending Laboratory and QC Lab Product Qualification/Certification Sales Storage/Product Inventory
Global Headquarters Marketing Sales Technical Services
Technology Center Manufacturing Facility Manufacturing Product Qualification/Certification Quality Control Lab Research and Development Storage/Product Inventory
Corpus Christi, TX
District Operation Facility Blending Quality Control Lab Sales Storage/Product Inventory Technical Services
A DEPTH OF EXPERIENCE Originally started in West Texas, USA over 50 years ago, Champion Technologies has become one of the largest global oilfield production chemical providers with 2,900+ employees in over 50 locations in more than 30 countries delivering innovative and engineered programs for upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas markets. We’ve supported deepwater oil and gas development in the Gulf of Mexico for more than thirteen years and have developed a deep understanding of the production challenges created by deepwater conditions. Our deepwater-certified chemistries and integrated services have been field proven to help minimize your downtime, optimize production, and Champion Technologies Offshore/ Deepwater Areas of Experience.
reduce costs, regardless of the characteristics of the reservoir, composition of the production stream, water depth, or tieback distance to a host platform.
Deepwater oil & gas product portfolio:
Flow assurance, Integrity management, Production enhancement, Phase separations, Scale management
Low Dosage Hydrate Inhibitor (LDHI) and Defoamer Program •
Problem: The primary concern was LDHI consumption rate as part of chemical management system with secondary concern an available injection point for defoamer. Challenge: The current LDHI injection system could not adequately inject at lower injection rates needed for hydrate inhibition, and foamer was being injected after well choke, which required a very high injection rate of foamer. The higher rate significantly increased chemical treatment costs for the operator. Solution: Champion Technologies devised a method of injecting LDHI utilizing existing equipment with minimal changes to pump metering system. Result: During a planned shut-in, additional valves were added to allow the foaming well to receive defoamer prior to the choke, which gave better mixing and longer contact time with the production stream. Value: Total savings to the customer was in excess of $450,000/year.
Wax Inhibitor and Defoamer Program
Anti-Agglomerant Hydrate Inhibitor
Problem: Asphaltene precipitation plugged a 10mile long subsea tie back resulting in operator shutting in well and disassembling topside choke to clean out asphaltene accumulation. Challenge: Even at high dosage rates with incumbent asphaltene inhibitor, solid asphaltenes were still precipitating out in the flow line. Solution: Champion Technologies recommended continuous downhole injection of a patented Flotron® product to help treat the asphaltene issues on the sub-sea tie back based on field Turbiscan® testing and other past successes with the product in the Gulf of Mexico. Result: Topside choke asphaltene deposits were eliminated, as well as, multiple shut-in to clean the topside choke was eliminated. In addition, differential pressure fell by 1000psi, indicating the product had dissolved the partial asphaltene subsea flowline plug and Turbiscan® tests indicated that asphaltenes had stabilized. Value: The Champion Technologies product was injected at one-half the incumbent’s asphaltene inhibitor injection rate.
Problem: A Gulf of Mexico producer was experiencing wax deposition in producing wells. Their current inhibitor program was ineffective resulting in wax removal every two to three months by wireline cutting. Challenge: To administer an effective new wax inhibitor program, as well as, improve the current defoamer program. Solution: After laboratory testing and a field evaluation, Champion Technologies recommended a Flexoil® wax inhibitor, which was also qualified by a third-party independent laboratory. For the improved foamer program, Champion Technologies recommended re-configuration of the defoamer injections points along with one of Champion Technologies’ proven Foamatron® defoamers. Result: The treatment program significantly reduced wax plugging and the frequency of wireline cutting. In addition, the recommendations for the defoamer treatment helped to optimize the performance of the chemical program. Value: More consistent production with a $120,000/year reduction in chemical spend and $40,000/year reduction of wireline costs.
Problem: A Gulf of Mexico operator was experiencing significant production problems for two subsea tiebacks located in East Breaks area, with water depths of around 4,000 feet. Challenge: Two wells shut-in due to hydrate plugging because their methanol pumps reached maximum capacity. Also, elevation profile of flow lines indicated a bow-shape structure, which could potentially hold water and easily form hydrate plugs. The incumbent products also resulted in extremely poor water quality that was untreatable. Solution: The Champion Technologies team developed an anti-agglomerant hydrate inhibitor, which proved to effectively prevent hydrate blockages without having a negative effect on water quality. Laboratory testing, topsides and subsea field trials were conducted to prove the performance of the recommended product. Result: Successful prevention of hydrate plugging and crude export specifications were met due to the elimination of methanol injection. Also, excellent produced water quality was observed with no changes in the water treatment chemicals or equipment. Production was at full capacity of 23,000 BOPD and 17.6 MMSCF for an extended period. Value: Increased production and improved water quality.
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