InSol asphaltene/wax inhibitor/solvent is cutting-edge technology for
the prevention and treatment of organic deposition problems in the formation
and surface and subsurface facilities. Its development incorporates scientific
know-how accumulated over the last 100 years. Recent advances in the
prevention and treatment of asphaltene and wax problems have guided InSol's
development and formulation. We predict that one day all asphaltene and
wax problems will be solved using the InSol technology. What is the reason
for this claim?
InSol is a superb product synthesized from tested ingredients that
are friendly to most (if not all) formations. No adverse reactions
are known between InSol and formation minerals. InSol treatments should
not adversely influence the wettability of rock already plugged with
asphaltenes and paraffins. InSol is a combination of a powerful asphaltene/wax
inhibitor and a powerful asphaltene/wax solvent. The scientifically
blended surfactants in InSol help break up the strong bonds of the
asphaltene and wax particles with the formation minerals and carry
them with the rest of the oil to the surface. Tests have shown that,
on a per pound basis, InSol is the most cost-effective and most powerful
product on the market. There are currently four InSol asphaltene/ wax
products: InSol A, InSol W, InSol A/W, and InSol WPPD.
Additional Technical Information
Properly designed InSol squeeze treatments can be used to remove existing
organic scale from the near-wellbore formation. Similar squeeze treatments
may be used for inhibition purposes to prolong the time between remedial
treatments. In offshore and remote Arctic operations eliminating one
or two squeeze remedial treatments per year by replacing an chemical
like xylene with the more effective InSol translates into considerable
savings for the operator.
Tubings and Flowlines
InSol may be used both as inhibitor and as remedial solvent/surfactant.
Proper tests need to be made to determine whether it is preferable
to inhibit or remedy an organic deposition problem.
InSol injection in the tubing and flowlines will most likely protect
the production facilities from organic deposition.
A portion of the re-suspended organic particles is expected to settle
again in the storage facilities. Periodic batch treatments of the
storage facilities with InSol can be designed to eliminate the accumulation
of organic particles.
InSol is manufactured by Kosta Oil Field Technologies. Inc., an emerging
company backed by talented professionals who have unparalleled state-of-the-art
know-how in the area of asphaltenes, waxes, and well-bore related
treatments. Currently, the company has distributors worldwide. The
headquarters of Kosta Oil Field Technologies is in Stafford (a suburb
of Houston), Texas.
For more details, please visit KostaTech’s web site: www.kostatech.com