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Oil & Gas

Engineered performance solutions to recycle, reuse and minimise oilfield waters

Oil production worldwide generates about five barrels of wastewater for every barrel of oil produced

Technology

Through our subsidiary, Highland Fluid Technology Ltd, we target drillers, producers, and service companies with chemistry, equipment, and professional services helping in the re-use and recycling of oilfield water to reduce waste. 

Oil production worldwide generates about five barrels of wastewater for every barrel of oil produced and our technologies recycle what was once a waste fluid into a valuable fluid that can be used productively.

Growing scarcity of potable water and increased environmental regulation drive the reuse of oilfield water. Reuse makes sense and it saves money

Friction Reducers

Our products provide superior friction reduction capabilities, even when using saltwater or high brine water.  We focus on increasing the utilisation of recycled water in onshore oil and gas production helping companies meet their environmental regulations, limit the usage of freshwater, reduce costs and improve their operational performance.

The new product line has been engineered to help reduce costs while providing superior results. These Slik FR products are based on fast-hydrating, highly-active ATBS co-polymer and are available in dry and liquid blended slurries for additional functionality.

DrySlik

DrySlik Dry Friction Reducers Anionic and cationic friction reducers for medium to high brines and produced water. Independent supply of proprietary FRs for operations with virtually any water. Lower cost, improved HSE, reduced truck traffic, reduced footprint, and increased reuse of produced water

  • Reduces friction by up to 80%
  • Smaller particle size hydrates rapidly even in low temperature
  • Dramatically reduces the need for freshwater
  • Tolerates high temperatures
  • Simple equipment set up, requiring a dry feed system
  • Eliminates hydration unit, and reduces trucking and driver time requirements by as much as 85%
  • Eliminates hazardous solvents when combined with our custom non-emulsification chemistry

WetSlik

  • Available at concentrations between 1-4 lbs/gal
  • Highly concentrated form reduces trucking and driver time expense
  • Tolerant to saltwater
  • Low-dose liquid concentrates with up to 4.5 ppg of polymer 

CarrySlik

CarrySlik Liquid Friction Reducers Anionic and cationic friction reducers for medium to high brines and produced water—liquid slurries made from DrySlik near your operations. Reduced cost, improved HSE that drives value.

  • Proppant suspension with low-shear rheology through a blend of chemistries
  • Reduces friction by up to 80%
  • Smaller particle size hydrates rapidly even in high-salinity brines
  • Dramatically reduces the need for freshwater

xPAM

  • Patent-pending, easily handled powder friction reducer
  • Less dust and improved dispersion eliminates mixing problems
  • Rapid hydration, best-in-class performance

DryStim

This expertly engineered machine technology has been designed to process high-performance DrySlik polymers. Unique to DryStim, the electric motor reduces green-house gas emissions and has been constructed to handle recycled oilfield(s) waters.

DryStim and DrySlik can be combined to effectively recycle oilfield(s) waters that were previously hauled to disposal sites, reducing waste and emissions, while saving money for your business.

  • Safe, simple, robust, all-electric dry friction reducer feed unit
  • Remote-controlled designed to feed FR at up to 30 pounds/min
  • Ideally suited for xPAMMPFluid
  • Replaces membrane nitrogen and compression with a lightweight liquid
  • Eliminates complex PV=nRT calculations
  • Fluid weights down to 5 ppg or 0.6 specific gravity
  • Conventional mud drilling performance, but lightweight
  • Conventional mud checks define the fluid and fluid maintenance

TrueMudTM Dynamic Mixing-Shearing

Our patented technology, TrueMudTM uses dynamic mixing to decrease the number of chemicals required for high-performing drilling fluid, and still deliver an improved yield point and electrical stability. It also mitigates separation, even in long-dormant fluids.

What is TrueMudTM Technology?

  • A process that uses controlled cavitation
  • Closed boreholes around the rotor’s circumference create a pressure differential within the fluid
  • Centrifugal force causes bubbles to form and then to collapse
  • Collapsing bubbles generate shockwaves that heat, concentrate, and intimately mix – similar and/or dissimilar materials

Why is TrueMudTM superior over conventionally mixed muds?

Think surface area. Crushed ice chills water much faster than ice cubes because crushed ice puts more surface area in contact with the water. The same principle holds true with TrueMudTM mixing. 
Increasing surface area yields better performance.

See how we can develop a bespoke solution for your business

Our highly skilled staff thrive by working on challenging problems associated with water. Contact us now to see how we can provide a solution for your specific needs.

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