Oil and Gas Production Chemicals and Services | SLB

Oil and Gas Production Chemicals and Services

For flow assurance and asset integrity in oil and gas applications

Production chemicals

Production chemicals. Full service.

Our integrated chemistry technologies and services support your asset integrity and flow assurance objectives across your oil and gas operations—upstream, midstream, or downstream—regardless of complexity or geography.

Experienced teams of specialists work with you to identify the root cause of your concerns and develop targeted, value-driven integrated strategies that anticipate, address, and decisively remedy complex production issues. We work with you—using production chemistry, processing and separation technologies, services, and data-driven automation processes—to deliver differentiated technical solutions that enhance your experience and improve your business performance.

Asset Integrity

Comprehensive approach to tackling corrosion

Corrosion is a pervasive aspect of oil and gas production—from wells through to the refinery. It has multiple causes, including CO2, H2S, bacteria, and solids deposition. Preventing corrosion and preserving the integrity of upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas facilities is essential to their safe operation, reliable production, and protection of personnel and the environment.

A robust asset integrity program has many individual elements, such as chemical treatments, corrosion monitoring, inspection, and data management and interpretation. You can rely on our proven track record of devising bespoke corrosion control, corrosion monitoring, and data management programs to mitigate risk and support safer oil and gas operations.

Products and Services

  • Equipment, cables and piping as found inside of a modern industrial plant
    Corrosion Inhibitors
    For crude oil pipeline and oil and gas production asset integrity

    Preserve asset integrity with a comprehensive portfolio of chemical treatments. View

  • Gloved-hand holding a petri dish of bacteria
    Microbially Induced Corrosion Management
    Inhibit harmful bacterial activity

    We use a four-step integrated approach to detect, mitigate, and prevent microbially induced corrosion. View

  • Microbiology
    Microbial InstaCheck
    Real-time bacteria measurement, monitoring, and control service

    Rapidly and cost-effectively evaluate the bacteria control strategy for your field. View

  • Oxygen scavengers: Image of chemical treatment plant
    Oxygen Scavengers
    Enable you to reduce corrosion

    Mitigate corrosion in seawater injection systems, hydrotesting operations, and water treatment equipment. View

  • Worker in field wearing hydrogen sulfide mask protection
    Liquid H2S Scavengers
    For gas, water, and oil streams

    Reduce production risk and improve returns. View

  • SULFATREAT product in jar
    H2S removal adsorbents

    Remove harmful H2S from liquid and water-saturated gas streams. View

  • SELECT product in lab jar
    H2S removal adsorbent

    Mixed-metal-oxides-based adsorbents to remove harmful H2S from liquid and dry and water-saturated gas streams. View

Flow Assurance

Mitigate production threats and ensure flow

However hostile or difficult the environment, our highly effective and evolving portfolio of products and services can help you maintain optimal production by inhibiting or removing deposits of substances such as scale, paraffin, asphaltene, hydrates, and naphthenates that present flow assurance challenges. We also have a wide range of umbilical-friendly products for deepwater applications.

Remediation of existing flow restrictions can be accomplished with our extensive range of dissolvers and innovative technologies.


Products and Services

  • Diagram showing 4-step approach to scale management: assessment, strategy implementation, monitoring, and review.
    Scale Management
    Prevent and treat scale deposits

    Benefit from a comprehensive approach to managing scale and an extensive portfolio of solutions. View

  • Lab demonstration of deposits removal by paraffin dissolvers.
    Oilfield Paraffin Inhibitor and Paraffin Dissolver Chemicals
    Improve oil and gas production

    Address the challenge of paraffin deposits, which form when hydrocarbons depressurize and cool. View

  • Asphaltenes in the laboratory and a field deposit.
    Asphaltene Management
    Maximize production by preventing or removing asphaltene deposits

    Optimal solutions based on field and fluid data, testing, and performance evaluation. View

  • Symetri Dendrimer atom
    Dendrimer technology

    Cost-effective flow assurance in subsea, deepwater, and unconventional applications. View

  • Pipe blocked by hydrate formation.
    Gas Hydrate Inhibitor Chemicals
    Improve flow assurance

    Kinetic and antiagglomerant hydrate inhibitors to suit your fluid and field characteristics. View

  • Naphthenate management: Oil treaters on an FPSO.
    Naphthenate Inhibitors and Dissolvers
    Application methodology and high-performance chemistry

    Stop complex soap formation and remove naphthenate deposits to restore production. View

  • Worker with asset cleaner in lab
    Cleaners for Oil & Gas Assets
    Aqueous and solvent-based products

    Maintain optimal operation of your hydrocarbon assets. View

  • Deepwater qualification tests for Schlumberger production chemicals.
    Deepwater Qualification
    Stringent testing protocol

    To ensure umbilical-friendly production chemicals for wells in water depths greater than 1,500 ft. View

Production Optimization

Maximize value throughout the life of your asset

SLB production chemistry solutions help mitigate the effects of emulsions and foaming, improve operational efficiency, maximize clean oil production, minimize water quality issues (e.g., in produced water for disposal or reinjection and in industrial water), and reduce environmental impact throughout the lifetime of your system.

Products and Services

  • Heater treaters where demulsifiers, heat, and electrostatic fields separate water and salt from crude oil.
    Chemical Demulsifiers
    For crude oil dehydration and desalting using tuned emulsion breaker chemistry

    Optimally dehydrate crude oil and clean aqueous discharge streams. View

  • Technician holding bottle of clear water, showing impact of water clarifiers on produced water.
    Water Clarifiers for Oil and Gas
    Efficiently clean produced water

    Remove oil and insoluble matter from aqueous production streams. View

  • Foam bubbles depicting foamers, which remove unwanted liquids from the well and restore gas production.
    Chemical Foamers for Gas Well Deliquification
    Liquid and solid technologies

    Unload water and condensate from gas wells. View

  • Degassing vessel in an oil train.
    Defoamers: Antifoaming Agents for Oil and Gas Production
    Counteract foam formation and promote degassing of fluids

    Defoamers are highly cost efficient, working at injection rates of just a few parts per million. View

  • Pipeline crossing some hills, depicting function of crude oil flow improvers, which reduce fluid viscosity.
    Crude Oil Flow Improvers and Viscosity Reducers
    Improve production performance

    Reduce energy needed for artificial lift, surface boosting, processing, and pipeline distribution of crude oils. View


Protecting production, your assets, and the environment

We supply chemical products to remove contaminants from a variety of gas and liquid streams.

Our industry-leading, cost-effective adsorbents for the selective removal of H2S or mercury are used in fixed-bed processes that are simple and easy to operate and require minimal user attention. During the adsorption process, gas or liquid flows through the adsorbent media, and the contaminant chemically reacts with the media to form a stable by-product. The flexibility of the fixed-bed process enables the system to adapt to variations in process conditions. Product consumption depends only on the amount of contaminant that passes through the bed.

Liquid H2S scavengers can be applied as a solution in bubble towers for gas treatment or via direct liquid injection. A wide range of triazine, aldehyde, and non-nitrogen products are available.

SLB experts can help you select the most appropriate technology and product for your application, based on the process conditions and operational requirements.

Products and Services

  • Worker in field wearing hydrogen sulfide mask protection
    Liquid H2S Scavengers
    For gas, water, and oil streams

    Reduce production risk and improve returns. View

  • SULFATREAT product in jar
    H2S removal adsorbents

    Remove harmful H2S from liquid and water-saturated gas streams. View

  • SELECT product in lab jar
    H2S removal adsorbent

    Mixed-metal-oxides-based adsorbents to remove harmful H2S from liquid and dry and water-saturated gas streams. View

  • Treatment vessel containing SELECT Hg mercury removal adsorbent bed.
    Mercury removal adsorbents

    Advanced materials for the treatment of gas and liquid streams. View

  • mercury removal
    Activated Carbon Odor Control
    Adsorbents to remove odoriferous contaminants from natural gas

    Control odor with one universal solution. View

  • Drone shot of onshore production facility.
    H2S Removal from Biogas
    SULFATREAT BIO adsorbents

    Higher H2S removal capacity compared with activated carbon. View

Pipeline Chemistry Solutions

Extensive range of specialty chemicals and services

Our portfolio includes

  • corrosion mitigation chemicals for pipeline suspensions or abandonments (commissioning and decommissioning)
  • pipeline cleaning and drying chemicals
  • tracer dyes
  • chemicals for hydrostatic testing
  • additives for flow optimization.

Our domain experts carry out field surveys, analysis, and laboratory testing to diagnose and recommend the proper combination of specialized chemicals. We pride ourselves on providing a custom approach to each project to ensure cost-effective solutions that are practical and provide value for you. 

Products and Services

  • Oil and gas pipeline with valves and instrumentation.
    Oil and Gas Pipeline Chemicals and Services
    For leak detection, chemical pigging and cleaning, and integrity

    Maximize your flowline efficiency with customized chemical cleaning services, technologies, and workflows. View

  • PERFORM Tracer Dyes
    Tracer Dyes
    Including fluorescent dyes, inorganic ions, and aromatic acids

    Understand flow to optimize your applications. View

Software and Automation

Acquire an unparalleled perspective that enables timely responses to optimize your chemical programs

We provide a suite of digital products, tiered to meet any operational requirement and expectation. From data integration and distribution to fully remote or autonomous chemical injection, your chemical program status is always current, contextual, and available on demand. This is achieved through innovative edge intelligence, cloud-based visualization, and autonomous data-driven actions.

Our standardized digitalization approach is applicable to single-well operations, large facilities, and across multifield and global enterprises. Its foundation is data, your single most valuable asset. Acquisition and preservation of source data, identification of information gaps, and real-time collaboration are the fundamentals of this approach. SLB production chemistry digital solutions provide unparalleled perspective, enable timely response, and pave the way to chemical program optimization.

Products and Services

  • Chemical management software in the field
    Integrated chemical management system

    Removes administrative tasks from your team with chemical data management software. View

  • Abstract SLB key art of Production chemicals optimization on DELFI for ESP
    Production Chemicals Optimization on Delfi for ESPs
    Real-time monitoring, analysis, and autonomous chemical injection optimization

    Monitor at 1-minute frequency to optimize ESP corrosion protection and run-life extension. View

Our global footprint and dedicated service delivery help maximize production more safely and reliably.

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Chemical Management Service Standard

Throughout product and service delivery, our Chemical Management Service (CMS) Standard confirms and ensures supply of the resources and activities required to identify, develop, and secure production technology enhancements that will deliver value to your operations while achieving excellence in QHSE performance.

Successful deployment of our customized chemical solutions and management services is supported with the ChemWatcher integrated chemical management system, enabling you to maximize production, mitigate NPT, and minimize total operational cost.