This challenging installation in the southern flank of the Williston Basin was using 10.5 qt/day of emulsion breaker to treat 18 gravity tight emulsion at 55˚F Red River crude. It produces 220 barrels of fluid daily at a 60-40 oil/water ration. Over a five-year period, several chemical providers tried repeatedly to find a more effective and economical mix. Within 90 days of installing the inline mixer, chemical usage was reduced to 4.5 qt/day, saving the producer $14,147 per year in chemical costs.

Patented Chemical Mixing Tool Improves Results While Slashing Chemical Spending

Ongoing chemical treatments are among the top production costs in almost every basin, coming in at around eight to ten percent on average on the low end. As oil prices whipsaw across the line between profit and loss, producers are looking for ways to manage every possible cost, including chemicals….

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Paul Tarmann is founder and CEO of both N-Run and Tellerus Corporation. He has 38 years of experience in upstream oil and gas production chemicals, working with a broad range of applications common to all basins worldwide. Tarmann is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and also a lifelong member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. The Tellerus website is

3 Ways Technology is Going to Shape the Oil and Gas Industry Free to Download Today

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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