Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas
Lime product is used in a variety of industrial applications including the oil and gas industry. The high specific gravity along with its acid solubility, as well as the chemical property of its derivatives products has a neutralizing effect and it is used as an additive in the drilling fluids used in the petroleum refining industry.
The reasons of use in drilling fluids is due to the following:
- The increased pH level that provides additional alkalinity.
- It also removes soluble carbonate ions and is used in the oil-base mud additives safely with no harm to the user or the industry. Thus, it is used as a conditioning agent.
- Form a bridge or Filter cake over formation pores, or at the entrance of breakage to seal it up.
- Prevent migration of particles into the reservoir
In addition to the application in drilling operations, lime derivative is also used in refinery operations. Mainly in neutralizing the resulting sulfur impurities from the sulfur treatment plant, which makes is beneficial for removing air pollutants. It may also help in making the refinery processes corrosion resistant.