Oil and Gas

Digging deep to find solutions

The world's ever-growing population and its increasing demand for energy makes companies like Ashland dig deep to find solutions to quench the world's thirst for energy. It doesn't take a gusher of solutions, just a few that work and work well. Ashland's knowledge and expertise has led to solutions that help increase the efficiency of oil and natural gas extraction for on-and off-shore operations.

Maximizing the oil and gas output from every source is the key concern for oil and gas companies around the globe. As a leading manufacturer of industrial chemical ingredients, Ashland products provide solutions for a wide range of applications. Our products are used in drilling fluids, stimulation fluids, completion fluids, and workover fluids, along with cementing slurries and production chemicals. We provide oil and gas service companies superior and cost-effective fluid performance across a broad range of pH, temperature and salt conditions. In addition to being versatile and widely compatible, many of our products are also environmentally friendly¹, biodegradable and composed of substances that appear on OSPAR’s PLONOR list². Please consult your sales representative for this information.

¹ Contains no hazardous or toxic compounds.

² The Ospar List of Substances Used and Discharged Offshore Which Are Considered to Pose Little or No Risk to the Environment (known as the PLONOR list) contains chemical substances that OSPAR has deemed do not require strong regulation by participating governments for their use and discharge offshore. From Section 1 of the 2018 PLONOR list: “[From assessment of their intrinsic properties, the OSPAR Commission considers that they pose little or no risk to the environment.” More information about OSPAR’s PLONOR list can be found at OSPAR’s website: www.ospar.org.

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Antaron polymers are Ashland's signature series of skin care film formers, including Antaron V-216, Antaron V-220, Antaron V-220F, Antaron WP-660, and Antaron Sensory.  Antaron polymer is provided under the name of Ganex polymer in North America.  Click here for more information and / or to request a sample for Antaron V-216. Click here for more information and / or to request a sample for Antaron V-220. Click here for more information ...

Antaron™ (Ganex™) polymers

AquaFLO™ standard grade polyanionic cellulose is appropriate for water-based drilling fluids to provide rheology and filtration control properties.

AquaFLO™ standard grade polyanionic cellulose

AquaPAC™ polyanionic cellulose is of premium quality and cost-effective and provides outstanding fluid-loss control properties, shale inhibition and salt tolerance. It is useful for water-based drilling fluids as well as in low-density brines.

AquaPAC™ polyanionic cellulose

EcoDura™ aqueous fluidized polymer suspensions (FPS) of a.o. hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), designed for use in drilling and completion fluids, and oil-well cement slurries. EcoDura aqueous fluidized polymer suspensions are a high-solids (20 percent by weight), pourable and pumpable FPS of a.o. a variety of HEC grades designed to provide both good water retention and rheology control of oil-well servicing fluids. Depending upon the molecular ...

EcoDura™ aqueous fluidized polymer suspension (FPS)

Low Dose Hydrate Inhibitors (LDHIs), technology developed in the 1990s, significantly improved the options available to offshore operators in preventing type I, II and H gas hydrates, the ice-like crystals that left untreated will damage or rupture pipelines, valves and well heads located under water. These LDHIs, based on Poly VCap polymers, require less than 1 percent (wt.%) to prevent gas hydrates from forming in fields with high water cu...

Inhibex™ gas hydrate inhibitors

Jaypol™ additives, based on acrylic chemistry, can help lower pour points or prevent scale build-up. These premium products are geared toward demanding field conditions.

Jaypol™ additives

XxtraDura™ GMA multipurpose additive provides numerous direct and indirect benefits in oil well cement slurries. It is an anionic synthetic co-polymer available as a concentrated aqueous solution and free-flowing powder use to provide outstanding gas migration, filtration and free water control properties in a wide range of operating of temperature (80-350 °F) and salt (36 percent NaCl).

XXtraDura™ GMA multipurpose additive

Innovative additives for a variety of applications within invert drilling muds.

Techwax™ drilling mud additives

XxtraDura™ FLA universal fluid-loss additive is designed to control the filtration rate of many water-based fluid systems. It is a low molecular weight synthetic co-polymer particularly suitable for oil well cement slurries. It is available as either a concentrated aqueous solution or free-flowing powder. It is effective in a wide range of operating conditions of temperature (80-350 ˚F) and salt environments (36 percent NaCl).

XxtraDura™ universal fluid-loss additive

Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), a nonionic, water-soluble polymer, is a white, free-flowing granular powder. It is made by reacting ethylene oxide with alkali-cellulose under rigidly controlled conditions. Purified HEC for personal care and cosmetic applications is typically sold at 95.0 percent minimum purity (dry basis).  Solutions of Natrosol HEC are pseudoplastic or shear-thinning. As a result, personal care products formula...

Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose

Drewplus™ foam control agents (FCA) provide a complete range of defoamers for architectural and industrial coatings as well as many other industrial applications. The Drewplus FCA product line includes technologies based on EBS wax, mineral oil, polysiloxane (silicone oils) and surfactant systems. They effectively control both process and application foam in latex paint systems and offer unique technologies including quick bubble break for ...

Drewplus™ foam control agents

Dextrol™ and Strodex™ phosphate ester surfactants improve gloss, color acceptance and water sensitivity in waterborne paint and coatings. They are superior wetting and dispersing agents for a variety of end uses. They help improve dispersion of pigments during processing and also serve to enhance surface wetting and reduce flash rusting. In addition to direct addition to waterborne paints and coatings formulations, they are also widel...

Strodex™ & Dextrol™ surfactants

Surfadone LP-100 wetting agent is a low-foaming, nonionic rapid wetting agent with an HLB of 6 and having no critical micelle concentration (CMC). Due to the electron delocalized lactam ring, Surfadone LP-100 wetting agent interacts with anionic surfactant micelles. This greatly enhances its water solubility, resulting in a synergistic surface tension reduction and wetting enhancement at low concentrations.

Surfadone™ wetting agent

Since its commercial introduction in the United States in 1946, Aqualon™ (Blanose, Bondwell) sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) has found use in an ever-increasing number of applications. The many important functions provided by this polymer make it a preferred thickener, suspending aid, stabilizer, binder and film-former in a growing variety of applications. The wide range of viscosity and substitution types available for the highly purif...

Aqualon™ (Blanose™, Bondwell™) carboxymethylcellulose

These additives are environmentally friendly¹ and available as anhydrous solvent based suspensions. ¹Contains no hazardous or toxid compounds

Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose liquid additives

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