Clariant to broaden offshore Brazil well chemicals service

Clariant has acquired Carboflex’s 50% stake in the consortium that built and operates the Guanabara Bay plant in Rio de Janeiro.

Offshore staff

MUTTENZ, Switzerland – Chemicals group Clariant has acquired Carboflex’s 50% stake in the consortium that built and operates the Guanabara Bay plant in Rio de Janeiro.

The facility produces chemicals used in oil and gas wells. Clariant’s Business Unit Oil and Mining Services expects to now assume full control of the plant to further expand its chemical offering to offshore customers.

John Dunne, global head of the Business Unit Oil and Mining Services, said: “The completion of this acquisition consolidates an operation that has been developed over the past few years and is a key part of our strategy to improve supply chain capabilities and more promptly meet the demands of the Brazilian offshore industry.

“Our plans to further expand our technical portfolio and expertise will allow us to work more closely with operators in the Brazilian oil and gas market to meet their challenges.”

The plant produces a wide range of drilling and completion fluids said to adhere to strict safety and environmental protection standards. Infrastructure includes offices, warehouses, laboratories, and a private-use port terminal that allows Clariant to provide an integrated production and logistics service.

Carlos Tooge, vice president of the Business Unit Oil and Mining Services for Latin America, added: “In addition to producing fluids that are critical to the exploration and production of oil, the plant’s infrastructure enables Clariant to store and ship chemical solutions, via the terminal, to offshore customers operating throughout the country.”

Its location is close toBrazil’s three major oil basins – Santos, Campos, and Espírito Santo – which produce more than 90% of the country’s oil.

06/24/2016

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