Ultra deepwater lab opens at Nalco

A newly opened laboratory dedicated to R&D for ultra deepwater applications now is open at Nalco Co.’s Energy Services Division in Houston.

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HOUSTON -- A newly opened laboratory dedicated to R&D for ultra deepwater applications now is open at Nalco Co.’s Energy Services Division in Houston.

Constructed and equipped at a cost of almost $4 million, the new laboratory came out of Nalco’s recognition that ultra deepwater applications have some special issues, said Stephan J. Allenson, fellow, OFC Research for Nalco in introducing the facility.

Current work in the lab involves investigation into asphaltine and wax deposition, hydrate formation, and use of a unique high-pressure test installation.

06/03/2009

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