Saxon Petrotechnologies
      & Petromax




          Ecuador Amazon Region




  Providing Global Solutions
            ...
Introduction
Saxon Petrotechnologies
 and Petromax provide           Ecuador Amazon Region
cost effective solutions
specia...
About Petromax
   Products
Petromax products are
 water-based proprietary
 non-toxic, non-flammable,
 and environmentally ...
This application is a
combination of
specific chemical
components and
related mechanical
applications.


Applications focus...
Categories of Use
•
                    Unocal Remediation Effort at Guadalupe Beach, CA , USA
    Crude tanks         Bef...
Crude Sludge Pit in Ecuador




Resource remediation and recovery are evaluated
as part of any solution and a Petromax app...
Petromax can be utilized to enhance, or de-bottleneck,
existing sophisticated sludge handling/remediation
facilities ........
Cleaning Clays in Ecuador




 This laboratory clay sample testing was conducted using
Petromax and a hand held mixer at a...
Testing clays for remediation work in Ecuador




            Petromax water based formulation
             bench test app...
Cleaning Soils in Ecuador

1 Oil contaminated soil    2 Hydro blasting with Petromax        3 Oil rises to water surface

...
An Environmental Breakthrough for the
    Oil and Tar Sands Bitumen Recovery Industry


•   The following slides are from ...
Syncrude Oil Sands Production and
            Suncor Tailings Sample Testing
                                             ...
Oil-Wet Bitumen Removal from Utah Tar Sands
                                            Dr. Geoff Dolbear




Our oil sand...
Sand Cleaning/Remediation
This picture shows a before and after sample testing of California’s
Guadalupe Beach sand that w...
Crude Sludge Mobilization,                          both up stream and down stream,
is typically the first problem encounte...
Tank Crude Sludge Mobilization




      THUMS Island Production Wells, CA USA



                       16
What is clean-up going to be like?




                17
Recovery or Disposal?
One opportunity for recovery is to enhance a decanter or centrifuge operation. That
is to say, the c...
Oil Recovery Secondary Containment

The Petromax conditioned crude sludge that will be held in
secondary containment (awai...
Solids/Liquid Separation Sludge Testing


Tests completed by US Filter showed that Petromax conditioned
sludge did not req...
Paraffin and Asphaltene Sludges

•   Crude sludges of this nature are particularly problematic to
    handle.


•   Convent...
What are we trying to accomplish with
        these tough sludges?

•   Our chemical solution is                          ...
The result
      is a very pumpable slurry
without added heat to the application.




     This is successful water-based ...
Since there are variations from one sludge to
another we must test representative samples
to determine proper formulation....
Video of a paraffin sludge sample
  being tested with Petromax




          Delek Refinery, TX USA


                   25
Heavy Solids Sludge Mobilization




          Aera Energy, CA USA




The next video shows a Petromax sludge removal appl...
Heavy Solids Sudge Mobilization Application
                Area Energy, CA USA




                        27
Coker Unit Crude Sludge Recovery

 Within an oil refinery both T&D and handling costs for crude waste streams are high.



...
Petromax advantages of disposing to a coker:

•   Petromax Sludge Conditionng is a waste minimization process without the
...
Petromax Pipeline Drag Reduction



  Currently Petromax Technologies is testing pipeline
drag reduction applications in S...
Saxon Petrotechnologies
Saxon Technologies, Sarl                                  Tel: +41-22-548-1946
Place Bel-Air 4    ...
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Resource (sand, clay, oil sands, tar sands, water) remediation and recovery as relates to the petroleum industry (includes tank, ship, and pond cleaning).

Contact: Scot von Bergen (International)
email - svb@saxontech.com
Ph - +41 22 548 1946 Switzerland
Saxon Petrotechnologies

Contact: Barry Rosengrant (USA)
email - brosengrant@gmail.com
Ph - +1 (310) 202-6647 Los Angeles
www.petromaxtechnologies.com

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Oil Recovery - Soil Remediation - Tank Cleaning - Oil Sands - Tar Sands - Saxon Petrotechnologies And Petromax Technologies Gobal Solutions

  1. 1. Saxon Petrotechnologies & Petromax Ecuador Amazon Region Providing Global Solutions 1
  2. 2. Introduction Saxon Petrotechnologies and Petromax provide Ecuador Amazon Region cost effective solutions specialized in mobilizing crude waste streams, ease of handling this waste stream, and pre- conditioning crude sludge for optimum separation processing. 2
  3. 3. About Petromax Products Petromax products are water-based proprietary non-toxic, non-flammable, and environmentally safe formulations designed to remove hydrocarbons from surfaces in such a manner as to not allow the oils to re-attach. 3
  4. 4. This application is a combination of specific chemical components and related mechanical applications. Applications focus on waste handling minimization and rapid sludge mobilization both at the point of application and down stream. Petromax tailing pond remediation testing at the University of Southern California Environmental Laboratory 4
  5. 5. Categories of Use • Unocal Remediation Effort at Guadalupe Beach, CA , USA Crude tanks Before After • Waste pits and lagoons • Railcars • Valero Refinery, Wilmington, CA , USA Tankers Tank Cleaning • Surface cleaning • Sand cleaning 5
  6. 6. Crude Sludge Pit in Ecuador Resource remediation and recovery are evaluated as part of any solution and a Petromax application may be combined with conventional technologies to enhance their processes. 6
  7. 7. Petromax can be utilized to enhance, or de-bottleneck, existing sophisticated sludge handling/remediation facilities ........ aimed also at improving end products and disposal components. Alberta, Canada Initial testing introduced by hydro blasting sludge in enclosed 5 gallon buckets followed by bench top centrifuging. 7
  8. 8. Cleaning Clays in Ecuador This laboratory clay sample testing was conducted using Petromax and a hand held mixer at ambient temperature. 8
  9. 9. Testing clays for remediation work in Ecuador Petromax water based formulation bench test application at ambient temperature to remove oil from clay Saxon Petrotechnologies 9
  10. 10. Cleaning Soils in Ecuador 1 Oil contaminated soil 2 Hydro blasting with Petromax 3 Oil rises to water surface Recovered Sand & Clays In this field test the oil has been hydro blasted off the soil with a Petromax water-based solution at ambient temperature. After the application the oil is floating on top of the water. The oil is removed from the soil in seconds and will not re-attach to the solids within the aqueous phase. 10
  11. 11. An Environmental Breakthrough for the Oil and Tar Sands Bitumen Recovery Industry • The following slides are from ongoing work related to the oil sands and tar sands petroleum industry. • The objective is to utilize a Petromax cold water process to remove bitumen in both water-wet and oil-wet conditions. • Further, such a Petromax sand cleaning/oil recovery process will not create a tailings emulsion. • Water recovery, soils/clay compaction, and energy savings becomes a dramatic plus over the current process in Alberta, Canada. 11
  12. 12. Syncrude Oil Sands Production and Suncor Tailings Sample Testing Remediation Oil Recovery Canadian oil sands are water wet. Before After Suncor (Tailiing Ponds, Alberta, Canada) MFT Pond One 3-Phase Separation 12
  13. 13. Oil-Wet Bitumen Removal from Utah Tar Sands Dr. Geoff Dolbear Our oil sands projects are headed up by Dr. Geoff Dolbear 13
  14. 14. Sand Cleaning/Remediation This picture shows a before and after sample testing of California’s Guadalupe Beach sand that was at a UNOCAL production site. The removal of hydrocarbons (light oils) was accomplished in less than a minute using a water-based formula at ambient temperature. Guadalupe Soil Guadalupe Soil Before After Associated Laboratories certified results: Contaminated soil - 4,620 ppm TPH Cleaned soil - 190 ppm TPH 14
  15. 15. Crude Sludge Mobilization, both up stream and down stream, is typically the first problem encountered in crude waste handling. The final objective is often focused on remediation and recovery and therefore Petromax seeks to optimize at each step along the way. A few key enhancements gained from our application: * Once the crude sludge is mobilized/conditioned it will not stick within hoses or secondary containment. * The minimized waste stream will remain suspended and pumpable. * Heat is not required as part of the application. * If inorganics are within the waste stream then partial cleaning of these solids will have already began. 15
  16. 16. Tank Crude Sludge Mobilization THUMS Island Production Wells, CA USA 16
  17. 17. What is clean-up going to be like? 17
  18. 18. Recovery or Disposal? One opportunity for recovery is to enhance a decanter or centrifuge operation. That is to say, the crude sludge that has been mobilized with a Petromax application will have already started the oil, water, solids separation process and will continue to do so in a mix tank just prior to the mechanical separation equipment or with added inline shearing. Inline Injection Module The mechanical separation process will now be more efficient. The resulting cake will be more liquid free and cleaner. 18
  19. 19. Oil Recovery Secondary Containment The Petromax conditioned crude sludge that will be held in secondary containment (awaiting the decanting/centrifuge process) will remain mobilized for easy transferring to a mix tank. The footprint of such an operation will be smaller since the waste stream has been significantly minimized as compared to a conventional waste handling process. 19
  20. 20. Solids/Liquid Separation Sludge Testing Tests completed by US Filter showed that Petromax conditioned sludge did not require the addition of polymers during a dewatering process. This allows the dewatering technician to more easily dial-in his process, as well as, reduce the dewatering costs. The net results, as tested by US Filter on their dewatering equipment, yielded a significantly drier cake. Instead of the usual 30% to 40% liquid content on typical filter tests, the conditioned sludge yielded result of 17.5%. 20
  21. 21. Paraffin and Asphaltene Sludges • Crude sludges of this nature are particularly problematic to handle. • Conventionally, a combination of heat, a diluent, and high volume circulation are used to blend and transfer these types of sludges. Some heavies will remain in a tank and entry will be required for sludge removal prior to inspection. • Petromax utilizes a low volume micro encapsulation application (without the use of heat) to rapidly mobilize, within seconds, and remove this type of sludge. 21
  22. 22. What are we trying to accomplish with these tough sludges? • Our chemical solution is • What we have done is water-based (does not rely upon the hydro contain surfactants) and blasting pressure and does not mix with the close proximity chemical crude, nor do we want it impact to break up the to. paraffin or asphalt sludge for the purpose of encapsulation. Malaysia Petronas refinery tank crude sample 22
  23. 23. The result is a very pumpable slurry without added heat to the application. This is successful water-based application on a very waxy crude sludge sample from Petronas refinery in Malaysia. 23
  24. 24. Since there are variations from one sludge to another we must test representative samples to determine proper formulation. Ongoing sample testing Pemex Salinas Refinery, Mexico 24
  25. 25. Video of a paraffin sludge sample being tested with Petromax Delek Refinery, TX USA 25
  26. 26. Heavy Solids Sludge Mobilization Aera Energy, CA USA The next video shows a Petromax sludge removal application on free water knockout tank. The solids content is very high (over 70%) with very little hydrocarbons in the mix. 26
  27. 27. Heavy Solids Sudge Mobilization Application Area Energy, CA USA 27
  28. 28. Coker Unit Crude Sludge Recovery Within an oil refinery both T&D and handling costs for crude waste streams are high. Conventional methods of sludge removal and processing are both manpower and equipment intensive. These methods create costly repetitive and laborious activities. When such methods are utilized, the sludge literally has to be double handled (again outside the tank) at a cost significantly greater than the original removal cost. 28
  29. 29. Petromax advantages of disposing to a coker: • Petromax Sludge Conditionng is a waste minimization process without the cost of dewatering when taken to a coker unit. • Fewer temporary storage tanks are required. • Conditioned sludge remains suspended and pumpable throughout the coker injection transfer schedule. • Time consuming and additional waste generating vacuum truck wash outs are all but eliminated. • The conditioned sludge handling application allows the operational tank to be returned to service safer, faster, and in oil free condition. 29
  30. 30. Petromax Pipeline Drag Reduction Currently Petromax Technologies is testing pipeline drag reduction applications in Southern California, USA 30
  31. 31. Saxon Petrotechnologies Saxon Technologies, Sarl Tel: +41-22-548-1946 Place Bel-Air 4 Fax: +41-22-362-5557 1260 Nyon 1 Email: Switzerland Scot von Bergen svb@saxontech.com Saxon Petrotechnologies is a solutions oriented company serving oil recovery and remediation needs worldwide Petromax Barry Rosengrant www.petromaxtechnologies.com 31

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