Clariant Oil Services to exhibit capabilities of Brazilian Center of Excellence at Rio Oil & Gas Expo - Newly opened technology center is research hub for oil and gas industry

- Company will also present three technical papers at conference

HOUSTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clariant Oil Services will present the capabilities and advanced technology of its newly opened Brazilian Center of Excellence at the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference on September 17-20, 2012, at the Riocentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro.

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Clariant Oil Services Center of Excellence in Brazil began operations in June and is focused on developing solutions for the oil and gas market. Among the center's main lines of research is the development of high-performance, multi-functional products that facilitate supply logistics in the farthest exploration and production locations. The Brazilian center collaborates with Clariants' other global Centers of Excellence, in Frankfurt, Aberdeen, and Houston, promoting synergies that are essential to generate innovation.

"We're excited to share the world-class capabilities of our Brazilian Center of Excellence with global clients and partners," said Carlos Tooge, Vice President of Clariant Oil Services in Latin America. "The installation of a sophisticated technology facility in Brazil strengthens Clariant Oil Services' activities by generating research and development that helps the oil industry overcome the countless challenges in new deepwater exploration frontiers."

Clariant's exhibit will be located at booths A03 and A05 in Pavilion 1. Clariant Oil Services will also present three papers at the conference, including:

  • Further Developments and Field Deployment of Phosphorus Functionalized Polymeric Scale Inhibitors, Alex R. Thornton, Ph.D., Product Specialist — Clariant Oil Services; Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Room 201A.
  • Development and Qualification of Ultrasorb F300: H2S Mass Absorber in Natural Gas, Marco Antonio Logli, Laboratory Coordinator – Clariant Catalysis & Energy; Sept. 18, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Room 202 A/B.
  • Corrosion Inhibitors for Oil and Gas, Cleia Marcon, Application Development Chemist – Clariant Oil Services; Digital Poster, Sept. 20, 3:45 to 4 p.m., Pavilion 5, 1st floor.

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Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed 22,149 employees on December 31, 2011. In the financial year 2011, Clariant recorded a turnover of around CHF 7.4 billion. Clariant is divided into eleven business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals. Clariant focuses on creating value by investing in future profitable and sustainable growth, which is based on four strategic pillars: Improving profitability, innovation as well as research and development, dynamic growth in emerging markets, and optimizing the portfolio through complementary acquisitions or divestments.

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Clariant Oil Services is a leading provider of chemical technologies and services to the oil, pipeline and refinery industries. A global business with headquarters in Houston, Texas, Clariant Oil Services is represented in all major oil and gas locations. From deepwater exploration to refining, Clariant Oil Services provides chemical products and services designed to reduce customer costs, decrease operational risks and improve production efficiency.

Clariant Oil Services operates state-of-the-art R&D and applications laboratories in the United States, Scotland, Germany, Brazil and Indonesia, as well as an environmental testing laboratory in Norway. Clariant Oil Services' industry experience is supported by a dedicated global technical services network, providing a unique position from which to address and resolve customer challenges anywhere in the world, now and in the future.

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