Clariant Oil Services Wins 2012 'World Oil' Award

-Company's PHASETREAT products named 'Best Production Chemicals'

-Products praised for focus on sustainability targets and research and development

Oct 29, 2012, 09:00 ET from Clariant Oil Services

HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clariant Oil Services' PHASETREAT suite of products has been named "Best Production Chemicals" by World Oil magazine, a leading oil and gas trade journal, as part of its 2012 World Oil Awards titled "Innovations for the Future."

The PHASETREAT products were commended for successfully separating the industry's emulsified oil and water for more than 50 years, while ensuring that environmental regulatory compliance  and sustainability targets are met.

"We're thrilled to receive this award and honored to be recognized by our peers and fellow innovators in the industry," said Nick Phillips, Clariant Oil Services' Head of Marketing, Technology and Key Accounts. "It is crucial to remain innovative in the oil and gas industry, and this award is proof that Clariant Oil Services' focus on sustainable solutions will allow the company to continue to grow and develop industry-leading technologies. This award recognizes all the teams and individuals responsible for the development of the PHASETREAT technology; from our R&D synthesis chemists, Application Development Chemists and sales and marketing groups."

The award was presented at the 2012 World Oil Awards gala on October 18 at The Houstonian Hotel in Houston. It was the publication's eleventh year of honoring the upstream energy industry's top innovators and innovations.

Clariant Oil Services' SCALETREAT TP products were also named a finalist in the "Best Production Chemicals" category, and Dr. Jonathan Wylde, Global Application Development Manager, was named a finalist in the "Innovative Thinker" category.





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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 produced a turnover of 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.

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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