Clariant to exhibit and present papers at SPE International Oilfield Conferences

- Clariant Oil Services' Jonathan Wylde to serve as program committee chair for SPE Conference on Oilfield Scale

- Three technical papers from Clariant Oil Services to be presented during sessions at the May 12-15, 2014 conferences

May 02, 2014, 09:20 ET from Clariant

HOUSTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will make significant contributions to the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Corrosion and Oilfield Scale, taking place May 12-15, 2014, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Clariant Oil Services' Jonathan Wylde, Global Head of Application Development, will chair the Oilfield Scale Conference, held May 14-15.

Clariant Oil Services representatives will present a paper focusing on corrosion inhibitor selection and performance at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Corrosion, while two papers detailing scale control, best practices and breakthroughs will be covered at the Oilfield Scale Conference. In addition, Clariant Oil Services will present a poster titled, "The Challenges Associated with Reaction Products Left in Scale Inhibitor Species After Radical Polymerization," as well as sponsor the Proceedings CDs, which all attendees receive as part of their registration.

Andrew MacDonald, Strategic Account Manager for Clariant Oil Services UK, will co-chair the Tuesday, May 13 Technical Session 3: Chemical Inhibitor Treatments, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. MacDonald will present laboratory findings from Clariant's paper, "Understanding the Impact of Field Development and Changing Fluid Compositions on Corrosion Inhibitor Selection and Performance."

On Thursday, May 15, the Oilfield Scale Conference's Session 5: Current Practice for Unconventional Scale and Scale Control, held from 9 – 10:30 a.m., will feature session chairs discussing subject matter from Clariant's paper, "Sulfide Scale Control in Produced Water Handling and Injection Systems: Best Practices and Global Experience Overview." Session 6: Emerging Innovation for Unconventional Scale Control, held from 11 a.m.12:30 p.m., will include detailed findings from Clariant's "Sulfide Scale Control: A High Efficacy Breakthrough Using an Innovative Class of Polymeric Inhibitors," which focuses on the developing area of research for sulfide scale prevention through the use of chemistry.

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2013 the company employed a total workforce of 18,099. In the financial year 2013, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.076 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on four pillars: managing businesses for profitability, research & development and innovation, growth in emerging markets, and repositioning of the portfolio.

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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