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The Problem

Heavy and extra heavy oil can be expensive to produce. Contaminants are attracted to the surface charge of the oil. Just like magnet opposites attract and form a contaminated bond that can be difficult to break. This bond reduces the value of the produced crude, increases transport costs and safety risk associated with production.

LOW-PROFIT MARGIN

CUSTOMERS: Low or even negative profit margin

CURRENT TECHNOLOGY: High CAPEX and OPEX

GLOBAL DECARBONIZATION EFFORT

CUSTOMERS: Addressing efforts to decarbonize

CURRENT TECHNOLOGY: Do not address decarbonization

SAFETY CULTURE

CUSTOMERS: Are required to operate under strict safety requirements

CURRENT TECHNOLOGY: Puts human operators at increased risk including H2S exposure

EMERGING DIGITIZATION AND AUTOMATION

CUSTOMERS: Are embracing emerging digitization and automation technology

IMPROVED PRODUCTION QUALITY

PROVIDES ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

IMPROVED WORKER SAFETY

The Alfaluz Solution

Alfaluz technology is an environmentally friendly solution that performs at ambient temperature and modifies the surface charge of contaminants to be the same as the oil creating a repelling effect. The charges repel each other, allowing for the bond to break and separation to occur. For the oilfield this means higher quality oil yield, the ability to remediate soil and water, and improved safety through the reduction of H2S.

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Meeting Canada's

OilSands

Unmet Needs

  • Meeting new H2S regulations at minimum CAPEX and OPEX
     

  • Green Gas Reduction
     

  • Process Control Automation & Internet communication and management
     

  • Increased Profit for Heavy Oil Operations

  • Alfaluz inline solution offers low CAPEX and OPEX
     

  • Reduced viscosity, density, and contaminants breaking the emulsion and elimination of H2S
     

  • Produces a higher yield of refinable oil per  barrel of crude
     

  • Safe and simple to operate using IoT to automate the operation
     

  • Substantially reduces pollution caused by oil processing

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