Oil Soluble

Oil Soluble Demulsifier

Product Description:

In the oil and gas industry, demulsifiers are chemical agents used to separate water from crude oil and gas. Demulsifiers are especially useful in offshore production facilities where space is limited, and the separation of oil and water is critical for the efficient operation of the facility.

An oil soluble demulsifier is a type of demulsifier that is designed to be soluble in oil. This means that it can be added directly to the crude oil or gas stream, where it will dissolve and begin to work on breaking up the water-oil emulsion. Oil soluble demulsifiers work by destabilizing the emulsion and causing the water droplets to coalesce or come together into larger droplets. This makes it easier for the water to be separated from the oil using gravity separation, centrifugation, or other separation methods.

Oil soluble demulsifiers are typically made from surfactants or surface-active agents, which are chemicals that can reduce the surface tension between oil and water. Common oil soluble demulsifiers in the oil and gas industry include alkylphenol ethoxylates, polyethylene glycols, and glycol ethers. The specific type of demulsifier used will depend on the properties of the crude oil or gas produced and the separation equipment used.


  • Improved oil recovery:
    When emulsions are present in oil wells, they can reduce oil flow rate and clog production equipment. Using oil soluble demulsifiers helps to break down the emulsions, allowing the oil to flow more freely and increasing the overall recovery of oil.
  • Increased efficiency:
    By separating oil and water, demulsifiers reduce the amount of water that needs to be processed, reducing costs and increasing efficiency.
  • Longer equipment life:
    Emulsions can be corrosive and can cause damage to production equipment. Using demulsifiers helps to prevent corrosion and prolong the life of the equipment.
  • Reduced environmental impact:
    When oil and water are separated, treating and disposing of the water is easier. This can help to reduce the environmental impact of oil production.
  • Consistent quality:
    Oil soluble demulsifiers can help to ensure the consistent quality of the oil produced by reducing variations in the water content and other impurities.