Oil & Gas

StarChem has been manufacturing specialty chemicals for over 50 years. With this experience we strive to bring innovative solutions to our customers around the world. We offer a broad range of chemistries and technologies to many industrial and consumer markets. Our specialty chemicals are used in upstream oil and gas applications by oilfield formulators and service companies. These applications include drilling, productions, stimulation, unconventional oil and gas recovery and transportation. StarChem focuses on innovation, environmentally responsible solutions and high performance chemicals for challenging technical environments. StarChem has a flexible organization and substantial chemical reaction capabilities as well as in-house blending. Our technologies provide solutions to reduce failure risk, increase operability and extend the equipment life of oil and gas production facilities. Please review our list of chemistries and contact us to discuss how we can partner to find solutions to fit your chemical needs.

Chemical

ProcessesChemical FunctionsStarChem Chemistries & Capabilities
DrillingFoaming, corrosion inhibition, rheology modification, scale control, day and shale stabilization, dispersants, lubricants, emulsifiers, and foam controlBetaines, hydroxysultaines, alkyl ether sulfates, quaternary ammomium salts (quats), fatty esters, imidazolines, phosphate esters, dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS), fatty amides, silicones, polysorbate esters and PEG esters.
CementingFoaming, corrosion control, and wettersBetaines, hydroxysultaines, alkyl ether sulfates, quaternary ammomium salts (quats), fatty esters, imidazolines, phosphate esters, dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS), fatty amides, silicones, polysorbate esters and PEG esters.
CompletionCorrosion inhibition, emulsifiers, and wettersBetaines, hydroxysultaines, alkyl ether sulfates, quaternary ammomium salts (quats), fatty esters, imidazolines, phosphate esters, dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS), fatty amides, silicones, polysorbate esters and PEG esters.
StimulationFoaming, corrosion inhibition, rheology modification, wetters, friction reducers, gellants, dispersants, lubricants, emulsifiers, and foam controlBetaines, hydroxysultaines, alkyl ether sulfates, quaternary ammomium salts (quats), fatty esters, imidazolines, phosphate esters, dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS), fatty amides, silicones, polysorbate esters and PEG esters.
ProductionFoaming, corrosion inhibition, hydrogen sulfide control (H2S), gellants, emulsifiers, demulsifiers, wetters, and scale controlBetaines, hydroxysultaines, alkyl ether sulfates, quaternary ammomium salts (quats), fatty esters, imidazolines, phosphate esters, dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS), fatty amides, silicones, polysorbate esters and PEG esters.
TransportationCorrosion inhibition, cleaners, and foam controlBetaines, hydroxysultaines, alkyl ether sulfates, quaternary ammomium salts (quats), fatty esters, imidazolines, phosphate esters, dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS), fatty amides, silicones, polysorbate esters and PEG esters.
RemediationCleaners, wetters, scale control, biocide, foam controlBetaines, hydroxysultaines, alkyl ether sulfates, quaternary ammomium salts (quats), fatty esters, imidazolines, phosphate esters, dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS), fatty amides, silicones, polysorbate esters and PEG esters.
BlendingBroad in-house blending and customized chemical reactionsBetaines, hydroxysultaines, alkyl ether sulfates, quaternary ammomium salts (quats), fatty esters, imidazolines, phosphate esters, dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS), fatty amides, silicones, polysorbate esters and PEG esters.
Custom & Contract ManufacturingVarious reaction and compounding capabilities for customers requiring specific needsBetaines, hydroxysultaines, alkyl ether sulfates, quaternary ammomium salts (quats), fatty esters, imidazolines, phosphate esters, dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS), fatty amides, silicones, polysorbate esters and PEG esters.

Product Offerings

Amphoteric Surfactants

ChemistriesStarChem ProductChemical NamePhysical StateActivity %pHSpecial Properties
BetainesStarSurf CAPBCocamidopropyl betaineLiquid306-8Foaming agent, viscosity builder & wetter
StarSurf CAPB 50Cocamidopropyl betaineLiquid376-8Foaming agent, viscosity builder & wetter
StarSurf H-CAPBCocamidopropyl betaineLiquid306-8Foaming agent, viscosity builder & wetter
StarSurf LAPBLaurylamidopropyl betaineLiquid306-8Foaming agent, viscosity builder & wetter
Amine OxidesStarSurf CAPOxCocamidopropylamine oxideLiquid306-8Excellent foam booster and detergent and viscosity builder
StarSurf LAPOxLauryl amidopropylamine oxideLiquid306-8Offers excellent bleach stability and viscosity builder
StarSurf LMAPOLauryl-myristyl amidopropylamine oxideLiquid306-8Offers excellent bleach stability and viscosity builder
StarSurf LOxLaurylamine oxideLiquid306-8Excellent bleach stable foamer and viscosity builder
StarSurf MOxMyristylamine oxideLiquid306-8Excellent bleach stable foamer and viscosity builder
HydroxysultainesStarSurf CAPHSCocamidopropyl hydroxysultaineLiquid306-8Alkaline stable foaming agent and is a viscosity builder. Thermal stable
StarSurf CAPHS 50Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaineLiquid446-8Alkaline stable foaming agent and is a viscosity builder. Thermal stable
StarSurf LAPHSLauramidopropyl hydroxysultaineLiquid306-8Alkaline stable foaming agent and is a viscosity builder. Thermal stable
SulfonatesStarSurf DOSSDioctylsulfosuccinate (DOSS)Liquid706.5-7.5Excellent foamer and re-wetter (variety of diluents available)
StarSurf DDBSASulfonates alkyl benzeneLiquid1005.5-7Excellent all-purpose foaming agent, demulsifier properties
StarSurf ES 814Ammonium alkyl-ether sulfatesLiquid605.5-7Excellent all-purpose foaming agent
StarSurf ES 814 HGAmmonium alkyl-ether sulfatesLiquid605.5-7Excellent all-purpose foaming agent. Non-flammable
StarTex AC Conc.Alkyldiphenyloxide disulfonateLiquid458-10Excellent solubility and stability in acidic, alkaline, bleach & other oxidizing systems
PhosphatesStarSurf P-90Phosphated alcohol ehoxylateLiquid908-10Efficient hydrotrope and coupling agent for organics and salts
StarSurf Phos 2672Triethylamine phosphateLiquid603-5Effective scale inhibitor for calcium and other alkaline compounds
StarSurf Phos 361Phosphated alcoholLiquid1003-5Cleaner, efficient hydrotrope and coupling agent for organics and salts

Anionic Surfactants

ChemistriesStarChem ProductChemical NamePhysical StateActivity %pHSpecial Properties
SulfonatesStarSurf DOSSDioctylsulfosuccinate (DOSS)Liquid706.5-7.5Excellent foamer and re-wetter (variety of diluents available)
StarSurf DDBSASulfonates alkyl benzeneLiquid1005.5-7Excellent all-purpose foaming agent, demulsifier properties
StarSurf ES 814Ammonium alkyl-ether sulfatesLiquid605.5-7Excellent all-purpose foaming agent
StarSurf ES 814 HGAmmonium alkyl-ether sulfatesLiquid605.5-7Excellent all-purpose foaming agent. Non-flammable
StarTex AC Conc.Alkyldiphenyloxide disulfonateLiquid458-10Excellent solubility and stability in acidic, alkaline, bleach & other oxidizing systems
PhosphatesStarSurf P-90Phosphated alcohol ehoxylateLiquid908-10Efficient hydrotrope and coupling agent for organics and salts
StarSurf Phos 2672Triethylamine phosphateLiquid603-5Effective scale inhibitor for calcium and other alkaline compounds
StarSurf Phos 361Phosphated alcoholLiquid1003-5Cleaner, efficient hydrotrope and coupling agent for organics and salts
StarSurf Phos 801Phosphated alcoholLiquid1003-5Cleaner, efficient hydrotrope and coupling agent for organics and salts
StarSurfWFFSurfactant blendLiquid464-6Excellent detergent stable with peroxides

Surfactants (Specialties)

ChemistriesStarChem ProductChemical NamePhysical StateActivity %pHSpecial Properties
AmidesStarSurf CDEA 11Cocamide DEA (diethanolamide)Liquid1009-10Efficient foamer and rheology modifier
StarSurf CDEA 11Cocamide DEA (diethanolamide)Liquid1009-10Efficient foamer and rheology modifier
Formulated Alcohol EthoxylatesStarSurf DASurfactant blendLiquid996-7Low foaming wetter
StarSurf CMSSurfactant blendLiquid506.5-7.5Good resistance to alkali, acids, and salts
Formulated CationicsStarSurf 2745Surfactant blendLiquid826.5-8.5Very good degreaser and effective in alkaline conditions
Formulated AnionicsStarSurf 2914Surfactant blendLiquid506.5-8.5Good resistance to alkali and salts. Very stable foamer over a broad pH range
StarSurf 2754Surfactant blendLiquid406.5-8.5Excellent degreaser stable over a wide pH range

Nonionics

StarChem offers a wide range of alkoxylated alcohols. Please contact your StarChem representative for more information on products that we have available for Oilfield.

Cationics

ChemistriesStarChem ProductChemical NamePhysical StateActivity %pHSpecial Properties
Quaternary Amines (Quats)StarQuat 300Dicocodimethyl ammonium chlorideLiquid756-8Cationic emulsifier for mineral seal oils. Promotes beading and rapid drying of rinse water
StarQuat 300 HFDicocodimethyl ammonium chlorideLiquid756-8Cationic emulsifier for mineral seal oils. Promotes beading and rapid drying of rinse water. High flash point version
StarQuat BAP 75Benzyl Alkyl-Pyridine QuatLiquid707-9Oil soluble corrosion inhibitor user in formulated products
StarQuat BTMAC 60Benzyltrimethylammonium ChlorideLiquid606-8Clay and shale stabilization
StarQuat CETAC 30Cetyl Trimethyl Ammonium ChlorideLiquid306-8Cationic emulsifier used as a conditioner in hair styling aids, creams, and lotions, to provide conditioning and softening
StarQuat DCE 1214Bisquat of dichloroethyl ether and C12-C14 dimethylamineLiquid706-8Efficient water soluble corrosion inhibitor
StarQuat CS-90Polyquaternary ChlorideLiquid606-8Excellent corrosion inhibitor for HCI environments
StarQuat ESL Conc.Benzyltriethylammonium ChlorideLiquid606-8Cationic surface active compound that improves degreasing efficiency
ADBAC QuatsStarQuat LBAC 80C12-14 alkyl-benzylammonium ChorideLiquid856-8Efficient water soluble cationic emulsifier and corrosion inhibitor. Solvent is isopropanol and water
StarQuat LBAC 80 ETOHC12-14 alkyl-benzylammonium ChorideLiquid856-8Efficient water soluble cationic emulsifier and corrosion inhibitor. Solvent is isopropanol and water
StarQuat T-85C12-14 alkyl-benzylammonium ChorideLiquid816-8Efficient water soluble cationic surfactant and corrosion inhibitor
StarQuat T-80C12-14 alkyl-benzylammonium ChorideLiquid816-8Water free cationic surfactant and corrosion inhibitor
StarQuat T-50C12-14 alkyl-benzylammonium ChorideLiquid506-8Efficient water soluble cationic surfactant and corrosion inhibitor

Silicones Fluids

StarChem offers a wide range of polydimethylsiloxanes (5 cSt to 60000 cSt). Please contact your StarChem Sales representative for more information.

Foam Control

ChemistriesStarChem ProductChemical NamePhysical StateActivity %pHSpecial Properties
SiliconeStarSil AC 1083Silicone CompoundLiquid1007-9Versatile silicone formulation base for most industrial applications
StarSil AF 2577Silicone EmulsionLiquid106-8Very high performing low concentration silicone defoamer
StarSil PD 250Silicone EmulsionLiquid407-9High performing defoamer for the alkaline conditions
StarSil PD 30Silicone EmulsionLiquid257-9Versatile industrial defoamer
Non-SiliconeStarDefoam 354Mineral OilLiquid1006-8Versatile mineral oil defoamer for most industrial applications
StarDefoam PMD 100PolymericLiquid1006-8Concentrated defoamer for extreme industrial foaming conditions

Imidazolines/Amines

StarChem ProductChemical NamePhysical StateActivity %pHSpecial Properties
StarSoft 2669Fatty Imidazoline Ethyl-Sulfate QuatLiquid1005-7Formulation additive, corrosion inhibitor, scale control, and wetter
StarChem TOA 80 DQFatty Imidazoline Ethyl-Sulfate QuatLiquid807-10Formulation additive, corrosion inhibitor, scale control, and wetter
StarChem TOD 60TOFA ImidazolineLiquid10010-11Formulation additive, corrosion inhibitor, scale control, and wetter

Triazines

StarChem ProductChemical NamePhysical StateActivity %pHSpecial Properties
StarChem TriazineHexahydtrotriazineLiquid786-8Excellent H2S scavenger

StarChem makes customized triazine blends using various solvents and manufactured to any level of activity.

Other Chemistries

StarChem ProductChemical NamePhysical StateActivity %pHSpecial Properties
StarTex PL Extra Conc.EDTALiquid4011Scale control
StarChem Metyl SoyateMethyl EsterLiquid100N/AEco-friendly solvent. Good for cutting oil and grease