MacDermid Offshore Solutions launches organic and biodegradable lubricant

Offshore Egyp reduced t AdobeStock 38746020MacDermid Offshore Solutions, the leading provider of high-performance and environmentally-friendly products for the offshore oil and gas industry, has expanded its product line with the release of Oceanic EL 08, a new organic and biodegradable lubricant 

Oceanic EL 08 is a safe and efficient alternative to flammable or hazardous solvents and corrosion inhibitors used in umbilicals. Customers can safely use Oceanic EL 08 to fill, test and store umbilicals.  Low viscosity and minimal hazards make it possible to pump Oceanic EL 08 into long umbilicals both on land and offshore efficiently. It requires minimal effort and saves the expense of flushing or displacing aqueous alternatives in certain cases. Users can avoid environmental concerns and costs associated with collection and disposal of water-based fluids that cannot be put into production streams or chemical injection lines.  

Oceanic EL 08 is compatible with oil-soluble production chemicals for the safe and efficient venting to production. Users do not need to change the oil soluble fluid before going into production, which eliminates the time, physical challenge and potential flow assurance concerns associated with changing fluids in chemical injection lines.

Eric Handley, MacDermid’s vice president of Technology, said, "MacDermid's tireless commitment to environmental leadership and sustainable products has enabled responsible operation of hydraulic, electric and hydroelectric equipment used in energy exploration and production for decades. Looking forward, MacDermid will continue creating sustainable, environmental lubricants and fluids needed for energy transition to subsea electrification and carbon capture projects.” 


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