WIRELINE LUBRICANTS & SEALANTS
Building on the successes of our hydrocarbon and hydrogen sulphide (H2S) resistant valve lubricants, our range of wireline lubricants and sealants have been developed from hydrocarbon resistant synthetic base oils with controlled viscosity profiles to create a dynamic seal around the moving braided wireline and cables in high-pressure environments, preventing the escape of wellbore corrosive gases and fluids between the flow tube inner diameter and wireline outer diameter during these critical operations.
Extensive testing of our V-Series Wireline Fluids has proven the range to provide
WIRELINE LUBRICANTS FOR DIFFERENT OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES
V300 RLWI (Riserless Light Well Intervention)
V300 RLWI (Riserless Light Well Intervention) Wireline lubricant, also HOCNF Yellow Category, was developed in association with a leading Subsea Intervention Equipment Manufacturer and is also suitable for low temperature applications.
V500 Wireline lubricant is a fully synthetic HOCNF certified Yellow Category fluid. Extensive testing has proven V500 to provide excellent sealing performance. V500 is not prone to polymerisation and helps keep the equipment and rig floor clean.
V1000 Wireline lubricant offers excellent corrosion protection in H2S environments and is frequently used with slickline to enhance the service life of the wire and provide protection both running into the well and later when spooled.
V1500 wireline lubricant is highly viscous and contains no solids to offer an alternative for hot climates where greater viscosity is demanded. Resistant to produced well fluids and gases, V1500 also contains anti-wear, anti-corrosion and anti-oxidation additives for added protection.
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Our range of advanced lubricants for the Oil and Gas industry have been proven to deliver increased valve integrity, enhanced functionality and a more cost effective operation for our customers around the globe.
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WIRELINE LUBRICANTS - ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS
Operators are strongly encouraged to select wireline greases that are environmentally friendly to limit the environmental impact of accidental spillage and potential consequences when reporting any incidents to regulators. Choosing an environmentally friendly wireline fluid also makes it easier to apply for and obtain offshore usage permits in locations with stricter regulations and controls.
The North Sea – HOCNFThe North Sea’s HOCNF (Harmonised Offshore Chemical Notification Format) classifies products by their chemical formulations into colour categories. These colour bands determine how a product can be used and discharged in Norway’s offshore oil and gas industry and is determined by their impact on the marine environment. For a product discharge permit to be granted, the product must pass the biodegradability, aquatic toxicity and bioaccumulation tests specified by the Harmonised Offshore Chemical Notification Format. The product is then put into the green or yellow category. Products that do not meet this criterion and pose a risk to the environment are put into a red or black category, depending on their environmental impact.
As a signatory to The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR Convention), the UK requires all chemicals used in connection with offshore petroleum activities to comply with OSPAR Decisions and Recommendations. The Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS), operated in accordance with the requirements of the HOCNF, manages chemical use and discharge by the UK and Netherlands offshore petroleum industries. The scheme is regulated in the UK by BEIS (Depart for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) using scientific and environmental advice from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) and Marine Scotland. Chemical companies are required to submit a HOCNF, together with an up-to-date safety data sheet (SDS), to CEFAS to notify (or register) chemical products that will be used or discharged in the marine environment.
The North Sea – CEFAS
Proving Environmental PerformanceWireline fluids are proven to be biodegradable through tests such as the Marine BODIS test or the OECD 306, which both use sea water as the medium. Sometimes the OECD 301B test which is a freshwater test is also used. A further criterion the lubricant must fulfil includes being demonstrably non-toxic towards fish, algae and sediment re-worker invertebrates if the preparation is denser than sea water. All components of the wireline formulation must be declared and the use of harmful or toxic additives is strictly controlled. An additional consideration is whether a wireline fluid is film-forming. Products with a lower density than sea water and with low biodegradability will tend to form persistent slicks over large areas of water, which is obviously undesirable. These slicks produce a noticeable sheen on the water, which is clearly visible, sometimes over many kilometres.
Our V300 RLWI and V500 Wireline Lubricants meet the necessary environmental criteria for safe use in offshore oil and gas operations, and offer enhanced sealing capabilities, oxidation and corrosion protection, alongside high-performance at low temperatures.
DID YOU KNOW?
V500 WIRELINE FLUID IS A HOCNF YELLOW PRODUCT THAT IS RESISTANT TO PRODUCED WELL FLUIDS AND GASSES (INCLUDING H2S)