PETROZENE Business Benefits


In transportation of oil in tanker trucks, rail cars, or barges, the build up paraffin and asphaltene residues causes lost revenue due to:

  • Reduced load capacity as buildup increases
  • Labor intensive steam cleaning, addition of heat, or other expensive chemicals
  • Hazardous waste products produced through cleaning are expensive to dispose of or process
  • Metal damage due to parraffins and asphaltenes eating at the metal if not cleaned
  • Significant downtime for cleaning, especially for barges or tankers which can take months and hundreds of thousands of dollars to clean, including demurrage costs

Petrozene™ provides a solution that effectively converts a cost to a revenue

  • Petrozene™ is blended in directly at small volumes with the oil or other hydrocarbon
  • Petrozene works while in transit in rail cars, trucks, or barges to break down the build up, so the transport never has to go out of service
  • Keeps oil from solidifying and forming caking layers in equipment and pipelines
  • Reduces tar residue and separation
  • Petrozene™ has been conclusively shown to be effective in the de-emulsification of production tanks by lowering the BS&W of the oil
  • All the dissolved paraffins and asphaltenes can be discharged with the Petrozene™ and the oil

Oil Wells

The effects of paraffin and asphaltene (tar) deposition in oil wellbores can be significant. Deposits in the wellbore, feedlines, and in the case of asphaltenes, sometimes in the formation, gradually choke production. Unless removed, these deposits will eventually stop oil flow. Usually asphaltenes form part of the paraffin deposit, complicating removal problems.

However, well treatment with Petrozene™ has been shown to:

  • Significantly increase production in marginal wells, by 30% or more in some cases
  • Result in potential increase in oil and gas production through formation injection


When crude is delivered to the refinery, it carries with it the paraffins and asphaltenes, which also can be deposited in piping and flowlines over time and create flow restrictions. It also builds up in the bottom of storage tanks. All of this requires expensive cleaning, typically resulting in the need for hazardous waste disposal, as well as costly downtime. However, Petrozene can save money for the refinery through:

  • Cleaning piping and flowlines quicker through circulation of the Petrozene, resulting in less downtime
  • Preventing buildup of paraffins and asphaltenes in tubing, flowlines, lead lines, treaters, stock tanks, pipelines, pumps & separators in the first place
  • Dissolving the bottoms in the storage tanks so they can be pumped out, and in most cases sold rather than disposed of as hazardous waste