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Product range guide
NEOFLO* fluids help to reduce the risks associated with offshore discharges without sacrificing performance.
Because drilling environments vary, we offer three product series with varying levels of environmental performance profiles - Premium, Enhanced and Standard - to better match fluid needs to drilling requirements.
NEOFLO products are clear and colourless liquids and most are odourless. Many NEOFLO products have the optimum pour points, viscosity profile, and flash points required for both deep- and shallow-water applications.
NEOFLO 1 Premium Series
These olefin fluids comply with offshore discharge regulations in the Gulf of Mexico set by the US Government's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
|NEOFLO 1-58||Gulf of Mexico compliant¹ internal olefin designed for deep- and shallow-water applications.|
|NEOFLO 1-68||Gulf of Mexico compliant¹ alpha olefin designed for shallow-water applications.|
¹ Gulf of Mexico Compliant:
i) PAH < 10 ppm according to EPA 1654
ii) Toxicity equal to or less than 65:35 1618IO reference fluid according to ASTM E-1367
iii) Biodegradation equal to or greater than 65:35 1618IO reference fluid according to modified ISO 11734.
NEOFLO 2 Enhanced Alpha Olefins Series
These olefin fluids biodegrade under aerobic and anaerobic conditions but are not compliant with sediment toxicity standards for offshore discharge in the Gulf or Mexico as set by the US Government's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
|NEOFLO 2-46||Alpha olefin fluid that biodegrades under anaerobic conditions. Designed for deep- and shallow-water applications.|
|NEOFLO 2-48||Alpha olefin fluid that biodegrades under anaerobic conditions. Designed for deep-and shallow-water applications.|
BIO-BASE™ with NEOFLO 3 Standard Paraffin Series
These paraffin fluids are ideal as diesel or low toxicity mineral oil replacements and for use in zero-discharge offshore operations or land operations.For this product line, Shell Chemicals manufacture paraffin ingredients for drilling applications under the NEOFLO trade name. The NEOFLO ingredients are turned over to Shrieve Chemical Products Company, which will market paraffin base fluids under the BIO-BASE™ trade name.
BIO-BASE™ is a registered trademark of Shrieve Chemical Products Company.
|BIO-BASE product||NEOFLO ingredients||Key features|
|BIO-BASE 300||NEOFLO 3-14||Linear synthetic paraffin absent of PAH. Designed to replace diesel or low toxicity mineral oils.|
|BIO-BASE 360||NEOFLO 3-14 and NEOFLO 3-56||Mixture of synthetic linear and regular branched paraffins with high flashpoint, very low pour point, and absent of PAH. Designed to replace diesel or low toxicity mineral oils in severe climates or where low vapour pressure fluids are required.|
|BIO-BASE 560||NEOFLO 3-14
||Mixture of synthetic linear and traditional linear paraffins absent of PAH with a high flashpoint. Designed to replace diesel or low toxicity mineral oils where low vapour pressure fluids are required.|
Limitations on use of NEOFLO 3
WARNING: FOR PARAFFIN BASE FLUIDS
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT FOR DRILLING OPERATIONS INVOLVING MARINE DISCHARGE OF CUTTINGS CONTAINING THIS PRODUCT. DO NOT DISCHARGE THIS PRODUCT OR DRILL CUTTINGS CONTAINING THIS PRODUCT INTO ENVIRONMENTS THAT MAY BE OR MAY BECOME ANAEROBIC (ABSENT OF OXYGEN). Anaerobic conditions are likely to exist at the seafloor and within cuttings piles in certain conditions. Testing jointly developed by the E&P industry and the US EPA indicates that this product does not biodegradable anaerobically.
LAND DRILLING AND ZERO DISCHARGE OPERATIONS
THIS PRODUCT SHOULD ONLY BE USED FOR LAND DRILLING OPERATIONS AND ZERO DISCHARGE OPERATIONS WHERE DRILL CUTTINGS ARE MANAGED VIA ACCEPTED CUTTINGS MANAGEMENT PRACTICES SUCH AS INJECTION, THERMAL TREATMENT, LAND FARMING, OR COMPOSTING. Similar to diesel cuttings, if drill cuttings containing this product are discharged to or placed in the environment, best cuttings management practices should be used.