Clariant’s digital chemicals management

Veritrax couples real time field data with the chemicals supply chain.

Switzerland-headquartered chemicals specialist Clariant has announced an upgrade to its ‘Veritrax,’ ‘intelligent’ chemicals management system. Veritrax is chemical control, monitoring and ordering system that optimizes chemical management tasks and labor-intensive processes. A ‘significant’ reduction in total operating costs is claimed from the platform that deploys ‘industry-leading’ automation and cloud-based technologies to optimize the chemical supply chain, ensure maximum production uptime, and provide operators with more control of their chemical spend.

Veritrax can be integrated with existing Scada and systems to provide real-time data to a laptop or smartphone. Users can monitor multiple data streams, such as well production and chemical injection rates, and to optimize inventory management, with new chemical deliveries coordinated automatically. Additionally, continuous system monitoring alerts the operator to potential problems, allowing rapid interventions to minimize production losses.

The system provides chemical pump control and data analysis to help ensure that the correct chemical is delivered at the wellsite, at optimum dosage levels. Online surveillance aligns production rate data streams with analytical results uploaded from the field or lab, allowing for trending analysis and the troubleshooting of problematic wells. Clariant Oil Services head Jon Rogers said, ‘The priorities for the oil and gas industry are risk management, production efficiency and cost optimization. IT is playing an increasingly important role for oil and gas companies as they look for ways to optimize all aspects of their operations.’ More from Clariant.

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