Oil & Gas

Offshore Drilling | Onshore Drilling | Downhole Heating | Hydraulic Fracturing

Onshore and offshore, oil and gas exploration has undergone transformative change in recent years. Spurred by visionary thinking and innovative technologies the oil and gas industry is finding and extracting resources more efficiently and responsibly in locations and at depths never before considered.

Chromalox has been there every step of the way, providing innovative advanced thermal technology solutions across the entire oil and gas supply chain. From exploration and production to processing, transportation, storage, and distribution, Chromalox engineering, manufacturing, service, and support have been engaged in applying and controlling heat safely, reliably, and responsibly.

Offshore Drilling  Enhanced Oil Recovery  Downhole Heating  Hydraulic Fracturing

 

Offshore Drilling

Chromalox manufactures precision electric heat and control systems for offshore oil drilling/production platforms.

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Thaw Heaters

Immersion heaters aid in the vaporization of liquid natural gas (LNG) during transportation and distribution.

Piping Distribution

Self-regulating and constant-wattage heat trace cables are used for pipe temperature maintenance and freeze protection.

Personnel Comfort Heating

Blower, convection, and radiant heaters provide comfortable temperatures for living and work quarters and hazardous area locations.

Gas/Oil/Water Separation

Heat from circulation heaters helps separate natural gas, crude oil, and water during extraction from the well.

Knock-Out Drum Heaters

Immersion heaters heat incoming process streams to remove water contamination.

Immersion Heaters

Chromalox immersion heaters apply heat directly at virtually 100 percent efficiency. Basic piping options include threaded, flanged, or welded. Various temperature control options permit very tight process temperature control. Chromalox manufactures a large selection of designs for heating any fluid, from plain water to corrosive solutions, highly viscous oils, and for many specialized applications such as high-pressure and hazardous locations.

Sump Pump/Drain Collection

Immersion heaters are used to warm various sludge collections prior to pumping.

Tank Heating

Large-tank heaters with replaceable elements ensure proper temperatures for any liquid storage.

Steam Piping Network

Mineral-insulated heat trace cable is used for high-temperature steam piping.

Waxy Crude Heaters

Circulation heaters warm the crude oil to improve viscosities for more efficient pumping and distribution.

 

Hazardous Area/Construction Area Heating

Blower heaters can provide comfort heat in hazardous areas, while air handlers aid in paint curing and comfort heat in construction areas.

Process and Heating Control

Panels, controllers, and sensors direct heater control based on real-time operating conditions.

Humidity/Storage Control

Convection heaters are used to lower humidity in storage areas such as battery compartments or food storage.

Chromalox® Water Calorifiers

Used to heat water prior to distribution on the platform areas.

Triethylene Glycol

Immersion heaters reconcentrate the glycol mixer by boiling off water mixtures.

Fuel Gas Conditioning, Filtration, and Dew Point Heaters

Electric in-line circulation heaters preheat and dry out supply gas streams to prevent corrosive condensation from damaging expensive turbine blades.

Lube Oil Heaters

Immersion heaters maintain lube oil viscosity for compressor and hydraulic equipment, and feature replaceable element design.

Crude Oil Heating

Electric in-line heaters heat crude oil prior to the first-stage compresssor for better viscosity and separation properties.

Service and Maintenance

Regular service visits ensure optimal operating conditions and help predict needed replacements.

Standby Generator

Circulation heaters are used to warm coolant for standby emergency generators for rapid start-ups.

 

Onshore Drilling

Chromalox understands the unique challenges that oil and gas facility plant builders, managers, and maintenance personnel face. We have the knowledge, experience base, local support, and technical skills to meet those challenges with you.

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications

 

Potable Water Piping

Heat tracing is used in cold weather climates to maintain the temperature of heated water pipelines and protect cold water pipelines from freezing.

Potable Water Tanks

Electric heaters are used to heat potable water for on-site utilities such as drinking, shower, and wash-down systems.

On-Site Offices & Living Quarters

Blower, convection, and radiant heaters provide comfortable temperatures for work and living quarters.

 

Carbon Dioxide Treating

Circulation heaters pre-heat carbon dioxide gas prior to injection for efficient extraction operation.

Separation Tank Heating

Using immersion heaters, temperature stratification helps to separate mix fluids, such as water, mud, and chemicals.

Service and Maintenance

Regular service visits ensure optimal operating conditions and help predict needed replacements.

 

Downhole Heating & Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Applications

 

Drilling Mud Piping Distribution

Self-regulating and constant-wattage heat trace cables are used for pipe temperature maintenance and freeze protection.

Drilling Mud Storage Tanks

Heaters are used to maintain or improve the viscosity or density of recirculating fluids for improved drilling efficiencies.

Waxy Crude Heaters

Circulation heaters warm the crude oil to improve viscosities for more efficient pumping and distribution.

Downhole Heating

Submersible electric heaters warm viscous oils for easy extraction from the well.

 

Comfort Heating

Blower, convection, and radiant heaters provide comfortable temperatures inside operation buildings.

Steam Piping Network

Mineral-insulated heat trace cable is used for temperature maintenance in high-temperature steam piping.

Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage

Precision control of the steam quality used in horizontal wells can be accomplished with circulation heaters and SCR power control during extraction of heavy crude oil and bitumen.

Oil Transmission

Skin-effect pipe heating, above- or below-ground, keeps oil warm for long distance transmission.

 

 

Hydraulic Fracturing Applications

 

Tank Heating

Large-tank heaters with replaceable elements guard against fluids freezing in cold climates.

Frac Tank Manifolds

Circulation heaters warm fluids being pumped through cold manifolds to avoid freezing.

Knock-Out Tanks

“Heater treater” tanks use replaceable-element-design heaters to separate gas and liquid mixtures.

 

Condensation Tanks

Electric immersion heaters help maintain temperatures to prevent condensation from forming in natural gas removed from the well.

Gas Transmission

Fuel gas conditioning, filter/separator, slug catchers, storage tanks, regulator skids—all use electric heat during transmission.