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Ports act like thermometers for the economy

Texas crude oil exports remain strong, so does the regional port activity

Logistics play a very important role in the economy. Ports can be seen as a thermometer of the economy and its health. The network of ports that serves the Gulf states region is an amazing collection of valuable infrastructure that enables states like Texas to be more competitive.  Together, they not only support our economy but portray how oil and gas production along with petrochemical plants shape the imports and exports through our ports. We notice a piece of good news that it is important to share here.

Port infrastructure acts like a thermometer for the economy

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Time to lower LOE: Lower your Lease Operating Expense

Q2 Technologies is committed to bringing to market the best alternatives to control H2S. We are in touch with our community and just met with sever...
Methyl Mercaptan molecule

Mercaptans 101 – The New Bad Actor

Mercaptans in crude oil – Here we explain what they are, how they are measured and how they can be removed to meet pipeline specs.  Treating mercaptans is more complicated than H2S. At Q2 Technologies we regularly remove mercaptans from crude oil and condensate using both our Pro3® and ProM®chemistries. By removing mercaptans we help producers meet pipeline requirements and help traders meet contract specifications for crude sold to refiners. 
Oil Tanker at Port

Removing mercaptans from 750,000 barrels of crude oil at port

On Saturday morning at 10:00 am we got a call from a customer. The customer requested 7 truckloads of Enviro-Solve® Pro3® to be delivered during Saturday and Sunday. 750,000 barrels of crude oil were to be loaded to an Aframax vessel at a Gulf terminal. The oil had higher levels of mercaptans than anticipated. We were able to coordinate our manufacturing and logistics teams to ensure timely manufacture and delivery of our non-amine/non-glyoxal mercaptans scavenger for crude oil applications Enviro-Solve® Pro3®. Our dedicated fleet of trucks allowed us to respond quickly and finish the project in 36 hours.
Midstream companies have added takeaway capacity to the Permian Basin

The Permian is fully de-bottlenecked now, what does this mean for you?

While only a few months ago the Permian was facing a shortage of pipeline capacity, thousands of miles from West Texas to the Gulf Coast's massive new export terminals have been completed.  Permian Basin producers currently pump 4.72 million barrels a day while pipeline takeaway capacity is 6 million barrels a day and growing.  It is expected that oil production in the Permian Basin will increase around 1 million barrels yearly, to reach 8 million barrels a day in 2023. What does this mean for independent producers, midstream operators, Permian Basin inhabitants, oilfield service companies, refiners, overseas clients?

Tanker at sea by Ayotunde Oguntoyinbo on Unsplash

New Year, a review of challenges and opportunities.

As we begin 2020, we at Q2 Technologies want to wish you the best while also helping you meet your goals, get more for your barrel and making sure we continue to offer the best in H2S removal. Whether it is logistic savings, safer working conditions, or environmentally sound products, we are here for you.

Philip Weigand, Q2 Technologies Vice President of Business Development

Announcing the addition of Philip Weigand to the Q2 Technologies Team as VicePresident of Business Development

Q2 Technologies, a specialized chemical company, adds Philip Weigand as Vice President of Business Development to their growing team. Weigand brings over ten years of business development experience in the Upstream and Midstream business. His responsibilities will be to grow the established business for Q2 Technologies, an expert in H2S and mercaptan removal solutions. Q2 Technologies specializes in increasing the value of crude oil barrels by offering several solutions:  Pro3® line of non-triazine H2S scavengers and ProM® line of non-triazine mercaptan scavengers for crude oil applications. The Pro3® /ProM® technologies currently treat over 6 million barrels of crude oil and condensate each month at major pipelines and terminals in the US.
A tanker at the Port o Corpus Christi, Texas. The cost of chartering a tanker to ship crude across the ocean has continued to soar after the attacks in Saudi Arabia. Photo: EDDIE SEAL/Bloomberg News

Domestic crude producers face surging shipping costs. Upgrade your barrel, increase safety and protect your assets by removing H2S with Pro3®

Chartering of very large crude carriers, or VLCCs, to ferry oil from the US Gulf Coast to Asia has increased $5 a barrel. This is about twice the price before the attacks in Saudi Arabia. The increase has raised the price of US oil sold overseas at a time when Japan, South Korea and India are replacing the lost deliveries from Saudi Arabia and increasing their stockpiles to buffer against further supply disruptions. It is as important as ever to protect the value of your barrels by using our Pro3® non amine H2S scavenger.

Saudi Arabia oil attack. Credit Reuters

Saudi Arabia drone attack, the SPR and the importance of H2S removal with Pro3®

The flexibility of existing producers to increase output and put to work spare capacity is being tested under the current conditions. Additionally, the capacity to extract the oil stored by the SPR and treat it quickly will also determine how fast the market recovers from the drone attack and its long term effect on oil prices. Q2 Technologies regrets the damage on Aramco’s facilities and is ready to help treat oil to remove H2S with Pro3®Contact us today to discuss how we can help you treat any stored stocks or how to treat your oil at the wellhead.

Pro3® chemical is injected into pipeline to remove H2S as ship is loaded

A Solution for Toxic Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The oil being sold by the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) contains toxic levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a damaging pollutant commonly found in crude oil that results in corrosion of pipelines and raises safety concerns for workers who may inhale the poisonous gas. According to Q2 Technologies, leading developer of H2S removal solutions, this is completely avoidable  by proper implementation of Pro3®, a technology that uses safe chemicals to transform the toxic substance into a non-toxic water soluble byproduct. Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Macquarie Group, and PetroChina have faced unexpected challenges stemming from high H2S levels in oil purchased from the Department of Energy's SPR last fall. 
H2S Scavengers for Crude Oil Applications

Pro3® Featured in Top Industry Magazines

 As featured in Business InsiderHydrocarbon Processing, Hydrocarbon Online, MarketWatchOil and Gas 360, Water Online, and many other industry publications, Q2 Technologies, the developer of triazine basen Scavengers, has now brought to market an innovative H2S Scavenger for crude oil applications. Refineries, production streams and crude oil terminals can eliminate fouling from triazine based Scavengers when treating oil with Pro3® while maintaining similar costs.

H2S prone regions within Continental US

H2S Mitigation Technologies for Gas

Managing H2S is a challenge at every stage of gas operations. H2S mitigation techniques are implemented in order to preserve the environment, take care of workers, avoid corrosion and bad smells, and protect the value of products. In selecting a gas sweetening process, responsible engineers need to consider many variables such as gas stream pressure, impurities present in the feed gas, composition of the acid gas and quantity of sulphur to be removed.
H2S mitigation technologies are not mutually exclusive and a combination of techniques might be used.