December 7, 2018


Paradigm Flow Services, PIC Chemicals and River Rental Tools unite to form strategic Pipeline Remediation Alliance


​Houston Paradigm Flow Services, PIC Chemicals and River Rental Tools today announced the formation of a strategic alliance that will provide technologically advanced production enhancement solutions to shallow water Gulf of Mexico oil and gas customers.

The alliance amplifies the companies’ core service offerings to deliver sustainable solutions to the paraffin wax problem that has plagued the shallow water Gulf of Mexico’s pipeline infrastructure for decades.

“Our combined capabilities are key to unlocking new value for the Gulf of Mexico’s shallow water operators.” said Kevin Keogh, VP of Commercial for Paradigm Flow Services. “Paradigm’s advanced pipeline cleaning technologies enable more cost-effective and sustainable maintenance and integrity management programs to be implemented across the Shelf.”  

Buck Houchin, President and CEO of PIC Chemicals added, “By combining our pipeline technologies we’re offering a more powerful toolbox in the operators' flow assurance arsenal. Paradigm Group scientists pioneered the neutrally buoyant composite Flexi-Coil™ technology that provides solutions for what had previously been considered unreachable pipeline and riser restrictions. PIC brings unique technologies in pipeline remediation like PetroGel® Surveillance Pigs for pipeline topographical mapping and locating restrictions and the BioZonal™ Wax Digestion process for cold subsea pipelines.

The PIC Chemicals & Paradigm Flow Services partnership will bring many low-risk high-return solutions to pipeline commissioning, decommissioning and flow assurance challenges.








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November 26, 2018


New Solution for Deepwater Asphaltene Removal!

The NoPhalt System is a newly developed method combining several chemistries and diversion options to efficiently and effectively remove asphaltenic damage.








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September 4, 2018


​PIC & Sanccus Expand Global Reach!​











​Buck Houchin, President and CEO of PIC Chemicals and Martin Ridge President/Founder of SANCCUS Limited, UK announce a Partnering Agreement to combine the companies’ pipeline technologies in order to offer a more powerful toolbox in the operators' flow assurance arsenal.

SANCCUS scientists pioneered the pipeline gel pig technology that provides solutions for what had previously been considered UNPIGGABLE lines. PIC brings unique technologies in pipeline remediation like PetroGel® Surveillance Pigs for pipeline topographical mapping and locating restrictions and the BioZonyl Wax Digestion process for cold subsea pipelines. 

The PIC/SANCCUS Partnership will bring many low risk high return solutions to your pipeline commissioning, decommissioning and flow assurance challenges.



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March 17, 2018






SOLEACID IS HERE!


PIC has completed the field trial for the much anticipated release of SoleAcid. SoleAcid is a new paradigm shift away from conventional sandstone acidizing systems. SoleAcid is a proven stimulation treatment that accesses hidden reserves and opens pathways that increases capacity and reduces the decline curve which can add years to the productive life of a well. PIC Chemicals Division has completed over 100 SoleAcid treatments on oil and gas wells, as well as, many varied applications as injection wells and thru tubing gravel packs in the U.S. GoM. Most importantly, SoleAcid achieved greater than a 95% economic success rate during its trial. Conventional sandstone acid treatments are no longer a viable option when applied to the current complex, heterogeneous reservoirs requiring treatment. Conventional sandstone acid chemistry is 45% more expensive  (inflation adjusted) and has a 75% shorter treatment life when used on today’s complex, lower permeable reservoirs, as compared to the higher quality Miocene reservoirs from the early 1980’s when it was first introduced. SoleAcid is now available for commercial use.


























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July 13, 2017


PIC WELCOMES JOE CONINE


Joe Conine has joined the engineering staff at the PIC Science and Technology Center. He is a petroleum engineer with extensive project management experience, as well as, broad expertise in the area of water formed scale and N.O.R.M. Also, he will serve as PIC's Corporate Radiation Safety Officer.


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June 13, 2017


BUILDING OUR TEAM


We have strengthened our Brazil technical staff with the addition of Livia Woodcock.  She joins PIC after a career as a chemist and mud engineer working for Petrobras in the Pre-salt – Santos Basin.  In addition, Livia has worked in Brazil and the U.S. importing critical technology to and from both countries.  Her expertise in local Brazilian chemical and engineering applications will be of great benefit.


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May 19, 2017


EXPANDING INTO BRAZIL


PIC announces a strategic alliance and technology transfer agreement with Innova Business Development and its Brazilian subsidiary.   This agreement will focus on providing PIC’s proprietary technology in optimizing production from mature oil fields.  Numerous independent operators, who have recently won onshore concessions, have expressed interest in PIC’s In situ CO­2 generation process, as well as, ReNu Acid and BioZonyl stimulation products.  In addition, Innova is working with Petrobras to bring PIC’s offshore pipeline decommissioning technology to Brazil, including DynoWash deoiling and Unstickable Liquid Gel Pig product line.   




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