Optimizing the flow of produced fluids to maximize efficiency and profitability.

Through industry-recognized scientists and decades of experience, we are able to provide risk mitigation strategies on the most complex deepwater production systems across the globe.

Reduce the Environmental Impact of Hydrocarbon Production

Our expertise lies in deepwater subsea tieback systems, which have the lowest carbon and environmental footprint of any major form of oil and gas production. Trust the SPL Flow Assurance Laboratory in Katy, TX to provide you with testing, consulting, and modeling to develop solutions to mitigate blockages.


Hydrates are a major flow assurance risk for deep water operations. These organized structures are composed of small hydrocarbon gas molecules & water and are stable under high pressure & low temperature conditions. What sets hydrates apart from other flow assurance challenges is that they can form in a matter of minutes.

For these reasons, the ability to address hydrate formation the moment it is detected is paramount to operational integrity.

Our scientists understand chemical performance envelopes and can provide the tools that can assist in setting injection rates based on water production values.


We at SPL know how difficult it can be to assess the paraffin deposition risk for a well or a process system. We have expertise in solving field paraffin operation issues that involve risk assessment, chemical testing and selection, program tracking and improvement, and paraffin removal. Our paraffin testing thoroughly analyzes samples for the presence of these blockages to ensure the smooth flow of hydrocarbon streams from the reservoir to the point of sale.


Asphaltenes, a crucial component in crude oil, can accumulate under specific pressure and temperature conditions, posing risks in various areas from perforations to separation vessels. We can perform tests to determine asphaltene onset and re-dissolution pressure points, offering insights into risk assessment and optimal injection point depths for new fields. In existing fields, this data informs operational changes’ effects, such as gas lifts and well commingling. Our deposition testing goes beyond asphaltene precipitation, allowing evaluation under field-like conditions for informed optimization of operations.


Inorganic scaling can occur for two reasons:

  • changes in conditions such as pressure and temperature
  • mixing of incompatible fluids

As produced fluids move through the production trains, there will inevitably be changes to pressure and temperature conditions resulting in possible scale formation.  Commingling production streams or using sea water production systems are also scenarios that can lead to the possibility of scale formation.

We have the ability to analyze samples in field-like conditions to give the most accurate look at the possibility of the formation of scale.  This gives you the ability to design your systems with confidence.  

Move Forward with Confidence in Your Next Deepwater Project

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