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PETROFORM - Crystalline, free flowing and liquid Potassium formate for oil and gas drilling

The German based ADDCON GROUP is one of the largest producers of Potassium formate in the world.

With production sites in Porsgrunn, Norway and Bitterfeld, Germany ADDCON supplies customers around the world continuously with formates for the oil and gas industry, De-Icing of runways as well as other industrial applications such as secondary working fluids for refrigeration systems and raw materials for different chemical applications.
Due to potassium formates excellent application and environmental features all applications with formates are characterized by their unique sustainability and outstanding environmental properties. 
Especially for the oil and gas industry, ADDCON sells under the trademark PETROFORM, pure Potassium formate of highest quality. PETROFORM is available as

  • 75 % clear and solids-free solution (PETROFORM PF 75) or as
  • 97 % crystalline and free-flowing Potassium formate (PETROFORM PF 97). 

Both product grades of PETROFORM are characterized by

  • Highest purity (European quality)
  • High specific weight (1,5)
  • High efficiency
  • Flexibility in use
  • Outstanding environmental properties and
  • Sustainability (recyclable and biodegradable)

PETROFORM formate brines from ADDCON are used worldwide as drilling, completion, workover and packer fluids and add value to field development projects, particularly where operators are faced with complex and demanding well constructions in sensitive environments.

This application dates back now more than 20 years and formate brines such as PETROFORM have been successfully proven to be tailor-made for coiled tube drilling and extended reach operations.


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