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Versalis and Solazyme partner on oilfield drilling fluids

07th November 2014

Versalis, the chemical company of Eni, and Solazyme, a renewable oil and bioproducts company, have announced a partnership to expand the commercial use of Encapso – the world’s first commercially-available, biodegradable encapsulated lubricant for drilling fluids

Versalis and Solazyme partner on oilfield drilling fluids
Versalis’ initial emphasis focus for the use of Encapso will be oil and gas fields operated by its parent company Eni

Part of a leading oil and gas company and operating internationally with a dedicated distribution network, Versalis will expand market access and drive global sales for Encapso as a high-performance and sustainable drilling fluid additive.

 

Versalis’ initial emphasis focus for the use of Encapso will be oil and gas fields operated by its parent company Eni, which represent is responsible for a significant amount of the world’s petroleum drilling activity.

Encapso will be featured as part of the company’s recently launched product portfolio of Specialty Oilfield Chemicals product portfolio.

“This partnership represents another important step to enhance our portfolio in the field of oilfield chemicals, which is a strategic business and a diversification opportunity for our company,” said Daniele Ferrari, Versalis CEO.

 

“Encapso, with its renewable footprint and biodegradability biodegradable properties, offers a high-performance and sustainable solution for the oil and gas industry. The know-how and the innovation potential of Solazyme makes it an ideal partner for Versalis to further develop its bio-based chemicals business.

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