Oilfield Chemicals


Corrosion plays a major part in the production and field treatment of crude oil and natural gas.  The high costs incurred in overcoming the damage that it causes, such as repair work and losses in production, have made the control of corrosion an integral part of ensuring effective operations in any oilfield.


Aside from choosing corrosion resistant materials, corrosion inhibitors represent an effective and economical means of minimizing operation costs. Corrosion Inhibitors can and should be formulated to accommodate specific applications and requirements.

BASF offers a variety of different corrosion inhibitor chemical classes to help our customers make tailor-made, high performance products. We specialize in offering innovative products for oilfield applications.


Environmentally benign products for highly regulated markets

Basocorr™ E types have been specially selected to serve markets with strict environmental regulations such as the North Sea. Their environmental profile is characterized by very high biodegradation and low toxicity.

Basocorr™ E1000:

  • based on an alkyl polyglucoside, selected especially
  • based on environmental profile, very high biodegradation (OECD 306) and low toxicity (algae, crustacean, fish, sediment reworker).

Basocorr™ E1005:

  • ester based quaternary (quat.) amonium salt, selected especially
  • based on environmental profile, high biodegradation (OECD 306), low toxicity (algae, crustacean, fish, sediment reworker and molecular weight of > 700 g / mol.


High performance products for standard conditions

Basocorr™ products of Group 2 have been selected to offer our customers high performance alternatives to classical benzyl quat. based corrosion inhibitors.

Basocorr™ 2000:

  • based on an amine oxide, cost-efficient alternative to quat based products.

Basocorr™ 2005:

  • based on alkyl propionate chemistry was selected for high performance in acidic conditions.


Synergists and precursors

Basocorr™ ME:

  • based on 2-mercaptoethanol, utilized as a synergist for CO2 corrosion.