SNF worked on specific devices to deal with all challenges faced in polymer applications, especially in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in order to guarantee the best solutions, cost effective in full respect of the environment.


SNF has developed solid expertise on polymer-related engineering and equipment needs covering the entire polymer-based injection project cycle.

  • PF (Polymer flooding) mix up with water to increase viscosity and enhance sweep efficiency
  • SP consisting in injecting Surfactant(s) (to reduce interfacial tensions) and a polymer
  • ASP which involves the injection of Alkali, Surfactant(s) and Polymer
  • Water treatment specification and integration
  • Friction reducers for hydraulic fracturing
  • Any other polymer application

SNF produces synthetic polymers in a variety of physical forms, molecular weights, and compositions for specific oil and gas applications.  All of these products are designed to help our clients maximize operational and production efficiencies, while reducing overall costs and impact on the environment.

As the leading manufacturer of polymers for the Oil & Gas markets, SNF has built a portfolio of polymer-related services that is unmatched in the industry.

SNF provides advanced polymer technologies to improve the Performance and Economics of oil and gas extraction operations.  Our solutions are designed to meet or exceed the needs of our customers in the oil and gas industry.

In all Oil and Gas applications, SNF offers tailored polymers and equipment solutions to operators from conceptual lab studies through to full-field, flood operations.  Our support services include the following:

  • Logistics
  • Field operations (commissioning, training, trouble shooting, maintenance)
  • Engineering (conceptual studies, monitoring technologies)
  • Lab studies



SNF is the world’s largest producer of polyacrylamide (PAM), a water-soluble polymer specifically designed to improve the quality and conservation of water.  PAM has a broad variety of industrial and commercial uses as a flocculant, which facilitates the separation of suspended solids from water; as a viscosity modifier, which alters the thickness of liquids; as a drag reducer, which decreases the pressure drop along a segment of pipe; as a superabsorbent, which retains water; and many others.  SNF’s PAM-based polymers improve the use and reuse of water in many markets such as:

  • Municipal and industrial water treatment (incoming raw water, drinking water, and wastewater)
  • Oil and gas exploration and extraction
  • Mining and mineral extraction
  • Pulp and paper manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Personal care and cosmetic formulations
  • Home Care, Industrial & Institutional
  • Textiles
  • Construction

In addition to PAM, SNF also produces specialty chemicals and equipment that complement the application of PAM or improve water utilization:

  • Coagulants (monomer DADMAC, polyDADMAC, Polyamine)
  • Dispersants (various homopolymers, copolymers, and terpolymers)
  • Mining Products (Xanthates, Dust Control, Defoamers, Modifiers)
  • Paper Products (Retention, Drainage, Strength Polymers, Wastewater)
  • Monomers (Acrylamide, ADAME/MADAME, AD/MA Quat, ATBS)
  • Equipment (polymer storage/makedown/dosage control, EOR injection, PowderFrac™)