2012 Ecolab Sustainability Report: Addressing Complex Energy Issues

Dec 12, 2013 8:30 AM ET

The demand for energy worldwide is growing at an aggressive pace. Increasingly, companies must harness more energy while using fewer resources. At Ecolab, we’re personally inspired to deliver solutions to this challenge. In the simplest terms, we help customers within the global natural gas, petroleum and petrochemical industries solve their most technically complex problems safely.

Innovative oil and gas producers are looking for new ways to enhance oil recovery while minimizing the industry’s strain on natural resources. One of those groundbreaking producers is the Colombian company Ecopetrol S.A. (Ecopetrol). In 2012, we worked with Ecopetrol’s engineers to evaluate a new technology to maximize oil production. The first pilot of the solution demonstrated impressive results, with oil recovery increasing by 300 percent and the water cut decreasing by 10 percent.

Details of the positive impact Ecolab makes through our customers and  in our own operations can be found in our 2012 Sustainability Report.