Secondary Recovery / Tertiary Recovery of Crude Oil

With secondary recovery and tertiary recovery of crude oil accounting for potentially twice the total output of primary recovery, it is essential for production companies to uncover methods of maximizing these activities. Many of the factors that hinder this phase of secondary recovery are addressed and solved by the fluids offered by 21st Century Energy Solutions.

Application of Super Catholyte in Secondary Oil Recovery

Super Catholyte is a powerful asset in the effort to extract as much crude product from a well as possible. Its most important function is its ability to reduce interfacial tension, disrupting the main cause of inefficiency in oil/gas extraction and leading to more product brought to the surface as quickly as possible.

Employees can use Super Catholyte safely without concerns over toxicity–there are no requirements for PPE, as the fluid and its interactions do not release any VOCs to negatively impact respiration. The fluid also poses no threat to the ecosystem as it is applied during secondary recovery and tertiary oil recovery.


Green and Safe for Workers


With companies in all industries placing a priority on environmentally responsible practices, the anolyte biocide and Super Catholyte products from 21st Century Energy Solutions fill a great need within oil and gas production. There are no environmental concerns with its use, and workers do not need to worry about inhaling quaternary ammonium compounds or VOCs during application.

Hydrolyte®: Safeguarding Oil and Gas Operations - Hydrogen Sulfide Control and Tertiary Recovery

Perhaps the most apparent and widespread problem that oil and gas production crews encounter is the presence of hydrogen sulfide on the site. Managers must constantly monitor for this gas and take steps to remove and tertiary oil recovery it, not only for the sake of employees’ safety but also for the quality of the product shipped out from the production site.

Using Hydrolyte® to kill and discourage the growth of bacteria downhole and on equipment is the best way to prevent hydrogen sulfide from posing a threat to workers. Hydrolyte® can be safely used in all areas of a site, from the well itself to water storage areas.

In addition to its ability to prevent the formation of hydrogen sulfide, HydrolyteⓇ can also contribute to the tertiary recovery of crude oil. Tertiary oil recovery refers to the techniques used to extract additional oil from reservoirs that have already undergone primary and secondary recovery methods. By applying HydrolyteⓇ in tertiary recovery processes, it can help enhance oil production by reducing bacterial contamination and optimizing well performance.


Super-Catholyte: Maximizing Oil Recovery and Profits in Secondary and Tertiary Operations


Super-Catholyte: Maximizing Oil Recovery and Profits in Secondary and Tertiary Operations.

Primary recovery accounts for less than 30% of recoverable oil. Super-Catholyte is highly effective in recovering up to an additional 60% or more during secondary and tertiary recovery maximizing production.


  • Substantially reduces interfacial tension decreasing the amount of produced water and increasing production and profits.
  • Excellent for water flooding
  • Easily pumped into injection wells and producing wells to enhance sweep effectiveness as well as clean-up formation damage.
  • Cost-effective versus CO2, SAGD and other technologies requiring costly infrastructure and large capital outlays.
  • Recovers the unrecoverable

Hydrolyte/OSG-Anolyte Biocide

21st Century Energy Solutions biocides reduce biofilm increasing the flow from the formation. Hydrolyte/OSG-Anolyte kills the bacteria that causes toxic H2S gas turning sour wells into higher revenue-producing sweet wells. Keeping employees and the environment safer our biocides offers unparalleled benefits.


  • Turn low revenue sour wells into high revenue generating assets
  • Increase production by eliminating biofilms
    Decrease operating costs by decreasing equipment corrosion and H2S issues in storage tank batteries, cooling towers, waterflood injection wells, disposal wells, or other water storage facilities.
  • Kills microbes from frac retention facilities
  • Keeps pipelines running efficiently by decreasing biofilm buildup.