SNF has developed specific equipment to deal with all challenges faced in polymer applications, in order to guarantee the most cost-effective solutions, while paying close attention to reducing environmental impact.

With more than 20 years experience, and a global network of engineering experts, SNF provides customers with standard or customized engineering equipment and services for polymer-based Oil & Gas applications.


Connected through regional business units, SNF offers dedicated Equipment & Engineering Centers that support our clients worldwide:

  • France (Engineering expertise in EOR)
  • USA (Engineering expertise in Hydraulic Fracturing)
  • Canada (Engineering expertise in EOR / Oil Sands / Hydraulic Fracturing)
  • China
  • Russia
  • Argentina
  • Indonesia
  • Oman / Kuwait
  • India


SNF has developed broad expertise in polymer-related engineering and equipment needs covering the entire polymer-based injection project cycle:

  • PF (Polymer Flooding)  – Mixing polymer with water to increase viscosity and enhance sweep efficiency
  • SP  – Injecting surfactant(s) to reduce interfacial tensions and polymer
  • ASP – Involves the injection of alkali, surfactant(s), and polymer
  • Water Treatment Specification and Integration
  • Friction Reducers for Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Other polymer applications


We rely on our local partners for the manufacturing of surface facilities.  SNF’s support of operations maintenance as well as the optimization of costs are achieved in addition to the promotion of local suppliers.


SNF produces synthetic polymers in a variety of physical forms, molecular weights, and compositions for specific Oil & Gas applications.  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 & Gas extraction operations.  Our solutions are designed to meet or exceed the needs of our customers in the Oil & Gas industry.

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


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™)