Houghton International brings the highest-quality specialty chemicals, oils and lubricants to metalworking, automotive, aerospace, steel, aluminum, offshore and other industries.

The Offshore Industry product mix provides products for the following applications:

  • Blow out Preventor – BOP Fluid
  • Motion & Drillstring Tensioners – Compensator Fluid
  • Subsea Production Systems – Subsea Control Fluid
  • Underwater Vehicles – Mineral & Vegetable Hydraulic Oils
  • Equipment Protection & Preservation – Rust Preventives
  • Directional Drilling Operations – Lubricity Additives

Houghto-Safe Compensator fluid

Compensator Fluids

Houghto-Safe 273CTF
Houghto-Safe 105CTF
Meets 50:1 Compression ignition test

New Product Development:


OEM Approvals

Rexroth Hydraudyne
Maritime Hydraulics
Control Flow
Brown Brothers
Rucker Shaffer
Western Gear
Retsco International
Huisman Itrec

Rig Operators using Houghto-Safe

Atwood Oceanic
Diamond Offshore
Dolphin Drilling
Japan Drilling
Noble Drilling

Noble Drilling
ONGC India
Petrolia Drilling (Larson oil & gas)
Rowan Drilling
Schahin Cury Brazil
Sea Drill (Ex Smedvig)
Stena Drilling
Transocean (Sedco-Forex, Reading & Bates, Sant-fe,Global Marine)

Stack-Magic BOP fluids

B.O.P Fluids

  • Stack-Magic 200F
  • Stack-Magic ECO-F
  • Stack-Magic ECO-EBF
  • Monoethylene Glycol

New Product Development:

  • Stack Magic ECO ULTRA

Aqualink – Subsea Control fluids

Subsea Control Fluids

  • Aqualink 300-F
  • Aqualink 325-F
  • Aqualink HT804F
  • Aqua-glycol 24F
  • OEM Approvals

Cameron Controls

  • Aker Kvaerner
  • FMC Kongsberg
  • Duco
  • Oceaneering Multiflex

Drilling Additives

  • DHM 99-39
  • Torque Trim 22
  • Cosmolubric ETL

Sales input into this market has been through Halliburton Baroid, Roemex and Shell. Little is known of the true potential of the market place outside of these three companies. However, based on sales to date and the knowledge of mud volumes required to drill each hole, then requirement for additives is very high.

Hydraulic mineral Oil

  • Hydro-Drive HPE 22
  • Hydro-Drive HPE 32
  • Hydro-Drive HPE 100

Hydraulic Vegetable oils

  • Cosmolubric B245 (VG46)
  • Cosmolubric TR2000
  • Multi-Bio EP Grease

Major Customers

  • Soil Machine Dynamics,
  • CTC Marine,
  • Rotech

We currently have approximately 45% of the ROV and subsea trencher business.

Leak tracer Dye

  • Houghto-Trace dye

Equipment Preservation

  • Rust-Veto NTP32
  • Stack-Guard WG

BOP Cleaner

  • Systems Cleaner G

Rust Preventives

  • Rust-Veto AS
  • Rust-Veto 14
  • Rust-Veto 33X
  • Rust-Veto 232
  • Rust-Veto 130
  • Rust-Veto 4214
  • Rust-Veto 321
  • Rust-Veto 310

OEM Approvals

  • Vallourec
  • Sumitomo Steel

Rust Veto AS

Our largest sales came from Rust Veto AS used for the protection of threaded ends on drill pipe during storage. Rust Veto AS is now considered to be the industry standard for this application taking 65% of the UK market.

Major Customers

  • Tuboscope,
  • Ramco Tubular Services,
  • Smiths International,
  • Petroleum Pipe,
  • Vallourec Steel
  • Sumitomo Steel Japan
  • Nizhnedneprovsky Steel Mill