PSOLV 043 Xylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon molecule containing a benzene ring with two methyl side chains, formula C6H4(CH3)2. Xylene is an excellent solvent, especially for aromatic solids such as asphaltic materials. It is used as a solvent and emulsion breaker in workover operations to clean up reservoirs.

In drilling mud testing, a 50/50 xylene/isopropanol (IPA) mixture had been used to break oil-mud emulsions prior to titrations to measure alkalinity, chloride and calcium. However, the xylene mixture has been replaced by a single material, propylene glycol normal propyl ether (PNP), to break oil mud emulsions.

PSOLV 043 Xylene Also known as Dimethyl Benzene, Xylene is a colorless, sweet smelling liquid or gas that is widely used as a solvent. It also occurs naturally in petroleum, coal and wood tar.



  • To remove asphaltene deposition and enhance well productivity.
  • Can be used in both Matrix and acid Fracturing treatments.



Appearance : Colorless liquid
Density : 0.86
Boiling point : 66-232°C (151-450°F)
Odor : Sweetish
Solubility in Water : Insoluble