Halliburton broke ground in Saudi Arabia for the first oilfield chemical manufacturing reaction plant in the Kingdom. Researchers from Chevron are looking into a new approach to understand the drivers of polymer hydration. How might this affect the design of mixing systems in the field, and could it affect offshore EOR applications? A new purpose-built center offers cutting-edge research, formulation analysis, and testing in one location. This paper considers some of the challenges and learnings associated with the application of chemicals for preservation of coated pipe/flowline for a major liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) project in Australia.