Intertek opens Abu Dhabi Technology Centre to serve growing need for oil and gas testing
May 19, 2015
Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has opened a new laboratory in Abu Dhabi. The facility is the first of its kind in the region for Intertek and offers integrated oil and gas testing services for its rapidly growing client base.
Addressing increasing challenges in the exploration and production industry, the laboratory provides the testing and expert consultancy services required to help maximise recovery and minimise risks and operational costs.
His Excellency Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Saeed Al Nahyan officially opened the new 15,000 square foot facility in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, which forms part of Intertek’s global Exploration and Production Services. The Abu Dhabi Technology Centre will locally conduct reservoir characterisation and formation evaluation in the exploration phase of conventional and unconventional reserves, as well as reservoir and production optimisation for existing mature concessions.
Hussain Al- Atrakchi, Intertek Regional Managing Director for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, said: “I would like to thank His Excellency Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Saeed Al Nahyan and the Government of Abu Dhabi for all the support they have extended to Intertek throughout the development of this landmark project. The new Abu Dhabi Technology Centre will bring cutting-edge testing equipment to the doorsteps of our regional clients, here in Abu Dhabi and throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and beyond, offering advanced testing and evaluation for the oil and gas industry.”
The laboratory, which forms part of Intertek’s Upstream Services business, consists of three interconnected buildings and houses Intertek’s resident and visiting scientists, engineers, geologists and technicians working with national and multi-national oil companies operating in the region.
Edmond Shtepani, Vice President and Director of Intertek Upstream Services, said: “The new high-end, state-of-the-art facility is the regional gateway to Intertek’s comprehensive upstream oil and gas laboratory testing, The Abu Dhabi Technology Centre will have a huge positive cost-related and time-related impact on our clients in the region, whether in the exploration phase of a project or for the optimisation of existing oil and gas fields.”
Intertek’s Abu Dhabi Technology Centre currently serves clients in the areas of reservoir and production optimisation, reservoir characterisation and formation evaluation, routine and special core analysis and oilfield corrosion. The laboratory plans to introduce pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) and fluid phase behaviour, geology and geochemistry, flow assurance, drilling and completion fluids testing, as well as oilfield microbiology services.
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About Intertek Upstream Services
Intertek Upstream Services, part of the Exploration and Production business, provides high-quality, innovative and timely solutions to maximise recovery and minimise risk for its oil and clients around the globe. The services it offers extend from concept and design to testing and solutions in the areas of enhanced oil and gas recovery, PVT and reservoir fluid phase behaviour, routine and special core analysis, petroleum geology and geochemistry, reservoir formation evaluation, flow assurance, production chemistry, drilling and completion fluids evaluation and field and wellsite services. Offering services to clients around the globe, Upstream Services has offices and laboratories in Jakarta, Perth and Abu Dhabi and a principal centre of excellence based in Houston, Texas. For more information on Intertek’s Upstream Services, visit: www.intertek.com/exploration-production/upstream/.