Intertek to open new oil and gas laboratory in the UAE

Intertek-Iain George flickrIntertek has announced the expansion of its exploration and production services in the Middle East with a new US$2.31mn laboratory in Abu Dhabi

The provider of quality and safety services said that its laboratory will house cutting-edge equipment that will enable the organisation to provide high-specification testing for oil and gas customers in the region.

Located in Musaffah, the facility will provide reservoir characterisation services including core analysis to support critical testing for oil and gas. This investment will include the installation of advanced testing equipment, as well as the employment of up to 10 scientific staff from the region.

Raymond Pirie, vice-president of Intertek’s global exploration and production business line, said, “Fluid and rock characterisation provides valuable data associated with the development of new and existing oilfields. We focus on gaining a deeper understanding of reservoirs to assist our customers in enhancing and improving oil and gas recovery processes. The new facility in Abu Dhabi will allow us to deliver services locally and minimise the need to transport samples out of country.”

The company has a number of existing offices in the UAE and works with national oil companies to deliver third-party inspection, expediting, quality assurance, and asset integrity management services on projects.

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