Tripoli, 12 April 2014:
Intertek, the production and services control and testing multinational, has announced that it will be taking . . .[restrict]part in the LibyanCorr 2014 conference and exhibition to showcase its growing portfolio of services in the region.
Organised by the Libyan Corrosion Society and sponsored by various oil sector companies, LibyanCorr is in its eighth year and will be hosted alongside the third International Corrosion Engineering Conference in 2014. Both events will take place between 14th and 16th April at Tripoli’s Corinthia Hotel. It will be an open forum enabling the presentation and discussion of recent topics on corrosion and corrosion prevention methods and techniques. According to the organisers, it will “provide opportunities to meet and discuss corrosion professionals from academic and research institutions, industry leaders, decision makers and service providers from all over the world”.
LibyanCorr is a biennial event. The ICEC is triennial, the last being held in Hanoi.
Intertek, through its Tripoli based company, Intertek Libya JV, has been involved in the Libyan oil and gas market for a number of years and is preparing to open a new laboratory in Tripoli shortly. The new facility, the company says, will respond to the requirement for consolidated oil and gas support services local to the region.
“The Tripoli base will be operated by Intertek’s Exploration and Production business line and is set to offer a comprehensive range of production chemistry services, corrosion solutions, oilfield microbiology, water chemistry, oil analysis, failure investigation, flow metering and calibration services,” says a company statement.
“We are delighted to confirm our attendance at LibyanCorr 2014. For the duration of the event, our experts will be highlighting the extended range of services we will soon be able to offer through our new laboratory in Tripoli,” said Raymond Pirie, Vice President of Exploration and Production.
“The facility forms part of our commitment to bringing an increased number of localised options to our clients, offering service consolidation, facilitating faster turnaround times and removing the need to send samples out-of-country.”
Intertek’s Exploration and Production business has existing bases elsewhere in Africa and the Middle East, including metering and calibration facilities in Durban, South Africa and at Takoradi, Ghana.
According to Intertek, it will make two presentations at the LibyanCorr 2104:
- ‘Application of Risk-Based Corrosion Management to Ageing Libyan Assets’. To be presented jointly with Harouge Oil . On Monday 14 April, 13:40 – 14:05
- ‘Unexpected Cause of Massive Solids Deposition and Injectivity Loss in a Produced Water Re-Injection System’. To be presented jointly with Zueitina Oil. Tuesday 15 April, 09:10 – 09:35