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Oil & Gas

Building reliable long-term partnerships

Global demand for energy is rising, spurred by world population growth and economic expansion. Consequently, the oil and gas industry is under pressure to develop limited and hard-to-access resources efficiently and reduce the environmental impact of its operations while remaining cost effective.

50

steam methane reformers worldwide

9,000+ km

of pipeline servicing our customers

365

air separation units worldwide

Creating efficiency in Oil & Gas production

Air Liquide is a long-term partner that values operational excellence and recognizes the importance of delivering the reliability demanded by the oil and gas industry at every step in the value chain. Likewise, our integrated capabilities contribute to the success of our customers at all stages of oil and gas production, from exploration to refining.

Our robust gas solutions help customers increase recovery rates of existing fossil fuel reserves, explore unconventional sources of energy, process their products safely and produce cleaner fuels.

The refining industry requires hydrogen to desulfurize fuels and break up heavy hydrocarbons.

Tailoring solutions for the Oil & Gas industry

Air Liquide provides core capabilities that span all aspects of both upstream and downstream activities. By combining our expertise in industrial gases, services, and equipment, we deliver reliable solutions tailored to oil and gas operations.

Upstream processes

For all upstream processes, including exploration and production, we adapt our solutions and services to the needs of individual customers:

  • Pipe laying and construction with ARCAL™ welding gas solutions
  • Gas-lifting and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) with nitrogen or carbon dioxide
  • Pipe inerting and leak testing for pipeline maintenance operations
  • Underbalanced drilling
  • Natural gas sweetening with MEDAL™ membranes
  • Analytical services and process control with analytical pure gases and mixtures adapted specifically to customer requirements

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Offshore

Air Liquide Maritime helps offshore actors extract oil and gas resources safely and efficiently. We are a reliable partner who can provide optimum solutions anytime and anywhere around the world.

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Worldwide Expertise in the Offshore Value Chain

Air Liquide Maritime is present in more than 90% of all offshore supply bases worldwide. It is this presence that allows us to work with our customers at every stage of their activity cycle.

Thanks to our global presence, we operate in more than 90% of offshore supply bases.

We provide offshore actors with the best possible products, services and capabilities for their operations in compliance with the highest offshore quality and safety standards.

Thanks to our “one stop shop” offer, we are able to optimize our service quality and boost our customers’ performance while minimizing complexity and risk.

Our Offshore Offer

The quality of our products and the safety with which we deliver them drive everything we do. To this end, we are a dependable partner for:

To this end, we are a dependable partner for:

  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Subsea Works
  • Well Services
  • Analytical Services & Process control
  • Support Services and Living quarters

Our gases are delivered in cylinders, bundles, liquid containers or produced on-site. All products are continuously analyzed during manufacturing and controlled before delivery, in the respect of local and international regulations (ISO, DNV, ABS).

Our web based equipment tracking system enables both clients and suppliers to remotely locate fleet assets at all times.

As a result, Air Liquide Maritime is a recognized offshore partner along the entire value chain giving to the offshore actors the quality, expertise and innovative drive they need.

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Downstream activities

For all downstream activities, we provide the critical solutions needed to process crude oil and gas. Our products and services are used in important steps in the transformation of crude oil and gas into final products. For example:

  • Fuel desulfurization and conversion into lighter products in the refining industry requires a large volume of hydrogen to break up heavy hydrocarbons
  • Gasification and catalytic cracking processes using large quantities of oxygen
  • Blanketing, purging and drying are essential to ensure the safety of installations

To supply customers with hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and argon, we leverage our skills and technologies to deliver reliable and competitive gases with the appropriate supply mode on-site, regardless of volumes.

Over 300,000 Nm³ per hour is the total capacity of hydrogen production from the two large-scale units for the Yanbu refinery in Saudi Arabia

Our coverage of the main industrial basins and pipeline network allow us to further optimize the reliability of supply. This way, our customers can focus on their core business.

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Air Liquide’s onsite infrastructure portfolio

We have the capacity to invest, design, build and operate plants for petrochemical and chemical companies.

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Air separation units (ASUs) compress, liquefy and distill air to separate it into its various components: nitrogen, oxygen, and rare gases (argon, neon, krypton and xenon).

Steam methane reformers (SMR) produce hydrogen and carbon monoxide through steam reforming. Hydrogen is typically used in the oil- refining process for hydrodesulphurization and to convert heavy crude oil into cleaner burning transportation fuels.

Both ASUs and SMRs are designed and built using the Group’s latest technologies, providing both high reliability and energy efficiencies.

Cogeneration consists of simultaneously and efficiently producing electricity and steam, generally by consuming natural gas and water. The electricity is typically supplied to the local network while the steam is required for certain industrial processes. Cogeneration is an environmentally virtuous process, since it avoids energy losses by harnessing the heat emitted during electricity production to produce steam.

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