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Oil and Gas

Building reliable long-term partnerships

Tailoring Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry

Air Liquide is a long-term partner committed to fuelling growth in the oil and gas industry. We offer a complete line of industrial and specialty gas products, technologies and services for customers in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors for onshore and offshore operations.

Our goal is to help companies maximise operational efficiency, improve process safety and manage rising operating costs. Our R&D teams continuously work to proactively develop solutions to meet the industry’s current and future technical and regulatory challenges.

Upstream / Mid Stream

Air Liquide supports a range of upstream and mid stream oil and gas activities, supplying products, technologies and services designed to make exploration and production operations safer and more environmentally sustainable. We have developed an array of industrial, diving and specialty gas solutions to help customers in the upstream sector maximise oil and gas recovery and achieve cost efficiencies in a safe manner.

For all upstream and mid stream 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
  • Bulk nitrogen and carbon dioxide for well and pipeline services
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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.

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 optimize our service quality and improve our customers’ performance, while minimizing complexity and operational risk.

Our offshore offer

Product quality and security of supply are our top priorities. That’s why we are a reliable partner for:

  • Construction and maintenance
  • Scuba diving operations
  • Well maintenance
  • Analytical services and process control
  • Support services and on-site life support

Our gases are produced on-site or delivered in cylinders, bundles or iso-containers. 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 their equipment at any time.

By providing operators with the quality, expertise and innovations they need, Air Liquide Maritime has established itself as a recognized partner throughout the offshore value chain.

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Downstream

Air Liquide’s full range of gases, equipment and total gas management solutions are geared to help reduce the cost of downstream oil and gas operations while enhancing safety, operational efficiency and quality. We supply hydrogen gas to produce low-sulphur transportation fuels and to upgrade low-quality refinery feedstocks. Air Liquide also provides extensive analysis solutions to evaluate virtually any mixture of hydrocarbons to ensure contamination-free delivery of feedstock calibration standards and pure gases. Our offer for the downstream sector includes a variety of specialty gases and nitrogen pumping services specifically designed to support turnarounds in refineries, as well as major maintenance and construction projects. For example:

  • Fuel desulfurisation 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 optimise the reliability of supply. This way, our customers can focus on their core business.

Air Liquide’s onsite infrastructure portfolio

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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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Why Choose Us?

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    Turnkey solutions

    Our complete offer includes: industrial and specialty gases as well as production technologies, gas handling equipment and on-site storage solutions for industrial gases.

  • 02

    Leader in safety & compliance

    Safety is Air Liquide’s core value. Our commitment extends to providing solutions that help improve process safety and protect the environment.

  • 03

    Local and global partner

    We are present across Australia including remote locations. Worldwide, we are present in more than 90% of offshore supply bases, allowing us to work with our customers at every step.

  • 04

    Robust supply network

    Air Liquide’s flexible supply network includes 2,000+ miles of pipeline and 60+ industrial gas distribution depots. We also supply on-site production technologies.

  • 05

    Precision

    We deliver accurate, reliable calibration products with traceability to aid in compliance with ISO and fuel gas standards and EPA regulations, as well as DNV certified assets for offshore to achieve efficient process control.

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    Industry expertise

    Air Liquide has developed its expertise for over 100 years. Our dedicated R&D teams work to proactively meet the current and future challenges of the oil and gas industry, innovating constantly to meet the evolving needs of the industry.