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Oil and Gas

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Turnkey 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.

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Upstream

Air Liquide supports a range of upstream oil and gas activities, supplying products, technologies and services designed to make exploration and production operations safer and more environmentally sustainable.

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Coiled tubing

The most popular use for coiled tubing is circulation or deliquification. When a hydrostatic head inhibits the flow of formation fluids due to its weight the well is referred to as having been killed. The safest solution is to attempt to circulate out fluid using nitrogen. Circulating can also be used to clean out light debris, which may have accumulated in the well hole.

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)

Air Liquide offers gases, technologies and services for Enhanced Oil Recovery operations that improve hydrocarbon production processes and increase output.

Gravity drainage

Low density nitrogen can enhance the gravity drainage of a steeply dipping reservoir. In deep reservoirs, gravity stable miscible displacement could be achieved with nitrogen.

Hydraulic fracturing

Fracking fluids are sent down a wellbore at high pressure in order to create fissures in the underground formation in order to release trapped oil or gas. Nitrogen or carbon dioxide is used in foam-based fracking fluids.

Pipeline purging

Nitrogen is used as a high-pressure purging gas or to pump devices through a pipeline to clean out the walls. Nitrogen can also be used to pressurize pipes for transfering products.

Petroleum analysis

Air Liquide supplies industrial gases and pure specialty gases mixtures to enhance reliability and provide precise calibration for accurate exploration and production development planning. Our patented cylinder treatment options ensure consistent and reliable accuracy and stability of your specialty gas, even for very low level sulfur components. These products are perfect for use in petroleum geochemistry, compositional analysis and sulfur compounds speciation. 

Subsea work

Air Liquide supports a range of products and services for offshore operations, including: inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR), diving, subsea welding and hyperbaric chambers.

Underbalanced drilling

Underbalanced drilling aims at maintaining the drilling fluid at a pressure lower than that of the surrounding formation. It offers several advantages as compared to conventional drilling methods, as well as a set of unique operational challenges.

Air Liquide offers a range of industrial and specialty gas solutions to help maximize both safety and efficiency in underbalanced drilling operations, from high pressure nitrogen production technologies for inerting and well injection to stable isotope pure gases and gas mixtures designed to maximize information obtained from wells. Our turnkey offer allows us to optimize our service quality and boost our customers’ performance while minimizing complexity and risk.

Our Gas Soloutions

Air Liquide has a range of Premium and Industrial Gases to support you in your Oil and Gas upstream applications: 

Premium Gases

  • ARCAL™
  • LASAL™
  • FLOXAL™ 

Industrial Gases

  • Helium
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Argon
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
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Why Choose Us?

  • 01

    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.

  • 06

    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.