UAE: Solvay and Petroleum Institute University Announce Agreement Joined Forces in the Gulf

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Solvay announced signing a technical research services agreement with the Petroleum Institute University and Research Center (PI) based in the United Arab Emirates.

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In a research collaboration, Solvay and the Petroleum Institute University want to establish synergies to bring cutting-edge technologies to Abu Dhabi oil fields.
In a research collaboration, Solvay and the Petroleum Institute University want to establish synergies to bring cutting-edge technologies to Abu Dhabi oil fields.
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Abu Dhabi/United Arab Emirates – Under the agreement, the University will establish an automated chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR) formulation laboratory in Abu Dhabi. The laboratory will replicate proprietary robotic technologies and workflows that have been developed by Solvay in its Laboratory of the Future (LOF). PI will utilize Solvay’s market know-how to customize and optimize chemical systems for the Abu Dhabi oil fields.

To this end, Solvay’s technology equipment will be installed in PI’s brand new R&D facility, where the university's staff will be trained on Solvay’s Laboratory.

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David Sorin, Vice-President EOR of Solvay, said “We believe this partnership will help accelerate the deployment of EOR technology in Abu Dhabi’s challenging oil fields, and will support the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in materializing its ambitious 70 % recovery target.”

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