Sasol Wins ‘Best Stand Award’ at OGWA 2016


Sasol, the international integrated chemicals and energy company, won the “Best Stand Award” at the recent Oil and Gas West Asia Exhibition – OGWA 2016, one of the largest and most important oil and gas events in the region. Officials commended the Sasol booth, as it linked both the South African and Omani cultures. Moreover, it highlighted the company’s expertise in the oil and gas industry, in particular the uses of performance chemicals in the Enhanced Oil Recovery Process. Jack Saba, General Manager of Public Affairs at Sasol received the award from OGWA officials.

The stand highlighted the South African culture reflecting the company’s heritage in one side and the Omani culture on the other. Moreover, a section of the booth titled “The Sasol Journey” depicted the various locations of the Sasol international offices and the milestones that the company has achieved in various regions, starting from South Africa to Oman over its 65 years in operation.

Sasol joined more than 275 exhibitors at the OGWA 2016, reaching over 5,000 participants. The exhibition, now in its 10th edition, is held on a yearly basis. Visitors to the stand were exposed to several integral parts of Sasol’s business, including the full international footprint, oil and gas field operations and processes and the extensive range of products that are used in the 36 countries in which Sasol operates.

Sasol representatives explained to visitors the product portfolio of the company’s performance chemicals which range from anionic to nonionic surfactants which are specifically designed to meet requirements for applications in different regions.

Patrick Nijssen, Market Development Manager EOR – EMEA said, “Sasol Performance Chemicals is broadcasting its capabilities on crude oil and natural gas production enhancement by means of surfactants for real life EOR applications for the first time in Oman at the OGWA. Sasol is now actively engaged in full field projects where surfactants are injected in steam, foam and highly saline injection waters in both carbonate and sandstone formations, with the aim to improve oil recovery to target 70% recovery of the original oil in place. Sasol has become a global leader in EOR surfactants to unlock additional oil reserves in close cooperation with E&P companies and their supporting service companies. Sasol is in involved from in-house chemistry design, based on its customers’ oilfields specific fluids and properties, to truly global chemistry production, chemistry delivery and full field chemistry applications. Its current EOR focus in West Asia rests on boosting production in Oman, Kuwait, UAE and Qatar.”

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