Aubin Group Blog

Meet the team: a Q&A with Claire Spence, Business Development Engineer

16 January 2020

1. Tell us about your role - what does an average week look like for you?

“My role is in business development, which involves gathering leads to generate new business but also I spend a lot of time managing and solving current client enquiries. I’m particularly focused on pipeline and waste management which means I focus more on our EVO-Pigs and emulsion breakers. 

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Are you ready to explore a permanent zonal reservoir barrier to reduce water production?

24 November 2019

Unwanted water production is one of the biggest challenges when looking to optimise hydrocarbon production from a well, and for many years our team has been researching, investigating and testing potential solutions.

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EVO-Pig deep dive: a Q&A with our Chief Technology Officer, Paddy Collins

11 November 2019

Although pigging has been around for 100s of years, there has been a growing need to innovate and develop new technology to overcome and avoid major challenges faced by traditional pigging methods.

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Meet the team: A Q&A WITH Lindsay Wylie, Project Manager for Well Technology

23 October 2019

We may be biased, but the team at Aubin is made up of some pretty talented people. And it’s because of them that we’re able to keep creating innovative, unique products for our clients.

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4 common problems associated with traditional pigging methods, and how to overcome them

21 August 2019

There are an abundance of reasons why regular pigging is advantageous - from cleaning out debris, water or oil, to executing preventative or corrective maintenance to ensure the integrity of a pipeline. 

Pigging is also often used in the pre-comissioning or decommissioning phases of a pipeline to prepare the line to receive oil or gas by removing the pre commissioning fluid (usually water) and replacing it with gas or glycol based fluids, or in the case of decommissioning, cleaning the line of hydrocarbons and debris to allow it to be decommissioned.

However with these benefits come an array of challenges associated with both mechanical and foam pigs, which are the most commonly used types, that can result in costly problems or prevent pigging from happening at all. 

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Aubin launches chemical manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia

4 December 2018

The move provides Aubin with both liquid and powder blending manufacturing capabilities in the Kingdom for the first time. It will maximise IKTVA (In Kingdom Total Value Add) product content and enhance the company’s local credentials whilst supporting larger regional and international service companies in the provision of locally manufactured products. 

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21 November 2018

Chief Financial Officer Katy Gifford has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, allowing former CEO Paddy Collins to take up the newly created post of Chief Technology Officer. Aubin’s finance team will be restructured in line with the change.

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Why is chemical wash important in my well construction?

24 October 2018

So why exactly do we need chemical washes in our drilling and completion activities and why is selection so important? Soap is soap isn’t it, well not really.

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Water production, why can’t we have less of it?

6 September 2018

In 2018, water production accounts for 90-95% of total fluids production in mature fields of the North Sea. It is not uncommon for fields producing 10-15,000 barrels of oil a day to produce over 300,000 barrels of water. Reducing water production would go a long way to improving field economics:

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aubin cements presence in Norway at ons 2018

7 August 2018

Aubin is solidifying its presence in Norway as a leading provider of chemical solutions and expertise. Come along and learn about or downhole water shut off technology, well services chemicals and pipeline pigs and gels.

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