The petroleum industry, also known as the oil and gas industry, includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting (often by oil tankers and pipelines), and sale of petroleum products. The largest volume products of the industry are fuel oil and gasoline (petrol).
The large costs involved in bringing equipment into remote locations, necessitates the highest reliability and durability from the supplied equipment. Maintenance must be kept to a minimum to reduce time and operation costs. The extreme conditions of platforms or remote areas of the world creates a demanding environment for the systems to withstand the chemical, UV and atmospheric attack.
DEKOMTE solutions for the prime mover equipment, with great focus on quality and reliability make it an equipment supplier of choice for many of the package, platform, and vessels.
DEKOMTE solutions are currently installed on:
- Upstream (exploration) – this involves the search for underwater and underground natural gas fields or crude oil fields and the drilling of exploration wells and drilling into established wells to recover oil and gas.
- Midstream entails the transportation, storage, and processing of oil and gas. Once resources are recovered, it must be transported to a refinery, which is often in a completely different geographic region compared to the oil and gas reserves. Transportation can include anything from tanker ships to pipelines and trucking fleets.
- Downstream refers to the filtering of the raw materials obtained during the upstream phase. This means refining crude oil and purifying natural gas. The marketing and commercial distribution of these products to consumers and end users in several forms including natural gas, diesel oil, petrol, gasoline, lubricants, kerosene, jet fuel, asphalt, heating oil, LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) as well as several other types of petrochemicals.