Clariant Oil Services Opens New Karratha; Western Australia Storage and Blending Facility.; (Photo: Clariant)
Clariant Oil Services opens its new storage and blending facility at Karratha, Western Australia. This facility will significantly reduce the chemical transport distance to customers and will provide improved local customer response to orders. This is a true paradigm shift for supporting oil and gas production efforts to the North West Shelf Venture and is complementary to sustainability initiatives for both Clariant and our customers.
“The current business model for supporting oil and gas production efforts in this region is to transport production chemicals from Perth to Dampier, which is more than a 1,500-km trip,” says Bernie Kelly, Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific for Clariant (Australia) Pty Ltd. “This model is incredibly inefficient, extremely costly and impossible to sustain given today’s oil and gas market conditions. Clariant’s bold decision to take a fresh look at supporting its customers in the region with this new facility will save oil and gas producers millions of dollars annually.”