Qawasy Pipe Coating Factory under license by DuPont™ (www.DuPont.com) was established in the year 2008, in Al-Khobar Industrial area, Saudi Arabia, under the license from DuPont™.
Its collaboration with DuPont™ has brought to the Middle East the latest development in the oil & Gas industry in the form of DuPont™ StreaMax™, a Fluoropolymer based product that can transform the Coating Industry as whole. StreaMax is the first break through technology in Downhole Tubing coating in last 30 years. Sreamax is the result of years of research and development. It extends the life of tubular and offers alternatives to high cost and difficult to procure Corrosion Resistance Alloy (CRA) tubular in Oil & Gas, as well as water wells.
The DuPont™ StreaMax™ coating system is a major technology breakthrough with respect to expanding the design envelope of plastic coating systems in order to cover difficult oil & gas well environments and where traditionally high grade CRA tubes are being used. The DuPont™ StreaMax™ coating system offers the possibility of using downhole coatings in difficult gas wells environments.
This is the first time in 30 years, whereby a new coating technology is developed based exclusively on the needs of Saudi Aramco, and whereby process knowledge has been developed and transferred to Saudi Arabia. This new downhole coating technology, for corrosion control, puts QAWASY/DuPont™ on the edge of non-metallic technologies innovation in the Oil & Gas Industry, worldwide.
StreaMax™ is an innovative and engineered coating solution available locally, with local production capability, providing very short delivery time, and it is a technology enabler and makes marginal wells more economical to operate.
Qawasy plant located in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia and has a capacity of 650,000 FT per year. The facility uses state of the art machineries for coating application. Safety has been given an important attention, and it is integrated in the coating application process.