Quality services, delivered safely and within budget, to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
Our origins in South Africa started in 1996 when we created a local joint venture with one of the major Industrial Gas Companies. Many of our Services were initially introduced from our parent company and these increased and grew organically to meet the specific needs of the South African Oil, Gas, Petrochemical & Pipeline Industries. Significant investments were needed to enable us to become totally independent from our former partner and to allow us to service our client’s local needs, especially for our nitrogen, testing, pipeline and inspection divisions.
Our range of Pipeline services has been developed specifically for pipeline operators and owners for use throughout the lifetime of these assets.
Oleum provides a full range of services to the Refinery & Petrochemical Industries for both new build and turnarounds which are designed to improve safety, reduce time and increase efficiency of these process plants
Refinery and Petrochemical
Tank Farm services
Our tank farm services range from the service, maintenance and inspection of flow lines and through our European partners, we offer “on-line” tank floor inspection & cleaning services
Our nitrogen related services are commonly used during topside revamps and shutdowns for platforms / FPSO’s etc and our pipeline services for subsea lines.
Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
We also provide a full range of services to the Utility Industries for pre-commissioning and outages, these cover testing, high integrity helium leak detection, pipeline cleaning, testing etc. All services improve safety, reduce time and increase efficiency of these process plants
We have a complete Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning services package for LNG projects and can assist at every stage before and during the pre-commissioning phase of the project.
Our service lines are a combination of a range of different services brought together to achieve a certain objective. See below our service lines to see how they work in conjunction with our offered services.
As the largest mobile nitrogen services provider in South Africa, we have developed a range of equipment and services specifically designed to cater for the needs of the South African Oil, Gas and Pipeline Industries.
We have extensive experience in testing of pipelines to all local and international specifications. Following construction of a system or pipeline, Testing is a statutory requirement prior to final commissioning. However, the other equally important aspects of pre-commissioning are frequently forgotten, e.g. Cleaning of the lines, drying to specified dewpoint, gauging, pigging, nitrogen purging and preservation.
We provide Intelligent Pigging solutions for the inspection of fired heaters, furnaces/reactor tubes and non-piggable pipelines using UT (Ultrasonic Technology). We also have a variety of Pipeline and Tank Inspection technologies, developed in Europe which provides highly versatile inspection techniques.
Our range of services to the Pipeline Industry in Southern Africa have been designed to provide safe and cost effective solutions throughout the their lifecycle. Our services are used by operators, owners and contractors during construction, commissioning, maintenance and re-certification through to final abandonment of these assets.
Cleaning is a fundamental requirement in the Refinery, Petrochemical and Pipeline Industries so therefore features significantly in our range of services. During pre-commissioning of pipelines and process plants, systems must be clean to prevent contamination with the product that flows through them.
Drying is required throughout the lifecycle of all process equipment used in the Refinery, Petrochemical and Pipeline Industries. There are different techniques and types of drying equipment to be used for drying and much depends on the type of system to be dried. A complex process system requires a totally different drying strategy to a straight pipeline.
The requirement of most Tank Farm operators is a combination of maintenance, cleaning and inspection of the main assets which comprise of pipelines, piping systems, tanks and pumps.
Our range of services for tank farm operators comprise of cleaning and inspection of the “typically” non-piggable lines and the inspection of tank floors.
Pig design & Supply Services
With experience in pipeline pigging dating back almost 40 years, we have pigged virtually every type of pipeline imaginable. In addition to carrying out the pigging operation, most clients request that we also supply the pigs. The provision of standard pigs and design and supply of non-standard pigs has now become one of our basic services.