The first MERLIN system has been installed in Libya. Through Cathodic Protection Company (CPC) Limited, Abriox has supplied Sirte Oil Company with TR monitoring and interruption as part of an evaluation of the benefits of remote CP monitoring.
Libya has around 6000km of crude oil pipeline and over 3000km of natural gas pipeline, much of which requires regular preventative maintenance against corrosion. The large distances and harsh desert environment means that remote CP monitoring is very beneficial to pipeline operators.
SOC is located in Marsa El Brega and its operations include oil and gas exploration and production and manufacturing. SOC operates the Raguba field in the central part of the Sirte Basin.