Lux,Strathclyde secure grant

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Lux Assure, a specialist in the provision of chemical monitoring and management solutions, and the University of Strathclyde have secured a grant from the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) to further develop Lux’s successful CoMic™ technology to provide the industry’s first corrosion inhibitor micelle detection tool with automated data analysis capability.

Supporting a major technological advancement, the recent investment will see a partnership between Lux Assure, OGIC and leading signal processing and data analysis researchers at the University of Strathclyde. The project will develop CoMic’s existing manual analysis methodology, create bespoke algorithms and exploit novel mathematical techniques to automatically analyse data gathered during on-site chemical tests.

Discussing the project Lux Assure CEO, Emma Perfect, said: "This project will enable Lux Assure to provide information to our clients both on-site and in real-time, informing them of optimal corrosion inhibitor dosage and enabling prompt decision making on chemical injection.

"Chemical use plays an important part in protecting oilfield assets, and technologies such as CoMic enable better chemical management. Off-site data processing and evaluation is currently required; this leads to delays in obtaining results and can be a barrier to sales where data cannot leave the oilfield being monitored. Automated data analytics tools for use on-site, will facilitate quicker decision-making and deliver significant benefits to clients. Evolving the business towards providing such tools is of huge importance to us."

Dr Paul Murray, Lead Investigator at the University of Strathclyde, added, "It is very exciting to be working closely with Lux Assure to conduct research and develop novel algorithms to automatically analyse data gathered by their highly innovative CoMic technology. Recognised as one of the UK’s leading technological universities, our partnership with Lux Assure and OGIC is an excellent example of Strathclyde delivering innovative technological research which will have a significant impact in the oil and gas sector."

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