LUX assure strengthens business development team

LUX Assure, the market leader in innovative oil and gas corrosion and flow assurance technologies, has announced the appointment of Duncan Baillie as business development manager, OMMICA™ product line.

Mr Baillie joins LUX Assure from Roemex Ltd, where he held the position of international sales manager for four years. Roemex is a supplier of tailor-made, speciality production chemicals to global oil production companies. Prior to this, he managed business development for Biocatalysts Ltd in his role as sales manager, where he was responsible for successfully driving international sales.

In his new role, which will be based at LUX Assure’s head office in Edinburgh, Mr Baillie will be responsible for global business development and sales of the company’s OMMICA™ product. This newly created position will include developing a detailed business plan and marketing strategy for the technology, and building relationships with key agents and distributors to develop new business opportunities globally.

Charles Cruickshank, CEO of LUX Assure, said: “We have established an excellent reputation for providing the oil and gas industry with innovative corrosion mitigation and flow assurance solutions, which have been attributable to our highly experienced and skilled team. Duncan’s vast industry experience places him as the ideal person to identify further opportunities for the business and our innovative OMMICA™ technology. I am confident that Duncan will be an asset to the company, and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

OMMICA™ are detection methods developed to monitor methanol and monoethylene glycol (MEG) concentrations in produced fluids, such as water, crude oil and condensate. Recognising that operators ideally need be able to analyse hydrate inhibitors on-site, OMMICA™ was launched in 2012 following a number of successful field trials with North Sea oil majors. The product has had a successful global uptake with an increasing number of repeat orders.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Baillie said: “I am thrilled to be joining LUX Assure and taking on the responsibility of developing business growth for its product, OMMICA™. I am excited about identifying new opportunities for this revolutionary technology. The company has achieved strong growth in recent years and has built a reputation as a leader in its field, and I look forward to helping develop the company through its OMMICA™ technology.”

LUX Assure currently delivers two key technologies, CoMic™ and OMMICA™, which together represent a revolution in monitoring and managing difficult-to-detect chemicals in hydrocarbons, condensates and water, specifically the thermodynamic hydrate inhibitors and corrosion inhibitors used to protect oilfield assets, on and offshore.

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