Scomi Oiltools Global Research and Technology Center (GRTC) is an ISO 9001:2000 certified, state of the art, research and technology centre located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The facility encompasses research, product development and technical service laboratories as well as offices and training facilities.

GRTC laboratory staffs are organised in teams that are aligned with our technology goals, of developing and delivering the technology required to provide a high level of service for the increasing technical challenges in finding, developing and producing hydrocarbons in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Scomi Oiltools’ Technical Services Group, based in GRTC, provides technical assistance and specific expertise in the application of drilling fluids technology, which is fit for the purpose of wellbore construction and productivity optimisation.

Specific teams focus on the key elements of day-to-day support for operations, troubleshooting, delivering solutions and system formulation using the wide range of standard API and advanced testing equipment at the centre.

Collaborative projects with customers and universities, extends the ability of GRTC to resolve a regionally limited problem or develop broad global strategic capabilities. We place considerable emphasis on study of reservoir rock, pore content, and drilling fluid interactions to meet the demanding industry requirements for high performance water based fluids which are non-damaging to the reservoir.

The training centre at GRTC has extensive facilities including a lecture hall with breakout rooms and a dedicated training laboratory. The laboratory is currently fully equipped with all the equipment a drilling fluid technologist would expect to encounter at any offshore or land job. Our trainees are also introduced to the advanced analytical tools and specialized equipment that will be available for specialty jobs.


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