Founded in 1980, Agar Corporation is a family owned operated business and a leading pioneer of non-nuclear, versatile, multi-phase flow meters.

Agar products are used to optimize oil well testing and production by all major oil companies around the world.

Agar provides innovative solutions that give reliable measurements for applications such as: heavy oil well testing, waste water treatment, automatic tank dewatering, desalters and gas liquid foam control.

Agar has grown to have worldwide presence in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Australia through regional offices and a network of over 50 business partners and representatives.


True to its roots of innovation and providing state-of-the-art and effective solutions to its clients, Agar has launched in 2018 the Agar Ecosystem.

The Ecosystem offers a full suite of technology and service to lower operational costs, streamline facilities, and recycle & conserve resources.


Agar Corporation’s mission is to be continuously creating innovative solutions and support that solve our customers unique and ever-changing measurement, control and automation problem.


We are a team of highly qualified engineers and professionals that will collaborate with customers to take ideas from conception to completion.


Our sales and engineering team analyze all our clients needs to ensure a fit for purpose solution that maximizes their benefits and returns.


Our manufacturing team uses a state of the art in-house flow loop to qualify all products prior to shipment.


Our professional field service technicians will get your equipment installed, calibrated, and help maintain your system.


Jo Agar


Agar attended Battersea College of Advanced Technology receiving a diploma in Process Controls. He also received a Master of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry from the University of Surrey. His work experience in Physical Chemistry lead him to establish and become the Founder of Agar Instrumentation Ltd. in England in 1968 and Agar Corporation Ltd. in the Cayman Islands in 1979.

These companies lead to the opening of additional Agar companies starting in 1980, notably Agar Corporation Inc. in Houston, Texas; Agarcorp de Venezuela C.A. in Maracaibo, Venezuela; AgarCorp SDN. BHD. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; AgarCorp Middle East in Abu Dhabi, DAE; and PT AgarCorp Indonesia in Tangerang, Indonesia. Agar is a holder of numerous patented inventions which are manufactured by the Agar companies.

Ben Shani


Ben Shani is the President of Agar Corporation, Inc. and has over 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. Ben has worked in both the upstream and downstream segments. He focuses on strategic business development and is leading teams developing and innovating technologies including on-line multiphase flow measurement, composition measurement using photonics and ultrasound, and advanced process fluids treatment solutions. His career includes technical, managerial and operations roles, both domestically and internationally. Prior roles in Agar include country manager in Venezuela and in Canada, and Global Sales Manager.

He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

David Farchy


Farchy’ s career started in 1991 in Houston as a fluid mechanics RND engineer. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and has worked as a researcher and developer of two-phase separators and mixers for magneto hydrodynamic (MHD) power generation. His achievements include improving the efficiency and size of MHD systems and improving efficiency of the gas lift riser. Since joining Agar, he has led the development of multiphase flow meter technologies and has been an integral part in the research and development of the company’s products. He holds many patents related to Agar products, including for multiphase flow meters and drilling fluid measurement.

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