AMI's first international forum for oil and gas operators, contractors, equipment manufacturers, researchers and industry suppliers, Oil & Gas Polymer Engineering Texas 2015, took place June 9-10 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak. The two-day program examined the latest developments in the use of non-metallic materials in the harsh conditions of oil and gas drilling and transportation, including new challenges arising in unconventional gas reservoirs.
The US is now leading global markets in developing unconventional sources of gas and oil, and production of crude oil has risen to around 8 million barrels per day with gas at 10 billion cubic feet per day. Thermoplastics, elastomers and composite materials supply unique properties for oilfield operations and are vital to the function and integrity of many structures including risers, cables, chemical and corrosion-resistant coatings in steel structures, pipelines, seals, composite platforms, pumps, zonal isolation technology, swellable packers and blow-out preventers. Standards committees have developed specifications to qualify the performance in many of these applications and testing and research are supplying critical insights to minimize risks and maximize reliability. The latest plastics technologies such as 3D-printing (additive manufacturing) are being evaluated for use on rigs in remote locations.
Oil & Gas Polymer Engineering Texas 2015 provided a vital networking forum for materials engineers and expert researchers to share case studies, learn from past experience and look to the future with the latest technologies.
Attending, Exhibiting or Sponsoring
The conference featured sponsorship from Materia, INC., Solvay Specialty Polymers, Lehvoss North America LLC and Invista/RaptorTM Nylon Pipe.
Alongside the full conference program, 19 exhibitors used the opportunity to display products and services to the 170 attendees.
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