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Day One: Tuesday 15 April 2014

8.00 Registration

9.00 Welcome from organisers

9.05 Opening Remarks from Chairperson, Robert Walters, Founder & Chairman, APS Dubai

OPENING SESSION: THE ROLE OF NON-METALLICS IN FUTURE OF OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION

- Evolving, and more radical demands on polymeric materials
- Challenges involved in upgrading to non-metallic materials
- Taking a deeper look at industry applications

- Addressing the fundamentals to prepare for future requirements


9.15 Opening Keynote
Operator Perspective: challenges and polymeric requirements - current and future
John Lawson ETC, Senior Technology Advisor, Chevron

9.50 Offshore Drilling: Use of elastomeric materials and future challenges Cameron
Nicolas Arteaga, Process Engineer, Cameron

10.20 Networking refreshment break

11.00 Case study: Installation of the world's first subsea rehabilitation APS
system based on composite material
Robert Walters, Founder & Chairman, APS Dubai


CORROSION AND FAILURE: DEVELOPING QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR FUTURE INNOVATIONS

 

11.30 Nonmetallic Program for the Oil and Gas industry

- Practical challenges against the utilization of nonmetallics at Saudi Aramco and solutions to successful applications.
Mr. Abdullah Al-Dossary, Nonmetallic Engineer, Saudi Aramco

12.00 Rapid Gas Decompression Resistance of Elastomeric O-Rings to Supercritical CO2 James Walker
Peter Warren, Head of Materials Engineering, James Walker

12.30 Lunch

14.15 Industry Standards - A Blessing or a Curse?FMC
Alexandra Torgersen, Engineering Manager, FMC Technologies

14.45 Networking refreshment break

Opening Remarks from Chairperson: Tim Hoerbiger, Vice-President Materials Technology at Hoerbiger, and Co-Director of the Consortium for Advancing Performance Polymers in Energy Applications (APPEAL)
15.25
CNT Technology and DispersionNanocyl
Michaël Claes, Global Technical Director, Nanocyl


UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL IN NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY A&M

 

15.55 Anti-Corrosion Epoxy Coatings Containing Clay in Smectic Liquid Crystalline Order
Dr H.J. Sue, Professor, A&M University

16.25 Polymer Graphene Nanocomposites for Oil and Gas Processes
Gobet Advincula, Case Western Reserve University

16.55 PANEL DISCUSSION: What Meaningful Contributions can Nanotechnology Make to Oil and Gas Recovery?

CHAIRPERSON: Tim Hoerbiger, Vice-President Materials Technology at Hoerbiger, and Co-Director of the Consortium for Advancing Performance Polymers in Energy Applications (APPEAL)

PANELISTS: Michaël Claes, Global Technical Director, Nanocyl
Dr H.J. Sue, Professor, A&M University
Gobet Advincula, Case Western Reserve University

17.35 Close of Day 1

18.00 Meet in the hotel foyer for a short walk to the Grand Drinks Reception at nearby Ghillie Dhu

Join us for a prosecco or Ghillie Ale and enjoy some local delicacies whilst networking with industry peers!


Day Two: Wednesday 16 April 2014

 

HARSH TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS - CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

8.50 Opening Remarks from Chairperson, Nicasio Messina, Solvay Specialty Polymers

9.00 Challenges of Temperature Extremes for Elastomer Materials
Glyn Morgan, Sector Manager, Oil & Gas, Element Material Technology

9.30 Cold Temperature Effects on Polymers - Cryogenic Spill Protection Technip
Sebastien Viale, Ph.D., Polymer Specialist - Advanced Subsea Architecture, Technip Innovation & Technology Center

10.00 Arlon 3000XT
Kerry Drake, Senior Scientist, and Burak Bekisli, Scientist, Greene, Tweed & Co Greene, Tweed

10.30 Networking refreshment break


MECHANISMS AND MANIFESTATIONS OF POLYMER AGEING AND FATIGUE, TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS, AND FUTURE OUTLOOK

 

11.10 Generation of Polymer Fatigue Data for the Oil & Gas Industry
Andrew Hulme, Principal Consultant, Smithers Rapra

11.40 Drilling Fluid Influence on Elastomers Baker Hughes
Helmut Benning and Marcus Davidson, Research & Development, Baker Hughes

12.10 Lunch


DEVELOPING AND MODELLING MATERIALS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY

 

13.40 Modeling and Design of Reinforced Elastomeric Products Veryst
Dr Stuart Brown, Managing Partner, Veryst Engineering

14.10 Development of Materials for Sealing Solutions in HPHT conditions Saint Gobain
Mathilde Leboeuf, R&D manager Europe, St-Gobain Seals

14.40 HNBR Rubber in CO2
Daniel L Hertz III, President, Seals Eastern, Inc. Seals Eastern

15.10 Closing Remarks

15.20
Conference Close

 

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