High Performance Elastomers and Polymers for Oil and Gas Applications 2012

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  • 214 Pages
  • Smithers Information Ltd
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Political pressures and environmental concerns have made new oil deposits more difficult and expensive to find in recent years. In response to a decreasing supply of oil, the extraction of oil from new and mature reserves has called for high performance materials with more and more extreme service temperature ranges, increased resistance to harsh oils and chemicals and the ability to withstand higher pressures in down-hole environments.

High performance elastomers and thermoplastics have been constantly evolving to meet these needs and are now found in just about everything from subsea trees, well heads and umbilicals to piping and chemical processing plants.Despite these advances, continued research, development and qualification is still required to reduce the need for costly intervention and to respond to new challenges.

These proceedings cover all the presentations from the conference which was developed for operators, contractors, equipment and component suppliers, material suppliers and research organizations involved with polymers and their use in oil and gas applications.
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SESSION 1: TESTING

Paper 1
Extrusion resistance of elastomers: a study of factors that affect performance
Peter Warren, Andrew Douglas & Stephen Winterbottom, James Walker & Co Ltd, UK

Paper 2
Kinetic and mechanical properties of swellable polymers under geometrical
constraints
Yucun Lou & Agathe Robisson, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center, USA

Paper 3
Observing rapid gas decompression damage: a novel technique
Dr Sabine Munch, Glyn Morgan & Barry Thomson, MERL Ltd, UK

Paper 4
Elastomers in CO2
Daniel L Hertz III, Seals Eastern Inc, USA

Paper 5
Fluid ageing and explosive decompression resistance of Therban®/HNBR

Dr Victor Nasreddine, Dr Kevin Kulbaba, Dr Andreas Bischoff & Christian Müller,
LANXESS AG, Germany; Larry Chen, Dr David Gerrard & Jim Goodson, Baker
Hughes, USA

SESSION 2: MATERIALS AND POLYMERS

Paper 6

In situ crosslinked synthetic cement for use in cementing and zonal isolation of unconventional wells
Dr Erin B Murphy, Kraton Polymers, USA ++Paper unavailable at time of print++

Paper 7
Low temperature perfluroelastomer development
Matthew Mitchell, Precision Polymer Engineering Ltd, UK

Paper 8
Liquid crystal thermosets: a new generation high-performance polymers for oil and gas applications
Prof Theo J Dingemans, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Paper 9
Novel high performance elastomers for mining, downsteam and pipeline construction applications
Michael Magerstädt & Gunther Blitz, ROSEN Swiss AG; Holger Schmidt, ROSEN
Technology and Research Center GmbH, Germany; Ralf Dopieralla, ROPLAST
GmbH, Germany

Paper 10
Perfluoroelastomer parts for demanding oil and gas applications
Jean-Luc Matoux, DuPont International Operations SARL, Switzerland
++Paper unavailable at time of print++

SESSION 3: SEALING

Paper 11
Extreme oil field seal applications
Buc Slay & Steve Streich, Halliburton, USA; Winston Webber, Halliburton, UK

Paper 12
Hardide CVD tungsten carbide coating extends life of elastomeric seals and
enables high temperature seal design
Dr Yuri N Zhuk, Hardide Plc , UK

Paper 13
High performance polyurethanes in the oil & gas industry
Thomas Schwarz, SKF Economos GmbH, Austria

Paper 14
Designing and specifying elastomer materials for plate heat exchanger gaskets in the oil and gas industries
Jon Cutler, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, UK

SESSION 4: MATERIALS

Paper 15
Life prediction of polymers for the oil and gas industry
Andrew Hulme & Jenny Cooper, Smithers Rapra Technology Ltd, UK

Paper 16
Lessons learnt from failure analyses and success stories
Dr Karin Jacobson, Swerea KIMAB AB, Sweden

Paper 17
High performance elastomers for oil and gas industries from naturally
occurring modified oils
Jayant Khadilkar & Aditya Khadilkar, Jay Elastomers Pvt Ltd, India
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