Oil & Gas Chemistry 2018



nanotechnology, Performance, Cost

   

November 5-6, 2018    Houston, Texas

  

 

Debora Rodrigues

University of Houston

Andy Rosenholm - Bubbletight USA

Feng Liang   - Aramco Services

Igor Kosacki - Honeywell Services

Lisa Biswal - Rice University

Cassie Hilliard - Dow Chemicals

Mary Jane Felipe - Baker Hughes - GE

Wonbong Choi - UNT

Pawilai Chinwangso - Schlumberger


Oilfield chemicals, viscosity modifiers, inhibitors, polymers and surfactants for the upstream industry are of high interest especially with challenging environments and technology needs of unconventional oil and gas resource projects. Cost-effectiveness is a must. Hydraulic fracturing with the use of smart fluids and proppants is important for high production yield in onshore shale oil & gas projects. Corrosion and scaling inhibitor action can be complicated by different non-synergistic actions of other additives. Other challenges in flow assurance include asphaltene, paraffin, and gas hydrate control. New polymer thermoset and elastomer compositions and methods enable preservation of assets, and long-term performance and durability under HPHT conditions. The use of nanotechnology is becoming more of a commercial possibility. This knowledge-builder workshop is designed for chemists, R&D practitioners, engineering services, technical managers, chemical suppliers, oil-field services, and analytical services.

SPEAKERS

Rajesh Khare

TTU

Liang Xu

Halliburton

Other Speakers (more to be announced):

Rigoberto Advincula

CWRU

Peter Boul

Aramco Services

Jihye Kim

Baker Hughes - GE