PF&C: USE OF COMPOSITE MATERIAL IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

Speaker Dr. Mamdouh M. Salama
Sr. Engineering Fellow ConocoPhillips     Mamdouh M. Salamais a Senior Engineering Fellow in ConocoPhillips Drilling & Production Department, and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (with highest distinction) from Ain-Shams University, Egypt, and Master and Doctor of ...

Sr. Engineering Fellow
ConocoPhillips



   


Mamdouh M. Salamais a Senior Engineering Fellow in ConocoPhillips Drilling & Production Department, and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (with highest distinction) from Ain-Shams University, Egypt, and Master and Doctor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He published over 120 technical papers, was awarded 23 patents, edited 26 proceedings of international conferences, and served as chairman of several international conferences dealing with Offshore and Arctic Developments.


 


He is well recognized within the oil and offshore industry by his contributions in several technical areas related to innovative materials applications and structural integrity.  He is considered a pioneer in promoting the application of advanced composite materials for deepwater systems, for which he received the 2009 the International Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engineering Conference Industry Achievement award.  He is also recognized for his publications in the areas of erosional velocity limits, reliability-based allowable strength model for high strength steels, reliability on pipeline in-line inspection tools, fatigue & fracture performance of titanium risers, impact of pile driving operations on residual strength of offshore structures, the application of flame sprayed aluminum for corrosion control of risers and tethers, and alternatives to high strength steels for high pressure gas pipelines using dry fiber reinforced conventional steel pipe. 


Full Description
 
Use of Composite Materials in the Oil & Gas Industry
 
Composite materials offer many potential advantages for oil and gas developments based on their low density, corrosion resistance, and excellent fatigue performance.  In addition, the use of composites allows for greater design flexibility for tailoring the properties to meet specific design requirements, thus promoting better system oriented and cost-effective solutions.  On a one-to-one replacement basis, composite components are often more expensive than their steel counterpart.  However, on a performance equated basis, the economic incentive to use composite components can often be demonstrated based on their capability to reduce system and life cycle costs.   The presentation will review current applications of composites and present information on composite materials that are candidates for use in the oil and gas industry.  This information includes discussion of material properties, fabrication methods, design philosophy, safety requirements and regulation issues.  The presentation will also discusses the potential application of composites in deep water oil and gas developments.  The paper also presents a discussion of financial incentives to develop composite applications, identifies the main challenges facing the introduction of composites into service and discusses steps currently being taken to address these issues.
Organizer Brad Nelson

When?

Tue, Feb. 21, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Norris Center City Center
803 Town & Country Blvd #210, Houston, Texas 77024
Houston, TX 77024
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