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Materials for Oil & Gas

Materials for Oil & Gas

Symposium Co-Chairs

Alex NormanAlex Norman
Staff Chemist
ExxonMobil Chemical

Michele L. OstraatMichele L. Ostraat
Research Center Leader - Downstream
Aramco Services Company

Key Speakers

Katherine Jungjohannn-Situ Electron Microscopy Identification of a Pipeline Corrosion Initiation Site
Katherine Jungjohann
Sandia National Lab

David SintonMicrofluidic and Nanofluidics phase behaviour characterization for CO2, oil and gas
David Sinton
Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto, Canada

Kenton H. WhitmireAdvances in MOCVD Production of Complex Materials from Single Source Precursors: Phase Pure Metal Phosphide Thin Films for Catalysis and Energy Applications
Kenton H. Whitmire
Professor of Chemistry, Rice University

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday May 15

10:30Catalysis for the Oil & Gas Industry
1:30Corrosion Resistance & Protection
4:00Nanomaterials for Catalysis: Posters
4:00Energy Innovations: Posters

Wednesday May 16

8:30Sensors Oil & Gas Industry Applications
3:30Materials for Oil & Gas: Posters

Symposium Program

Tuesday May 15

10:30Catalysis for the Oil & Gas Industry252 B
Session chair: Alex Norman, ExxonMobil Chemical, US; Michele L. Ostraat, Aramco Services Company, US
10:30Catalysts and flow-based systems for high electrical-to-chemical power conversion efficiency reduction of CO2 to CO and propanol (invited presentation)
D. Sinton, University of Toronto, CA
10:55Advances in MOCVD Production of Complex Materials from Single Source Precursors: Phase Pure Metal Phosphide Thin Films for Catalysis and Energy Applications (invited presentation)
K. Whitmire, Rice University, US
11:20Partially Poisoned Pd Nanoparticles for Selective Hydrogenation and/or Isomerization of Olefins
Y-S Shon, California State University Long Beach, US
11:40Hierarchically Structured Zeolites for Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
K. Zhang, S. Fernandez, M.L. Ostraat, Aramco Services Company, US
12:00Encapsulated heterogeneous catalysts in monolithic structures for continuous flow catalytic reactions
S.E. Smith, S. Ghobadi, S.E. Gilliland III, C. Castano, B.F. Gupton, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
12:20High performance nano-metal loaded zeolite catalysts
X. Jiang, Wuhan Institute of Technology, CN
1:30Corrosion Resistance & Protection251 C
Session chair: Michele L. Ostraat, Aramco Services Company, US; Alex Norman, ExxonMobil Chemical, US
1:30In-Situ Electron Microscopy Identification of a Pipeline Corrosion Initiation Site (invited presentation)
K.L. Jungjohann, S.C. Hayden, C. Chisholm, R.O. Grudt, J. Aguiar, P. Kotula, T.J. Kucharski, W.M. Mook, I. Taie, M.L. Ostraat, Sandia National Laboratories, US
1:55Real-time, in situ observation of aqueous corrosion in nanostructured steel
S.C. Hayden, C. Chisholm, R.O. Grudt, W. Mook, T.S. Pilyugina, A. Ilgen, D. Bufford, K. Hattar, K. Jungjohann, M.L. Ostraat, Aramco Research Center - Boston, US
2:15Graphene – Epoxy Composites for Anti-Corrosion Coatings
K. Bosnick, A. Benhalima, N. Chapleau, U.M. Tefashe, A.J. Bergren, Q. Yang, M.F. Champagne, National Research Council Canada, CA
2:35Enhancement of pure titanium localized corrosion resistance by chemical oxidation
D. Prando, A. Brenna, M.V. Diamanti, M. Ormellese, M.P. Pedeferri, Politecnico di Milano, IT
2:55Coatings for next-generation harsh environment systems.
J.R. DiMaio, M. Shaughnessy, K. Berger, B. Morgan, A.T. Haldeman, Tetramer Technologies, US
3:15Anti-Fouling CVD Coatings and Surface Modifications for Industrial Applications
L. Patterson, D. Smith, SilcoTek Corporation, US
4:00Nanomaterials for Catalysis: PostersExpo Hall
Catalytic Dehydrogenation Reactions of N-heterocycles Using Rh and Ru Nanoparticles
S.H. Hong, Seoul National University, KR
Pd nanoparticles immobilized onto polymer-inorganic hybrid support: Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity on Suzuki-Miyaura coupling reactions in water
M. Lim, H. Kim, Y. Jang, H. Rhee, Hanyang University, KR
Azide-alkyne cycloaddition by recyclable heterogeneous Cu catalysts on reverse phase silica gel
Y. Jang, H. Kim, M. Lim, H. Rhee, HANYANG UNIVERSITY, KR
Nanoporous thin film fabrication via magnetron sputtering and O2 plasma ashing process
S.H. Han, S.W. Jang, S. Hwang, S.H. Hwang, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, KR
KIER SponCat Technology for Flexible and Selective Production of High Value-Added Hydrocarbon Products from Syngas
D.H. Chun, G.B. Rhim, J.C. Park, J-S Bae, M.H. Youn, H. Jeong, H-T Lee, J-I Yang, H. Jung, Korea Institute of Energy Research, KR
Enzyme Immobilization on magnetic nanoparticles for enhancing biocatalysis
C. Liu, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CN
Iron Phosphide Incorporated in Iron-Treated Porous Bio-Carbon as Efficient Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction
T-N. Tran, I-S. So, J-S. Yu, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), KR
Hybrid Catalysts Supported in Polymeric Membranes for Sustainable Chemical Process Applications
V. Esquivel-Peña, J. Bastos-Arrieta, M. Muñoz, N. Munguía Acevedo, A.L. Ocampo, J. de Gyves, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), MX
4:00Energy Innovations: PostersExpo Hall
Ocean Thermal Energy for Abatement of Global CO2 Emissions
C.B. Panchal, E3Tec, US
PEM fuel cells of small gas flow channels: two-phase flow
J.Y. Wang, UC Irvine, US
Jatropha oil plant for biodiesel production with a biorefinery processing perspective
C.M.C. Vivas, D.E.A. Collado, Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria, PE
Photocatalytic degradation of low density polyethylene films using UV-C range of radiation
R. Ederada, R. Shende, V. Amar, A. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US

Wednesday May 16

8:30Sensors Oil & Gas Industry Applications252 A
Session chair: Alex Norman, ExxonMobil Chemical, US; Michele L. Ostraat, Aramco Services Company, US
8:30Microfluidic and Nanofluidics phase behaviour characterization for CO2, oil and gas (invited presentation)
D. Sinton, University of Toronto, CA
8:55Non-invasive and Real-time Gas Mixture Analysis Using Mid-infrared Micro-cavities
P.T. Lin, Texas A&M University, US
9:15A platform for extremely sensitive gas sensing: 2D materials on silicon carbide
J. Eriksson, M. Rodner, R. Yakimova, A.L. Spetz, Linköping University, SE
9:35Surface-Enhanced Fluorescence and Raman (SEF-SERS) Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Nanoprobe Applications
W. Wang, S. Chang, T.-Y.S. Huang, S. Eichmann, Aramco Services Company, US
3:30Materials for Oil & Gas: Posters2nd Floor
Material Characterization & Spectroscopic Diagnostics For Wave Liquefaction™ Processing Of Carbon Materials For The Production Of Value-Added Chemicals And Feedstocks
R. Vander Wal, A. Sengupta, E. Musselman, K. Zeller, G. Skoptsov, Penn State University, US
Laser Carbon Interactions
R. Vander Wal, J. Abrahamson, Penn State University, US
Resolving the Nanoscale Chemical Composition of Source Rock using Hyperspectral Photo-Induced Force Microscopy
D. Nowak, K. Park, D. Jacobi, S.L. Eichmann, N. Burnham, Molecular Vista Inc, US
Transient Foaming Behavior of CO2-soluble, Viscoelastic Surfactant in Microfluidic Model, Sand Pack and Limestone Core
G. Ramadhan, Q. P. Nguyen, The University of Texas at Austin, US
Direct conversion of natural gas to a green alternative fuel to diesel for power generation
O. Marin-Flores, S. Ha, M.G. Norton, Washington State University, US
A New Device for On-Line Corrosion Under Insulation Inspection & Imaging
A. Balamesh, F.A. Abolaban, S. Abdul-Majid, King Abdulaziz University, SA

This special symposium focuses on advanced materials and emerging technologies for the oil and gas industry, ranging from exploration and production to refining and final use. Technical enhancements from improved processes are increasing efficiency of hydrocarbon resources while lowering the overall carbon footprint along from extraction to use. This program is focused on discussing fundamental, revolutionary, and commercially-viable research and development, as well as on innovations in pilot production. All materials ranging from advanced alloys, nanoscale sensors, and polymers will be discussed. Attendees from the corporate community will be looking to identify global top technologies for co-development and piloting. Please join the leading global technology innovators and integrators in discussing new technology solutions to the world's energy leadership.

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Topics & Application Areas

  • Corrosion Resistance & Protection
  • Separation, Filtration & Absorption
  • Catalysts for Clean Energy
  • Nanotechnology & Transportation
  • Advanced Structural Materials for Oil & Gas Applications
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