TechConnect World 2019

Materials for Oil & Gas

Materials for Oil & Gas

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Symposium Chair

Michele OstraatMichele Ostraat
Research Center Leader - Downstream, Aramco Services Company

Key Speakers

Zachary P. SmithMixed-matrix membranes for natural gas purification
Zachary P. Smith
Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Ben SundellApplications of advanced materials in membrane separations and polymer sustainability
Ben Sundell
Laboratory Scientist, Aramco Services Company

Wei FanDevelopment of hierarchical zeolites with enhanced mass transport for bulky chemical conversion
Wei Fan
Associate Professor, UMass Amherst

Ayse AsatekinPolymer self-assembly for novel membranes with improved selectivity and fouling resistance
Ayse Asatekin
John A. and Dorothy M. Adams Faculty Development Professor, Tufts University

Tequila A. L. HarrisScaled Fabrication of Asymmetric Nanocomposite Membranes
Tequila A. L. Harris
Associate Professor, Georgia Tech


Symposium Sessions

Monday June 17

1:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis I

Tuesday June 18

10:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis II
1:30Membrane Technology for Oil & Gas Industry
4:00Materials for Oil & Gas: Posters

Symposium Program

Monday June 17

1:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis I
Single-Site Molybdenum Catalysts for Bio-Available Alcohol Dehydrogenation
T.L. Lohr, Shell, US
Development of hierarchical zeolites with enhanced mass transport for bulky chemical conversion
W. Fan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, US
Catalyst Design Approaches to Activate Dioxygen: Implications in Partial Oxidation of Methane and Light Hydrocarbons
P. Nandi, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, US
Catalytic non-thermal plasma technology for nitrogen and hydrogen fixation from air and water for the production of ammonia, nitric acid and novel fertilisers with carbon dioxide capture
G. Akay, Case Western Reserve University, US
Plasmonic photonic crystals can be used to control product selectivity in CO2 photoreduction
S. Zeng, P. Kumar, C. VanEssen, R. Kisslinger, K. Shankar, University of Alberta, CA
Eco-Friendly Manufacturing Technology of Iron-Ore-Based Catalysts for Production of Liquid Fuels and Chemicals from Syngas
D.H. Chun, Korea Institute of Energy Research(KIER), KR

Tuesday June 18

10:30Nanomaterials for Catalysis II
Highly tunable platform for biomimetic catalysts from nanocrystal-polymer composites
M. Cargnello, A. Riscoe, C. Wrasman, A. Aitbekova, E. Goodman, A. Herzing, S. Bare, Stanford University, US
Designer Porous Materials for Clean Energy, Fresh Water, and Efficient Catalysis
M. Dinca, MIT, US
Self-assembled Mesoporous Organosilicas; a versatile family of high surface area porous supports
Q. Li, M. Afeworki, D.C. Calabro, R.J. Colby, M. Kochersperger, B.K. Peterson, S.C. Weston, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, US
Aluminum modified dendrimeric nanosilica as support for metallocene catalysts: the role of textural and acidic properties
D.M. Cecílio, A. Fernandes, J.P. Lourenço, M. Rosário Ribeiro, Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE), Instituto Superior Técnico - IST, Universidade de Lisboa, PT
Tailoring silica gel porosity for catalysis applications
Y. Hu, P. Shah, PQ Corporation, US
1:30Membrane Technology for Oil & Gas Industry
Polymer self-assembly for novel membranes: Water treatment and chemical separations
I. Sadeghi, S. Lounder, P. Bengani-Lutz, A. Asatekin, Tufts University, US
Mixed-matrix membranes for natural gas purification
Z. Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Applications of advanced materials in membrane separations and polymer sustainability
B. Sundell, Aramco Services Company, US
Scaled Fabrication of Asymmetric Nanocomposite Membranes
T. Harris, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
Nano-enabled membranes for Canada's oil sands produced water treatment
M. Sadrzadeh, B. Khorshidi, H. Nazaripoor, A. Karkooti, A. Asad, A.M. Koupaei, University of Alberta, CA
Mixed-matrix membranes for natural gas purification
W.S. Chi, B.J. Sundell, K. Zhang, D.J. Harrigan, S.C. Hayden, Z.P. Smith, MIT, US
4:00Materials for Oil & Gas: Posters
Oil Absorption and In Situ Regeneration of a Highly Porous Conjugated Polymer Structure
Y. Yuan, G. Gao, J. Xu, E-H Yang, Stevens Institute of Technology, US
Design of experiment based prediction of passivity breakdown potential for 304L stainless steel
A. Azimi Dastgerdi, U. Bellè, A. Brenna, M. Ormellese, M. Pedeferri, F. Bolzoni, Politecnico di Milano, IT
A highly Semi Critical Assisted-Solvent method for continuous to fractional extraction of biofuel from macro-/micro-algae and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons from coal, and soil materials
T. Chavez-Gil, Coppin State University, US
The Application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technique to Investigation of Surfactant Assisted Enhanced Oil Recovery in Tight Sandstone Reservoir
H. Yang, SINOPEC, China, CN

This special symposium focuses on advanced materials and emerging technologies for the oil and gas industry, including materials for upstream exploration and production to downstream chemical and fuels production. Technological innovations from increasingly energy efficient processes in the oil and gas industry are enhancing the effectiveness and use of hydrocarbon resources while lowering the overall carbon footprint. Special topics in sustainability of plastics production, including polymer degradability, recyclability, and reusability will be highlighted. This symposium will focus on fundamental, revolutionary, and commercially-viable research and development results, as well as on innovations in sustainability of hydrocarbon resources. Materials ranging from advanced composites, catalysts, and sustainable polymers will be discussed. Industrial attendees will be looking to identify top technologies for co-development and piloting.

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Topics & Application Areas

  • Sustainable Plastics: Degradable, Recyclable, and Reusable
  • Corrosion Resistance & Protection; Non-metallics and Composite Replacements for Steel
  • Separation, Filtration & Absorption: Energy Efficient Processes in Production and Conversion
  • Catalysts for Clean Energy
  • Nanotechnology & Transportation
  • Nanoscale Sensors & Imaging
  • Advanced Structural Materials
  • Other
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