TechConnect World 2019

Materials for Oil & Gas

Materials for Oil & Gas

Early Abstracts due: December 14 (10% registration discount for early submissions)

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


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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