Dr. Keyur Somani is a polymeric material expert with more than ten years experience of working with elastomers, thermoplastics and composites used in oil and gas applications.
Dr. Somani's expertise includes evaluation of long term performance of non-metallic materials under hostile environments at high temperatures and pressures including exposure to sour gases. He is competent in safely handling toxic and potentially dangerous fluids at high temperature and pressure (HT/HP) conditions.
His range of expertise includes:
- Accelerated ageing of elastomers and thermoplastics in sour (H2S) and non-sour gases and various production fluids at high pressure and temperature.
- Rapid gas decompression under sour gas and non-sour gas conditions.
- Expert in ISO 23936-1, 2, NORSOK M710 and API standards for Oil & Gas testing.
- Expert in F126.96.36.199 and F1.11 fixture based test protocols.
- Development of custom tests based on client’s requirements.
- Business development and management of projects.