AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – January 27, 2014 – Internationally-recognized Engaged Experts from Element Materials Technology’s laboratories in Houston, TX, and Hitchin, UK, are to present their latest innovations in Oil & Gas materials testing and qualification at a highly-regarded ASM International seminar. The event will be held on February 4th and takes place in Houston, a global hub for O&G operations. 

Industry peers attending the seminar will include materials users, producers, and manufacturers. The focus will be on high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) materials, deemed critical to future O&G operations as Majors explore and produce in deeper, colder and more extreme environments.

Dr. Rod Martin, Division Director UK at Element, will deliver a paper entitled ‘Functional Evaluation of Polymeric Materials Under HPHT Conditions’, where he will outline the latest cutting-edge techniques developed by Element to test and qualify polymers intended for use in hostile, deepwater environments.

Colleagues from Element Houston will be present during the exhibition to discuss the latest techniques, methodologies and equipment in O&G materials testing developed across the Element platform with delegates.

Other presentations will be delivered by speakers from organizations including Honeywell Process Solutions and Texas A&M University, and topics cover design, materials selection, corrosion resistance, and metallic and polymeric materials.

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