With many decades of experience in supporting the global Oil and Gas Upstream sector, Element understands the complex challenges involved in making certain that the infrastructure that supports our customers efforts in searching for and extracting oil and gas reserves are reliable, efficient and run smoothly at all times.

Oil & gas upstream testing

We are a world leader in the provision of laboratory and field based materials characterization; fatigue testing; fracture mechanics; engineering critical assessments; corrosion and coatings testing; weld testing weld procedure qualification services non-destructive inspection services and failure analysis services across a diverse range of metals, polymers and elastomers.


The Element advantage

Element makes certain that the materials and products we test, inspect and certify for our customers are compliant, safe and fit for purpose to improve the reliability of their production and manufacturing assets, minimizing unplanned shutdowns and maximizing potential throughput.


Testing and qualifying advanced elastomers for deepwater oil exploration

The oil & gas industry is more and more focusing on deepwater exploration. The extreme operating conditions at a depth of 2 km and more can make elastomers more vulnerable to chemicals.

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Oil and Gas: The Importance of Testing for Increased Mercury Levels

While documented, it may not be widely known that Mercury is naturally occurring in certain oil & gas reservoirs. This presence of mercury may lead to corrosion of production equipment, as well as being a concern to worker safety and the environment. READ MORE

Fatigue Testing of Pipeline Girth Welds

This white paper provides an overview of the approach and the variables that need to be considered when planning a test program to validate the fatigue performance of pipeline girth welds.

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Our services

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Structural Testing & Mechanical Engineering

Element offers a range of advanced and application oriented engineering services to help solve a wide variety of mechanical engineering and structural engineering analysis problems.

Bending Fatigue Testing

Fatigue Testing

Find out how Element's fatigue testing labs help companies meet quality requirements and create safer, stronger, more successful parts and products.

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Steel Catenary Risers Fatigue Testing

Weld Fatigue Testing of Steel Catenary Risers

Element’s full-scale pipeline testing facility performs testing on steel catenary risers in our laboratory and on-site at the point of fabrication.

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Corrosion Testing Services 

Find out about Elements extensive corrosion testing expertise in the Energy industry across a global network of laboratories.

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Coatings Testing

Coatings Testing

Find out about Elements range of coatings testing services designed to help to make certain that materials, products and pipelines we test for our customers are protected from corrosion, ultraviolet light, water penetration, heat, abrasion and chemicals.

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Environmental Compliance Testing

Environmental Compliance

Find out how Element uses its Bioassay, Exploration & Production (E&P) Waste and Site Evaluation & Remediation capabilities to help the Oil & Gas sector meet its environmental compliance responsibilities.

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Water Testing Services

Our water testing laboratories provide analyses for drinking water, groundwaters, surface waters, and wastewater, to help you meet environmental regulations.

Natural Gas Analysis

Natural Gas Analysis

Element offers a complete range of natural gas composition and liquid petroleum hydrocarbon test services with multiple applications.

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Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.