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NIC Represented at AMI Event

Thu, 22 December, 2022

There was across-the-board participation by the NIC Network during the 7th ‘AMI Oil and Gas Non-Metallics’ event.

AMI's event once again brought together the oil and gas industry for two days of presentations, networking and sourcing new products and innovations.

This year’s programme was busy with representatives from most of the key oil and gas operators and non-metallic supply chain present.

The event covered the full range of oilfield engineering non-metallic materials, including polymer composites, thermoset resins, thermoplastics, and elastomers.

The NIC’s presence was very prevalent, with the delivery of presentations by NIC’s sponsors TWI, Aramco (AramcoTech), and ADNOC. Additionally, NIC presence was also endorsed with the active turnout of over ten NIC Associate Members, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, Flexsteel, Baker Hughes, NOV, FPi, SABIC, Evonik, and Shawcor. As well as this, there was a membership signing ceremony for our new Associate Members, Solvay and Specialty RTP.

The venue created an opportunity to meet new and familiar faces in person - allowing knowledge sharing, partnerships, and discussions over new and future prospects.

During the event, Mihalis Kazilas, the Director of the NIC (below), chaired the session, “Innovations through Disruptive Technology – Developing Solutions Using Non-Metallic Materials to Address Oil and Gas Industry Challenges.”

This session included a presentation from TWI’s consultant Chris Worrall (below) on innovative joining solutions for RTR pipes.

There was also a presentation by Abderrazak Traidia (below), Saudi Aramco R&D Specialist and member of NIC’s Technical Steering Office, on the application of aliphatic polyketones for high temperature oil and gas service.

And Abdallah Al Tamimi (below), ADNOC’s Senior Specialist and NIC Technical Steering Office member, presented a novel approach to qualify and pilot RTP in water injection and hydrocarbon environments.

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the event such a success for allowing the NIC an opportunity to share knowledge about the use of non-metallic materials in the oil and gas industry.