||The increase in the demand for energy is fueling non-conventional oil and gas discoveries in complex geological formations. The demanding service conditions that exist in these operating conditions require high performance materials with unique property and performance characteristics. New and improved materials such as high strength structural steels, improved tool steels, duplex and super-duplex stainless steels, precipitation hardened (P-H) stainless steels, high strength copper alloys, and nickel-based superalloys are of particular interest along with more traditional materials such as carbon or low alloy steels and non-metallic materials. This symposium will provide a forum to present: new developments and materials solutions addressing the industry need for reduced cost though longer lifecycle, better corrosion resistance or lower material costs; new surface treatments, coatings, and characterization of microstructure-property relationships to further improve product performance with a special emphasis on deep sea exploration and drilling; materials issues related to transportation of hydrocarbons to and from the refineries; degradation modes such as corrosion, environmental cracking, fouling, scaling, etc.; and related developments in land based shale operations will also be discussed as the carbon foot print dominates the global energy requirements.