||Advanced Materials and Reservoir Engineering for Extreme Oil & Gas Environments - IV is the fourth TMS International Symposium that focuses on the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, particularly metallic materials such as ultrafine grained (UFG), nanocrystalline (nc), nano-reinforced metallic and non-metallic composites encompassing the critical aspects of reservoir engineering in hostile environments. With the accelerating development of high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) reservoirs (pressure > 20kpsi, temperature > 350 degF), the Oil & Gas industry faces not only new materials-related challenges but also questions regarding reservoir characteristics, resulting in the increased use of costly and more exotic materials. Nanostructured and advanced materials potentially offer new possibilities in drilling, exploration and production. In this symposium both academia and industry are invited to discuss and review the topic of extreme environment as an input to the design of novel materials for Oil & Gas applications. This symposium will cover the following topics:
i. Nanostructured, UFG and advanced oilfield materials for structural and functional applications
ii. Emerging technologies in the advancements in UFG/nc-materials
iii. Carbon nano-tube, graphene, and nano-reinforced materials
iv. Corrosion, environmentally-assisted cracking and materials degradation
v. Processing and property-enhancement by severe plastic deformation (SPD)
vi. Properties: physical, mechanical including deformation mechanisms
vii. Multifunctional nano-scale coatings and surface treatments
viii. High-temperature electronic materials
ix. Advanced non-metallic materials, including polymers and cements
x. Reliability and materials failures
xi. Computational and analytical modeling
xii. Reservoir characteristics, phase behavior and challenges for hostile Oil & Gas reservoirs
Sessions will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations. A panel discussion is planned at the end of the symposium.
Awards: AMREE Oil & Gas IV will be hosting a Young Scientist Session for students or post-docs within three years of their Ph.D. Up to two Gold Medals and three Silver Medals wll be presented for best oral presentation. Awards will also be given for best poster (one Gold Medal and a Silver Medal). The awards will be decided by a committee which includes the symposium organizers and invited speakers. Each medalist will receive a certificate.
NOTE: If you would like to be considered for the Young Scientist Session, please indicate this on your submitted Abstract.
Selected papers will be published in a special issued of a leading journal based on a rigorous peer review procedure.