Authors: V. Veedu, J. Pollock
Affilation: Oceanit, United States
Pages: 226 - 228
Keywords: lypophobic, oleophobic, omniphobic, hydrophobic, hydrophillic
Quest for oil and gas has increased in the past few decades and the industry is in a constant change of flux to identify new oil reserves and extraction methods to recover oil and natural gas from these reserves. One of the challenges in transportation and storage of extracted oil is the presence of multiphase flow causing increased drag, corrosion, abrasion and lowered operational life of the pipelines. Hence, a durable coating that can repel water and oil in the multiphase flow with high abrasion and corrosion resistance is highly desired for coating the inner wall of oil transporting pipelines. Most of the coatings are difficult to scale up due to the complex fabrication process employed and are most suitable for optical and electronic applications that have minimum wear and tear in their operation. There are no commercial Omniphobic coatings suitable for performing under extreme conditions in Oil and Gas exploration. Here, Oceanit will report some of the very exciting outcomes from our research in the area of novel functional coating materials with extreme wetting behavior. Oceanit’s coatings are formulated to survive the extreme conditions faced in the oil and gas exploration and production.