February: High Pressure High Temperature Materials Seminar

High Pressure High Temperature Materials Seminar
February 3, 2015

High pressure, high temperature service environments create new materials issues. Presentations at this seminar will address some of the technical issues related to selection, characterization, testing and welding of metals for these challenging service conditions. One presentation will discuss the use of polymers in HPHT service.


Breakfast/Registration: 7:30-8:30am

SESSION I: 8:30 am – 10:15 am


8:30 – 8:45am Opening Remarks
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION8:45 – 9:15am Dr. Russell D. Kane
(iCorrosion, LLC)
Understanding High Pressure, High Temperature Well Issues: An Historical Perspective
9:15 – 9:45am Tim Gillman, Dan Peters
(Structural Integrity Associates)
Fatigue Management Alternative for HPHT Deep Water Applications
9:45 – 10:15am Avidipto Biswas
H2S Solubility in Dense Phase CO2 at Elevated Temperature and Pressure: Impact on Materials Selection

Morning Break: 10:15 am – 10:45 am

SESSION II: 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

10:45 – 11:15am Herman Amaya
An Initial Characterization of Carbon alloy Steel F22 for HPHT Applications
11:15 – 11:45am Ron Schutz, BJ Jena
(RTI International Metals, Inc)
RTI-X: A Higher Strength, Corrosion and Fracture Resistant, Weldable Titanium Alloy Tubular for Enabling Development of Challenging Ultra-Deep, XHPHT Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
11:45 – 12:15am Willie Howie
(Weatherford International)
Practical Aspects of Using High Strength Nickel-Based Alloys for HPHT

LUNCH, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

SESSION III, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

1:30 –2:00pm Matthew Heidecker
(Stress Engineering Services)
Elastomers and Polymers: Material selection for HPHT and satisfying the need for lifetime assessment
2:00 – 2:30pm Charles Usé
(Technetics Group)
Metal Seal Technologies in HPHT Applications
2:30 – 3:00pm Eswar Yarrapareddy, Ph.D.
(United Laser Cladding, LLC)
Laser Cladding (Coatings) for High Pressure and High Temperature Applications

Afternoon Break, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

SESSION IV, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

3:30 – 4:00pm Richard L. Holdren, PE/SCWI
Senior Welding Engineer
ARC Specialties Engineering & Consulting Services
Issues Affecting the HAZ in Welded Coatings for H 2S Service: Base Metal Trace Elements, Heat Input, Preheat and Weld Bead Sequencing
4:00 – 4:30pm B. J. Kagay and K. Findley
(Colorado School of Mines)
Hydrogen Embrittlement Testing of Nickel-Base Corrosion Resistant Alloys for O&G Downhole Applications
4:30 – 5:00pm Christopher Carlton, II
Materials Selection Considerations for Corrosion Resistant Alloys in High Pressure, High Temperature Oil & Gas Applications
5:00 – 5:30pm David Hendrix
(The Hendrix Group)
Influence of Environment and Metallurgical Properties on the SSC Failure of API 5CTL80 (Type 1) Production Tubulars in Non-Sour Gas Wells Subject to High Bottomhole Temperatures and Casing Pressures with Hydraulic Fracturing

SOCIAL AND EXHIBITS (+ DOOR PRIZES), 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Information and Registration:

Exhibitor space is now full.  (10 ft space):
$300 (attendee/exhibitors receive $50 discount). Exhibits open during lunch and social hour.
To be put on a waiting list please contact Diane Nielsen at Diane.Nielsen@materion.com or 281-221-6717.


Professional Development Hours:
Attendees will receive 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) for the full day.