February 19th, 2015
Saint-Gobain Seals makes concentrated efforts to strengthen and increase their partnerships in the North American Oil & Gas industry, attending several key, industry associated conferences and exhibitions during 2015 to promote their sealing solutions -- in particular, OmniSeal® spring-energized seals. Used in a variety of high pressure and high temperature conditions; subsea, topside and cryogenic valves; and NORSOK application, the seals operate in harsh environments, reduce friction and downtime and extend the service life of equipment.
As a key leader in the Oil & Gas sealing industry, Saint-Gobain Seals’ direction is based on current trends and market studies, which show that an unconventional oil and gas revolution is beginning to pick up speed in the United States. According to the BP Energy Outlook 2035 (Focus on North America), which was published in February 2014, “In 2005, North America’s oil imports accounted for 23% of the world’s net inter-regional energy imports. By 2035, the region will be a net oil exporter, which will account for 6% of global energy exports. The US will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia in 2013 as the largest liquids producer in the world, primarily due to tight oil growth.” Other published reports indicate a rapidly growing production of shale gas, which now makes up about half of total American gas and catapulted the United States ahead of Russia to become the world’s No. 1 gas producer.
Saint-Gobain Seals has also focused on tackling future environmental issues and recently launched their new, single-stem sealing solution that reduces fugitive emissions. This new low-fugitive emission (LFE) product will be presented at the following conferences and exhibits:
Along with participating in these events in North America, Saint-Gobain Seals will be presenting technical papers this year such as their next generation of materials for sealing solutions in high performance, high temperature conditions at the NACE Corrosion conference in Dallas, Texas from March 15-19. Last year, they presented a similar paper at the High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas Conference in Edinburgh as well as at the Element Oilfield Engineering with Polymers conference in London regarding a selection of thermoplastics for sealing solutions in aggressive environments.
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