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<ul><li>Petroleum Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges with Corrosion, Abrasion, and Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Materi...
World Areas of Growth <ul><li>(NSA)-North and South America Areas   </li></ul><ul><li>(ECA)-Europe, C.I.S. (Communist Inde...
Potential Growth for Next Couple Years <ul><li>Forecast on deepwater (1500 ft+) for 1999-2004 </li></ul><ul><li>New Growth...
TOP 5 MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE ENERGY SERVICES INDUSTRY <ul><li>Halliburton </li></ul><ul><li>Schlumberger </li></ul><ul><li>W...
MAC Emphasis is with Environment Interaction of Equipment <ul><li>Deep Sea Water Equipment Interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Goal Depth of Drilling over 20 Year Timeline
Down Hole Environment Issues <ul><li>Corrosive </li></ul><ul><li>High A brasive Solids in Suspension  </li></ul><ul><li>Hi...
Down Hole Limitations Placed on Current Existing Metal Materials  Corrosion Buckling Disintegration Shearing
Down Hole Environment Challenges <ul><li>Horizontal Drill into Vertical Oil pockets </li></ul><ul><li>Hole Pressures </li>...
Geology Challenges <ul><li>Hardness Gradients </li></ul><ul><li>Particulate Entrapment </li></ul><ul><li>Mineral Interacti...
Deep Water Applications for MAC <ul><li>(BOP) Blow Out Preventor </li></ul><ul><li>Matrix Drilling Heads </li></ul><ul><li...
Deep Water Alternatives for Ceramics <ul><li>Split Shot Covers </li></ul><ul><li>Ceramic Pipe Components </li></ul><ul><li...
DRILLING HEADS <ul><li>Ceramic Cutting Inserts for Heads </li></ul><ul><li>New Brazing Metals for Installation </li></ul>
Additional Ceramic Petroleum Applications <ul><li>Pumps  [ Ceramic ZrO 2  Liners for Trenchless Pumps] </li></ul><ul><li>N...
Additional Metals Applications <ul><li>Braze Alloys on Thicker Parts in Deeper Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Braze Metals ...
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Ceramics In Oil Exploration

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Ceramics used by the Oil Exploration companies

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Ceramics In Oil Exploration

  1. 1. <ul><li>Petroleum Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges with Corrosion, Abrasion, and Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Materials Alternatives </li></ul>Ceramics Used in Oil Exploration
  2. 2. World Areas of Growth <ul><li>(NSA)-North and South America Areas </li></ul><ul><li>(ECA)-Europe, C.I.S. (Communist Independent States) & Africa Area </li></ul><ul><li>(MEA)-Middle East Area </li></ul><ul><li>(ASA)-Asia Area </li></ul>
  3. 3. Potential Growth for Next Couple Years <ul><li>Forecast on deepwater (1500 ft+) for 1999-2004 </li></ul><ul><li>New Growth forecast in various parts of the world </li></ul>
  4. 4. TOP 5 MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE ENERGY SERVICES INDUSTRY <ul><li>Halliburton </li></ul><ul><li>Schlumberger </li></ul><ul><li>Weatherford Completion Systems </li></ul><ul><li>National Oilwell </li></ul><ul><li>B.J. Services </li></ul>
  5. 5. MAC Emphasis is with Environment Interaction of Equipment <ul><li>Deep Sea Water Equipment Interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Petroleum Pressure Variations Inside Piping. </li></ul><ul><li>Metrological Differences in Aggregate Geology of Hole. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Goal Depth of Drilling over 20 Year Timeline
  7. 7. Down Hole Environment Issues <ul><li>Corrosive </li></ul><ul><li>High A brasive Solids in Suspension </li></ul><ul><li>High Intense Heat </li></ul><ul><li>Intense Hydrostatic Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme Variance in Viscosity </li></ul>
  8. 8. Down Hole Limitations Placed on Current Existing Metal Materials Corrosion Buckling Disintegration Shearing
  9. 9. Down Hole Environment Challenges <ul><li>Horizontal Drill into Vertical Oil pockets </li></ul><ul><li>Hole Pressures </li></ul>
  10. 10. Geology Challenges <ul><li>Hardness Gradients </li></ul><ul><li>Particulate Entrapment </li></ul><ul><li>Mineral Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Penetration at Angled Directions </li></ul>
  11. 11. Deep Water Applications for MAC <ul><li>(BOP) Blow Out Preventor </li></ul><ul><li>Matrix Drilling Heads </li></ul><ul><li>Perforation Guns </li></ul>
  12. 12. Deep Water Alternatives for Ceramics <ul><li>Split Shot Covers </li></ul><ul><li>Ceramic Pipe Components </li></ul><ul><li>Gaskets in BOP Annular Preventers </li></ul>
  13. 13. DRILLING HEADS <ul><li>Ceramic Cutting Inserts for Heads </li></ul><ul><li>New Brazing Metals for Installation </li></ul>
  14. 14. Additional Ceramic Petroleum Applications <ul><li>Pumps [ Ceramic ZrO 2 Liners for Trenchless Pumps] </li></ul><ul><li>Nozzles </li></ul><ul><li>Plungers </li></ul><ul><li>Hydroclones </li></ul><ul><li>Downhole Logging Counters </li></ul><ul><li>Geiger Counters </li></ul>
  15. 15. Additional Metals Applications <ul><li>Braze Alloys on Thicker Parts in Deeper Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Braze Metals for ABA on smaller parts </li></ul><ul><li>Scallop Charge Holders </li></ul>

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