Material and Fundamentals team focused on developing advanced materials and processes to meet the current and future requirements in upstream industry and new energy industry including provide solutions for dissolvable materials, high corrosion, high erosion, high-temperature and high-pressure downhole completion drilling, measurement tools applications, CCUS, geothermal, energy storage industry, etc. Material and fundamentals team developed new materials formulations and processes to improve production efficiency and reduce operating costs. The materials development closely follows or leads on market demand and the development is based on solid theoretical research and IP investigations.
Material and fundamentals team built basic capability for materials testing and processing. The materials include elastomers, thermoplastics, composites, metals, coatings, battery materials, etc. Material and fundamentals team has over 30 sets of materials testing instruments and 10 sets of processing equipments.
Mechanical properties testing: tensile, compression, shear, flexural strength and modulus testing from room temperature to 300◦C.
Thermal properties testing: DMA, TGA, DSC
Rubber curing rheological properties measurement
HTHP chemical aging testing
Physical properties testing
Metallurgical materials preparation and microstructural observation and analysis
Dissolvable materials testing
Rubber and composite molding
Powder metallic materials molding
Metallic materials heat treatment
Battery electrode fabrication
Over the years, Material and Fundamental team has pioneered in the following areas.
1. Developed and serialized dissolvable materials
Dissolvable metallic materials for 40 -180◦C applications
Dissolvable rubber materials for 40 -175◦C applications
Dissolvable polymer composite materials for 80 -150◦C applications
2. Advanced elastomer materials
Performed HT fluoroelastomers development and performed failure mechanism study
Developed AI based material lifetime prediction method under HPHT H2S downhole environment
Special HNBR elastomer materials development
3. Advanced metallic materials
CRA materials failure mechanism study
Developed high erosion-resistant coatings
HT metallic sealing materials development
4. Ultra hard materials development
5. High-capacity battery development
6. CO2 injection well corrosion prevision and sealing materials development