The advantages of composites
The advantages of composites for the oil & gas industry
In the oil & gas industry, material properties such as chemical resistance and temperature resistance are crucial. For example, the sulphur dioxide content of the pumped medium fluctuates depending on region, which sometimes leads to different corrosion protection requirements. This is why very high-quality and thus expensive metal alloys (e.g. Hastelloy) are currently being used in for some applications. Non-metallic composite materials, which are inherently corrosion-resistant, can also significantly help in reducing costs.
For other applications, the lightweight potential or the excellent weight-specific characteristics of glass fiber and carbon fiber composites are key. For some downhole operation tools, further unique selling points of non-metallic composite solutions matter in addition to these general benefits.
Expertise developed through decades of experience
Owing to an increase in production by means of multilateral drilling, the good drillability and the advantageous friction properties of composites also play an important role in downhole operations. Users can thus shorten unproductive down times and increase efficiency.
To implement these material-specific benefits for your application in the best possible way, INOwell uses scalable production technologies for composite-based components. INOwell has unique expertise with these technologies which has been developed through decades of experience with the design and manufacture of composite products. This experience includes not only the production of thermoset and thermoplastic components using filament winding or laser-assisted tape winding, but also their machining afterwards. This machining includes drilling, sanding and milling but also joining with metallic connections or coating. We always rely on high manufacturing and product standards. Our manufacturing processes and cutting-edge technologies are certified and subject to standardized quality management.