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The right stuff: How advances in material science are transforming efficiencies and making new well designs possible.
Today, breakthroughs in materials science are changing how we think about well completions and, potentially, well designs. This session showcased  recent breakthroughs in nanotechnology and the development of an ultra-strong, lightweight alloy that are both driving step-change performance in unconventional completions. The group examined how a new shape-memory polymer is driving similar efficiencies in offshore completions and how it could support well designs that are unthinkable today.