From the moment crude oil is brought to the Earth’s surface, to the point of its consumption as fuels or other petroleum products, oil and gas liquids pass through a series of onshore and offshore pipelines that link refining and distribution facilities. Whether the hydrocarbons are being gathered or transmitted, this highly integrated grid, aided by innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology, gets the energy where it needs to go – safely, efficiently, and sustainably.
As the world’s most reliable energy supplier, Aramco must ensure that its network spanning thousands of square kilometers sets the industry standard for reliability. Such a critical infrastructure calls for materials that can diminish potential problems like corrosion and leaking, are easier to maintain, and carry lower long-term costs.
This quest led us to embark on a journey to innovate these materials for the benefit of the global energy industry and manufacturing sectors, as well as produce the chemicals to fabricate them from our own oil. But, as it turns out, piping is just the tip of the iceberg.
This is Aramco’s nonmetallic journey.