“Experts from Evonik and around the industry were able to showcase how their products can advance oil and gas infrastructure and chemistry to a record audience that increased since our last symposium in 2014,” said Dr. Ted M. Pettijohn, senior vice president of corporate growth & development. “By holding this event in Houston, we were able to directly reach over 100 companies in the heart of the industry.”
Commenting on product technologies, Vice President & General Manager of Evonik's High Performance Polymers Vikram Chatur, said, “VESTAMID® and VESTAKEEP® polymers provide the industry with more durable materials and aide both onshore and offshore customers in addressing their challenges with higher-temperature and pressure applications.” In addition to these product offerings, SEPURAN® high performance polyimide membranes which offer efficient gas separation and OSN membranes, were also on display.
Besides the Evonik products and technologies on display, the 2016 edition of the symposium included over ten presentations from external organizations ranging from industry and academia.
“We are proud to bring together industry leaders at our symposium in the U.S. every two years,” said Jason Fox, head of Evonik’s global oil and gas industry team. “We’ve created a forum for our customers to promote themselves to other industry counterparts, while also enabling Evonik to showcase our products. Despite the weak market conditions, attendance continues to grow, which is very positive for our customers.”
In 2012, Evonik established the Oil & Gas Industry Team in Houston, Texas, to enhance product offerings for the oil and gas industry. This strategic move has sharpened the company’s focus on domestic and international energy markets.