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Polymer and Composites in O&G and Energy Transition

Technical Groups 30 March 2023

Polymers and Composites in Oil and Gas and Energy Transition Applications 

Participants will see the diverse range of applications that use polymers and composites and why these special materials are selected. They will also hear about the range of fluids and harsh environment in which they must endure and perform reliably. The meeting will also touch on some recent developments, and how polymers and composite can play a role as we transition from traditional oil and gas to a cleaner hydrogen economy.

Who should attend this webinar?

Anyone who is interested in learning about how and why polymers and composites are used in oil, gas and energy transition applications.

Experts from industry and TWI will be presenting on a range of topics:

  • Phil Berry, General Manager - Market Development, Future Pipe Industries (FPi) - Scale and diversity of composite pipes
  • Abderrazak Traïdia, Science Specialist and R&D Programme Lead, Saudi Aramco - Success and barriers to polymers and composites in O&G applications
  • Dr Ramin Moslemian, Principal Consultant, Energy Systems, Offshore Infrastructures, DNV - Polymers and composites in the hydrogen economy
  • Bernadette Craster, Technology Fellow, TWI Ltd - The harsh environments that polymers and composites can endure


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  • Professional Members of The Welding Institute: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Industrial Members of TWI: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Non-members: £95 + VAT (£114)
  • Retired Members: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • Students: £25 + VAT (£30)
  • TWI Training School Customers:  Please contact us with your Training Customer ID Number

TWI Staff - please contact Hafiza Rahman  if you wish to register.

Please note that payment must be made before the event in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.

Can't make it on the day?

If you can't join us on the day, you can still access the recording of the webinar and the presentations by registering ahead of the event.*

*presentation dissemination is dependent on presenter consent.

Associate Membership (AWeldI) of The Welding Institute

Registering on this Technical Group webinar as a non-member or a TWI Training Customer gives you full Associate Membership (AWeldI) for one year. To activate your membership, just complete the highlighted fields on the event registration form.

You will also benefit from:

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

The Welding Institute awards points towards CPD for delegates attending this webinar. Every hour attendance of an event will earn 2 points towards your continuing professional development.

Please contact if you require a certificate of attendance towards your continuing professional development.


Dr Ramin Moslemian - Principal Consultant for Energy Systems Infrastructures

Dr Ramin Moslemian

Principal Consultant for Energy Systems Infrastructures

Ramin Moslemian is a Principal Consultant of Energy Systems Infrastructures at DNV. He holds a PhD degree from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Wind Energy and has more than 12 years of consultancy experience across the value chain of oil and gas as well as low-carbon energy systems.

His area of expertise include CCUS, H2 and offshore wind infrastructures as well as high-performance non-metallic material technologies.

Dr Abderrazak Traidia - R&D Specialist

Dr Abderrazak Traidia

R&D Specialist
Saudi Aramco

Abderrazak Traidia is an R&D Specialist at Saudi Aramco with expertise in mechanics of materials. He joined Saudi Aramco in 2012 and has actively contributed to establishing and leading multiple teams and R&D programs in the general field of asset integrity management with particular focus on hydrogen embrittlement of metals and polymer degradation in hydrocarbon service. He co-led the establishment of Saudi Aramco’s Nonmetallic Innovation Center (NIC) in Cambridge (UK) in 2018 and is currently assigned to the Aramco Overseas Company in London (UK) managing partnership R&D projects in Europe in the field of polymer composites for energy applications.

Abderrazak holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique (France). He represents Saudi Aramco in various RTO research boards and JIP/standards technical committees. He co-authored over 17 peer-reviewed publications and 25 conference proceedings. He is also a co-inventor for 13 Saudi Aramco granted patents.

Phil Berry - General Manager – Market Development

Phil Berry

General Manager – Market Development
Future Pipe Industries

Philip Berry has over 30 years’ experience within the Oil & Gas sector. Starting out in the field of rotating equipment prior to joining Future Pipe Industries 15 years ago. In addition to covering major international capital projects, he has also been extensively involved in R&D and the development of internal/external education and knowledge sharing programmes.

Dr Bernadette Craster - Technology Fellow - Polymeric Materials and Ageing through Permeation Processes

Dr Bernadette Craster

Technology Fellow - Polymeric Materials and Ageing through Permeation Processes

Dr Bernadette Craster is  the Technology Fellow on Polymeric Materials and Ageing through Permeation Processes at TWI. She  has studied transport processes through non metallic (inorganic and organic) materials since 1989. Bernadette worked in the research laboratory of  a service company on permeation processes related to  high pressure CO2, H2S and water, and  barrier development applications for wellbore products. Since 2012 at TWI Ltd,  in addition to studying hydrocarbon fractions, the  permeation of hydrogen gas through non metallic materials such as thermoplastics and thermosets have also been considered.

Bernadette works with seven colleagues (PhD scientists, engineers and experimentalists) who support the activities in the ageing through permeation  facility on small and large scale samples and at all TRL. Previous projects for Member companies include some permeation aspects of  multi material products such as flexible risers, flow lines, polymer lined pipe, thermoplastic composite pipe, reinforced thermoplastic pipe and reinforced thermoset pipe. TWI also has activities on sensor performance  and underwater cables. The overall aim is  to assist the member company to assess the residual lifetime of the product.

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