Pushing the envelope
This strategic focus on nonmetallic solutions has expanded the operating envelope. These advanced materials can bring lower life-cycle cost advantages, flexibility, and durability to the packaging, automotive, and building and construction sectors, to name a few. Carbon fibers are making inroads in several industries. Not only are they replacing steel in the automotive industry, the high strength-to-weight ratio makes them an ideal choice for many other applications, including wind turbine blades and composite pipe for deep sea oil wells.
By positioning Saudi Arabia to become a nonmetallic materials hub, we're advancing our Company's local content efforts and aligning with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 economic diversification goals.
As we innovate for better reliability, safety, cost control, and overall integrity in nonmetallics for the oil and gas industry – and uncover new applications in other sectors – we're creating a true win-win proposition: increasing demand for oil, innovating our resources for more and better products, and creating opportunity for manufacturers.
That's our nonmetallic solution.
A version of this article was published in Pipeline Oil and Gas News, March 2019