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Visit of IFP Energies Nouvelles with EVOLEN

EVOLEN organised a visit to the IFP Energies nouvelles site in Solaize in collaboration with the RACE cluster, on September 10th.

The work carried out on IFPEN site in Lyon makes it possible to verify the industrial feasibility of the processes and technologies developed by IFPEN, to ensure their reliability and transposition to the industrial environment. During the visit, IFPEN presented its service offerings in mechanical tests, its materials and its management for the offshore petroleum fluid.

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The program also included the visit of :

  • Non-ATEX corrosion laboratory and corrosion loop CORRTEX
  • Permeation and corrosion laboratory in ATEX environment
  • Test pits on gas and ATEX structures, ATEX aging and blistering plants
  • ATEX flow assurance loops (multiphase flow, separation)
  • Mechanical testing laboratory on structures and materials.

About IFP Energies Nouvelles

IFP Energies nouvelles is a major research and training player in the fields of energy, transportation and the environment. From research to industry, technological innovation is central to all its activities and its areas of expertise include :

As part of the public-interest mission with which it has been tasked by the public authorities, IFPEN focuses on:

  • providing solutions to take up the challenges facing society in terms of energy and the climate, promoting the transition towards sustainable mobility and the emergence of a more diversified energy mix;
  • creating wealth and jobs by supporting French and European economic activity, and the competitiveness of related industrial sectors.
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EVOLEN Association was born on 1st July 2011 out of the merger of GEP (the association of companies in the oil and gas related industries) with the AFTP (the association of oil and gas technicians and professionals), both of which are committed to the worldwide promotion of French excellence in the oil and gas industry.

The combined expertise of its 1,320 members (220 companies and 1,100 professionals) covers the whole of the oil and gas sector (exploration, production, development, logistics, refining and distribution).

EVOLEN’s main goals are to disseminate scientific and technical knowledge among its individual members, to foster the development of inter-professional networks and to support the international expansion of its corporate members, notably small and medium-sized enterprises.

The French oil and gas industry’s many strengths include a great capacity for innovation, which has enabled it to meet the growing needs for high quality and safety standards. Moreover, its technological expertise and know-how have a broad range of applications in new energy sources.

Jean Ropers, former President of EVOLEN