Research

Materials science over the next century will be critical to the oil and gas industry. At ICAM we conduct fundamental and applied science with a business focus.

Research underway at The University of Manchester, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign feeds back in to BP operations.

Surface interactions
Surface interactions

Carbonaceous deposits reduce efficiency in engines, pipes and process equipment.

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Protection
Protection

Despite the large impact of corrosion, the fundamental processes are poorly understood.

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Separations
Separations

Ensuring membrane lifetime performance is critical for reliable water operations.

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Underpinning tools
Underpinning tools

Imaging and modelling science underpin all the research we carry out.

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Structural materials and metallurgy
Structural materials and metallurgy

In deep water environments materials need to be resistant to corrosion and erosion.

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