Seen to many as a cost-effective solution to corrosion problems in Oil and Gas, nonmetallics have grown in popularity as an essential resource for combating corrosion. The new NACE Nonmetallics Conference will give a unique look at the expanded use, advancements in technology, and potential applications of nonmetallics for corrosion mitigation.

The conference will feature technical presentations from formal papers on the following topics:

Qualification, Testing, Inspection and Service Life Estimation
  • Qualification and testing
  • Nonmetallic system revalidation methods
  • Life expansion of old nonmetallic
  • Inspection techniques and challenges
Emerging Technologies
  • Advancement in the technology for the use of nonmetallic in high temperature and high-pressure applications
  • Use of nonmetallic in sour media and gas
Design, Installation and Construction
  • Nonmetallic systems design challenges
  • Construction challenges and limitations
  • Composite repairs
  • Nonmetallic product degradation mechanisms
  • General mode of failures in non-metallic materials and solutions

Conference Location

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre

Al Irfan, Airport Heights
PO Box 1659
Al Athaiba P.C. 130
Sultanate of Oman
Phone: +968 2423 3800


Hotel Recommendations

Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC

Al Jamah Al Akbar Street, Madinat Al Irfan, Muscat, Oman

Tel: +968 2425 2000


Coral Muscat Hotel Apartments

137, Al Qurum, Sabco, PO Box 41, Muscat, Oman

Tel: +968 24 652 888


Crowne Plaza Muscat

P.O. Box 1455, Ruwi 112, Muscat 112, Oman

Tel: +968 24 660 660


Attractions in the Host City

Portuguese Forts

Two 16th century Portuguese Forts watch over the bay, in stark contrast to the modern buildings between them. The Al Mirani fort was built in 1588 by the Portuguese to defend their ships against attack. Perched on a small mountain on the opposing side of the bay, the Matrah Fort is the other Portuguese-built castle.

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

The 3rd largest mosque in the world with its own Swarovski chandelier and a 21 tonne carpet.


Conference Chair

Nasser Al Behlani
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Technical Program Chair

Vincenzo Savino

Technical Program Vice Chair

Dr. Adel Badghaish
Saudi Aramco

Technical Committee Member

Dr. Talal Al Nabhani
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Rama Ramanahalli
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Dr. Gasem Fallatah
NACE International