ZOLTEK’s deepwater products provide less weight and more stiffness and strength to deepwater oil exploration – enabling deepwater systems to operate at depths unreachable with traditional materials. Couple these properties with the inherently fire-resistant properties of ZOLTEK’s OX carbon fiber materials and you can easily see why offshore drilling for the oil and gas industry has been greatly impacted by the advent of carbon fiber as a resource for unique applications.
The challenges typically associated with the oil and gas industries, particularly in terms of offshore drilling applications are directly overcome by the properties of ZOLTEK carbon fiber. High exploration and development risks and costs are mitigated by the cost-effective nature of ZOLTEK carbon fibers. Harsh environments are no match for the corrosion, fatigue and heat resistance of our ZOLTEK OX product line. For both deep and ultra-deepwater applications, carbon fiber is a reasonable alternative to steel and other more traditional materials.