Aspen Aerogels at Galveston SSTB Subsea Tieback Exhibition

Aspen Aerogels, a Massachusetts-based developer of aerogel nanotechnologies, will be exhibiting its ultra high performance insulation technology at SSTB 2006, the world's premier SubSea TieBack Conference and Exhibition at Galveston's Moody Gardens, Feb. 28-March 2...

NORTHBOROUGH, MA, Feb. 24, 2006 -- Aspen Aerogels, the Massachusetts-based developer of aerogel nanotechnologies, will be exhibiting its ultra high performance insulation technology at SSTB 2006, the world's premier SubSea TieBack Conference and Exhibition, at Galveston's Moody Gardens, Feb. 28-March 2.

Aspen Aerogels supplies nanotechnology-enabled aerogels with insulating properties that outperform traditional materials by two to eight times, providing the thermal performance of aerogels in ready-to-use products impregnated with silica nanostructures. The ready-to-use format enables constructors and operators to make major savings in capital and operating expenditure, conserving energy and saving money in every stage of oil and gas construction, recovery, shipping and storage.

For the tieback industry, the advent of pipe-in-pipe flowline technology, the annular spaces containing ultra high performing Aspen aerogel, has eliminated the problems of subsea well flow cooling and hydrate formation, while also achieving ever-smaller pipe diameters. Reduced pipe size, vacuum-free and with maximum flexibility, means lower costs and higher performance at every stage of hydrocarbon construction and processing.

Where the maintenance of super cold temperatures is required as with LNG, as already large lines become even larger, and as line lengths grow from a few hundred yards to several miles -- as with offshore unloading stations - the use cutting-edge technology is mandatory.

The conference and exhibition, hosted by BP, is dedicated to "Delivering Success" as demand drives exploration into deeper water. Operators, field engineers and project managers depend on new technology for meeting new challenges. At the SSTB conference, they will meet to discuss engineering and technical developments that will bring them success in demanding new conditions. The organiser PennWell Petroleum Events is expecting 1,000 delegates and over 75 exhibitors.

Aspen Aerogels (www.aerogel.com) supplies nanotechnology-enabled aerogels with insulating properties that outperform traditional materials by two to eight times. Unlike other aerogel material providers, Aspen provides the thermal and acoustic performance of aerogels in a ready-to-use blanket impregnated with the silica nanostructures. This blanket format makes it easy for Aspen customers to conserve energy and save money in oil and gas recovery, LNG shipping and storage, apparel, military, aerospace and energy industries. In addition, Aspen is actively developing applications in the building/construction, automotive and fuel cell markets.

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