Sandvik has developed Sanicro 56Mo, a nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy suitable for corrosive oil and gas environments.

Sanicro 56Mo has been developed as an alternative to more costly competitor grades and can withstand a wide range of aggressive conditions in downhole settings, making it suitable for service in oil and gas wells. It also reportedly has one of the highest mechanical strengths in the industry. The alloy can be used in extreme water depths below 10,000 ft, and at temperatures above 400°F.

‘Sanicro 56Mo contains high levels of nickel, molybdenum and chromium, making it highly resistant to even the sourest of wells, at temperatures up to 475°F or 250°C,’ said Patrik Kjellström, application specialist, energy wire, Sandvik.

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