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1 Battelle Bringing the Business of Innovation to Oil & Gas

2 We solve what matters most. Offshore and onshore, upstream and downstream, Battelle provides unrivaled science and technology resources to meet your most pressing, unique and complex needs. We are the partner you can trust to transform the latest discoveries into practical and concrete solutions to help you drive growth, control costs, protect assets and improve performance. By combining the business of innovation with a collaborative approach, we deliver safe, sustainable and financially beneficial outcomes for what matters most to you.

3 We understand your challenges. We know science and technology, and we know oil and gas. For decades and on several continents across the globe, our seasoned experts in oil and gas have been developing solutions that enable a wide range of companies and organizations to achieve safe and sustainable development in an ever-changing business, regulatory and environmental climate. Because innovation is our business, we draw upon a broad spectrum of leading-edge technologies for adoption in the toughest and most difficult applications. From alternative energy to offshore drilling, we do more than bring results. We provide peace of mind. Today s oil and gas industry needs to manage immense data sets to mitigate risk, watch trends, and predict efficiency to optimize production and exploration. Battelle s expert analysts can help you leverage your data to better predict risks and make decisions that will affect your field and well performance. We deliver the Battelle advantage. What makes us different is what makes us the best partner for you. We are the world s largest nonprofit, independent research and development organization. We are an accredited, internationally recognized research institute considered by government regulatory and trade organizations worldwide to be among the most credible and impartial. This is how you benefit: Speed to Implementation We focus on your success. Our science and technology experts develop application-oriented solutions and valuable intellectual property. Our flexibility and adaptability enable us to accelerate the process, reducing the time to market. Commitment to Excellence We subscribe to the highest standards of independence and integrity while respecting the time constraints and demands that are placed upon you. A commitment to excellence underlies all that we do and is evident in our foundation of technological innovations and firsts that have served our clients well. Competitive Edge We are uniquely qualified and highly resourceful. By blending diverse skillsets with best-in-class research and development facilities in energy, advanced materials, sensors, systems, subsurface resource management, and environmental sciences, we help you retain a competitive edge in all facets of the oil and gas industry. Our technology R&D across areas such as defense, medical devices, consumer products and aerospace enables us to bring breakthrough innovation to oil and gas. And we generate intellectual property that adds to your commercial success. 3

4 We surround you with the best team. You can rest assured knowing you are partnering with the best and the brightest. We work across the oil and gas value chain to help you achieve your objectives, expand product portfolios, accelerate development and aid in problem solving and lifecycle assessment. We are independent truth seekers who simplify complexities. We collaborate with your internal teams and serve as an extension of your own efforts. When you partner with Battelle, you work with the most-talented, qualified professionals and scientists not only in their respective fields, but also within the industry today. Look no further if your intention is to leverage your own technology R&D assets better. Industry-recognized scientists and engineers Highly skilled technologists Unparalleled expertise Multi-disciplinary approach Unbiased analyses Impeccable integrity Trusted partners World-class research and development Best-in-class facilities Dedicated to your success 4

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6 We leverage our vast capabilities and resources. From feasibility studies and geochemical modeling to sensor platforms and subsea systems, our extensive resources and capabilities enable us to meet the diverse needs of the oil and gas industry. Our contract research, consulting and support services in the areas of technology, process and product development, testing and evaluation, operational and structural integrity, and subsea and down-hole applications is the most comprehensive available from a single source. Advanced Materials Technologies, Maritime Systems, Sensors, Subsurface Resource Management, Water Treatment, and Pipeline Integrity Advanced Materials Technologies From Battelle s smart coatings that detect and prevent corrosion to hightemperature elastomeric materials, our advanced materials capabilities are second to none. Our new generation of cement and wellbore integrity testing help monitor and pinpoint cementing and casing performance. Maritime Systems We offer product and system development to withstand harsh environments. Our unmanned undersea inspection and surveillance vehicles provide increased endurance and large payload. Our high-transfer data communicators, oil spill detection and tracking systems, and fluid-managing technologies are among the undersea technologies that contribute to safe, reliable exploration and production. Our technology marinization capabilities open the market for bringing your land-based technology to subsea application. Sensors Battelle s unique sensors are ideal for rugged conditions. Our low-cost construction results in affordability for a range of applications, including chemically hostile, high-pressure and hightemperature environments. Highly selective sensors can detect multiple gases at once, while others measure physical characteristics. Subsurface Resource Management We re creating new technologies to improve the efficiency and sustainability of all shale gas and tight sand gas development stages. Our strategic, long-range solutions promote sustainable development of energy resources while mitigating environmental risks and liabilities. Water Treatment for Unconventional Gas Operations We help operators identify water management options to reduce the risk of adverse environmental effects and possible production delays caused by a lack of suitable water resources for unconventional oil and gas development. Pipeline Integrity Battelle helps clients better understand performance parameters and challenges related to infrastructure integrity and product performance. We use a variety of corrosion, fatigue and structural stress testing methods to accurately predict service life and product performance under harsh environmental conditions. With decades of experience in corrosion, tribology and structural engineering, we can help you protect valuable infrastructure and make confident design, manufacturing and repair decisions. 6

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8 Environmental Monitoring, Testing and Carbon Management Environmental Assessment and Mitigation Our science- and technology-driven environmental solutions reduce risk, increase sustainability, mitigate environmental effects and help you secure licenses to operate in ever-more remote, sensitive and deepwater environments. Hydrocarbon Analytics and Advanced Biology Our hydrocarbon chemists provide rapid response, accurate analysis and an integrated analytical and statistical approach to complex hydrocarbon mixtures and forensics. We can help you detect, identify and measure hydrocarbons in sensitive environments and track their dispersion, transformation and ultimate fate. Our advanced metagenomics and genetics capabilities provide unique insight to the biodiversity and resilience of sensitive habitats and ecosystems where you may choose to operate. Carbon Management Large-scale demonstration projects have established Battelle as an industry leader in carbon capture and sequestration. We are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to develop carbon management solutions that are environmentally sound and economically feasible. Advanced analytical chemistry Baseline surveys Carbon management Compliance assurance Corrosion assessment and mitigation Data analytics Geochemical modeling Environmental metagenomics Fatigue and failure analysis Impact assessments Permitting and licensing Quality and effects monitoring Hydrocarbon fingerprinting Oil spill preparedness, response and restoration Risk assessments Subsurface resource management Sensors for performance monitoring Smart materials for performance improvement Water recycling Big data analytics 8

9 We make your success our business. We have been helping clients within the oil and gas industry navigate the regulatory climate, gain a greater understanding of environmental risks, undertake design and performance studies, and develop and implement solutions that overcome challenges, create operational efficiencies and lead to better outcomes. What follows is a sampling of the successes we have enabled them to achieve. Advanced Materials Confidential multi-national oil & gas client Development of an advanced material system to immobilize proppants, preventing them from being flushed away in the injection well during the oil & gas production process. Confidential multi-national oil & gas client Development of a scale-inhibiting coating for the production wellbore of geothermal wells, which substantially decreased the cost of scale control measures. Confidential multi-national oil & gas client Development of technology that will improve lubricants used during oil & gas production, providing controlled release of additives in non-aqueous liquids and maintaining a steady level of additives in oil products. Subsea Systems and Technologies Hardware development projects for multiple oil & gas clients Concept generation and trade study for a new and novel component for a major well service company. Sensor marinization support to a leading nondestructive sensor company for a deepwater oil & gas application. Subsea equipment design services to a leading oil & gas sensor company for a subsea oil & gas application. Confidential multi-national oil & gas client Implementation of sensor-equipped autonomous oceanographic vehicles for subsea detection and tracking of oil spills. Airborne platform performance and value assessment for detecting and tracking oil spills. Evaluation of oil spill remote sensing technologies. Pipeline Integrity Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Examination and evaluation of longitudinal electric resistance weld seam failures in pipelines. Determination of pressure and alternative integrity testing methods for pipelines installed prior to Environmental Technology Verification BP, Shell, Chevron, Texas Chemical Council and Industry Trade Organizations Verification of nearly 130 technologies, including ambient particulate monitors, arsenic technologies, ballast water exchange screening tools, rapid toxicity technologies for water and soil, fugitive emission technologies, and continuous emission monitors for mercury, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide. 9

10 Environmental Studies Multiple oil & gas clients worldwide Environmental baseline surveys at locations in the U.S. and worldwide, with elements including: Review of distribution and abundance of terrestrial and marine species Chemical and biological sampling in terrestrial, shallow-water and deepwater ecosystems Biodiversity as an indicator of changes in environmental quality Bioassays for acute and chronic toxicity assessments. Gulf of Mexico Studies to determine if synthetic drilling mud cuttings generated during well drilling were safe to discharge into the ocean and development of a validated toxicity test to ensure that toxic drilling muds are not discharged from platforms. ExxonMobil Fate and transport study of water-based mud and cuttings using sediment profile imaging (SPI) technology offshore Nigeria. A weight-of-evidence approach in fate and transport studies of produced water from offshore Nigeria. Confidential multi-national oil & gas client Drilling discharge fate and effects study conducted in Alaska s Chukchi and Beaufort seas. American Petroleum Institute Characterization of background water resource conditions prior to the onset of unconventional oil and gas development in Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado and North Dakota. Critical review of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan to study the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Confidential Client Alaska Collection of sediment and seawater samples from Beaufort Sea for investigation of microbial communities in response to hydrocarbon exposure, including the use of metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics analyses. Confidential multi-national oil & gas clients Development of an analytical chemistry method to determine the stable isotopic ratios of natural gas alkanes for environmental monitoring of shale oil & gas developments. Implementation of analytical chemistry methods to determine concentrations of selected glycols in water samples. Marine oil spill response and National Resource Damage Assessment support through advanced chemical fingerprinting of samples, lab-based dispersion performance experimentation, microbial degradation assessment via metagenomics tools and comprehensive data management systems. Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration National Energy Technology Laboratory Development and validation of simplified modeling tools to assist project developers, risk assessors, modelers and regulators in carrying out rapid feasibility and risk assessment of CO 2 sequestration projects. The World Bank Group Assisting China Power Infrastructure Company (CPI) for exploration of CO 2 storage options from a coal-fired power plant in China s Sichuan Basin. This project demonstrates how Battelle s CO 2 storage and utilization expertise developed over the last 15 years is being used in a country with very rapidly growing CO 2 emissions. 10

11 Subsurface Resource Management The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) Subsurface oilfield brine disposal study for RPSEA, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. U.S. Department of Energy and World Bank Systematic assessment of wellbore integrity for geologic carbon storage using regulatory and industry information with the goal of helping stakeholders understand and mitigate risk factors associated with the use of CO 2 in enhanced oil recovery and storage in geologic formations. Additional funding and collaborative support is being provided by the oil and gas industry. Wastewater Treatment Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Identification of wastewater treatment technologies that are suitable for use in Ohio. The technologies will increase water reuse and decrease injection of wastewater into disposal wells associated with shale gas drilling and production activities in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Regions. 11

12 Follow us on Youtube on BattelleInnovations Anchorage, AK ú Houston, TX Columbus, OH ú ú Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit

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