Houston – The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) announced the launch of an Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance Forum in conjunction with the opening of the Offshore Technology Conference, of which it is a sponsoring organization. According to AIChE President-Elect David Rosenthal, who helped form the group, the new upstream forum “will provide a ‘meeting place’ for engineers, scientists and technologists who work in developing and producing critical natural resources, like oil and natural gas.”
AIChE is a professional society of more than 40,000 chemical engineers in 92 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.