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As today’s offshore infrastructure calls for advanced materials suitable for harsh environments, stainless steels offer a wealth of unbeatable advantages.

We have collected on this page articles, technical papers and webinars sharing industry-leading insights on why and how to use stainless steels in offshore industry applications.
Article Ultra Alloy hits the sweet spot for the oil & gas industry
A growing number of Outokumpu’s customers in the oil and gas industry are turning to Ultra Alloy 825 for its superior performance in the most challenging applications, especially in “sour” sulfur-containing environments. Rodrigo Signorelli, Outokumpu Lead Technical Manager – Marine & Energy, explains the background.
article Selecting subsea stainless steel
Discover the the various stainless steel and alloy grades used to ensure safety and reliability in demanding subsea applications. Learn more about Sanicro® 35, our new cost-competitive alternative to Alloy 625 for the most challenging environments.
article Quality and consistency are key for coiled tubing
Article shares insight into the alloys used to make coiled tubing for downhole dosing and hydraulic control lines. Learn how Schoeller Werk uses our high quality alloys to produce longitudinally welded tubes capable of containing pressure of up to 2,500 bar.
white paper Selecting a suitable Ultra grade for highly corrosive applications
The Ultra range is a group of alloys consisting of some of the most corrosion resistant grades in Outokumpu’s product portfolio. The goal of this paper is to offer insight that may help in selecting the most appropriate Ultra grade for different highly corrosive environments.
article Building sustainable marine structures with duplex stainless steel
Marine structures that play a vital role in sectors such as renewable energy and oil and gas exploration are exposed to challenging corrosive conditions. The traditional approach is to use carbon steel with a protective coating that requires frequent inspection, maintenance and replacement. However, duplex stainless steel can offer a more cost-effective and sustainable solution.
article Leading the drive towards transparent sustainability in oil & gas
From the start of November 2022, Outokumpu has been providing its customers with the specific carbon footprint for their products – and is the first stainless steel producer to offer this.
article Rising to the challenge of flexible pipes
Mathias Norlin, Project Sales Manager, explains how Outokumpu meets exacting specifications set by oil and gas engineers when specifying material to manufacture flexible pipes for offshore projects.
article How switching to duplex stainless steel saves weight on offshore platforms 
Using duplex stainless steel to replace Hot-Dipped Galvanized (HDG) steel for walkway gratings in marine environments could enable weight reductions of up to 40% as well as saving on maintenance costs and improving lifetime.
webinar Webinar series for Oil & Gas industry professionals
As today’s oil and gas infrastructure calls for advanced materials suitable for harsh environments, stainless steels offer a wealth of unbeatable advantages. Learn how stainless steels can help you deliver world-class, cost-effective solutions to minimize the risk of downtime or leakage while also meeting your climate objectives.