From aircraft to blowout preventer, GE's global technology cross-pollinates ///

The oil and gas, healthcare and aviation industries may seem, at first glance, to have little in common. But all of them have the same general goals—lighter weights, higher efficiencies and more durable materials. Often, a technological breakthrough in one field of research can lead to unexpected benefits in another. World Oil talked to John Lammas, VP of Engineering for GE Oil & Gas, about recent advances in petroleum technology, and their sometimes unexpected origins.

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