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Corrosion Control in Oil & Gas Exploration Industry



The annual losses due to corrosion and the cost of rectification run to several billion dollars in oil & gas exploration industries around the world. High production under aggressive and extreme operational conditions necessitates the development of new materials which also have peculiar failure behaviors. Thus the industry operators are on continuous perusal with different corrosion management strategies. Yet unforeseen failures of top-side, sub-surface and sub-sea infrastructure due to corrosion not only entails the loss of production but the loss of life as well. Prediction of failure behaviors, remaining useful life, corrosion preventive measures are all approaches in corrosion management for safe and economic operation of production wells and other facilities. Successful corrosion management influences the economic outcome of the company by ensuring the cost-effective selection of materials, chemical treatments, coatings, cathodic protection systems, and appropriate designs

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the causes and control of corrosion in oil and gas production and processing
  • Provide an overview of what corrosion is and what the major corrosion issues are in upstream oil and gas operations
  • Understand how the materials corrode
  • Learn techniques to be used to monitor corrosion and some basic corrosion control fundamentals
  • Get skills and understanding to control and solve corrosion issues

Targeted Audience:

Professionals who are working in technical areas related to assets integrity management who deal directly or indirectly with corrosion monitoring and its control

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Oil & Gas Production Fluid:

  • Origin and Production of Oil & Gas
  • Chemical Compositions of Production Fluids
  • Oilfield Equipment
  • Overview of Oilfield Processes & Operations

Unit 2: Metallurgy:

  • Chemical Properties of Metals
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Alloying Elements
  • Cooling of Metals
  • Crystalline Forms of Metals
  • Metal Defects
  • UNS Numbers
  • Properties of Common Oilfield Metals & Alloys
  • Metallurgy of Oilfield Equipment

Unit 3: Corrosion Damage:

  • Corrosion Fundamentals
  • Common Forms of Corrosion
  • Corrosion Monitoring in Plant and Facilities
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Corrosion Failure & Root Cause analysis
  • Group Discussion- Applicable Standard Study for Corrosion Monitoring

Unit 4: Oilfield-Specific Corrosion:

  • Internal Corrosion
  • Water Corrosion
  • Sour Corrosion
  • Sweet Corrosion
  • Oxygen Corrosion
  • Top of Line Corrosion (TLC)
  • Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC)
  • Sand Erosion
  • External Corrosion
  • Atmospheric (Marine) Corrosion
  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
  • Corrosion of Pipe Flanges
  • Underground Corrosion
  • Stray Current Corrosion
  • Seawater Corrosion
  • Oilfield Equipment Corrosion

Unit 5: Corrosion Prevention & Control Measures:

  • Corrosion Control by Operations
  • Corrosion Control by Processes
  • Corrosion Control Design
  • Corrosion Control by Material Selection

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