Corrosion Control in Gas, Oil & Water

Course Properties

Course date: 14-01-2018
Course End Date: 18-01-2018
Location Dubai

Who Should Attend:

               • This course is intended for all engineers engaged in the oil and gas industry, in particular for those engineers

                   involved with the inspection function and/or corrosion mitigation

               • Inspection and corrosion engineers  

               • Safety officers  

               • Process engineers Environmental specialists 

               • Mechanical engineers  

 

               • Refinery chemists

               • Chemical engineers  

               • Maintenance engineers

               • Design engineers

               • Staff of Government Agencies

               • Insurance assessors


Course Objectives:

              • Upon completion of this course, participants will gain an understanding of corrosion ramifications in oil production

                  operations; how to recognize the various forms of corrosion attack; how to carry out a corrosion failure analysis;

                  how to utilize the most appropriate method for corrosion control; how to adopt the most appropriate monitoring

                  techniques and how to utilize the current information sources.

              • Participants will also be able to differentiate between corrosion due to dissolved oxygen, microbiological, CO2, H2S,

                  etc\., analyze corrosion coupons, corrosion rigs, corrosion probes, etc\., and suggest remedial measures for causes

                  of corrosion


Course Contents:

               • Section 1 Overview -Corrosion in Oil and Gas Production

               • Section 2   Economics of Corrosion Damage

                                Loss of production;

                                repair cost;

                                material choice;

                                corrosion control methods;

                                relative coatings;

                                management of corrosion control;

                                political considerations;

                                safety; environment 


               • Section 3   Basic Corrosion Principles

                                Definitions;

                                corrosion rate;

                                electrochemical reactions;

                                electrode potentials;

                                kinetics;

                                passivity;

                                temperature;

                                pressure;

                                velocity;

                                conductivity;

                                pH;

                                dissolved gases;

                                materials involved;

                                environments;

                                corrosion damage;

                                metallurgy;

                                methods for protection

         

               • Section 4   Forms of Corrosion

                                Uniform;

                                pitting;

                                crevice;

                                galvanic;

                                erosion;

                                intergranular;

                                weld corrosion;

                                selective leaching;

                                high temperature;

                                turbulence;

                                fretting;

                                stress corrosion;

                                hydrogen

                                embrittlement;

                                fatigue


               • Section 5   Corrosion Aspects – Oxygen

                                Role of oxygen in oilfield corrosion;

                                downhole and surface equipment waterflood,

                                removal of oxygen;

                                analysis and criteria for control


               • Section 6   Corrosion Aspects – Sour

                                Role of hydrogen sulphide;

                                corrosion downhole;

                                surface;

                                storage and pipelines


               • Section 7   Corrosion Aspects – Carbon Dioxide

                                Role of carbon dioxide;

                                effect of temperature and pressure;

                                corrosion of well tubing and other equipment


               • Section 8   Corrosion Aspects – Bacterial

                                Effect on corrosion situation;

                                micro-organisms;

                                techniques for control;

                                monitoring


               • Section 9   Corrosion Control – Inhibitors

                                Types of corrosion inhibitors;

                                choice and selection;

                                quality assurance;

                                logistics; criteria for effectiveness              


               • Section 10 Corrosion Control – Design

                                Environmental effects;

                                consideration of geometry;

                                elimination of stress;

                                different metals; velocity of corrodent;

                                temperature;

                                design codes;

                                codes of practice;

                                standards


               •  Section 11 Corrosion Control – Cathodic Protection

                                Principles of operation;

                                applications; surveys;

                                engineering in the field;

                                galvanic systems;

                                impressed current systems;

                                criteria for effectiveness       


               • Section 12 Corrosion Control – Materials Selection

                                Carbon steel,

                                low alloy steels;

                                stainless and duplex steels;

                                non-ferrous metals;

                                non-metallic metals


               • Section 13 Corrosion Monitoring and Inspection

                                Philosophy; objectives;

                                methods; application;

                                design considerations;

                                liaison with inspection;

                                integrated systems;

                                management;

                                data handling and presentation


               • Section 14 Corrosion Control – Coatings and Lining

                                Inorganic and organic;

                                metallic; surface preparation;

                                quality assurance;

                                inspection during application


               • Section 15 Corrosion Management

                                Organization and structure;

                                case histories              


               • Section 16 Corrosion Failure Analysis

                                System approach;

                                investigation of corrosion failures             


               • Section 17 Water Chemistry

                                Scaling properties;

                                dispersal;

                                microbiology;

                                corrosion aspects


               • Section 18 Group Workshops – Case Histories

                                The study sessions will consist of a ‘corrosion case-study’ from one of the following – Cathodic protection;

                                      Water injection chemistry; Corrosion failure analysis; Materials selection; Corrosion monitoring design

                                      for offshore field; Refinery corrosion


               • Section 19 Quality Assurance

                                Philosophy;

                                planning;

                                quality profile;

                                role of certifying authorities


               • Section 20 Corrosion Samples