Corrosion Control in the Oil and Gas Industry

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The production of gas and oil is often accompanied by water and acid gases, such as (H2S) and (CO2) are often present in produced fluids. These increase the corrosivity of the process, which can significantly impact the safe operating life of pipes and equipment. Additionally, the build-up of corrosion and bacterial by-products on the equipment walls can cause problems with the equipment’s operation.

The potential consequences of internal and external corrosion represent both safety and economic concerns to various sectors of the industry. Corrosion is fought by a complex system of monitoring, preventative repairs and careful use of materials.

This intensive training course examines the types of corrosion and corrosion control in the gas, oil and water industry and provides an overview of specific process descriptions, and focuses on the examination and identification of metallurgical problems in process units and methods of corrosion monitoring, control and damage reduction.

This training course will feature:

  • Fundamental corrosion principles and mechanisms
  • Types of corrosion that are related to the oil, gas and water
  • Materials of Construction for process applications
  • Corrosion Monitoring and inspection Methods
  • Aspects of Corrosion inspection and anti corrosion management and mitigation
  • Understand the basic principles of corrosion and its mechanisms
  • Learn about the different types of corrosion, related to oil, gas and water
  • Understand the application of corrosion protection techniques including cathodic protection, coatings and inhibitors
  • Have a knowledge of basic metallurgical considerations and Materials of Construction for corrosion resistance
  • Recognize and define corrosion for applications and equipment related to oil, gas and water

Learn about corrosion inspection and monitoring techniques and methods of corrosion mitigation

  • Process Engineers
  • Inspectors and Inspection Supervisors
  • Equipment Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers and Planners
  • Design Engineers
  • Service Company Representatives

Day One: Fundamentals of Corrosion Principles

  • Introduction to corrosion and corrosion failure potential
  • Requirements of corrosion
  • Electro chemical cells
  • Corrosion mechanisms
  • Corrosion rates
  • Worked examples

Day Two: Types of Corrosion in the Refinery Industry, related to Oil, Gas and Water

Topics to be covered

  • Uniform corrosion
  • Pitting Corrosion
  • Erosion Corrosion
  • Crevice Corrosion
  • Corrosion Under Lining
  • Bimetallic Corrosion

Day Three: Types of Corrosion in the Refinery Industry, related to Oil, Gas and Water (Continued)

Topics to be covered

  • H2S, CO2, influenced corrosion
  • Types of Hydrogen related cracking
  • Naphthenic Acid Corrosion
  • Carbonate Cracking (CC)
  • Chlorine Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC)

Day Four: Materials of Construction for Refinery Applications

Topics to be covered

  • Common Materials in the Refinery Industry
  • Carbon and alloy Steels
  • Stainless steels
  • Nickel based alloys
  • Polymeric materials
  • Selecting the proper material for the application

Day Five: Corrosion Control, Protection and Monitoring

Topics to be covered

  • Cathodic protection
  • Coatings and linings
  • Inhibitors
  • Corrosion coupons and probes
  • Intelligent Pigs
  • Overview of API 579
  • All lectures are in colorful presentation
  • All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
  • All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises
  • Actual major incidents as well as industry experience are reviewed
  • Participants receive a multicolor course manual
  • Pictures of real incidents and case history are shown
  • Videos on the subject are shown

daily from 09:00 to 14:00