Corrosion Prevention in Oil & Gas ProductionINSP/CORGB

Who should attend?

  • This course provides in-depth understanding of corrosion phenomena specific to Oil & Gas production facilities and the main corrosion prevention techniques.
Audience :
  • Engineers and technicians working for the design, construction, operation, inspection or maintenance of Oil & Gas upstream production facilities.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • DEFINITION & MECHANISMS OF CORROSION

      • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals: structure, composition, mechanical properties, metallurgy.
      • Definitions: wet corrosion, dry corrosion.
      • Cost of corrosion: financial and human.
      • Basics: electrochemical mechanisms, polarization, passivity, diffusion.
  • COMMON TYPES OF CORROSION

      • Analysis of the origin and development process of each form of corrosion and possible methods of prevention.
      • Forms of corrosion studied: uniform, galvanic, pitting, crevice, inter-granular, selective, corrosion-erosion and cavitation, stress corrosion, contact corrosion.
  • TYPES OF CORROSION ENCOUNTERED IN THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

      • Each type of corrosion is studied together with possible remedial treatment:
      • Corrosion by hydrogen sulfide.
      • Corrosion by carbon dioxide.
      • Corrosion due to oxygen in aqueous environment.
      • Caustic soda corrosion.
      • Corrosion in acid gas treatment units.
      • Atmospheric corrosion or corrosion by sea water.
      • Corrosion by mercury.
      • Corrosion of reinforced concrete.
      • Case studies of corrosion observed in Oil & Gas installations: identification of the types of corrosion and suggested remedial treatments.
  • CORROSION PREVENTION

      • Design of equipment aimed at avoiding certain types of corrosion.
      • Choice of the materials best suited to the environment.
      • Corrosion inhibitors, filming, passivating, neutralizing, absorbing the oxygen.
      • Anticorrosion coatings and systems.
      • Cathodic protection with sacrificial anodes or imposed current.
      • Methodology and control of processes. Control of process and environmental parameters.
      • Analysis of the means of prevention implemented in the units.
  • CORROSION MONITORING - FUNDAMENTALS OF INSPECTION

      • Corrosion coupons and probes.
      • Non-destructive testing of the state of walls.
      • Corrosion monitoring plan.
      • Fundamentals of inspection.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list the main characteristics and types of corrosion of metallic materials used in the Oil & Gas industries,
  • describe the means of protection against each type of corrosion,
  • select the most appropriated material for a given Oil & Gas application,
  • explain the available ways of monitoring the state of corrosion of a metallic equipment.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive teaching by experienced lecturers.
  • Several applications and illustrations.