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Corrosion & Metallurgy

Corrosion Control in the Oil and Gas Production - Part 3


Oil and gas production facilities in contact with not only produced corrosive effluent but also soil and sea water are subject to corrosion. The Corrosion Control in Oil and Gas Production course covers the main corrosion problems experienced in oil and gas production and in different corrosion control systems used by the oil and gas industry.

The course includes internal corrosion by CO2 and H2S, top of line corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement, bacteria corrosion, sand erosion, control of internal corrosion by chemicals and corrosion-resistant alloys, corrosion monitoring, and external corrosion and its control by painting, coating, and cathodic protection.

This course is mainly practical. The theoretical part is limited to the minimum required for an understanding of the corrosion processes.


By the end of this course participants will know about:

  • Corrosion in the Oil and Gas production facilities
  • Internal and external corrosion
  • Corrosion Mechanism
  • Corrosion control and prevention
  • Painting and coatings
  • Protection methods

Target Audience
  • Process engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Material selection Personnel
  • Corrosion control and monitoring systems Personnel
  • Oil and Gas production facilities personnel
  • Personnel involved in the maintenance and inspection of oil and gas production facilities

Corrosion & Metallurgy Outline

The course covers the following topics:

Introduction to Oil and Gas Production

Corrosion Mechanism

  • Internal Metal Loss Corrosion
  • CO2 and H2S Metal Loss Corrosion, Top of Line Corrosion
  • Galvanic Corrosion, Bacteria Corrosion, Sand Erosion
  • Corrosion in Sweetening and Dehydration Units
  • Corrosion in Sea Water Treatment Unit

Internal Metal Loss Corrosion

  • Hydrogen Embrittlement, Sulfide Stress Cracking (SSC) and Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)
  • Prevention of Hydrogen Embrittlement, SSC, HIC

 Internal Metal Loss Corrosion

  • Control of Metal Loss Corrosion (Design, Chemical Treatment, Material Selection, and Coating)
  • Monitoring of Internal Corrosion

External Corrosion

  • Atmospheric Corrosion
  • Seawater Corrosion

Control of External Corrosion

  • Metallic Coatings
  • Painting and Coatings
  • The principal of Cathodic Protection

Protection of Onshore and Offshore Facilities by Cathodic Protection

  • Sacrificial Anode System
  • Impressed Current System
  • Cathodic Protection Design
  • Monitoring and Interference Problems


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