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Corrosion & Metallurgy

Fundamentals of Corrosion Management in Production and Process Operations


This course will cover the main causes of corrosion in upstream oil and gas operations, as well as monitoring and mitigation methods. The various corrosion mechanisms give rise to a number of different forms of corrosion damage which will all be considered. Participants will estimate the corrosivity of a given environment through the analysis of the chemical and physical characteristics of the system. You will select materials and coatings for corrosion resistance for different conditions and applications. Participants will also conduct CP surveys, select the system type, estimate current requirements, and design simple cathodic protection systems. There will be an opportunity to select and utilize corrosion inhibitors for different systems and you will learn how to select and apply corrosion monitoring techniques to create an integrated monitoring program.

The course content is based on a field facilities engineering point of view as opposed to a more narrowly specialized corrosion engineering or chemistry viewpoint. This course provides an appropriate balance of necessary theory and practical applications to solve/mitigate corrosion-related problems.


By the end of this course participants will know about:

  • The basics of corrosion chemistry
  • The main corrosion mechanisms occurring in oil and gas production/processing systems
  • The different types of damage caused by corrosion
  • Materials selection for corrosion prevention
  • How to conduct cathodic protection (CP) surveys
  • Items to consider in corrosion inhibitor selection
  • Some advantages and disadvantages of the various corrosion monitoring methods
  • Where the main locations of corrosion concern occur within oil production systems, gas processing facilities (including amine units), and water injection systems

Target Audience
  • Process engineers 
  • Inspection personnel
  • Mechanical engineers 
  • Material selection personnel
  • Corrosion control personnel
  • Chemists 
  • Chemical engineers 
  • Managers and engineers who need to understand corrosion and its control management in oil and gas production and processing


Corrosion & Metallurgy Outline
The course covers the following topics:
  • Fundamentals of corrosion theory
  • Major causes of corrosion (O2, CO2, H2S, microbiologically influenced corrosion)
  • Forms of corrosion damage
  • Materials selection
  • Protective coatings & linings
  • Cathodic protection
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Corrosion monitoring and inspection
  • Corrosion in gas processing facilities
  • Corrosion in water injection systems
  • Corrosion management strategy and life cycle costs


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CM03 Cairo 11-4-2024 15-4-2024