Corrosion Management in Production/ Processing Operations


Corrosion Management in Production/ Processing Operations

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About the course

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 analysis of the chemical and physical characteristics of the system; review approaches to selecting materials and coatings for corrosion resistance for different conditions and applications (including the use of NACE MR0175/ISO 15156); and be introduced to cathodic protection (CP) surveys, selecting the CP system type, estimating current requirements, and the design principles of simple cathodic protection systems. The participant will learn how to select and utilize corrosion inhibitors for different systems, and 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. It provides an appropriate balance of necessary theory and practical applications to solve/mitigate corrosionrelated problems.

Designed For

Managers, engineers, chemists, and operators who need to understand corrosion and its control management in oil and gas production and processing.

Course Objectives

  • Upon completion, you will know how to:
  • Explain basics of corrosion chemistry
  • Explain main corrosion mechanisms occurring in oil and gas production/processing systems
  • Identify and discuss different types of damage caused by corrosion
  • Demonstrate knowledge of materials selection for corrosion prevention
  • Appraise some methods for conducting cathodic protection (CP) surveys
  • List and explain items to consider in corrosion inhibitor selection
  • Identify and discuss key advantages and disadvantages of the various corrosion monitoring methods.
  • Identify and discuss Where the main locations of corrosion concern occur within oil production systems, gas processing facilities (including amine units), and water injection systems