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    Oilfield Corrosion Management-RILS

    This course is the remote version of the classroom led instructor Oilfield Corrosion Management. It is designed to be very interactive with exercises, tests and discussion.

    The course will cover the fundamentals, mechanisms, and themain causes of corrosion in the oil and gas production system.  It will also cover the corrosion control andmonitoring methods used in the oil and gas production systems.  This course will contain practical examplesof these in the oil and gas industry.

    By the end of the course, participants will have learned howto identify the corrosion mechanism, estimate and predict the corrosion rate,select material for different corrosion environments, evaluate and selectcorrosion inhibitors for different corrosion environments, and estimate theerosion rate.  Participants will alsolearn how to select the corrosion monitoring techniques and elaborate on acorrosion management plan for pipeline.

    Corrosion Principles and Classification 

    • Corrosion impact
    • Thermodynamic and kinetic factors
    • Corrosion classification

    Day one of this course will focus on corrosion principles and classification.  Participants will learn about the corrosion impact in oil and gas production systems, along with the main issues of corrosion.  Corrosion principles will be covered including thermodynamic and kinetic factors in aqueous corrosion systems.  The day will end with participants learning about corrosion classifications, such as general or uniform corrosion, localized corrosion, mechanical assisted degradation, and environmentally induced cracking.

    CO2 and H2S Corrosion

    • CO2 and H2S corrosion     

    Day two will start off with participants learning about CO2 and H2S corrosion, this will include the corrosion mechanism, factors affecting the corrosion rates, condition for the corrosion, and prediction.

    Corrosion Inhibition

    • Inhibitor fundamentals, guideline, and selection
    • Methods of application
    The third day will start Corrosion inhibition fundamentals, guidelines, and selection will also be covered.  The day will end with a discussion on methods of inhibitor application, quality control, and monitoring.

    Material Selection 

    • Material selection guidelines
    • Typical materials used for downhole equipment, tubing and pipeline
    • CRA, GRE, and carbon steel comparison

    On day three, participants will learn about material properties, oil and gas fluid resistance, and selection.  They will learn typical materials used for downhole, low alloy steel, Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA), and guidelines for downhole tubular material selection.  CRA, GRE, and carbon steel comparison will also be covered, with special attention to the costs, advantages, and limitations of each.


    • Calculating erosion rate
    • Erosion by non-corrosive fluids
    • Corrosion-Erosion   
    Corrosion case studies
    • Wells
    • Pipeline
    • Plants
    Pipeline External and Internal Corrosion

    • Types of corrosion and control methods
    • External protection
    • Exercises and case studies   

    The last day will cover the erosion concept, case studies for well, pipeline and plants.  The day end with the pipeline external corrosion, types of external corrosion present in pipelines, control methods,  NACE RP 0502-2002 “Pipeline External Corrosion”, along with risk based inspection and pipeline integrity management.    

    Corrosion engineers, production engineers, material engineers, and reliability engineers.

    Corrosion Fundamentals

    Type of corrosion in the oilfield

    H2S and CO2 Corrosion

    Corrosion inhibitors

    Material selection

    Case studies of corrosion in wells, pipelines, plants

    Pipeline Integrity analysis

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