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Corrosion Engineering Awareness in Oil & Gas Operations (PRO14)


    This course describes the corrosion process in gas/oil/water production systems, its control philosophy, practices and innovative approaches applied to combat corrosion problems. The course also makes clear how the dominating factors of corrosion in treatment systems can be identified and how to mitigate their impact by material selection, inhibitor application or coating of critical sections. The impact of bacteria, oxygen ingress to the system as well as predictive methods for corrosion will be discussed based on practical experience.

    Course Level: Advanced
    Instructor: Wolfram Kleinitz

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • An engineer, project manager, chemist or field operational staff currently or potentially involved in corrosion processes
    • A corrosion engineer involved in the daily gas/oil/water treatment process
    • A professional seeking an overview of sustainable application for corrosion management

    How we build your confidence

    You will work on practical problems to ensure a better awareness of corrosion-related issues like impact of water/gas/oil composition on material attack. You will elucidate the main drivers in the corrosion process under operating flow conditions and you will get tools for material selection, inhibitor screening methods, monitoring systems etc. in face-to-face discussions. All the presented field examples are based on practical experience.

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • Basics in metallurgy and material selection
    • Types of corrosion in operation
    • Awareness of acid gas (H2S & CO2) corrosion systems
    • Impact of bacteria on corrosion
    • Screening and application methods for biocides
    • Types and efficiency of corrosion inhibitors
    • Application of corrosion inhibitors in field systems
    • Monitoring programs and calculating corrosion rates
    • Material selection for water systems
    • Heavy metals in produced brine and their impact on corrosion
    • Material selection versus inhibitor application
    • Coating materials for separators and pipelines
    • Computer programs to predict corrosion rates
    • Effective corrosion surveillance system


    • General characteristics of metals and alloys in gas/oil industries
    • Metals and their solid solutions during heat treatment
    • Stainless steels (ferric, martensitic and austenitic)
    • ANSI nomenclature system

    • Main types of corrosion in gas/oil production
    • Corrosive environment through CO2 and H2S corrosion
    • Impact of oxygen and reasons for oxygen ingress to the system
    • Chromium steel for water and gas application
    • Types and occurrence of stress cracking and material selection for H2S containing gases

    • Impact of sulphate reducing bacteria on corrosion
    • Rules of SRB on corrosion
    • SRB corrosion in a ”dry” oil pipeline
    • Biocides against microorganism and their application
    • Cathodic Protection and H2 utilizing SRB

    • Corrosion inhibitors types and their field application
    • Screening program for corrosion inhibitors
    • Side reaction of corrosion inhibitors
    • Corrosion testing: Lab to Field
    • Formation of “Schmoo”

    • Inhibitor versus coating
    • Screening and testing process for coating material
    • Separator coating experience
    • Pro and cons for pipeline coating




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