Corrosion audit, control and mitigation strategies
Corrosion is estimated to cost the oil and gas industry billions of dollars a year, in failures, repair costs, fines and shut downs. There have even been fatalities as a result of the sudden, unexpected failure of pipelines and process equipment. An important feature of any corrosion-related failure analysis is to determine why a specific event has occurred. This will enable the appropriate remedial action to be taken to prevent recurrence. Oil Plus’s corrosion and engineering expertise have been fundamental in previous failure analysis studies. We understand that each corrosion mechanism requires a different mitigation and control technique, for example:
Oil Plus utilises the most appropriate technologies when monitoring corrosion in oilfield environments. Existing specialised access fittings can be used or specifically designed and engineered sidestreams can be installed. These sidestreams can be a simple corrosion monitoring tool, or a more sophisticated device for investigating bacterial and / or chemically-derived corrosion (e.g. O2, CO2, H2S), or for testing and evaluating chemical inhibitors.