Corrosion of Offshore Oil & Gas Structures

Given the harsh environment of for offshore structures, a major design and O&M challenge is the corrosion of structures. This workshop is for those involved in offshore oil and gas operations and have responsibilities in the inspection field, developing corrosion control/mitigation methods, inspecting assets, or maintaining offshore facilities.


Several areas will be covered leaving delegates with a more rounded appreciation of the corrosion issues. The workshop will start with an introduction to corrosion and the relevant design codes and standards, before moving onto corrosion mitigation and CP systems. The workshop will then finish with an overview of assessment techniques and monitoring strategies for offshore structures.



Introduction to mechanisms/processes of Corrosion and types commonly encountered

The aim of this Module is to highlight the fundamentals of corrosion, as well as, the potential problems, direct and indirect HSE and cost impact caused by corrosion. It provides a review of the types of corrosion, causes, and the methods for identification, monitoring and control.

Recap of relevant Design Codes and Rules/existing standards

Review and familiarize with the existing standards, editions, publications, guidelines and best practices, such as NACE, API, BS, EN, DIN, related to corrosion and deterioration of Offshore structures,

Corrosion Mitigation by Coating Systems and Materials Selection

This lecture will introduce different coating systems of steel structures, including organic Coatings, active (galvanic) coatings, thermal spray coatings, inhibitive coatings, application of coatings. It will also introduce failure mechanisms of coatings and give some guidance on testing methodologies. It will explain also the use of various metals and non-metals, physical characteristics, how and why different metals are selected for specific environmental purposes, including resistance to wear, corrosion, heat, cold, splash zone, and impact.

Cathodic Protection Systems: Impressed Current and Sacrificial Anodes

This Module is designed to provide participants with an elementary grounding in cathodic protection engineering. It provides basic knowledge and fundamentals for understanding of sacrificial and impressed current cathodic protection systems applied to Offshore structures: subsea pipelines, wellhead towers, risers, boat landings, caisson legs and  any immersed facility. It will explain also how to choose appropriate CP systems for different structures.

Performance and Assessment Techniques of Corrosion Monitoring and Control

Corrosion and Inspection Engineers are called to be involved continuously in the engineering principles and corrosion control methods to ensure all the time the integrity of the Offshore facilities. This lecture will provide detailed assessment of various techniques of corrosion monitoring and control, and Key Performance Indicators to implement effective and effective corrosion management strategy.

The implementation of effective monitoring/control strategies for corrosion

Most of the time the corrosion engineer is called to deal with integrity assessments and repair of severe corrosion affected structures. This lecture will explain the strategy of developing Corrosion Management Strategies, including effective corrosion monitoring/control, to ensure all aspects of corrosion management and engineering are properly implemented.



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