Corrosion Control in Oil & Gas Industry


Course Description

  • This inaugural course in corrosion control in the oil and gas Industries has been designed for professionals who are working in the field of oil and gas. Guided by leaders in the field, you will explore principles and protection strategies. The combination of teaching methods – formal lectures, case studies and practical sessions – will maximize the learning process and your understanding of the subject.

Course Objectives

  • Upon completion of this course, participants will gain an understanding of corrosion ramifications in oil production operations; how to recognize the various forms of corrosion attack; how to carry out a corrosion failure analysis; how to utilize the most appropriate method for corrosion control; how to adopt the most appropriate monitoring techniques and how to utilize the current information sources including current corrosion software.

Who Should Attend?

  • Inspection and corrosion engineers *Safety officers   *Process engineer’s Environmental specialists *Mechanical engineers   *Refinery chemists’ Chemical engineers *Maintenance engineers *Design engineers *Staff of Government Agencies *Insurance assessors.

Course Schedule


  • Introduction.
  • Why is corrosion important?
  • Why do you need to know about corrosion?
  • What can you do to control corrosion?
  • Definition and Mechanisms of Corrosion.
  • Definition of corrosion.
  • Mechanism of corrosion.


  • Forms and mechanisms of corrosion.
  • Immunity.
  • Uniform attack.
  • Galvanic corrosion.
  • Pitting.
  • Concentration Cell Corrosion.
  • De-alloying.
  • ASME Section VIII Design including Hydrostatic and Pneumatic Tests and Test Gauges.
  • ASME Requirement for Welding and NDE including Service Restrictions and Joint Efficiencies.


  • Methods for Corrosion Control.
  • Materials selection.
  • Materials selection methodologies.
  • Materials selection information resources.
  • Materials selection checklist.
  • Corrosion tolerance.
  • Protective coatings/Cathodic Protection.
  • ASME Section IX Welding Requirements and Welding Qualifications.
  • API 572 – Inspection of Pressure Vessels.
  • API 571 – Damage Mechanisms.
  • API 576 – Inspection of Pressure Relieving Devices.


  • Identification and Analysis of Corrosion Problems.
  • Visual observation.
  • Non-destructive inspection.
  • Destructive evaluations.
  • Distinction between causes and mechanisms of corrosion.
  • Identification and validation of solutions to corrosion problems.
  • Identification of potential solutions.
  • ASME Section VIII and API 510 Heat Treatment.
  • Impact Testing.
  • ASME Section V – NDE Requirements.


  • Properties and performance of metallic materials.
  • Carbon and alloy steels.
  • Cast irons.
  • Aluminum alloys.
  • Stainless Steels.
  • Nickel alloys.
  • Titanium alloys.
  • Corrosion.
  • Practice Examination – Closed Book.
  • Practice Examination – Open Book.


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