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Oil and gas reserves are gradually depleting and the limited resources currently being exploited tend to be more costly to develop and to contain more corrosive fluids. For these reasons maintaining cost effective safety, reliability of equipment and fluid containment is becoming an ever greater challenge.
With cost pressures on there is an increasing demand for better reliability, efficiency and safety, the technological development has been massive. It is critical to understand and learn the latest knowledge on corrosion and material selection to ensure you make the correct choices first time around to keep your production flowing, equipment in optimal working condition and to avoid costly downtime, wastage and replacements.
In addition, as wells become more complex and hydrocarbons are being sourced at ever higher pressures Operators are facing complex issues of producing highly sour fluids in locations where intervention costs are high and constantly rising.
PetroSync is presenting an intensive four day program in this Corrosion & Materials Management Best Practice Series.
The Program is structured to provide industry specific corrosion and materials knowledge, including methods to monitor and measure corrosion across all industry application. This provides the foundation for all related activities regardless of application. It then narrows in on two areas of particular concern in the industry, downhole corrosion issues and subsea production equipment and facilities design, operation and maintenance. Discussions will cover approaches, technique and tools suitable to specify, monitor, control, and troubleshoot asset performance.
This training course is recommended for both discipline- and project-focused engineers who require a more thorough knowledge of materials to optimise their output.
A combination of lecture, examples, and interactive sessions will be utilized, providing the attendees with an opportunity to engage in discussions and to participate in an effective learning experience together with Dr. Anthony Cole.
Day 1 - Corrosion and Spesific Concerns
The first sessions of the course provide the basic building blocks required for all attendees to comprehend Days 2 to 4. Industry specific corrosion and materials are introduced to ensure that all participants are familiar with the fundamental corrosion, materials and component technologies which underpin the remaining days. Following a team quiz the day concludes with an overview of the specific types of corrosion commonly found in downhole applications and methods to mitigate these:
Day 2 - Materials in Well Construction
Day two kicks off with a review of the previous days quiz before detailing the types and properties of steels, corrosion resistant alloys and non-metallics used in downhole applications, including an overview of OCTG connection testing.
Day 3 - Downhole Materials Selection
Day 4 - Subsea Corrosion and Metallurgy: Equipment & Materials Selection
Day four of this course turns to individual components in the subsea system and highlights particular concerns and failure mechanisms which need to be addressed for each of them; the major components of such systems are then detailed and materials selection decisions proposed. At the end of the day attendees will be confident to discuss subsea corrosion and materials.
This program is intended for:
And technical personnel that specify, operate, maintain and repair subsea production equipment & facilities.
These personnel typically have a basic understanding of some part of the process, but want to increase their understanding on the best practices and be updated on the latest R&D achievement.
Dr. Anthony Cole, owner of MI&Corr, is a leading expert in Metallurgy, Corrosion and Engineering with over 25 years of experience. He spent approximately 15 years in Exploration and Production in countries as diverse as Libya, Oman and Bahrain and most recently spent more than 10 years at Shell International headquarters in The Netherlands and with Shell UK.
Dr. Cole was involved in the development of IP for Shell International and has successfully developed over 20 patents. One particular project he led resulted in the commercialization of TubeFuse, a patented autogenous system of joining tubulars, identifying potential savings of more than 120 million dollars in a single project alone. He represented The Netherland/Shell on ISO & API Technical Committees, notably ISO 11960 and API 5CT –Tubular Goods.
He did extensive technical reviews on Shell’s corrosion mitigation of offshore and subsea pipelines which resulted in significant improvements in its approach to corrosion management. He was also in charge of Shell’s training for Corrosion Engineers and Production Technologists Europe wide on downhole corrosion & materials selection knowledge.
Dr. Cole led Shell’s Corrosion Control in North & South Oman for four years before moving to Shell Headquarters in The Netherlands. He successfully led, reviewed and enhanced various corrosion control processes, pipeline inspection and maintenance operations for Petroleum Development Oman.
He is a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (MiMMM), a member of NACE and has been a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.) for two decades.