A comprehensive review of corrosion and its inhibition in the oil and gas industry

Mahmood Amani, Dawood Hjeij

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Abstract

Corrosion is defined as the gradual degradation of materials as a result of reaction with their environment, and corrosion inhibition is the systematic procedure of preventing or treating the effects of corrosion on metals. Due to the continued growth in hydrocarbon demand, operators in the oil and gas industry are always looking to drill deeper wells in order to access previously unattainable hydrocarbons. High- Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) wells are now broadly present in places like the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, and the Middle East. These extreme conditions bring new challenges for corrosion inhibition. This paper is a review of corrosion encountered in the oil and gas industry, its cost and impact, the mechanisms/types of corrosion faced, and the current methods used to minimize, control, and monitor corrosion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781613994061
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventSPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference - Mishref, Kuwait
Duration: 11 Oct 201514 Oct 2015

Other

OtherSPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference
CountryKuwait
CityMishref
Period11/10/1514/10/15

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Amani, M., & Hjeij, D. (2015). A comprehensive review of corrosion and its inhibition in the oil and gas industry. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference Society of Petroleum Engineers.