SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section Presents: Correlating Flow Regimes and Fluid Properties with Corrosion in Pipelines
Dr. Probjot Singh, Flow Assurance Supervisor
Global Production Excellence
When: Thursday, 22 January
Where: Norris Conference Center, CityCenter
816 Town & Country Street #210 Houston, TX 77024
Registration Fee: SPE Member = 40 USD, Nonmember = 50 USD
For a given production system, the corrosion mitigation philosophy is usually established based on the fluid properties and the operating parameters pre-identified within the Basis of Design (BOD). Information in the BOD comes from reservoir simulation, process/flow modeling, and thermodynamic/ compositional fluid analyses. These data have limited accuracy and a wide variability throughout the field life. Very often and due to capital expenditure (CapEx) constraints, most of production facilities primarily utilize carbon steel lines with corrosion mitigation provided by injection of chemical inhibitors.
When using carbon steel pipelines and inhibition, a successful operation requires active corrosion monitoring to keep tabs on effectiveness of the chemical inhibition program. The monitoring program is a key to proactively identify corrosion mechanisms surfacing during the field operation. Depending on the mechanisms identified, corrective actions are usually developed. These actions may include additional chemical treatments and mechanical systems such as pigging to bring the corrosion under control.
This talk will discuss some of the interesting corrosion mechanisms that have emerged in production systems due to changes in flow regimes and thermal behavior as operating conditions changed during field operations. We will see how corrosion monitoring data with fluid analyses, flow modeling, and additional laboratory testing have been effectively used to understand the corrosion mechanism and develop solutions for control.
Program Agenda 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Registration and Networking
11:30 a.m. onwards - Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A