Corrosion Protection for the Oil and Gas Industry: Pipelines, Subsea Equipment, and Structures summarizes the main causes of corrosion and requirements for materials protection, selection of corrosion-resistant materials and coating materials commonly used for corrosion protection, and the limitations to their use, application, and repair.
This book focuses on the protection of steels against corrosion in an aqueous environment, either immersed in seawater or buried. It also includes guidelines for the design of cathodic protection systems and reviews of cathodic protection methods, materials, installation, and monitoring. It is concerned primarily with the external and internal corrosion protection of onshore pipelines and subsea pipelines, but reference is also made to the protection of other equipment, subsea structures, risers, and shore approaches. Two case studies, design examples, and the author’s own experiences as a pipeline integrity engineer are featured in this book. Readers will develop a high quality and in-depth understanding of the corrosion protection methods available and apply them to solve corrosion engineering problems.
This book is aimed at students, practicing engineers, and scientists as an introduction to corrosion protection for the oil and gas industry, as well as to overcoming corrosion issues.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Corrosion. 3. Material Selection. 4. External Corrosion Protection. 5. Internal Corrosion Protection. 6. Atmospheric Corrosion. 7. Stray Current Corrosion. 8. Case Study. 9. Corrosion Failures: Gas Pipeline Explosion. 10. Reference. 11. Key Terms and Definitions.
Mavis Sika Okyere is a pipeline integrity engineer at Ghana National Gas Company. She is an expert in risk-based assessment, pipeline integrity, corrosion monitoring, and cathodic protection design. She has experience with subsea structural engineering, piping, and pipeline engineering principles as applied to both onshore and offshore conditions.
Mavis studied MSc. Gas Engineering and Management at University of Salford, United Kingdom and BSc. Civil Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. In her current role at Ghana National Gas Company, she is involved in coating, cathodic protection, key performance indicators, leak detection, atmospheric corrosion survey, corrosion monitoring, and closed interval potential survey on the company pipeline. In addition, her industry experience includes teaching oil and gas management courses at Bluecrest College, serving as an engineer with LUDA Development Ltd,
INTECSEA/Worleyparsons Atlantic Ltd, Technip, Ussuya Ghana Ltd, and Ghana Highway Authority. She has published in several books and journals and is a member of many national and international bodies.