The impact of corrosion on the oil industry has been viewed in terms of its effect on both capital and operational expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX) and health, safety, and the environment (HSE). To fight against the high cost and the impact of corrosion within the oil industry, an overview of topical research and engineering activities is presented. This covers corrosion and metallurgy issues related to drilling, production, transportation, and refinery activities.
Keywords:subsurface corrosion, pipeline corrosion, hydrogen, structural steel, corrosion inhibition, partial pressure, co 2, well integrity, availability, crack tip
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