This paper is a two-part discussion describing Glass Reinforced Epoxy composite linings manufactured and installed in oilfield tubular goods where the material functions as a barrier to corrosion. The paper first focuses on GRE composites in terms of effectiveness and product life compared with less-costly corrosion solutions (such as internal plastic coatings (IPC) and thermoplastic materials like HDPE and PVC). Next, actual case history economic data is presented to qualify the use of Glass Reinforced Epoxy-lined tubular goods over IPC for corrosive seawater injection service in the North Sea. These data are then extrapolated to construct a similar economic model based on workover costs in the Permian basin of West Texas. Additionally, net present value (NPV) analysis can be used to illustrate the saving s in long term operating costs over the life of the project.

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