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Emerging Trends in Corrosion Management—Stretching the Envelope

28 – 29 October 2013

Doha, Qatar | Sharq Village Hotel and Spa

About this Workshop

Effective monitoring and mitigation of corrosion is a common challenge in the oil and gas industry for asset managers ranging from subsurface well structures to the loading terminals and beyond. The complexity of the corrosion management in maintaining ageing facilities is increasing with the shift towards HP/HT, sour and deeper horizons. While the industry has also developed and adopted innovative solutions to meet today’s challenges, there is no dearth of case histories where loss of containment due to corrosion damage has resulted in a major loss of life, property and the reputation of oil and gas operators.

This workshop will focus on emerging trends in corrosion mitigation technologies, strategies and best practices for the entire life cycle of the facilities. Dedicated sessions will address challenges in material selection at the design stage, new technologies in corrosion prediction, monitoring, data management and mitigation practices including the use of corrosion inhibitors, non-metallics and cathodic protection, etc. The advances in real time data acquisition techniques and an integrated approach to corrosion-related data management to facilitate pro-active corrosion control will also be discussed.

The workshop will cover both onshore and offshore operations and will provide an opportunity for surface and subsurface production and integrity engineers to identify synergies in effectively managing this common threat to asset integrity and reliability.

Who Should Attend

  • Production Managers and Engineers
  • Facilities Integrity Managers and Engineers
  • Corrosion and Inspection Engineers
  • Well Integrity Managers and Engineers
  • Completions Engineers
  • Metallurgy and Material Specialists
  • HSE Managers and Specialists

Visa Information

SPE Middle East, North Africa and India will assist in providing a visa invitation letter, upon request in writing, to confirmed registrants after receiving full payment of registration fees. Visa invitation letters take five days to issue from the date of request and it is the delegate's responsibility to obtain their own visa. SPE cannot issue the visa nor can we guarantee it will be obtained.

 

Workshop Guidelines

Format

Two (2) days of informal discussions prompted by selected keynote presentations and discussions. Workshops maximise the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learnt. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend.

Documentation

  • Proceedings will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not expected from speakers.
  • Work in progress, new ideas, and interesting projects are sought.
  • Professionally-prepared visual aids are not required; handwritten view graphs are entirely acceptable.
  • Note-taking by participants is encouraged.

Attendance

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Steering Committee encourages attendance from those who can contribute to the workshop most effectively either in discussions or with posters. A mix of attendees in terms of geographic origin, companies, and disciplines will be encouraged.

Workshop Deliverables

  • The Steering Committee will appoint a “scribe” to record the discussions and to produce the full workshop report for SPE.
  • This report will be circulated to all attendees as the workshop deliverable within 4–6 weeks following the workshop. The copyright of the report is with SPE.
  • PowerPoint presentation materials will be posted on a specific SPE URL address after the workshop. Provision of the materials by the speakers will signify their permission for SPE to do so.

Commercialism

In keeping with workshop objectives and the SPE mission, commercialism in posters or presentations will not be permitted. Company logos must be limited to the title slide and used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter and others involved in the work.

Attendance Certificate

All attendees will receive an attendance certificate attesting to their participation in the workshop. This certificate will be provided in exchange for a completed Workshop Questionnaire.

Continuing Education Units

Attendees at this workshop qualify for SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU) at the rate of 0.1 CEU per hour of the workshop.