Basic Oilfield Corrosion and Control via Chemical Solutions
This course will equip participants with an awareness of the importance and cost of corrosion and how can it be managed and mitigated. The course covers dealing with chemicals, techniques to evaluate their performance, chemical applications and design to control corrosion. The course also helps attendees learn corrosivity monitoring and the efficiency of the treatment. Attendees will leave with a full understanding of how to manage corrosion and minimize the potential risks in safety, economics and the environment.
Why You Should Attend
- Broaden your general knowledge around oilfield corrosion and its impact and control options.
- Learn the factors involved in selecting the correct control chemical option to mitigate corrosivity.
- Familiarize yourself with the various lab techniques used for evaluation of corrosion inhibitors
- Understand design methods in the delivery of corrosion inhibitors and their treat rates using continuous, batch and slug treatments down-hole and upstream.
- Gain knowledge around the various monitoring technologies and market tools to detect, manage and optimize efficiency of chemical treatments.
- Learn how to manage corrosion data and direct your focus to higher risk operations and dedicate more efforts to reduce the risk on valuable assets.
Who Should Attend
- Fresh graduates from chemistry or engineering backgrounds
- Mid-Level Engineers and technologists who have some basic prior knowledge of Oilfield corrosion
- All personnel involved in Oil and Gas production and processing
- Management would also benefit by increasing their awareness of corrosion impact on business operations and how negative outcomes can be mitigated
Participants should have a basic understanding of chemical handling, chemistry functional groups, basic lab equipment, corrosion reactions & attacks, and performance monitoring options
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 2-day course.
Mohamed Abou Zour BSc., MSc., PhD. Lead Project Manager E&P ME&A
Dr. AbouZour obtained a BSc in Chemistry, 1987. He then joined oil refining industry for Arabian Gulf Oil Company, AGOCO, and main oil producer in Libya for 7 years. Mohamed undertook his postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester, UK where he obtained an MSc. followed by a PhD. in Corrosion Science and engineering in 1999 via a BP sponsored research and study focused on inhibition of CO2 Corrosion using Sulphur Containing Compounds.
In January 2000 Mohamed was employed by CAPCIS Ltd, UK as a consultant project engineer. During his employment with CAPCIS Ltd he was managing various projects within the specialized testing group to qualify chemistries for various inhibitor applications with worldwide oil and gas producers.
In 2003 Mohamed joined Nalco and assumed various roles including technical sales, account management and technical manager for the Middle East. In year 2008 he was appointed as an industrial technical consultant for EMEA region.
August 2010, GE employed Mohamed as a Lead Project Manager for Exploration and Production chemicals in upstream business in ME &A responsible about setting up the business in this part of the world.
Mohamed is NACE and SPE active member and a visiting lecturer at both the American University of Sharjah and the UAE University and involved with various under and postgraduate programs with a list of international publications. He also runs various training programs for Oil and Gas industry in various topics and in various countries.