Basic Oilfield Corrosion and Control via Chemical Solutions

Production and Operations Projects, Facilities and Construction


This course will help new graduates, mid-level engineers, technicians and non-technical attendees develop the awareness of importance and cost of corrosion and how can it be managed and mitigated. The course teaches the skills of dealing with chemicals, techniques to evaluate their performances, chemical applications, and design to control corrosion. The course also helps attendees learn corrosivity monitoring and efficiency of the treatment. People who attend this course will put the right investment and effort, by all means, to do their best to plan and manage corrosion and minimize risks on safety, economy, and environment.

Why Attend?

  • General knowledge of oilfield corrosion—its impact and control options.
  • Help select the right control chemical option to mitigate corrosivity and its impact on economy, safety, health, and environment.
  • Help familiarize you with lab techniques used for evaluation of corrosion inhibitors
  • Allow design method of delivery of corrosion inhibitors and their treat rates using continuous, batch, and slug treatments down-hole and upstream.
  • Exposure to the various monitoring technologies and market tools to detect, manage, and optimize efficiency of chemical treatments.
  • Enable you to manage corrosion data and direct focus to higher risk operations and dedicate more effort and manageability to reduce the risk on valuable assets.

Who Should Attend

  • Mid-level engineers and technologists who have some knowledge of oilfield corrosion
  • Personnel involved in oil and gas production, processing, and marketing

Attendees may be new or somehow experienced personnel from technical or other backgrounds and from a variety of business functions. Management personnel would also benefit by increasing their awareness of corrosion impact and its management.


1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 2-days course.


Mohamed Abou Zour

Mohamed Abou Zour is currently the lead project manager for E&P ME&A. He obtained his BS in chemistry in 1987. He then joined the oil refining industry for Arabian Gulf Oil Company, AGOCO, main oil producer in Libya for 7 years. Abou Zour undertook his postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester, where he earned an MS, 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, Abou Zour 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, Abou Zour joined Nalco and assumed various roles including technical sales, account management, and technical manager for the Middle East. In 2008, he was appointed as an industrial technical consultant for EMEA region. In August 2010, GE employed Abou Zour as a lead project manager for exploration and production chemicals in upstream business in ME &A, where he was responsible for setting up the business in this part of the world.

Abou Zour is an active member of NACE and SPE, 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.