Corrosion Management and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Projects, Facilities and Construction Production and Operations Drilling and Completions


The course will cover basic corrosion management principles, basic MIC mechanisms, use of molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC, selection of MIC mitigation methods, selection and interpretation of MIC monitoring methods, case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools, and demonstrate applicable sampling techniques/equipment.

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Who Should Attend

Individuals with responsibility for developing, implementing, and executing corrosion management activities for oil and gas assets, including corrosion and materials engineers, oilfield microbiologists, production chemists, asset integrity managers, laboratory and field staff.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this one-day course.


Torben Lund Skovhus is Project Manager in the Corrosion Management team at DNV GL Oil & Gas Norway, and has a PhD in molecular microbiology. Over the past 10 years he has been working as Oilfield Microbiologist and Consultant for worldwide oil and gas operators and chemical vendors. He is the founder of the International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems (ISMOS), is editor of the Springer book, Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oilfield Systems, and has authored more than 30 technical and scientific articles in the field of MIC, reservoir souring and oilfield microbiology. A NACE International member, he is chair of Technology Exchange Group (TEG) 286X and is chair of the MIC forum scheduled for the “CORROSION 2014” event.

Richard Eckert is a Principal Engineer in Corrosion Management at DNV GL (Ohio, USA). He has been involved with pipeline corrosion/failure investigation and forensic corrosion engineering for over 30 years. He supports pipeline operator regulatory compliance activities and internal corrosion management programme development. A NACE International member for more than 20 years, Eckert has a BS in engineering metallurgy from Western Michigan University, is a NACE Internal Corrosion Specialist and serves as past chair of the NACE Education Committee and vice chair of the Publications Administrative Committee. He is chair of TG 254 on internal MIC of pipelines, is the author of the NACE book, “Field Guide for Investigating Internal Corrosion of Pipelines”, and received a NACE Presidential Achievement Award in 2004.