Basic Oilfield Corrosion and Control via Chemical Solutions

Production and Operations Projects, Facilities and Construction

Course Description

This course will help attendees develop the awareness of the cost of corrosion and how it can be managed and mitigated.  It teaches the skills of dealing with chemicals, techniques to evaluate their performances, chemical applications and design to control corrosion.  It will also help attendees learn corrosivity monitoring and the efficiency of the treatment.


  • Corrosion Cost and Impact on the economy, safety, environmental, health and reputation
  • Factors affecting corrosion—metallurgical, water chemistry oil chemistry, solids and emulsifies, and others
  • Facets of corrosion monitoring, short, medium, and long tem
  • Coordinating all aspect of corrosion control, risk based control/inspection, information versus data and continuous improvement loops

Upon completion of this course, participants should understand:

  • Managing corrosion data and directing focus to high risk operations and dedicate more effort and manageability to reduce the risk on valuable assets
  • Types of inhibitors, main effective molecules, inhibitor formulation, solvent packages and aspects of formulation chemistries

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

This course will help broaden your general knowledge around oilfield corrosion and its impact and control options.  Participants will familiarize themselves with the various lab techniques used for evaluation of corrosion inhibitors.  You will understand design methods in the delivery of corrosion inhibitors and their treat rates using continuous, batch and slug treatments down-hole and upstream.

Who Attends

This course is intended for new graduates with chemistry or engineering backgrounds, mid-level engineers and technologist who have some basic prior knowledge of oilfield corrosion; all personnel involved in oil and gas production and processing; management wanting to increase awareness of corrosion impact on business operations and how negative outcomes can be mitigated.

Special Requirements

Participants should have a basic understanding of chemical handling, chemistry functional groups, basic lab equipment, corrosion reaction and attacks, and performance monitoring options.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.


Mohamed Abou Zour

Mohamed Abou Zour, BSc, MSc, PhD, lead project manager E&P ME&A. After obtaining a BSc in chemistry, 1987, he joined oil refining industry for Arabian Gulf Oil Company, AGOCO, and main oil producer in Libya for 7 years. He 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 he 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, he 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.

He joined GE in 2010, 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.

Abou Zour is a 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.