SPE/NACE Workshop: Corrosion Management For Upstream Oil & Gas Production Assets 30 - 31 Oct 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About the Workshop

Corrosion management is a key concern on all oil and gas assets due to the nature of fluids produced and injected throughout their life cycle. This is applicable with all asset types, regardless of their age and the level of corrosive agents presence in the flow stream, be it CO2, H2S, water, chloride and etc. Every operator in the world today is facing the challenges of extending the life of their aging assets which are often degraded by corrosion which poses well integrity risks. In the meanwhile, new green field development tapping hydrocarbon are confronted by highly corrosive contaminants as the low-lying, easy wells have been mostly exploited.

In the current low oil price environment where budget has been slashed substantially and CAPEX/OPEX is limited, the industry is facing uphill challenges on how to keep the cost reasonably low in order to execute projects. More activities are being performed to conserve the integrity of production assets in lieu of replacements. Idling wells are resurrected to extract the last remaining hydrocarbon in place via enhanced oil recovery while the cost pressure to give the go-ahead for new project development with limited budget while ensuring long-term well integrity remains obvious. Corrosion assessment, its management, the use of mitigation and monitoring techniques, non-conservative material selection, and the availability of new, cost effective material to substitute exotic, expensive materials play a vital role in keeping the operational costs at optimum level.

Workshop Objectives

This is the inaugural workshop which combines the strength and networking prowess of both SPE and NACE. Specific focal areas will be targeted to explore new practices, new materials to solve corrosion-related problems, and to put more cost-effective solutions across the table by sharing best practices and lessons learnt across the industry. 

Targeted Areas:

  • Upstream Corrosion Assessment (Production/Injection Wells and Surface Production Assets)
  • Wells Downhole Causes of Corrosion and Mitigation Practices
  • Performance of Corrosion Resistant Alloy (CRA) Tubulars
  • Corrosion Inhibitors for Downhole Application
  • Downhole Corrosion Monitoring and Assessment Tools
  • Water Injectors Material Selection while keeping the cost low
  • Corrosion Management - Risk Based Assessment