SPE/NACE Workshop: Corrosion Management in Oil & Gas Production Assets 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok, Thailand

Agenda

Monday, September 30

07:00 - 08:20
08:20 - 08:30
08:30 - 09:30
Session 1: Welcome and Introduction and Keynote Address
Moderator(s) Suchada Punpruk, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP); Wardi Othman, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Carlos A. Palacios, CIMA-TQ, LLC

Keynote Address: 

  • Norapon Tangtrongchitt, Vice President, Facility Engineering Department, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP)
  • Yves Gunaltun, Corrosion Expert, Total
09:00 - 10:00
10:00 - 12:30
Session 2: Asset Integrity Lessons Learnt - Part 1: Role of Corrosion and Erosion-Corrosion in Downhole and Surface Facilities in Upstream Installations
Session Chairpersons Carlos A. Palacios, CIMA-TQ, LLC; Alyn Jenkins, Schlumberger

Corrosion downhole in oil and gas wells and surface equipment constructed from carbon steel, generally occurs due to the presence of acidic gases (H2S and CO2)  or organic acids in the production streams. In addition, solids can cause erosion-corrosion of downhole tubulars and surface pipework if sufficient gas or liquid velocity exists. Surface or topsides pipework and separation equipment can also suffer from corrosion due to bacteria activity. To control downhole and surface corrosion, several technologies are available including corrosion resistant alloys, coatings, biocides, H2S scavengers, and corrosion inhibitors. This session will discuss key lessons learnt in mitigating corrosion and erosion-corrosion downhole in oil and gas wells as well as surface facilities.

Discussion Leaders: 

  • Gas Lifted Oil Well Slugging Control using Emulsion Viscosity Reducer Chemical Technology, Steven Davoren, Nalco Champion an Ecolab Company
  • Well Integrity – Experiences In Corrosion Assessment And Its Control, Carlos A. Palacios, CIMA-TQ
  • Arising H2S and CO2  Gas in Brown Field and Outdated Well Completion Design Creating Multiple Corrosion Issues, Ariff Shazwan Bin M Nazri, M Ilyas B Zubir & Nur Emmi Anieshya Bt Saleh, PETRONAS
  • Be Agile through Digitalisation in Managing Asset Integrity and Cost Optimisation for Ageing Oil & Gas Upstream Facilities, Esther Thong Yu Men & Lai Kok Leong, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. Sarawak Oil Asset
  • Issues in Unconventional Wells in Shale Formations – Fracked Wells, Carlos A. Palacios, CIMA-TQ
12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Session 3: Asset Integrity Lessons Learnt - Part 2: Role of Corrosion Issues in Gathering and Transmission Pipelines
Session Chairpersons Matina Thammachart, Sith Kumseranee, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP)

The gathering and transmission pipeline businesses today have gained years of operational experience.

This, combined with access to advanced in-line inspection tools, improved chemical treatment effectiveness, using CRA material and systematic pipeline integrity management system, is key to ensure all corrosion threats are effectively mitigated and pipelines are in good operational conditions. However, pipeline failure due to sand erosion and corrosion have continued to occur around the world. What lessons can we learn from these incidents with the use of CRA material?

This session will discuss lessons learnt from field experiences and failures and concludes with some guidance for all engineers in the pipeline business. 

Discussion Leaders: 

  • Pipeline Integrity Management System for PTTEP Domestic Offshore Assets and Case Study, Kamonwan Ruangpattanatawee, PTTEP
  • Corrosion Mitigation of Deepwater, 143km Long Multiphase Pipelines, Alyn Jenkins, Schlumberger
  • PTTEP’s Experience with Sulphate Reducing Bacteria (SRB), Prayon Sonachai, PTTEP
15:00 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:45
Session 4: Practicality on the Use of Corrosion Resistant Alternate Materials and Issues Affecting its Use: Are They Really Immune to Corrosion?
Session Chairpersons Robin Kueh Jing Zhi, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Siriporn Daopiset, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok

The oil and gas industry always strives for longevity in their assets, by using corrosion resistant alloys and alternative materials like fibre-reinforced plastics. However, the results from the usage are mixed, and is not as successful as expected. This session will focus on the practicality of these materials’ usage in corrosive environment, and the conditions where the materials fail to serve its purposes.

Discussion Leaders: 

  • The Application of Super 13Cr Tubing in HTHP Sour-Gas Wells and Corresponding Corrosion-Preventive Measures During Completion, Liu Huifeng, Petrochina Tarim Oilfield Company 
  • Case Studies: Successful Applications of Non Metallic Liner For Corrosion Protection and Flow Assurance, Mohd Hafizal Omar, Maxtube 
16:45 - 18:45
Session 5: Innovative Chemical Treatment for Corrosion Protection
Session Chairpersons Dumrong Chuachawna, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions; Anupong Chailert, Baker Hughes, a GE company

The aim of this session is to discuss innovative chemical treatment in the oil and gas industry for corrosion protection. This will review the chemicals used in the industry which are essential for safe and continued operations of oil and gas production. The application of chemicals covers multiple parameters and conditions (temperature, pressure, shear stress, pH, water cut, volatility, storage, handling, compatibility and so on.) which can be very challenging. The innovative approaches in the utilisation of chemicals within challenging environments to mitigate corrosion will also be discussed. This session will be focusing on the two main groups of chemicals in upstream oil and gas, which include:  

  • Production – demulsifiers, defoamers, water clarifiers, hydrate inhibitors, paraffin/ashphaltene inhibitors, scale inhibitors, surfactants
  • Integrity – corrosion inhibitors, biocides, H2S and oxygen scavengers

Discussion Leaders: 

  • Effective Deployment of Bio Dispersants and Corrosion Inhibitors with Pigging to Control MIC and Ensure Asset Integrity of Heavy Oil Transportation Pipelines, Mohamed Abouzour, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions 
  • Development and Application of a Combination H2S Scavenger and Scale Inhibitor Product for an Operating Field in SE Asia, Supparoek Jaroensin, Nalco Champion an Ecolab Company
  • Subsea Application of Combined H2S Scavenger / Corrosion Inhibitor to Address Integrity Challenges of a Mature Oilfield Alyn Jenkins, Schlumberger 
  • The Impact of an Incompatible Carrier Solvent on a Batch Corrosion Inhibitor, Tracey Jackson, Baker Hughes, a GE company
18:45 - 21:30

Tuesday, October 01

08:30 - 10:30
Session 6: Advanced Coating / Painting for Internal and External Corrosion Protection
Session Chairpersons Yuttanant Boonyongmaneerat, Chulalongkorn University; Jane Lim, Shawcor

There is greater focus and demand for coatings to withstand extreme environments and protect pipelines from corrosion and wear. New oil and gas developments are seeing higher temperature environments. The operating conditions introduce new challenges and require increasingly advanced and innovative coating technologies for internal and external corrosion protection, and resistance to erosion. Another key challenge faced by operators is the performance and longevity of the coating system. As pipelines age over time, the coating will age and deteriorate as a natural consequence due to exposure to different environments. To ensure good coating performance, an adequate (and optimal) level of surface preparation and application of the coating is required, taking into consideration the current best practices and lessons learnt.

 

This session will focus on:

  • Innovative external pipeline coating / painting of surface facilities / Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG)
  • Innovative internal coating of well tubing, flowlines and gathering lines
  • Advanced techniques for internal / external coating inspection
  • Best practices from petrochemical plants (processed steel – high temperature)
  • Best practices and lessons learned for application of external pipeline coating, internal coating for corrosion control of well tubing, flowlines and gathering lines
  • Coating failure investigation
  • Coating life extension and review life cycle costs

Discussion Leaders:

  • Challenges in Implementing New Coating Systems in SMEP, Ong Hock Guan, Shell
  • Internal Corrosion Protection of Process Vessel and Pipeline with High Performance Coating, James Nippard, Belzona Polymerics 
  • Qualification of Pipeline Coating System for Code Compliance and Reliability, Daqin Xu, DNV GL 
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:15
Session 7: New Industry Approaches and Standards in Corrosion and Integrity Management
Session Chairpersons Muzdalifah Zakaria, PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd; Mohamed Abouzour, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions; Mittrapa Techasirithaworn, Mubadala Petroleum

With ageing assets and facilities, innovative solutions and out of the box approaches are required in order to improve the way integrity assessment and management is being implemented. Adoption of new technologies that can reduce operating cost is critical for the industry to survive in the current challenging environment. Furthermore, artificial intelligent and data analytics are seen as potential game changers for asset integrity management as this digital revolution allows process automation, generation, integration and interpretation of big data that can assist in decision-making and thus reduce business risks.

In line with this theme, this session will cover the following topics:

  • Direct assessment methodologies for risk-based inspection and integrity assessment 
  • Roles of corrosion prediction models vs actual corrosion rate
  • Integrity assessment and management for pipeline, downhole, process facilities
  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science and analytics
    1. New approaches for pipeline cathodic protection monitoring such as online tools/programming
    2. Corrosion prediction
  • Integrity assessment of non-metallic pipeline/structure

Discussion Leaders: 

  • Industry Practices for Testing, Selection and Deployment of Speciality Chemicals - What Are We Looking For and What Are We Asking the Chemicals To Do?, Mohamed Abouzour, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions 
  • The Digital Innovation to Field Analysis – Faster & Lower Cost Response to Asset Integrity Monitoring and Chemical Program Management, Steven Davis, Nalco Champion an Ecolab Company
  • Optimization of Material Selection and Corrosion Control Based on Simulation, Corrosion and Integrity Management, Passaworn Silakorn, PTTEP 
12:15 - 13:15
13:15 - 14:15
Session 7: New Industry Approaches and Standards in Corrosion and Integrity Management (Cont.)
Session Chairpersons Muzdalifah bt Zakaria, PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd; Mohamed Abouzour, Suez Water Technologies and Solutions

With ageing assets and facilities, innovative solution and out of the box approach are required in order to improve the way integrity assessment and management is being implemented. Adoption of new technologies that can reduce operating cost is critical for the industry to survive in the current challenging environment. Furthermore, artificial intelligent and data analytics are seen as a potential game changer for asset integrity management as this digital revolution allows process automation, generation, integration and interpretation of big data that can assist in decision making and thus reduce business risks.

In line with this theme, this session will cover the following topics:

  • Direct Assessment Methodologies for risk based inspection and integrity assessment 
  • Roles of corrosion prediction models vs actual corrosion rate
  • Integrity assessment and management for pipeline, downhole, process facilities
  • Artificial intelligent, machine learning, data science and analytics
    • New approach for pipeline cathodic protection monitoring such as online tools/programming
    • Corrosion prediction
  • Integrity assessment of non-metallic pipeline/structure

Discussion Leaders: 

  • Direct Assessment Methodologies for Integrity Management due to Internal Corrosion of Pipelines – NACE Methodologies, Carlos A. Palacios, CIMA-TQ 
  • Effective Corrosion Management Program for Offshore Pipelines in Ageing Facilities within the Current Low and Volatile Oil Price Environment, Alia Rashiqah Bt Ab Rahman & Siti Norhana Bt M Noor, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd. Sarawak Oil Asset
14:15 - 15:15
Session 8: Corrosion Monitoring and Inspection Tools for Downhole and Pipelines
Session Chairpersons Chua Hing Leong, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd; Huong Chii Seen, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd

Monitoring is the primary and most critical element in corrosion management. In addition to mitigating direct costs, corrosion monitoring also reduce risks to safety and environment by detecting weak spots before they fail or leak.

 

This session will discuss current corrosion evaluation methods and its monitoring of internal and external corrosion phenomena in the tubing and distribution pipelines with the objective of detecting quantitative metal loss or penetration. 

Discussion Leaders: 

  • Precise Corrosion Monitoring to Determine Casing Condition of Mature Well, Lowering Probability of Long Term Failure, Muhama d Hanis Hasanuddin, Deleum Oilfield Services and Widyanto Andono GOWell
  • Imaging Technology Powered by Ultrasound, Muhammad Zul Afiq Ali Jabris, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
15:15 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 8: Corrosion Monitoring and Inspection Tools for Downhole and Pipelines (Cont.)
Session Chairpersons Chua Hing Leong, PETRONAS Carigali; Huong Chii Seen, PETRONAS Carigali

Monitoring is the primary and critical element in corrosion management. In addition to mitigating direct costs, corrosion monitoring also reduce risks to safety and environment by detecting weak spots before they fail or leak.

This session aims to discuss current knowledge on corrosion evaluation method and its monitoring of internal and external corrosion phenomena in the tubing and distribution pipelines with objective to detect quantitative metal loss or penetration. 

Discussion Leaders: 

  • Multiple Barrier Corrosion Evaluation Using Electromagnetic Based Technology, Gan Teik Wei, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd
  • PCR Analysis in the Field via FieldXtract Technology, Nicholas Fisher, Baker Hughes, a GE company
17:00 - 17:30
Session 10: Workshop Summary and Closing Remarks
Moderator(s) Suchada Punpruk, PTTEP; Wardi B Othman, PETRONAS; Carlos A. Palacios, CIMA-TQ, LLC