Welcome to first event of 2017 for the North East Institute of Corrosion.
This year we intend on having multiple speakers at each event to ensure it is fast paced and relevant to you. We have two interesting papers being presented by Ashwin Pinto and Marquerite Forde. See the abstracts below.
We look forward to seeing you there on the 21st of February from 6.00pm for snacks and great networking opportunities followed by the presentations at 6.30pm.
Introduction to Flow modelling and Flow Assurance in Oil and Gas industry
One of the most critical challenges which oil and gas operators face is assuring continuous and safe oil and gas production. These challenges are often associated with internal formation and deposition of hydrates, paraffins, scales, and asphaltenes in wells, flowlines, or production facilities, as well as due to slugging, internal corrosion etc. Flow assurance, which comprise production chemistry and flow modelling, is now considered one of the critical parts in integrity management of such assets, where the main focus is to understand behaviour of transported hydrocarbon fluids through the state-of-the-art steady state and transient multiphase modelling. In this presentation, the basic concepts of flow assurance and methodology will be discussed, whilst highlighting advantages of undertaking flow analyses to better understand performance of productions systems, optimise oil and gas operations and improve system designs.
Optimisation and Validation of Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment – Prediction vs. Reality
Marguerite Forde and Lewis Burton
This presentation will highlight the value of Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment in situations where in-line inspection is not possible. Using the defined NACE standard practice of corrosion risk assessment and flow modelling, the case study presents how accurate the prediction of corrosion hot spots and consequent inspection requirements can be. Most importantly, through expert analysis of the results it can limit excavation activities and provide cost-effective solutions to the client. We present a case study that demonstrates the accuracy of predicted corrosion rates vs. reality, and use available direct inspection results tofine-tune corrosion models to predict the condition of remaining sections of the pipeline.
From Neil and the NE ICORR Comittee