Together with my colleagues Prof. Roy Johnsen and Afrooz Barnoush we have recently published a new position paper on corrosion and materials challenges in offshore and subsea oil and gas production. In this article, we discuss what in our experience are the subjects that could have a transformative effect on the business. We propose various research topics that could shed light on problems such as hydrogen stress cracking of high strength alloys and localized corrosion of corrosion resistant alloys. In particular, we discuss how scientists and engineers could push the boundaries of existing technologies, learning from the experience gained by other industries such as the nuclear, aerospace, and
Why is it important?
At present, the combination of low oil and gas prices and the need to exploit increasingly complex reservoirs has made clear that the industry must adapt to the new long-term reality.
Oil and gas companies have been traditionally
Pushing the materials selection envelope will undoubtedly introduce new risks, which will require expanding our understanding of fundamental degradation processes and innovative corrosion management strategies. In this paper, we present a plausible and pragmatic approach to deal with such new uncertainties.
We thank Atle H. Qvale (BHGE) and
The ever-growing energy demand requires the exploration and the safe, proﬁtable exploitation of unconventional reserves. The extreme environments of some of these unique prospects challenge the boundaries of traditional engineering alloys, as well as our understanding of the underlying degradation mechanisms that could lead to a failure. Despite their complexity, high-pressure and high-temperature, deep and ultra-deep, pre-salt, and Arctic reservoirs represent the most important source of innovation regarding materials technology, design methodologies, and corrosion control strategies. This paper provides an overview of trends in materials and corrosion research and development, with
M. Iannuzzi, A. Barnoush, R. Johnsen, Materials and corrosion trends in offshore and subsea oil and gas production, npj Materials Degradation, 1 (2017) 1-11.
M. Iannuzzi, A. Barnoush, R. Johnsen, “Materials and corrosion trends in offshore and subsea oil and gas production,” npj Materials Degradation, 1 (2017) 1–11.
The article has been published as OpenAccess, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. You can download a copy here or by clicking on the figure above.
You can also access the Engrxiv pre-print repository here.
- 11 September 2017: added a link to the pre-print repository.