MSc Corrosion Control Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
Oilfield Corrosion & Control
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Department of Materials|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit provides engineering knowledge of oilfield corrosion.
The unit aims to deliver an engineering knowledge of oilfield corrosion. It introduces corrosion processes, the selection of engineering materials, chemical treatment and corrosion management, with particular emphasis on the corrosion design of oilfield facilities.
A greater depth of the learning outcomes will be covered in the following sections:
• Knowledge and understanding
• Intellectual skills
• Practical skills
• Transferable skills and personal qualities
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, group tutorials (problem sessions), recommended textbooks, web resources, self- teaching worked examples, past exam papers, electronic supporting information (Blackboard).
Knowledge and understanding
Outline the economic/societal importance of oil and gas production.
Describe oil/gas sources, along with materials, equipment and processes employed during their extraction.
Explain the factors that determine internal/external oilfield corrosion.
Discuss other important oilfield degradation processes.
Evaluate approaches to controlling/managing oilfield corrosion and other degradation phenomena.
Review corrosion inhibitor mechanisms and their practical application.
Predict oilfield corrosion rates employing pertinent environmental parameters and equations/models.
Calculate corrosion inhibition efficiency and availability.
Prepare slides for a technical presentation
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Justify technical arguments in a clear fashion.
Use appropriate vocabulary to answer technical questions.
Operate as an effective team member.
Feedback given verbally and written.
Various chapters of Vol.4 of Shreir’s Corrosion, 4th edition, including: 4.25 Introduction to Control of Corrosion by Environmental Modification 4.26 Chemical Treating in Oil and Gas Production 4.41 Management of Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry For Information and advice on Link2Lists reading list software, see:
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|Robert Lindsay||Unit coordinator|