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Saudi Aramco Opened the Internal Corrosion Forum

Gasoil News - Published on Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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More than 200 attendees from Saudi Aramco organizations were told recently at a forum and exhibition, internal corrosion in pipelines is one of the most significant challenges facing Saudi Aramco on a daily basis. Mr Mohammad A Al Hatlani general manager of Pipelines opened the Internal Corrosion Forum, noting the cost of corrosion globally is approximately USD 2.5 trillion. Saudi Aramco, he added, recognizes that effective corrosion management in conjunction with other ongoing nonmetallic materials development, deployment of new technologies, as well as best practices in inspection, detection correction and prevention can significantly reduce such risks and costs.

Mr Al Hatlani said the forum provided an opportunity to enrich knowledge and exchange ideas and best practices with a variety of organizations and subject matter experts both within Saudi Aramco and externally. He said that I have seen an increase in participation in these types of events across different organizations. We can see the high level of interest among all of the participants. A series of presentations explored in detail some of the most pressing areas of pipeline integrity.

Effective management of corrosion is critical to the health of the oil and gas industry. According to the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, the total annual cost of corrosion in the oil and gas production industry is estimated to be USD 1.372 billion including USD 589 million in surface pipeline and facility costs, USD 463 million annually in downhole tubing expenses, and another $320 million in capital expenditures related to corrosion.

A number of presentations were given on key topics, including:
Top of the Line Corrosion Probabilistic Risk Analysis for Wet Sour Subsea Pipelines by Faisal Al Abbas
The Deployment of a Wireless Capable Robot for Internal Field Girth Weld Visual Inspection by Aziz U. Rehman, Ahmed F. Al-Rashidi, and Isa H. Al-Mudaibegh
An Overview of Saudi Aramco’s Internal Corrosion Strategy by Alaa K. Mahmoud
Asset Integrity Management of Internally Corroded Piping by Ali Qurban of the Northern Area Pipelines Department
Internal Corrosion Mitigation by Using Nonmetallic Materials at Wash Water Line System by Turki M. Al-Abeedi of the North Ghawar Producing Department
Pipelines Chemical Treatment by Ibrahim Hassan.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 16 Oct 2019
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