Ashok Mathew

Ashok Mathew
Kuwait Oil Company · Inspection & Corrosion

M.Sc Chemistry, FICorr, NACE Corrosion Specialist, Chartered Engr

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Microbiologically influenced corrosion is the degradation of a material under the influence of environmental factors complicated by the metabolic activities of microorganisms. Microbiological attack on process equipment used in the petroleum industry results in increased operating expenses and reduced income. This article discusses treatment option...
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Internal corrosion is a leading cause of failure of pipelines that transport crude oil. The small amounts of saline water present in crude oil separates over a period due to any stagnancy or low flow conditions. The separated water causes water wetting of the pipe surface and creates corrosive condition along with the presence of carbon dioxide and...
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Microbiologically influenced corrosion is the degradation of a material under the influence of environmental factors complicated by the metabolic activities of microorganisms. Microbiological attack on process equipment used in the petroleum industry results in increased operating expenses and reduced income.
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Corrosion products such as iron sulfides, iron oxides, and iron carbonates are the major constituents of black powder observed in the export gas handling facilities of Kuwait Oil Co. Acid gases, such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2) together with oxygen (O2), are benign in dry gas but highly corrosive when dissolved in water, eith...
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Consider a crude oil handling system, with various degrees of water separation/accumulation, which has been experiencing increased corrosion over a period of time. If the trend of increasing corrosion rate versus time parallels the corresponding trend of water separation/accumulation as well as bacteria population density over that same period of t...
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In the oil & gas industry, key performance indicators (KPI) are used to track the efficiency of the prevailing corrosion risk management strategy for the preservation of pipeline integrity. This includes the integration of corrosion monitoring, process monitoring, inspection, mitigation, environmental control, and materials management. At Kuwait Oi...
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Key performance indicators are used to track the efficiency of the prevailing corrosion risk management strategy, namely, the integration of corrosion, process monitoring, inspection, mitigation, environmental control, and materials management. In an earlier paper1, a methodology was outlined for the use of a single key performance indicator, namel...
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Bacteria population density may provide a viable corrosion control metric for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in oilfield water handling systems. This could ensure that the population of sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB), acid producing bacteria (APB), general aerobic bacteria (GAB), and general anaerobic bacteria (GAnB) in the operating...
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Bacteria population density may provide a viable corrosion control metric for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) in oilfield water handling systems so that the population of the different strains of bacteria such as sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB), acid producing bacteria (APB) [also classified as general aerobic bacteria (GAB)] and gener...

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The key to preventing black powder formation is effective dehydration. Unfortunately, gas dehydration is not always effective because of design limitations and process upsets.