Yousef Khuraibut

Yousef Khuraibut
Kuwait Oil Company · Inspection & Corrosion (N&W)

Bachelor of Engineering- Chemical Engineering
Current Activity: Working on NACE standard SP0775 revision. Update: Revision Passed

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Introduction
NACE Technical Achievement Award recipient 2021, NACE Internal Corrosion Instructor, Permanent Member of Publications Committee (AMPP) , NACE Certified Chemical Treatment Specialist. Currently working on Quantum Mechanic corrosion superposition. The laboratory testing is undergoing. However, there are limitations as very few people in the world working on superposition quantum corrosion. I hope to provide a starting point for this important field for the future of corrosion mechanism.
Additional affiliations
August 2022 - August 2022
Kuwait Oil Company
Position
  • Senior Engineer Corrosion
Education
August 1997 - December 2000
Widener University
Field of study
  • Chemical Engineering

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Publications (16)
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Article discuss a study on the formation of Black powder deposits containing iron sulfides, to confirm when sulfur bond breaks from these FeS deposits at different time frames at room temperature and 50C
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Periodical chemical analysis of samples (Fluid, Solid Deposits and Gas), is one of the most important aspects in determining prevalent damage mechanisms in oil and gas facilities. In a sense, the trends for the different variables (such as, water content, pH, H2S, CO2, bacterial growth, sulfates, sulfides…etc.) will provide insights for the environ...
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Paper highlights the importance of not neglecting GnAB / GAB bacteria strain and their role in MIC. In this case, Oil and gas separators faced localized corrosion due to these strains, where the SRB strains were found to be zero.
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As part of continued efforts by an operating company to address specific corrosion mitigation needs and utilize improved integrity chemicals such as corrosion inhibitor, scale inhibitor, oxygen scavenger, biocides as well as operational chemicals such as antifoam, coagulants, anionic and cationic polyelectrolytes etc. offered by different chemical...
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The paper highlights the importance of online corrosion monitoring methodology (coupons / probes) as a key tool for early detection. In the paper, the online corrosion monitoring data lead to physical inspection, identification of low thickness areas and corrective action to avoid unwanted consequences.
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During preventive maintenance survey in one of the Oil & Gas production facility in Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), accumulation of elemental sulfur was observed in the LP gas Knockout drum, which remove moisture from the gas heading to the booster station. The formation and presence of elemental Sulfur (S8) in any gas stream, if found, is concerning, as...
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Glycol systems are widely used in gas processing plants for the removal of contaminants such as moisture from the gas. Since the majority of the piping and vessels in these plants are fabricated from carbon steel, there is a high potential for corrosion. This paper provides a brief overview of some of the major corrosion mechanisms associated with...
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In the oil and gas industry, internal corrosion of metallic components and piping is caused by the associated water flow onto the surface along with the crude oil. Once established, the corrosion characteristics of the produced water changes due to corresponding change in the fluid properties. By continuously monitoring the corrosion rates and type...
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Black powder is an unwanted entity in high-pressure fuel and gas pipelines. When found, the Kuwait Oil Co. decided to investigate the problem, forming a task force to analyze the root cause of the powder formation and to control this phenomenon. Chemical composition of black powder formed in the North Kuwait pipelines mainly consisted of iron carbo...
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A Gas/Gas shell and tube heat exchanger in gas dehydration unit in gathering center of Oil & Gas production company had failed repeatedly over the years. To investigate the cause of this repetitive failure, detailed visual inspection & Non-Destructive testing (NDT) of a piece of shell plate and pieces of tube from an old scrapped gas/gas heat excha...
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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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Internal corrosion monitoring and fluid analysis data from operating plants can provide guidance to asset owners for corrective and/or preventive measures to mitigate corrosion and also determine inspection requirements. Results from these activities can be compared with actual inspection findings during facility shutdown to evaluate the monitoring...
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Black Powder has identified as a significant problem in all areas of hydrocarbon production facilities and transit or export lines. The phrase ‘Black Powder’ in the oil industry used to describe a contaminant found from wellhead, Gathering Centers and gas export lines. The constituents of black powder are known to adversely affect the efficiency, i...
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Systematic internal corrosion monitoring, fluid analysis and on-stream inspection of process vessels and associated piping in operating plants at appropriate locations can provide valuable insight into the corrosion status and fitness level of the equipment and components. At the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Internal Corrosion Monitoring activities an...
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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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