EI LIVE | Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion - Corrosion Management & Failure Analysis

Training Course

09/11/2020 - 10/11/2020


Member: £700.00 (excl. VAT)
Non-Member: £800.00 (excl. VAT)

The 2-day course will cover basic corrosion management principles, basic Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) mechanisms, use of molecular microbiological methods (MMM) in diagnosing and managing MIC, selection of MIC mitigation methods, selection and interpretation of MIC monitoring methods, case studies demonstrating MIC diagnostic tools, failure analysis principles, MIC modelling and demonstrate applicable sampling techniques and equipment.

EI LIVE Training

This 2-day course provide all the benefits of a classroom course without having to use your budget and time to travel to a venue. Training will be provided each morning over a period of days and conducted live by our expert tutor on the Energy Institute learning management and video conferencing system, allowing delegates to engage with the tutor in real time and ask questions, exactly as in classroom-based training.

Precise timings and joining instructions will be sent to all delegates closer to the time.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to apply Corrosion Management principles to assessing, mitigating and monitoring the corrosion threat of MIC.
  2. Understand, and correctly apply and interpret state of the art MIC diagnostic methods.
  3. Understand sampling procedures for various sample types obtained in the oil and gas industry.
  4. Be able to plan and execute a failure analysis investigation where MIC is the root cause.
Course Overview:

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Why You Should Attend

To be able to diagnose, prevent and act against the MIC threat in industrial process systems in the upstream oil and gas industry, maritime sector and water processing industries. Course certificate and a full course compendium will be provided to all participants.

Who Should Attend

Individuals with responsibility for developing, implementing and executing corrosion management activities, including corrosion and materials engineers, microbiologists, production chemists, process engineers, integrity managers, laboratory technicians and field staff (both onshore and offshore).

Related event: Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF) 2020

The RMF is an excellent multi-disciplinary platform which brings together oil producers, scientists, technologists, engineers, academics and researchers from around the world to present, share and discuss the widespread and versatile effects of microbes in oil reservoirs.
More information

Dr Torben Lund Skovhus (VIA University College, Denmark) is a Senior Associated Professor (Docent) and Project Manager at university level in the field of industrial microbiology, applied biotechnology, corrosion management, water treatment and safety, reservoir souring and biocorrosion. For the past 20 years participation in over 100 conferences as speaker, presenter and organizer within NACE, Energy Institute, SPE, TEKNA, ISME, EUROCORR and ISMOS. Throughout his career, he has also published 7 books on the topic and 60+ technical/scientific articles.

Richard Eckert has been involved in pipeline corrosion/failure investigation and forensic corrosion engineering for over 38 years. He is a recognized expert in the field of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), having published more than 50 symposium and peer-reviewed papers and two books on internal corrosion. Mr. Eckert has been an invited speaker on the topic of MIC and has conducted MIC workshops for NACE, SPE and others in the oil and gas industry.  He has chaired NACE technical committees that produced standards on internal MIC of pipelines, a framework for corrosion management, and corrosion monitoring methods. Mr. Eckert is a certified NACE Internal Corrosion Specialist, and served on the NACE International Board of Directors. Eckert graduated with a BS in Engineering Metallurgy from Western Michigan University. He is currently working with his co-editor Dr. Torben Lund Skovhus on a MIC Failure Analysis book for CRC Press.

Contact details

Training Team: webtraining@energyinst.org, +44 (0)20 7467 7178

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