Corrosion of metal equipment in oil and gas industry is a large and complex process that leads to significant economic losses for the oil and gas companies. Intense corrosion of metal equipment in the oil and gas industry is observed at all stages of production: at the metal downhole equipment for oil and gas, at the intra- and inter-field pipelines for pumping produced fluids, gathering and treatment systems of produced oil and gas, pipelines and tankers for crude oil transportation, at installations for processing oil and gas, as well as at metal equipment for transportation of light oil products through pipelines and by sea. Effective corrosion protection of metal equipment in oil and gas industry requires corrosion research and corrosion testing to determine the cause and corrosion rate. One of the most simple, efficient, cost-effective methods of corrosion control is using corrosion inhibitors. Corrosion inhibitors are applied in the oil and gas industry to prevent corrosion of metal equipment of wells, corrosion of oil and gas pipelines, corrosion of metal equipment of oil refineries, corrosion tanks for storage of crude oil and petroleum products, corrosion of containers sea transport ships. Each specific facility and the corrosion issue require careful studies and approach to the selection of corrosion inhibitor that will work effectively in the concrete conditions for corrosion protection in oil and gas industry. Corrosion Research and Testing Center successfully develops and conducts tests of corrosion inhibitors for oil and gas industry.
A Research and Testing Center (RTC) was created within the framework of the Company for the elaboration of new chemical-engineering solutions related to the metal equipment corrosion of the oil and gas complex.
The corrosion of metal equipment of oil and gas industry under exposure of carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolved in an aqueous corrosion environment.
High corrosion rates stimulated by high content of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and significant amounts of asphalt-resin-paraffin deposits (ARPD)
The destruction of the metal equipment due to electrochemical influence of corrosive aggressive environments containing hydrogen sulfide (H2S)
The use of environmentally safe polyfunctional corrosion inhibitors in the oil and gas industry has significant technological and operational advantages.
Polyfunctional corrosion inhibitors are applied for corrosion protection of metal equipment at oil and gas production, oil transportation, refinery and gas processing plants.