Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) in the Oil & Gas Industry

Ketil Bernt Sørensen

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Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) in the Oil & Gas Industry

Did you know that bio-corrosion constitutes 20-50% of corrosion-related failures in process systems? In this course, you get to know more about the microbial corrosion mechanisms causing these problems. You learn how to identify microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and more importantly, how to prevent and mitigate this integrity issue. The course will address:

  • Short introduction to general microbiology and oil field microbiology
  • Classical and new approaches of microbiological monitoring
  • What is microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC)?
  • Microbial corrosion mechanisms
  • Assessment and mitigation of MIC
  • Discussion of selected field cases

Furthermore, the aim of this course is to give you insight into the newest developments regarding MIC assessment and learn how best to prevent and mitigate biofilm and general microbial growth in up- and downstream installations. The format is a mix of lectures, theoretical exercises and round-table discussions.

Participants: This course is aimed at operators, corrosion and chemistry engineers with an interest in microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). This course is essential for those responsible for integrity of oilfield systems. Maximum 12 attendees.

Duration: 1-day course.

Next course: On request, please contact the course administrator to express your interest in attending this course.

Registration: Please write your email and contact information in the inquiry field to the right and we will send you the relevant information.

Course fee: The course fee is 750 Euro (Ex VAT), 5,600 DKK (Ex VAT) for one participant.
For 3 or more participants from the same company a 10% discount will be given for each person. The course fee includes: sessions/workshops, practical demonstrations, course material and diploma. Furthermore, all meals during the course day (morning tea & coffee, lunch buffet and afternoon cake) are included.