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Investigation of High Corrosion Rate in Oil Production Carbon Steel Pipelines

A.A. L. Zaabi, S. Feroz, Lakkimsetty Nageswara Rao


A comprehensive study to identify the causes and the types of internal corrosion of a 16 inch oily water production piping from production wells, which was found to be severely corroded (corrosion rate ≈5.5 mm/year) was considered. The study involves collecting and analyzing of different parameters like production data, flow velocity, CO2 partial pressure, water quantities and water species contents, gas species contents, scale chemical elements, etc. This study is based on real time data where the internal corrosion was measured after two years from the commissioning date.

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