2nd Annual Corrosion Management Summit to be held in Doha on 6 -8 May 2013
- Qatar: Monday, December 17 - 2012 at 09:51
- PRESS RELEASE
To bridge the gap between must-haves and the current situation of corrosion-related process and management the 2nd Annual Corrosion Management Summit will be held in Doha on 6 -8 May 2013.
Microbiological Corrosion and H2S Corrosion are some of the major concerns in the hydrocarbons industry where oil and gas flows constantly through pipelines . The total annual cost of corrosion in the oil and gas production industry is estimated to be $1.372bn, broken down into $589m in surface pipeline and facility costs, $463m annually in down hole tubing expenses and another $320m in capital expenditures related to corrosion. The expenses related to maintenance and reactive repairs, as well as the public safety and environmental factors involved, have placed corrosion in the highest priority.
To bridge the gap between must-haves and the current situation of corrosion-related process and management the 2nd Annual Corrosion Management Summit will be held in Doha on 6 -8 May 2013. After the success of last year's summit, in 2013 the 2nd Annual summit is all focused on highlighting the real-time challenges faced by companies dwelling in this sector.
The summit will focus on importance of material selection to minimize the risk of corrosion, insights on latest coating technologies for a cost effective and efficient asset management and many more. Case studies on the actual failure analysis in oil & gas plants/pipelines, identifying the damage mechanisms and mitigation methods in RBI Heat Exchangers, fighting Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC) in oil & gas pipelines will be discussed at the summit. Challenges of cathodic protection along with advanced paint and coating systems for sub-sea applications will be one of the key topics addressed.
The strategic partner for this summit is Qatar Metals Coating Company WLL (Q-Coat) . Q-Coat was founded in 1990 as a joint venture between Qatar Steel Company and Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company, QIMC. Through high quality fusion bonded epoxy coating on the black bars procured from Qatar Steel, Q-Coat has established its credentials in the GCC markets, especially in Qatar which has been growing consistently over the years. The technical expertise of Q-Coat in Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating is reflected in its proven product quality with accreditations received from various authorities and companies such as Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture (Qatar), Saudi Aramco and Al-Futtaen Wimpey apart from ISO accreditation.
The 3-day summit will include specialized workshops, case studies, exhibition, interactive discussions and presentations on corrosion management and engineering by well known experts across the globe. Pre - summit workshop will allow the attendees to have a clear view of practical consideration of corrosion management in ageing facilities in the oil and gas industry. The workshop will be also provide the participants to understand how by using non-conventional protection techniques for pipelines in sour crude service and how to evaluate the cost benefit and return on investment of such techniques.
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