Workshop on Effective and Economical Internal Corrosion Control Strategies

This workshop will introduce strategies to control internal corrosion and discuss how to use them in making design and maintenance decisions to control internal corrosion. The strategies include 25+ international standards and best practices developed by NACE International (including ICDAs), ASTM International, and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

The workshop will benefit those who need to make design, integrity, operational and maintenance decisions to control internal corrosion. This includes pipeline owners/operators, regulators, and service providers.

At the end of the workshop, the participants will become experts on strategies to assess the status of internal corrosion and strategies to reduce the risk of internal corrosion. Effective use of these strategies has reduced the number of incidences from 3 per 1,000 kilometers of pipelines in 1995 to less than 0.5 incidences per 1,000 kilometers of pipelines in 2015.

Sankara Papavinasam, Ph.D., Fellow of NACE, Fellow of ASTM

Workshop Speaker

Dr. Papavinasam is currently the president of CorrMagnet Consulting Inc.  He has led several joint industry projects as well as individual client projects, with more than 50 companies, developing solutions and insights to control internal corrosion, external corrosion, and microbiologically influenced corrosion of oil and gas production facilities, and transmission pipelines.  He is currently consulting with oil and gas companies in Canada, India, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and USA.

He has published over 100 papers, authored several client reports, written 1 book (Corrosion Control in the Oil and Gas Industry), edited 2 books, contributed to 5 book chapters, developed 7 software products, received 2 patents, led development of 7 industry standards, organized 4 conferences, coordinated 3 workshops, and appeared as subject matter expert before National Academy of Sciences committee, Washington DC, USA and Canadian Senate committee, Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, Canada on crude oil corrosivity.