In the oil and gas industry, materials are often exposed to extreme high pressure and temperature conditions and aggressive environments containing chlorides, carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and strong acids. The selection of the testing environments for material evaluation or inhibitor performance depends entirely upon the intended application of the material of interest and corrosion concerns in the field. Production and transportation environments are continuously fluctuating across the oil and gas network and the concentrations of CO2, H2S, and chloride vary considerably.
During oil and gas production, the presence of an aqueous phase in the production fluid increases the risk and severity of corrosion attack, damage and catastrophic failure of the equipment and materials used throughout the industry. Such threat is induced in severe service environments in the presence of sour gas, highly water cut oil wells and high temperatures and pressures.
In order to minimise and prevent corrosion related failures, it is important that the materials selected for use of operation in such environments (in the presence of CO2, H2S, Cl-, water) undergo a rigorous corrosion testing programme in order to evaluate the perform and ability to resist corrosion.
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