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RBI Support for a Downstream Operator


Confidential (A downstream operator owner of 4 refineries).


East Europe – 4 Different Locations.


A downstream operator requested Oil and Gas Corrosion Ltd. to carry out an audit on their API 581 – based RBI system and to complete a gap analy

sis for RBI implementation in 3 other refineries.


A downstream operator rapidly growing through acquisition of assets such as refineries had developed a corporate strategy that included, as a key objective, developing and implementing a corporate Risk Based Inspection (RBI) programme across their assets. The different legacy of each asset meant that there was no fit-for-all solution. The operator required a specialist company to:

  • carry out an audit in the only asset with RBI
  • complete a gap analysis on the remaining three assets.

The ultimate objective was to identify key areas of opportunity and prioritise remaining actions.

How Our Expertise Helped The Client

Oil and Gas Corrosion Ltd. assembled a team of RBI experts fully trained to API 581 and with extensive refinery experience. Ivan Gutierrez, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Corrosion Ltd. led the team activities across 4 different sites.

The result of the audit was the verification of the existing RBI system and a series of recommendations for continuous improvement. The gap analysis in the 3 remaining assets was the foundation for development and implementation strategy of a corporate RBI system.

The strategy outlines:

  • Infrastructure
  • Technology
  • instrumentation,
  • inspection
  • monitoring requirements

The gap analysis was also used to define the RBI system minimum requirements and as a base for the preparing a scope of work to implement a corporate RBI system.


Talk to our team to learn how we can develop a unique Corrosion Management System to help you safeguard integrity and maximise production.


With a wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry, we provide independent materials and corrosion consultancy to help companies reduce risk, save money and apply best practice in their oil and gas businesses.


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