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Services

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.

For Oil and Gas Operators:
We support operators across the asset life cycle to manage the risk of corrosion and H2S. During the early stages of a project we select the optimum materials to meet the project requirements. We work during EPIC and commissioning stages to assure quality and integrity of the installation and to meet regulatory requirements. At the operation stage we provide specialised integrity support in areas such as corrosion management. As the end of asset life approaches, we help operators to evaluate options for life extension.

For Upstream Consultancy Companies:
We collaborate with consultancy companies in concept, FEED and detailed design projects. We understand the consultancy business and we are conscious of time and expenditure pressures. We work with your team to deliver technical solutions in a timely fashion. We work with your experts to seamlessly provide the best materials solution that helps you deliver a project, our focus is to bring our materials and corrosion expertise to your project.

For Contractors:
We support contractors by helping to solve problems during EPIC stages and in operations support; we help contractors meet client and regulatory requirements without incurring in excessive costs. We understand that you need pragmatic solutions that will help you to successfully deliver a project on time and within budget, that’s why we aim to understand your client needs and help you deliver cost effective solutions that meet client and regulatory requirements.

For Product Manufacturers:
We can help clients across the supply chain by developing products that meet the most stringent regulatory and client requirements while remaining competitive.
From basic metallurgy to final product qualification, we have experience in applied metallurgy and materials to help you develop products that will give you a competitive edge. Our in-depth knowledge of sour service will be at your service when developing new products. We can help you design and manufacture to maximise profits.
We have experience with DNV, Norsok, ISO procedures and knowledge of international and national standards to successfully develop and launch your new products.

For the Financial Sector:
We act as a bridge between a technical area and your need for precise financial input; we can support you in the following areas:

    • Risk: we help insurance companies quantify the risks during operation.
    • Due diligence: our experience allows us to sift through large quantities of information whether remotely or at a data room to efficiently help you identify the key issues.
    • Market intelligence: whether it is for acquisition evaluation or project appraisal, we have knowledge to help you navigate through the complicated supply chain of an asset.
Regulatory Compliance

We work with Oil and Gas operating companies to make sure all aspects of materials and corrosion during the life of an asset meet regulatory requirements.

Our strength is in the interpretation and implementation of national and international standards, coupled with a wealth of experience in materials and corrosion allowing us to support Oil and Gas operators.

Our areas of expertise are:

  • Production in sour and very sour environments
  • Materials Selection
  • Corrosion Management
  • Integrity Management and Risk Based Inspection

Oil and Gas operating companies require a pragmatic approach to regulatory compliance and our expertise allows us to provide straight forward advice. With our support, Oil and Gas operating companies have completed projects in the most challenging conditions complying with regulatory requirements.

Our team of experts is led by Ivan Gutierrez, who is recognised as an expert in sour service and is a member of Task Group 299 on the Oversight of Maintenance Panel for NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156.“Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production”. NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156 is an international standard adopted as a legislation requirement in several countries including the USA, failure to comply with the requirements of this standard could lead to criminal prosecution.

We also work with Oil and Gas operators to achieve compliance with other regulatory requirements in materials and corrosion such as:

  • Norsok M001
  • ISO 21457
  • BS 4515-1 and -2
  • DNV OS F101
  • PD8010
  • ISO 13628
H2S Consultancy

We support Oil and Gas operating companies helping them to manage the risk of H2S throughout the asset life.

Our team of experts is led by Ivan Gutierrez, who is recognised as an expert in sour service and is a member of Task Group 299 on the Oversight of Maintenance Panel for NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156. “Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production”

Oil and Gas operating companies rely on our expertise and we help them to develop and implement an effective H2S Management Plan.

and we help them interpret early reservoir data and evaluate production environments. We use this data to decide the best strategy for H2S risk management. This can be through materials selection, H2S scavengers etc.

For new projects we help Oil and Gas operating companies assess the feasibility of different alloys, from carbon steel to exotic CRAs for the most challenging environments. We can help Oil and Gas operating companies identify potential materials that will minimise cost. Our experience in laboratory qualifications and quality assurance during manufacture will allow you to document the selection of a specific material and meet the requirements of NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156.

Existing assets are at risk of H2S due to reservoir souring or potential tie backs, our experience allow us to assess the condition of an existing asset and evaluate the potential effect of H2S.

Oilfield Metallurgy

Oilfield metallurgy is at the core of our Services. Oil and Gas Corrosion Ltd. provides expert advice to the oil and gas industry to meet regulatory compliance, assure business continuity and optimise expenditure by managing the risks associated with materials and corrosion.

Our team of experts provide metallurgical consultancy to fulfill regulatory requirements.

Oil & Gas Corrosion is an independent consultancy under the guidance of Ivan Gutierrez. Ivan has over 20 years’ experience in materials and corrosion and is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), a professional member of the Institute of Corrosion (MICorr) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
He is as an expert in sour service and a Great Britain national expert member of the British Standards Institution committee PSE/17/67/7 “Corrosion Resistant Alloys”, his expertise is internationally recognized as a member of National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Task Group 299 on the Oversight of Maintenance Panel for NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156. “Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production” and the International Association of Oil and Gas Produces (IOGP) 15156 committee (ISO/TC 67/WG 7 “Corrosion resistant materials”) which is the acting maintenance agency for the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

Our Metallurgy Consultancy services include:

  • Technical Authority in metallurgy
  • Specialist NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156 advice
  • Materials Selection
  • Failure Analysis
  • Technology review and materials qualification support.
  • Project Management
  • Welding engineering support
  • Coating technical support
  • Welding engineering support
  • Training Services
  • Qualification support

Read our Case Studies.

With a wealth of experience and knowledge, our Metallurgist Consultants in Oil & Gas have the experience and knowledge to provide the support you require regardless of your location.

In today’s challenging climate it is ever more important to have expert advice on hand. Oil & Gas Corrosion can support you across the asset life cycle to manage the risk of corrosion and H2S.

Materials Selection

We help Oil and Gas operating companies with materials selection for the safe operation of their assets. We evaluate production environments and select the adequate material to fulfil regulatory requirements such as NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156, Norsok M001, DNV OS F101, PD8010 etc we also incorporate, project needs and operation objectives and provide Oil and Gas operators with a comprehensive material selection that allows them to optimise expenditure.

Materials Selection is of utmost importance. It is a regulatory requirement that underpins the safety of an asset. The materials selection also supports asset integrity throughout the operation of an asset. And most importantly, an optimised materials selection can determine the financial success of a new project.

At Oil & Gas Corrosion we are specialists in materials selection. We can help you select materials for:
• Downhole, OCTG, tubing and casing
• Wellhead and Christmas Trees
• Pipelines and Subsea projects
• Topsides, piping and process equipment
• Mooring and structural

Our support does not end with the selection of materials for a project. We can also support during operation evaluating the impact of new tiebacks on existing materials, as well as develop and implement inspection strategies.

Corrosion Management

Corrosion Management helps Oil & Gas Operators to reduce the total cost of ownership and to minimise the likelihood of a corrosion related event that will have negative consequences to safety, environment and operations.

We have a track record of helping operators to develop and implement Corrosion Management Programs.

Our approach to Corrosion Management is to deliver a proactive, integrated and structure methodology to manage the corrosion risks from early concept through design, construction, operation and decommissioning.

At Oil & Gas Corrosion we have experience working with international operators implementing the foundations of a Corrosion Management Program (CMP) during the earliest stages of a project. This foundation can be further developed during EPIC and commisioning stages in order to have a fully functional CMP that sustains the operational stage.

Corrosion Management can also be implemented in existing and aging assets. With our expertise, operators can reduce production losses due to corrosion by implementing a CMP.

Our philosophy to Corrosion Management is simple: Corrosion will always exist, we help Oil and Gas operating companies to manage the corrosion risks in the most efficient way. Our approach to corrosion management consist in applying a PDCA approach.

  • Plan: develop a corrosion management plan and SMART objectives.
  • Do: carry out activities to control corrosion such as chemical injection, inspection, monitoring, sampling, etc.
  • Check: checking corrosion management activities have been achieved and assess their effectiveness through SMART objectives dashboards
  • Act: act upon the results of SMART objectives and improve corrosion management.

These principles can be deployed to all Oil and Gas operations, from pipeline integrity management to coating and Cathodic Protection management. Call us to find out how we can help you minimise risks through corrosion management.

EPIC Support

We support Oil and Gas operating companies during EPIC, our support can be ad-hoc for specific challenges or acting as technical authority providing expert advice and overseeing projects meet regulatory compliance and technical requirements.

We have a wealth of experience working within the supply hain with companies such as OCTG and CRA mills, product manufacturers and construction contractors, we use this experience coupled with our technical expertise to collaborate with the supply chain and oversee that all aspects of materials and corrosion are compliant with regulatory requirement as well as project specific requirements.

We know that EPIC projects are challenging, we help Oil and Gas operating companies review deviations and enquires and evaluate its impact on the overall project and future operation.

Our materials expertise extends to:

  • Interaction with contractors and subcontractors including mills,forging companies, fabricators
  • Quality Assurance including supplier quality auditing
  • Technical audits with focus on metallurgy and materials
  • Surveillance and monitoring
  • Project Management
Asset Life Extension

Life extension can be seen as a complicated process but at Oil and Gas Corrosion we collaborate with Oil and Gas operating companies to evaluate the current condition of their asset and to determine the life extension options recommending optimal solution. Our track record in materials and corrosion coupled with our expertise in regulatory compliance allow us to collaborate with Oil and Gas operators and assess the different options for Asset Life Extension.

Our support includes:

  • Data room reviews of integrity management, inspection and operation records
  • Review of assets and life extension studies as per ISO/TS 12747, DNV RP F101, DNV RP F116, DNV RP F206 etc
  • Fitness for service studies, materials and corrosion support for replacement and retrofit operations.

Our experience is not limited to metallurgy, we can support Oil and Gas operators evaluating life extension options for flexible pipes and risers, polymer and composites.

Financial Sector

We act as a bridge between the technical world of the Oil and Gas Industry and your need for precise financial input. Our expertise in materials, corrosion and integrity allow us to carry out specialist services for the financial sector in the following areas:

DUE DILLIGENCE FOR OIL AND GAS ASSETS
We Support our clients in the financial sector in their investing projects in Oil and Gas assets; we provide the following independent due diligence services

  • Regulatory compliance in materials and corrosion
  • Pipeline and Asset Integrity review
  • Data room review
  • Gap analysis

 

DUE DILLIGENCE FOR OIL AND GAS SUPPLY CHAIN
Our experience in the oil and gas supply chain allows us to provide a unique service in due diligence of investment/divestment. Clients who have interest in specific sectors within the oil and gas supply chain come to us for expert independent advise:

  • Deep understanding of the supply chain
  • Benchmarking of interests and evaluation of financial potential
  • Technology potential and deployment prospects
  • Full understanding of regulatory compliance and gap analysis

Our clients benefit from a pragmatic evaluation that identifies if an investment opportunity has real potential.

MARKET INTELLIGENCE
Whether it is for acquisition evaluation or project appraisal, we have knowledge to help you navigate through the complicated supply chain of an asset.

Discipline Authority for Dana Petroleum

Discipline Authority for Dana Petroleum

Client Dana Petroleum is a successful exploration and production company with operations and interests in the UK, the Netherlands and Egypt. Location North Sea Summary Ivan Gutierrez, Director of Oil & Gas Corrosion supported Dana Petroleum as Materials and...

Subsurface Integrity Review in ADNOC

Subsurface Integrity Review in ADNOC

Client The Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. (ADCO) operates onshore and in shallow coastal waters of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Location United Arab Emirates Summary Oil & Gas Corrosion worked with ADCO to assure fitness for purpose of the...

Materials selection for gas lift solution

Materials selection for gas lift solution

Client Petroleum Technology Company AS Location Norway   Summary Petroleum Technology Company AS (PTC) provides innovative gas lift, chemical injection and wellhead VR profile-based monitoring, intervention and control solutions to the oil and gas industry...

Onshore Corrosion Management

Onshore Corrosion Management

Client Confidential (Onshore operator focused on enhancing and redeveloping mature assets). Location East Europe. Summary An onshore operator was suffering of production loss due to corrosion. Production is sour meaning that risk to human life was high. Oil & Gas...

RBI Support for a Downstream Operator

RBI Support for a Downstream Operator

Client Confidential (A downstream operator owner of 4 refineries). Location East Europe – 4 Different Locations. Summary 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...

Dispute Resolution Support for an FPSO

Dispute Resolution Support for an FPSO

Client A Far East based company, the owner of an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel), was upgrading its asset for providing operations services to a major client in the Middle East. Location Far East Summary Our client had reached the dispute...

Metallurgy Services for Oilfield Tools

Metallurgy Services for Oilfield Tools

Client A Manufacturer of Oilfield Tools. Location US based with offices servicing the Eagle Ford and Marcellus basins. Summary Oil & Gas Corrosion provides the oilfield metallurgy support required by the client to support a successful operation and commercial...

Failure Analysis of a Gas Cooler System

Failure Analysis of a Gas Cooler System

Client Confidential (An Offshore Service Provider). Location South East Asia. Summary Premature failure of several gas compressor coolers resulted in production loss. The client, an offshore service provider, required urgent support to minimise production disruption...

Materials for a Submersible Pump

Materials for a Submersible Pump

Client A Manufacturer of Electrical Submersible Pump (confidential).   Location United Kingdom   Summary Oil & Gas Corrosion advised the client on materials selection in order to develop an artificial lift system for use in sour service.   Challenges The...

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