Mapping erosion-corrosion of carbon steel in oil exploration conditions: some new approaches to characterizing mechanisms and synergies

M.M. Stack, G.H. Abdulrahmen

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Abstract

Erosion by solid particles in oil/water slurries is a technologically important area. In such conditions, it is necessary to distinguish between the effects of the sand, aqueous environment, and the oil. Erosion-corrosion maps provide a means of identification between erosion-corrosion regimes as a function of erosion and corrosion parameters. However, there has been no work carried out to map the effects of parameters in oil/water slurries. This paper investigates the effect of erosion-corrosion on carbon steel in oil field production and maps the results. Distinctions between "synergistic" and "additive" erosion-corrosion behaviour are superimposed on the maps in the various environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1268-1277
Number of pages10
JournalTribology International
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

Keywords

  • erosion
  • corrosion
  • carbon steel
  • oil exploration
  • synergies

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