CorrMagnet provides consulting services, develops software products, and conducts training programs to control corrosion of oil and gas industry infrastructures.

STEM*- Corrosion™ in the Oil and Gas Industry

(*Science, Technology, Engineering, and Management of)

2020 Class Registration

(See Events page for schedule)

Online Training

This unique online course covers all aspects to effectively and economically control internal and external corrosion (including stress corrosion cracking) of oil and gas industry infrastructures. It presents steps in the development and implementation of internal and external corrosion control solutions as well as discusses the opportunities to improve them. The course also provides an overview of more than 1,000 standards/best practices from technical associations, industry associations, and companies as well as an overview of various regulations that govern oil and gas industry operations.

Ideal Participants

  • New entrants to the oil and gas industry
  • Experienced persons from the oil and gas industry with little or no corrosion knowledge
  • Science and engineering students (doing bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree) from academic institutes.

Reference Materials

  • "Corrosion Control in the Oil and Gas Industry" S. Papavinasam, Editorial: Gulf Professional Publishing (Editorial Elsevier), Oct. 25, 2013, ISBN: 978-0123-970-220, eBook ISBN: 9780123973061, (
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Course Schedule

  • The course will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting at 11 AM (Eastern Standard Time); see events page for complete schedule*
  • Duration: 90 minutes (60 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes for questions and answers)
  • Additional 30 minutes for presentation of specific products by vendors**

*To determine the course time in other time zone click:

**Depends on vendor participation (see “events” page for details)

Course Fee per person

Category Fee, US $ (includes GST) Action
Advance registration 918.75 Register
Regular registration 1,023.75 Register
Student registration 472.50 Register
Vendor registration 210.00 Register

Course Contents

Module No*





Oil and gas industry

Overview and history

This module provides a bird’s eye view of the oil and gas industry. It describes different types of hydrocarbons, and provides a brief history of the industry. It explains how the industry is regulated by various government agencies in North America, and presents the impact of corrosion on the industry.

Regulation and corrosion cost


Oil and gas industry network

Production sector

This module presents various sectors of the oil and gas industry network operating between the underground wells where the hydrocarbons are found and the locations where they are used as fuels, for example, in an automobile. It presents operating conditions in different sectors, different types of materials used, and different types of corrosion that may take place.

Transmission, storage, and distribution sectors

Refinery sector




The oil and gas industry uses various materials, both metals and non-metals. More than 90% of the materials used are metals, but non-metals serve critical functions in the industry This module discusses the basic properties of metals and non-metals, types of materials used in the oil and gas industry, classification of materials and standards used to evaluate and select materials.

Carbon steels and Corrosion resistant alloys



Main environmental factors

Flow, Pressure, Temperature

This module discusses environmental factors influencing corrosion. The environmental factors include flow, pressure, temperature, oil phase, water phase [anionic species (chlorides, sulfides, sulfates, carbonates, and bicarbonates), cationic species (magnesium, barium, strontium, calcium, ferrous, and ferric)], CO2, H2S, O2, solids, microbes, pH, organic acids, and mercury.

Acids and acid gases




Electrochemical nature of corrosion

Corrosion occur by various mechanism in the oil and gas industry.

General and localized corrosion


High-temperature corrosion


Model – internal corrosion

Localized pitting corrosion

The primary functions of corrosion professionals are to predict whether a given material is susceptible to a particular type of corrosion in a given environment and to estimate the rate at which the material would corrode in that given environment. Predictive tools provide the corrosion professionals quick answers. This module presents models to predict general corrosion, pitting corrosion, erosion corrosion, MIC, and high temperature corrosion.

Microbiologically influenced corrosion

High temperature corrosion


Mitigation – internal corrosion


This module discusses some solutions to mitigate internal corrosion, including pigging, corrosion inhibitors, biocides, lining, and cladding.

Corrosion inhibitors/biocides



Monitoring – internal corrosion

Laboratory methodologies – Corrosion

It is important to ensure that the corrosion, under the field operating conditions, proceeds according to the anticipated low rate so that the infrastructure lasts for its designed service period. Various techniques are used to monitor the corrosion rate at different stages. This module discusses techniques to monitor internal corrosion in the laboratory and in the field as well as to inspect internal corrosion in the field.

Laboratory methodologies – Cracking

Field monitoring

Field inspection


Mitigation – external corrosion


The external surface of oil and gas infrastructure is either exposed to atmospheric (above-ground structure) or underground (buried in soil or submerged in water) conditions. Standard procedures to control external corrosion for structures exposed to the atmosphere is the application of electrically insulating coatings, and for underground structures, electrically insulated coatings and cathodic protection (CP) are used. This module provides an overview of coatings and cathodic protection.

Insulators, metallic coating, and concrete coating

Cathodic protection


Modeling – external corrosion

Modelling based on laboratory tests

External corrosion takes place when the coating deteriorates and when the cathodic protection does not adequately protect these areas. This module discusses the models to predict the behavior of corrosion control measures and the rate of corrosion when the corrosion control measures fail.

Modelling based on field operating conditions


Monitoring – external corrosion

Field survey

This module discusses various monitoring techniques, including holiday detection, above-ground monitoring, remote monitoring, inline inspection, hydrostatic test, and below-ground inspection.

Field inspection




Certain parameters are normally measured for reasons other than corrosion control. This module discusses parameters measured, importance of quality control during measurement, and precautions when using these parameters in developing corrosion control strategies.




A comprehensive and effective corrosion control program requires the maintenance of five interdependent entities (equipment, workforce, data, communication, and associated activities). This module describes general characteristics of these entities.

Human resources





Risk assessment

Corporate management implements a top-down approach to minimize risks in an economic way. The normal approach to estimate the risk due to corrosion is bottom-up. The corrosion management provides a vital and seamless link between top-down corporate (financial) and bottom-up corrosion team (technical) requirements.

This module describes critical aspects of corrosion management and integration of corrosion management with asset integrity management (AIM).

Risk management

Activities of internal corrosion management

Activities of external corrosion management

Asset integrity management

*Module number matches with chapter number of the book, “Corrosion Control in the Oil and Gas Industry”.

**Schedule may change slightly during the course

Vendor presentation

Suppliers of service, equipment, or product suppliers may present technical aspects of their products. These presentations are organised immediately after the course.

If you would like promote your products to the participants of the course, please Only one vendor presentation per class and will be allotted “first-come-first-served” basis.

Registration deadlines

  • Ideally, registration form and receipt should be received by CorrMagnet Consulting Inc., at least one week prior to the start of first class (Past classes were filled 1 to 2 months in advance).

Test and Evaluation

Participants registering for the full course may undertake an optional test and assignment. The test and assignment will be evaluated by a panel of industry experts and a percentile ranking will be provided.

Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy

Withdrawal request must be submitted by email to:

For course participants:

  • For full refund, the withdrawal request must be received at at least one week prior to the commencement of first class. All withdrawal refunds are subject to an administration fee of US $50.
  • Withdrawal request received after the commencement of the first class will be subject to an administration fee of US $50 and to an amount determined by the number of classes participated by the participant.

For vendors:

  • For full refund, the withdrawal request must be received at at least one week prior to the date the vendor presentation is scheduled. All withdrawal refunds are subject to an administration fee of US $100.
  • No refund will be made for requests received after the due date.