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An Introduction to Oilfield Metallurgy
Dundee, Scotland

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Price: £400

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Contact Name: Clayton Thomas

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Location: Dundee, Scotland

Start Date:
13 Nov 2019

End Date:
13 Nov 2019

Upcoming Dates:
13 Nov 2019
(Dundee, Scotland)


This course provides an improved understanding of material specification and selection for the oilfield environment. Knowledge gained from the course will enhance discussions between customers and suppliers and gives a better understanding of the properties of materials and their influence on oiltool component design.

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at personnel who work in engineering, production and design and who manufacture or supply engineering components. This includes buyers and salespersons. It will also be a useful introduction to the subject for new starters and graduate engineers.


Introduction to Oilfield environment
• What is oil / gas?
• How do they affect materials?
• What are the special features of oilfield metallurgy?
• API Material classes
• NACE MR0175/ ISO 15156
• API 6A, API 17D, NACE standards etc.
• How to use them and what are their key features
• How do they affect material selection
and fabrication?
Basic Metallurgy and Materials Science
• Metallurgy and properties of low alloy steels
• Hardenability of oil tool materials
• Effect of alloying elements
• Heat treatment
• Weldability of oil tool materials
• Factors affecting material selection
Corrosion and Material Properties
• Why is oil/gas corrosive?
• Sweet and Sour environments
• Typical corrosion problems
• Stress corrosion cracking
Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA)
• Stainless steels
• Nickel alloys
• Material selection of CRA s
Sour Service
• NACE MR0175
• ISO 15156
• Material selection and sour service
• Effect on welding


Course Duration:
1 Day

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