Fundamentals of Corrosion in Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems

 Corrosion in Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems

Corrosion is a problem encountered by the owners and operators of facilities such as liquid and gas pipelines. If corrosion is not controlled, it can result in unnecessary costs associated with facility maintenance, repair or replacement. It can also result in costs associated with damage to public property, the environment and risk to public safety. It is now well established that the global cost of corrosion runs in trillion dollars, with the majority of failures indeed associated with corrosion, and in the case of oil and gas pipelines, more than half accounting for internal corrosion. This course is designed to present an overview of what is considered to represent the ‘best practice’ in controlling and managing internal and external corrosion in oil and gas pipeline systems, whilst also addressing a number of key areas including corrosion fundamentals, relevant corrosion mechanisms, corrosion control and mitigation techniques, corrosion monitoring methods and options for pipeline repairs.

Your course at a glance


Course Availability

On Request - Contact Us



Estimated 8 hours



Live, online session



Foundation level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
CS016 and CS017


What you will get

Certificate of completion, plus
Continued Professional Development hours

Course agenda

This Virtual Training course runs over two days, this includes breaks plus a question and answer sessions (30 minutes per day). Additionally, you will have access to selected Competency Club E-Learns for three days prior the program start date.


Day 1

Classification of corrosion control techniques:
• Concept
• Requirements
• Policies and Objectives
• Organizational Structure
• Planning and Implementation
• Monitoring and Review
• Feedback and Audits

Corrosion mechanisms and types in oil and gas pipelines:
• Thermodynamic principles
• Aqueous interface
• Corrosion cell kinetics and influencing factors
• Anodic and cathodic processes

Corrosion mechanisms and types in oil and gas pipelines:
• Internal corrosion mechanisms, including CO2 / H2S corrosion and associated damage mechanisms, O2 corrosion, microbiologically influenced corrosion, erosion-corrosion and black powder formation
• External corrosion mechanisms, including effects of soil type and other external factors


Day 2

Pipeline corrosion control and mitigation techniques:
• Classification of corrosion control techniques
• Cathodic protection
• Coatings and Liners
• Operational cleaning and tools
• Chemical treatment technologies

Pipeline corrosion monitoring:
• Classification of in-line, on-line and off-line monitoring
• Types of monitoring techniques and technologies
• In-line inspection technologies

Pipeline repairs:
• Repair fundamentals
• Repair types
• Repair design

Meet your subject matter expert

Dr Jozef Soltis

Dr Jozef Soltis

Dr Jozef Soltis is a principal corrosion engineer. He has over 26 years of experience in materials corrosion research and industrial consulting, with the focus on maintenance and integrity management of industrial assets, pipelines and infrastructure. He received his PhD for the work on pitting corrosion from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and also holds a NACE (AMPP) Senior Corrosion Technologist certificate. He has extensive experience on projects in Europe, Australasia, Middle East, and North, Central and South Americas. Dr Soltis most recent work included his role as a subject matter expert for (i) a multi-billion dollar litigation case related to the Sulphide Stress Cracking in subsea gas pipelines, and (ii) optimization of Corrosion Management Plans in refineries. He has authored dozens of academic and technical publications, has active relationship with academic institutions in sharing his expertise, and is an active member of AMPP.


Note: ROSEN reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of participants. For further detail see terms