To analyse the influence of a non-corrosive hydrocarbon liquid phase with respect to CO2-corrosion in pipe flow and increase the understanding of use of natural inhibitors in the hydrocarbon liquid phase, an experimental study of corrosion and water distribution on the pipe wall has been carried out.
The influence of acetate ion on the rate of corrosion of carbon steel (X65) in 3 % NaCl brine saturated with carbon dioxide has been investigated using voltammetry at a rotating disc electrode. The rate of corrosion can only be understood if it is recognised that the cathodic process in the steel corrosion is affected by acetic acid.
The NORSOK M-506 is an empirical model based on experiments undertaken in a single phase water flow loop. The data is from experiments with low content of iron ions in the water phase, and the model is thus regarded to give a fair representation of the maximum corrosion rate in a CO2 corrosion controlled system.
Methodology to simulate actual oil and gas field condition in laboratory tests. A sulfide stress cracking test is carried out on 13% Cr stainless steel with various buffer solutions. Then, pH behavior was estimated. A suitable composition of the solution is proposed by using thermodynamic calculations.